Noted filmmaker Mani Kaul, who was considered one of the pioneers of new Indian cinema, died in New Delhi on Wednesday after prolonged illness. Mani Kaul, born in Jodhpur in Rajasthan to a Kashmiri family, was ranked among the filmmakers who contributed to new Indian cinema with their exemplary movies. Mani Kaul began his career with Uski Roti in 1969 which won him the Filmfare Critics Award for best movie and his other movies like Ashad Ka ek Din, Duvidha and Idiot also got awards. A graduate from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Mani Kaul got the National Film Award for his documentary film Siddheshwari in 1989. He was also a great teacher of Indian cinema and an accomplished Drupad singer,” he said.
Some of the films made by Mani can be viewed at following links:
Dhrupad:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qqiy5qCTYY
Arrival:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84kVO1BrT-o
Satah Se Uthta Aadmi:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfnEOBUpz7c