Famous filmmaker and alumnus Muzaffar Ali had a visit down reminiscence lane throughout his current go to to the Aligarh Muslim College campus right here. Ali spoke about his memoir ‘Zikr: Within the Mild and Shade of Time’ and varied shades of his creative endeavors. He additionally took half in interactive periods on the Girls’s School auditorium and Kennedy Corridor of the AMU.
The maker of flicks akin to Gaman (1978), Umrao Jan (1981), Aagaman (1982) and Anjuman (1986), stated, “Except a civilisation respects other civilisations, it may possibly neither develop nor survive.”
On the auditorium, Ambreen Khan, who’s the artwork and tradition curator and a visiting college at Jamia Millia Islamia, posed some pertinent questions to Muzaffar Ali.
After the panel discussions, Prof M. Shafey Kidwai (Division of Mass Communication, AMU) quoted Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and stated: “Autobiography is a wound the place the blood of historical past doesn’t dry.”
Vice-chancellor Prof Gulrez in his tackle highlighted the significance of autobiographies, including that autobiographies portrayed the life experiences and achievements of the creator that affect and, at occasions, information the youthful generations.
A panel dialogue held on filmmaker Muzaffar Ali’s memoir on the Kennedy Auditorium was enriching for the attendees when he interacted with the scholars informally and took a variety of questions on movie writing, his movies, his household, Lucknow, Aligarh, the title of his ebook and his Muslim identification.
One of many panelists, Prof Mohammad Asim Siddiqui, chairman of the Division of English, requested Ali if he was conscious that he was making a masterpiece when he was making Umrao Jaan (1981).
Muzaffar Ali additionally spoke about his admiration for Satyajit Ray.
Presiding over the programme, Prof Shafey Kidwai remarked that the memoir was extraordinary within the sense that it’s written dispassionately, with no hint of self-love.