Online screening of the movie “Diksha” by Arun Kaul

Educational Cinema

The Athens Center for Indian and Indo-Hellenic Studies is organizing an online screening of the movie “Diksha” by Arun Kaul on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 15:00 hrs. An open discussion will follow. Language Hindi and Sanskrit with English subtitles,

Free participation for the students of the Athens Center for Indian & Indo-Hellenic Studies and members of ELINEPA by registering at the link below:

Diksha (The Initiation) is a 1991 Hindi film based on the novella Ghatashraddha by eminent Kannada writer U. R. Ananthamurthy., which was earlier adapted into a Kannada movie Ghatashraddha, and had won the 1977 National Film Award for Best Feature Film. Diksha was awarded the 1992 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi and several other national and international awards including the Annonay International Film Festival Award, France, 1992;

Diksha describes the life in the family of a spiritual teacher (gurukul) and its destruction caused by the passions of his family and disciples.

Manohar Singh and Nana Patekar.