At the recently concluded MAMI festival, cine-goers in Mumbai had a chance to see some qualitative cinema across the world. Now come yet another film society called Enlighten which is basically a NGO dedicated to the cause of spreading good cinema by screening great national and international films.
Enlighten Film Society was founded in April 2007 by Mr. Pranav Ashar and Mr. Jimmy Mistry along with the support of filmmaker Farhan Akhtar. The society aims at breaking the myth that world cinema is arty and boring by screening films across genres like action, comedy, romantic, drama, foreign language films, animation, documentaries, great commercial successes, children's films, compilation of short films from all over the world. In fact, many of these films are highly realistic and entertaining but have never been seen on the big screen in India until now.
As a part of their Hollywood Classic month (last February) Enlighten Film Society screened movies like Casablanca, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Detective Story & Roman Holiday. These screenings are usually held on Sunday mornings at Cinemax, Versova and Metro Adlabs multiplex in Mumbai
The NGO currently has around1500 members including some prestigious names like Anurag Kashyap, Saroj Khan, Vivek Agnihotri, Shaad Ali, Bikram Saluja and Binod Pradhan. It is planning to launch in Delhi, Bangalore and Ahmedabad in April, and is looking forward to enroll 3500 more members.