Recipient of multiple Maharashtra State Film Awards, Raj Dutt is an Indian director known for his family dramas. He is also one of the most iconic filmmakers during the ‘Golden Era’ of Marathi cinema.
Dutt was born in 1932 in Dhamangaon, Wardha as Datta Mayalu. He has directed films like Aaj Jhale Mukt Mi (1986), Madhuchandra (1967) and Varhadi Ani Vajantri (1973). His successful films between 1960s and 1980s include Gharchi Raani (1968: Maharashtra State Award Best Film), Apraadh (1969: Maharashtra State Award Best Film), Bholibhabdi (1972), Devkinandan Gopala (1977: Maharashtra State Award Best Film), Ashtavinayak (1978), and Pudhcha Paul (1985: Maharashtra State Award Best Film),and Shapit (1982: National Award For Best Feature Film).
Raj Dutt will be interacting with Nagpur’s very own Ajey Gampawar on Sunday, 3rd February at Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Auditorium, Persistent Systems from 6 pm onwards. Dutt's some of the musical hits will also be played live during the event.
Ajey Gampawar, a well-known personality in Nagpur’s cultural scene, is also the brainchild behind this event. He has interviewed the likes of Govind Nihalani, Naseeruddin Shah, Swanand Kirkire, Amol Palekar, Girish Karnad, Sae Paranjpye and Varun Grover in the past.