With a retrospective of Waheeda Rehman as the theme, the seventh edition of the Habitat Film Festival began in New Delhi on Saturday with a screening of the yesteryear actor’s blockbuster Guide.

The nine-day festival will showcase the now 76-year-old actor’s major hits in her six-decade career including Pyaasa, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Teesri Kasam and Chaudhvi Ka Chand.

100 years of cinema

“This year we are celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema and what better retrospective than to pay tribute to an actor who had a filmy sojourn of 50 years of her journey starting in 1955! That’s why a retrospective on Waheeda Rehman,” said Habitat World director programmes Vidyun Singh.

“I feel honoured that the Habitat Film festival is screening some of the favourite films of my career. I feel good when audience still show the same craze they used to when these films were released. These films are with those people whom I have enjoyed working like Guru Dutt and Dev Anand,” Waheeda told PTI.

Other films

Apart from some critically-acclaimed national films, this year’s Habitat Film Festival also brings a huge array of some award-winning regional films including Deool (Marathi), Anhe Ghore Da Daan (Punjab), Phijigee Mani (Manipuri) and Adi Madhyantam (Malayalam) among others. — PTI