Zee Classic, which shows films from the classic era of Hindi cinema, will start beaming the films Jan 11.
"I am delighted. I have always believed that something like this should happen. Through this, you will get to see films which are not mainstream ," Benegal said Thursday at a press conference to launch the festival.
"We hardly see any channel for classic films. The whole idea of dedicating a channel to such films is that it will open up opportunities for such films," he added.
"Benegal@Work" will start with "Ankur", a film that highlighted the exploitation of Dalits. The filmmaker won a National Award for the film, which starred Shabana Azmi and Anant Nag.
Other films that will be screened include "Trikal", "Bhumika - The Role", "Mandi" and "Nishant".
"I am happy that there is a small festival on my films. It is very interesting. I am eager to know how these films would be liked by the audience," said Benegal whose current project is "Samvidhaan", a 10-part mini series on the making of the Constitution of India.
--IANS (Posted on 09-01-2014)