India is a country that is a huge fan of movies and sports,where movies such as Chak De India and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag have inspired the audience,yet the idea of a film festival dedicated to sports seems unheard of. For the first time,sports fans will be treated to sports films and documentaries highlighting real-life tales of sporting legends at the Tiger Paw Sports Film Festival,which begins at the Alliance Francaise today.
The three-day festival will feature 22 films including Senna,a 2010-documentary film based on the life of Brazilian motor-racing champion Ayrton Senna,who was killed in an accident while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix; The Warrior Prince,a documentary on the former captain of the Indian cricket team Sourav Ganguly,and When We Were Kings based on the tales of boxing champs. Organised by Karrtoos Sports Management and Numinous Films in association with All Sports LA Film Festival,the festival includes short films,feature films,and long documentaries.
The idea was to hold a sports film festival that would include films that are not made for commercial purposes,which was the case with Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. We were looking at factual filmmaking,where the name,facts and the research is correct, says festival director Sundeep Misra,of Karrtoos Sports Management. The inspiring story of a Sherpa,who became the first man to climb Mount Everest twice,will enthral the audience with the premiere of Nawang Gombu: Heart of a Tiger on the last day of the festival.
The festival will be held at Alliance Francaise De Delhi,till August 29. Entry by passes,contact 8447312925.