Films as different as Bollywood’s commercial success “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” and Marathi film “Court”, which is India’s official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category of the upcoming 88th Academy Awards, will be screened at the Indian Panorama section at the 46th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa later this month.
The films will be screened at the 11-day-festival which will be held from November 20. The Indian Panorama will have films from different states and languages, and as many as seven Bengali films, including “Rajkahini”, a film about Bengal’s Partition in 1947.
Apart from Srijit Mukherji’s “Rajkahini”, the other Bengali films are “Pakaram”, “Sohra Bridge”, “Cinemawala”, “Natoker Moto”, “Kadambari” and “Onyo Opalaa”, read a statement.
The list also features northeast movies including Assamese filmmaker Manju Borah’s “Dau Huduni Methai” — about the effects of Bodo insurgencies on villagers. The much-acclaimed Hindi drama “Masaan” will also be shown to the delegates and audiences at the extravaganza.
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Southern feature films like “Radiopetti” (Tamil), “Nanu Avanalla……Avalu” (Kannada) and “Lukka Chuppi” (Malayalam) are also part of the list; there will also be a Sanskrit movie titled “Priyamanasam”.
The 13-member jury to choose the titles for the Feature section was chaired by Aribam Syam Sharma, while the seven-member Non-Feature jury was led by chairperson Rajendra Janglay.
Even in the Non-Feature category, there are a good number of Bengali films, including “Aamaar Katha : A Story of Binodini”, “Ujantali” and “Tender is the Sight”.