The Indian Panorama, the most sought-after section of the International Film Festival of India, IFFI, was inaugurated at Panaji in Goa by noted actress Sridevi today. Declaring the Indian Panorama open, Sridevi said, IFFI is one of the most exciting festivals of the world.
Our correspondent reports, 26 feature films and 16 non-feature films selected from different languages and regions will be screened in the Indian Panorama section. Vinod Kapri-directed Hindi film ‘Pihu’ was the opening movie in the feature film category, while ‘Pushkar Puran’ by Kamal Sawroop opened the non-feature film category.
India’s official entry to the Oscars, ‘Newton’, and the highest grosser till date in the country, ‘Baahubali 2:The Conclusion’ are among the movies to be screened in the feature film section of the Indian Panorama over the next eight days.
Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘Jolly LLB 2’, Amshan Kumar directed ‘Manusangada’, and Nila Madhab Panda’s ‘Kadvi Hawa’ are among other movies included in the section. Marathi film ‘Kaasav’, which won the National award for Best Feature Film, has been given direct entry into the list. In the non-feature film category, ‘Fireflies in the Abyss’, which won the Best Non-Feature Film Award this year, will also be screened at the festival.
At the inaugural function, jury members of both – Feature film and Non-Feature film sections were felicitated by Sridevi. They included Sudhir Mishra, Rahul Rawail, Ruchi Narain, Nishikant Kamat, Nikhil Advani and KG Suresh. Film makers whose movies are being screened in the prestigious Indian Panorama section were also felicitated.
Bollywood actor Salman Khan will bring down the curtains on the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa on November 28. He will be accompanied by his co-star from “Tiger Zinda Hai” Katrina Kaif and his “Tubelight” co-star, child artiste Matin Rey Tangu.