Friday, October 27, 2006

Shashi Kapoor to inaugurate IFFI-2006

The Hindu : New Delhi News : Shashi Kapoor to inaugurate IFFI-2006: "Richard Attenborough is being invited to attend the special screening of his much talked about film "Gandhi". Twenty prominent feature films from various regional languages, including Rituparno Ghosh's "Dosar", will be screened at the festival.

The Indian Panorama section will open with "Missed Call" (English/Hindi) directed by Mridul Toolsidass and Vinay Subramanian, while the opening film of the non-feature section would be "And The World Remained Silent" directed by Ashok Pandit.

The feature films include five Malayalam movies, three Tamil and an equal number of Marathi movies as also two Bengali and two Hindi movies.

The juries, which gave their report to the I&B Minister have also recommended that the Tamil film "Sringaram" directed by Sharada Ramanathan and Sonam, a film directed by the upcoming filmmaker Ahsan Muzid in an Arunachali dialect, "Monpa", will represent India in the Asian, African and Latin American Competition section of the IFFI-2006. "

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