MUMBAI: Four regional films produced by Reliance Big Pictures – Ijjodu, Janala, Kutty Shrank and Shob Charitro Kalponik were part of the Indian Panorama section at the 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held at Goa.
"We are committed to producing great regional cinema. India has a great reservoir of creative talent. Every state, every region has something very special to offer and we are working with an array of very talented film makers," says BIG Pictures CEO Sanjeev Lamba.
Ijjodu directed by M .S. Sathyu talks about the responsibilities involved in helping the less privileged when Ananda, an urban young photo journalist meets Chenni, a Basavi girl, pledged to the village deity.
Buddhadev Dasgupta’s Bengali creation Janala is the journey of a solitary man against the wrath of circumstances when he decides to pursue his little impulsive dream. The film has been screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival and the London Film Festival earlier in the year and will be part of the Dubai International Film Festival scheduled in Dec 09.
Kutty Srank directed by Shaji N. Karun is about an unidentified body found on the beach and three women who turn up, each claiming it is her Kutty Srank. After being screened at the Montreal World Film Festival & Pusan International Film Festival earlier in the year the film will travel to the Dubai International film festival in Dec 2009.
Shob Charitro Kalponik directed by Rituparno Ghosh is about a young woman’s recollection of her marriage post her poet-husband’s death. It stars Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu in the lead role. The film was screened at the Durban International Film Festival earlier in the year.