MUMBAI: UTV World Movies has collaborated with Cultural Centre of Russia and has launched a Festival of Russian Cinema.
Bringing the crème-de-la-crème of India and Russia together the inaugural ceremony witnessed the Counsel General of the Russian Federation in Mumbai Alexander V. Mantytaky, actress Sonam Kapoor, UTV founder member Zarina Mehta and UGBL executive director Shantonu Aditya.
From 9 February, UTV World Movies will showcase Russian Culture through movies. This festival will feature prominent films namely The Suit, The Italian, Remote Access, The Wedding and Taxi Blues.
UTV World Movies business head Sameer Ganapathy said, "Russia is well known for its culture, music, dance and films! Keeping up with our tradition to showcase the best of world cinema, we have associated with the Cultural Centre of Russia and handpicked some of the finest Russian movies of all times. Integrating both the cultures, this festival is a bid to strengthen the Indo-Russian bonds through entertainment and films. We hope that our viewers appreciate our efforts and develop a taste for Russian Cinema."
Consul General of the Russian Federation Alexandra V. Mantytaky added, "The Cultural Centre of Russia in Mumbai has always been endeavouring to enrich the multifaceted cultural life of one of the most attractive cities of India by presenting Russian films, music and dance programmes, literary and other cultural events for the Mumbaikars to familiarize them with the cultural heritage of friendly people of Russia. We are proud that for the first time the Cultural Centre of Russia is presenting a Festival of Contemporary Russian Films in association with the leading international movie channel in India- UTV World Movies for wider audience."