Indian panorama of IFFI opens

Mumbai: A special exposition of the entire Indian Panorama films of the International Film Festival of India is being presented at Siri Fort Auditoria, New Delhi. The eight-day exposition titled ‘The Festival of Indian Panorama 2007’ will screen 21 feature and 15 non-feature films.

The festival opens with Bagher Bacha, a non-feature film in Bengali language directed by Bishnu Dev Halder, an ex-student of the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata. The opening film of the feature film section is Ore Kadal (Malayalam), directed by Shyamaprasad.

This package of Indian Panorama presents a wide spectrum of contemporary themes and treatments. Debut directors like Sameer Hanchate, Bhavana Talwar and Samir Chanda bring with them a refreshing and incisive style of cinema, while stalwarts like Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Budhadeb Dasgupta challenge ideas and established norms again with their films Naalu Penungal and Ami Iyasin Aar Amaar Madhubala.

The non-feature film section offers a large variety. Biographicals like Naushad Ali, Pandit Ramnarayan, Mubarak Begum and Rajarshi Bhagyachandra of Manipur chronicle the lives of important Indian personalities. Films like Bagher Bacha, Hope Dies Last in War, Joy Ride and Whose Land Is It Anyway are stimulating.

Entry to all film shows is free. The free of cost passes will be available at Siri Fort Auditorium counters from 2-9 May, 2008.