The 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) aims to celebrate sports and recognise the contribution of Indian sportspersons, as an extension of Khelo India initiative.

The international film extravaganza will see Open Air Screenings as a part of the festival where films of the sports genre will be played on a large screen put up in a vast open area.

This section features six Indian films that are based on the genre of sports biopics – Gold, Mary Kom, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, 1983, MSD: The untold story and Soorma.

Presence of stars for the Open Air screening

The occasion will also witness the presence of the cast and crew of the films. In addition to Akshay Kumar who will be present for the opening ceremony, stars like Chitrangada Singh and Shaad Ali, Producer and Director respectively, SoormaReema Kagti, Director, Gold; Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Director, Bhaag Milkha BhaagAbrid Shine, Director, 1983; will be present for the screening. 

The chosen venue for this will be Joggers’ Park in Altinho, Panjim; and will be open to cine lovers and general public of all ages. This will also be a non-ticketed event.