The 61st edition of National Film Festival today kick-started in Delhi with the screenings of movies like Chidiya Udh  and Astu

The festival, which will host the public screening of 12 National-Award winning films of 2013, was inaugurated in the presence of some brilliant  filmmakers, the likes of  Mohan Agashe, Sumitra Bhave, Sunil Suthankar, Amrit Subhash and Pranjal Dua. 

Sumitra Bhave’s Marathi film Astu is about a person losing his memory. Mohan Agashe is the lead actor and co-producer of the film. 

Chidiya Udh is a 22-minute FTII diploma film which revolves around a young boy from a chicken farm and a maid at a luxury hotel. 

The four-day long festival will screen films like Bhag Milkha Bhag, which won national award for best popular film, Jolly LLB, Bengali film Jatishwar, Fandry(Marathi) among others.

Source PTI