Riveting films from different parts of the country at IFFI 2015
The Indian Panorama section of 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI 2015) will have a stellar lineup of the best of Indian cinema from various parts of the country. The film festival will showcase 26 Feature and 21 Non-Feature films that raise a toast to the work of many talented Indian filmmakers.
The Feature Films Jury, led by ace Filmmaker Aribam Syam Sharma, comprising of 13 Jury members have selected 26 Feature Films out of 230 eligible entries. The total number of films received was 238 films. The jury took 28 days to select this line up. The Jury of the Non-Feature Films, headed by the renowned Filmmaker Rajendra Janglay has selected 21 films out of 146 Entries, taking 13 days to finalise the list.
The final list of selected films under the Feature category of Indian Panorama contains 7 Bengali, 1 Bodo (Assam), 5 Hindi, 1 Kannada, 1 Konkani, 4 Malayalam, 4 Marathi, 1 Sanskrit, 1 Tamil, 1 Wancho (Arunachal Pradesh) films.
Directed by Vinod Mankara, ‘Priyamanasam’ is the only third movie to be made in Sanskrit and is based on one of the greatest poets who lived in Kerala during the late-17th century, Unnayi Warrier. The film talks about the poet and his masterpiece, Nalacharitham Attakadha.
Directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa is the story of a detective called Anwar who suddenly decides to follow himself and not anyone else.
Radiopetti, the first Tamil film to win at the Busan Film Festival. It is the a story of an old man, Arunachalam, who finds solace in his past, especially when listening to musical melodies of his younger days on a vintage radio set that his father gave him.
‘The Head Hunter’ directed by Mumbai-based filmmaker from Assam Nilanjan Datta is the first film in the Wancho language of Arunachal Pradesh. The film revolves around an old man from a forgotten tribe of India, dreaded for its practice of head hunting.
Given below is the complete list of 26 Feature and 21 Non-Feature that would be shown at the 46th International Film Festival of India 2015.
|S.No.||Title of Film||Language||Director||Producer|
|1.||Radiopetti||Tamil||Hari Viswanath||Harry Toonz Studio
|2.||Nanu Avanalla…….Avalu||Kannada||B.S. Lingadevaru||R.G. Pictures|
|3.||Ramsingh Charile||Hindi||Nitin Kakkar||The Goodfellas Co.
|4.||The Head Hunter||Wancho (Arunachali)||Nilanjan Datta||Splash Films Pvt. Ltd.|
|5.||Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa||Hindi||Buddhadeb Dasgupta||Leo VIII Films Pvt. Ltd|
|6.||Rajkahini||Bengali||Srijit Mukherji||Shree Venkatesh Films Pvt. Ltd.|
|7.||Pakaram||Bengali||Sankar Debnath||Utpal Pal|
|8.||Nachom-ia Kumpasar||Konkani||Bardroy Barretto||Goa Folklore Productions LLP|
|9.||Lukka Chuppi||Malayalam||Bash Mohammed||Feel Reel Cinema|
|10.||The Silence||Marathi||Gajendra Ahire||SMR Films|
|11.||Nanak Shah Fakir||Hindi||A.K. Bir||i. Gurbani Media Pvt. Ltd.
ii. Canaries Postsound
|12.||Priyamanasam||Sanskrit||Vinod Mankara||Soma Creations|
|13.||Sohra Bridge||Bengali||Bappaditya Bandopadhyay||Homemade Films|
|14.||Ottaal||Malayalam||Jayaraj||Directors Cutz Film Company|
|15.||Katyar Kaljat Ghusali||Marathi||Subodh Bhave||Shri Ganesh Marketing & Films|
|16.||Cinemawala||Bengali||Kaushik Ganguly||Shree Venkatesh Films Pvt. Ltd.|
|17.||Natoker Moto||Bengali||Debesh Chatterjee||Friends Communication|
|18.||Ain||Malayalam||Sidhartha Siva||1:1.3 Entertainments|
|19.||Koti||Marathi||Suhaas Surykant Bhosale||OMS Arts|
|20.||Masaan||Hindi||Neeraj Ghaywan||i. Drishyam Films Pvt. Ltd.
ii. Phantom Films Pvt. Ltd.
iii. Sikhya Entertainment
|21.||Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal||Malayalam||Dr. Biju||Maya Movies|
|22.||Kadambari||Bengali||Suman Ghosh||Vignesh Films|
|23.||Onyo Opalaa||Bengali||Satarupa Sanyal||Scud|
|24.||Dau Huduni Methai||Bodo||Manju Borah||Shiven Arts|
|25.||Bajrangi Bhaijaan||Hindi||Kabir Khan||Salman Khan Films|
|Marathi||Chaitanya Tamhane||Zoo Entertainment|
|S.No.||Title of Film||Language||Director||Producer|
|1.||Goonga Pehelwan||Hindi||i. Mit Jani
ii. Prateek Gupta
iii. Vivek Chaudhary
|2.||Even Red Can be Sad||English||Amit Dutta||Films Division|
|3.||Sadabahar Brass Band||Marathi||Tushar More||Film And Television Institute of India|
|4.||Daughters of Mother India||English, Hindi||Vibha Bakshi||V2 Film & Design Pvt. Ltd.|
|5.||Every Time You Tell A Story||English, Ao, Nagamese||i. Ruchika Negi
ii. Amit Mahanti
|6.||Breaking Free||English||Sridhar Rangayan||Solaris Pictures|
|7.||Aamaar Katha : A Story of Binodini||Bengali||Tuhinabha Majumdar||Films Division|
|8.||I Cannot Give You My Forest||Kui||i. Nandan Saxena
ii. Kavita Bahl
|Top Quark Films Pvt. Ltd.|
|9.||What The Fields Remembers||English, Bengali||Subasri Krishnan||Public Service Broadcasting Trust|
|10.||Seek And Hide||Hindi||Manoj K Nitharwal||Film And Television Institute of India|
|11.||Ujantali||Bengali||Som Chakraborty||Silhouette Production|
|12.||Ore Udal||Malayalam||Asha Achy Joseph||Jayakrishnan Menon|
|13.||Chinese Whispers||English, Hindi||Charu Shree Roy||Edumedia India Pvt. Ltd.|
|14.||Spaces Between||English||i. Roohi Dixit
ii. Ziba Bhagwagar
|15.||Benegal’s New Cinema||English, Hindi||Iram Ghufran||Public Service Broadcasting Trust|
|16.||Jai Ho – A Film on A.R. Rahman||English||Umesh Aggarwal||Public Service Broadcasting Trust|
|17.||Phum Shang||Manipuri||Haobam Paban Kumar||Films Division|
|18.||Gunjaa||Bhojpuri||Mrinal Dev||Pratima Pictures|
|19.||Daddy Grandpa & My Lady||English||Kim Jung Hyun||Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute|
|20.||Kamakshi||Marathi, Hindi, English||Satindar Singh Bedi||Film And Television Institute of India|
|21.||Tender is the Sight
|Bengali||Torsha Banerjee||Films Division|
To be held from November 20th to 30 2015 at the quaint beach town of Goa, the ‘46th International Film Festival of India’ is all set to become more global this year. IFFI will showcase movies across sections including World Cinema, Indian Panorama, Country Focus, International Competition, Retrospectives, Tributes, First Cut, Workshops, Master Classes and The Film Bazaar etc.