Here’s some pleasant news to kick start the festive season from Tata Sky, India’s leading content distribution platform known for launching interactive services specially customized for the Indian market. It’s time for The Tata Sky Mumbai Film Festival that has it all – screening films from both the remotest corners of India and countries across the globe, award winning, critically acclaimed masterpieces,  spread over two months, that you can watch from the cosy environs of your home. These films are exclusively available on Tata Sky and curated in association with Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star.

After a successful 2016 Tata Sky Mumbai Film Festival Service, wherein 20+ films were made available to Tata Sky’s subscribers at no additional charge – the company today announced a bigger and better Tata Sky Mumbai Film Festival 2017 catering to film connoisseurs. In doing so, Tata Sky will bring India’s finest cinema that may not have otherwise reached audiences across the country exclusively for its subscribers.

Arun Unni, Chief Content Officer at Tata Sky said at the launch, “The response to Tata Sky Mumbai Film Festival last year indicated that there is a sizeable audience for high quality and critically acclaimed cinema, encouraging us to further explore and bring forward these hidden gems of cinema. Tata Sky sees itself as a content and audience discovery platform where our objective is to expose a wider audience each year to high-quality films. Our scale allows us to support great art and good talent an all India platform, especially to regions outside the major cultural centres, where access to film festivals is difficult otherwise.”

He continued, “In our view, this service goes beyond being just a place for viewers to find great cinema. It also acts as an additional platform of exhibition for the film business.”

Key features of Tata Sky Mumbai Film Festival 2017 are as follows:

ü  Exclusive & curated Film in association with Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star for TV: close to 30 films will run for a duration of 2 months

ü  Mix of critically acclaimed, award winning masterpieces as well as fresh, never seen before content

ü  Languages: Hindi, English, Punjabi, Marathi, Assamese, Manipuri, International (with subtitles)

ü  Period: 2 months (1st October to 30th November)

ü  Available on: Channel number: #302 in HD & #303 in SD (simulcast)

From L to R - Onir, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Arun Unni, Anupama Chopra and Guneet Monga

From L to R – Onir, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Arun Unni, Anupama Chopra and Guneet Monga

Anupama Chopra, Director, Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star said: “We really value our partnership with Tata Sky.  Cinema is India’s grand passion.  There are so many wonderful filmmakers creating compelling stories.  This unique platform enables these stories to reach new and varied audiences. The Mumbai Film Festival on Tata Sky serves both story tellers and movie lovers.  Let the celebration of cinema begin!”

Choicest of films: 

HE NAMED ME MALALA, USA2015 – EnglishHARAAMKHOR, India

2016 – Hindi

TRAPPED, India

2016 – Hindi

ALIGARH, India

2015 – Hindi

KAAGAZ KI KASHTI, India

2016 – Hindi

BIOSCOPE, India

2016 – Hindi

LA CAGE, France

2016 – French

KHOYA, India

2015 – Hindi

VENTILATOR, India

2016 – Marathi

BLUE BICYCLE, Turkey

2016 – Turkish

FANDRY, India

2012 – Marathi

HUM CHITRA BANATE HAINIndia, 2016 – Hindi
CITIES OF SLEEP, India

2015 – Hindi

KOTHANODI, India

2015 -Assamese

FAITH CONNECTIONS, India2013 – English, Hindi
I, DANIEL BLAKE, UK, France,

Belgium

2016 – English

REMEMBERING KURDI, India

2016 – Marathi

GANGOOBAI, India

2012 – Marathi

QISSA, India

2013 – Punjabi

NATRANG, India

2012 – Marathi

CHAURANGA, India

2014 – Hindi

KAPHAL, India

2013 – Hindi

PLACEBO, India

2014 – English

ANGRY INDIAN GODDESSES

India, 2015 – English, Hindi

AMMA AND APPA, Germany

2014 – English

MOR MANN KE BHARAM

India, 2015 – Hindi

KATIYABAAZ, India

2013 – Hindi