Twenty-three function movies and 20 non-feature movies shall be screened as a part of the Indian Panorama part on the 51st Worldwide Movie Pageant of India (IFFI), to be held from January 16 to 24. This was introduced by Union Info and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday. “Blissful to announce the choice of 23 function and 20 non-feature movies in Indian Panorama of 51st IFFI. @MIB_India” Javadekar wrote on Twitter.
Bollywood illustration within the listing of function movies contains the Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer “Chhichhore” directed by Nitesh Tiwari, and Tushar Hiranandani’s Taapsee Pannu-Bhumi Pednekar starrer “Saand Ki Aankh”.
The Indian Panorama this time will even display the Assamese movie “Bridge” directed by Kripal Kalita, Subhrajit Mitra’s Bengali movie “Avijatrik” and Siddharth Tripathy’s Chattisgarhi movie “A Canine And His Man”.
The listing of 23 function movies additionally contains Vetri Maaran’s Tamil movie “Asuran”, Nila Madhab Panda’s Oriya language movie “Kalira Atita”, Govind Nihalani’s English language animation movie “Up, Up & Up”, Pradeep Kalipurayath’s Malayalm movie “Protected”, Prithvi Konanur’s Kannada movie “Pinki Elli?”, Anwar Rasheed Malayalam movie “Trance” and Shashank Udapurkar’s Marathi movie “Prawaas”.
The jury for the function movie listing, headed by filmmaker John Mathew Matthan, made the ultimate choice from a pool of 183 Indian movies.
The Sushant-starrer “Chhichhore” has been included as a part of three mainstream movies, together with “Asuran” and Musthafa’s Malayalam movie, “Kappela”.
The mainstream movies have been chosen by an inside committee of Directorate of Movie Festivals (DFF) based mostly on the suggestions of Movie Federation of India (FFI) and Producer’s Guild.
The listing of 20 non-feature movies have been chosen from a pool of 143 entries. The seven-member non-feature jury was headed by Manipuri filmmaker Haobam Paban Kumar.
The opening non-feature movie of Indian Panorama is “Paanchika” directed by Ankit Kothari.
The listing additionally contains: “100 Years Of Chrysotom: A Biographical Movie”, “Ahimsa-Gandhi: The Energy Of The Powerless”, “Catdog”, “Drama Queens”, “Inexperienced Blackberries”, “Highways Of Life”, “Holy Rights”, “In Our World”, “Investing Life” and “Jaadoo”.
The nine-day gala, which was beforehand scheduled to happen in Goa from November 20 to twenty-eight, was postponed as a result of coronavirus pandemic. It is going to now be held from January 16 to January 24.