Twenty-three characteristic movies and 20 non-feature movies can be screened as part of the Indian Panorama part on the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI), to be held from January 16 to 24. This was introduced by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday. “Happy to announce the selection of 23 feature and 20 non-feature films in Indian Panorama of 51st IFFI. @MIB_India” Javadekar wrote on Twitter.
Bollywood illustration within the checklist of characteristic 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 can even display the Assamese movie “Bridge” directed by Kripal Kalita, Subhrajit Mitra’s Bengali movie “Avijatrik” and Siddharth Tripathy’s Chattisgarhi movie “A Dog And His Man”.
The checklist of 23 characteristic 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 “Safe”, Prithvi Konanur’s Kannada movie “Pinki Elli?”, Anwar Rasheed Malayalam movie “Trance” and Shashank Udapurkar’s Marathi movie “Prawaas”.
The jury for the characteristic movie checklist, 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 part of three mainstream movies, together with “Asuran” and Musthafa’s Malayalam movie, “Kappela”.
The mainstream movies had been chosen by an inside committee of Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) based mostly on the suggestions of Film Federation of India (FFI) and Producer’s Guild.
The checklist 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 checklist additionally contains: “100 Years Of Chrysotom: A Biographical Film”, “Ahimsa-Gandhi: The Power Of The Powerless”, “Catdog”, “Drama Queens”, “Green 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 28, was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. It will now be held from January 16 to January 24.