Bollywood starship meets the global cinema



Galaxies of stars and directors such as Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar and Subhash Ghai descend on the red carpet of the 49th International Film Festival in India (IFFI), a tall Bollywood glamor event that will celebrate the cinema, both national and international. The opening ceremony will also include director Julien Landais, singer Arijit Singh, directors Ramesh Sippy, Madhur Bhandarkar and singapore American actor Chin Han. However, the presence of Ghaja, which was regular at the festival, may raise eyebrows this year because the director was caught in the Indian #MeToo storm in charges of sexual harassment by two women, a claim he categorically denied. The opening ceremony on Tuesday will be a 90-minute affair that will include a rich and varied kaleidoscope of Indian film heritage and industry scattered by the performance of the mainstream artist Soun Sood and Shilpa Rao. The gala ceremony will be played by Governor Goa, Mridula Sinha; State Secretary for Information and Broadcasting, Col Rajyavardhan Rathore; Minister PWD Sudin Madhav Dhavalikar; and the President, the Film Certification Tribunal, Prason Joshi. "It's a mix of old and new, old, new and digital cinema, everything in this IFFI is combined," said Rathore DD News. "We will also try to experience this in the social media" to be accessible to everyone, Rathore added. Developing digital aspects that will focus on the IFFI, the Minister emphasized the role of Indian artists VFX in Hollywood films. It is time to support these talented experts, he said. "The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is striving to create the game and visual effects of an institution and even started working on it. This will set a high standard in India. We can open up many satellite schools that can follow the curriculum set by this institution," he said. Many "In-conversation" festivals will be a "film family affair" with Anil Kapoor and Rhea; Boney, Arjun and Janhvi Kapoor; David and Varun Dhawan and from the south Daggubatis – Rana, his uncle Venkatesh and father Suresh Babu sharing the stage. Along with starfish families, foreigners will have a place to have fun. Among the names are Kriti Sanon, Diana Penty, Rakul Preet Singh, Chitrangada Singh, Jim Sarbh, Rahul Bose, Pankaj Tripathi, Nila Madhab Panda, Rajshri Deshpande and Divya Dutta. Female directors Meghna Gulzar, Leena Yadav and Gauri Shinde hold In-conversation meetings as well as the head of the CBFC, Prasoon Joshi, along with Arijit, who brings the directorial debut "Sa" and Shoojit Sircar, whose film "October" will be screened as part of the Indian panorama. In the news that disappoints many films, the popular British actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who is about to visit the premiere of The Aspern Papers, the opening film at the festival, gives the gala miss. The festival celebrates the birthday year of Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman with a concert of "Wild At Heart, Master At Craft", which will be moderated by Sunit Tandon and presented by Mikael Timm, Jannike Ahlund and Ulrika Rindegard, all three closely associated with the great filmmaker. The festival will also feature seven of Bergman's best films, including "Wild Strawberries". Israel is this year's landmark, and director Dan Wolman introduces the audience to his master class cinema. It is also the recipient of this year's lifetime success. Jharkhand is the focus of this year and films such as "Death in Gunji", "Ranchi Diaries" and "Panchlet", which are based in the region. There is also a window for film lovers to get acquainted with the Tunisian cinema, which took place during a conversation with the ambassador and filmmaker of Tunisian Nacer Khemira. Director Sriram Raghavan will decode the secret of a good thriller with "A Bromantic Thriller" with his scriptwriter brother Shridhar Raghavan. The Homages will focus on filmmakers such as Shashi Kapoor, Sridevi, M Karunanidhi and Kalpan Laji who died in the past year. This edition of the festival will feature 212 films from more than 68 countries. The International Competition Section has 15 films, 3 of which are Indian. There will be a special package for visually impaired children with special projections with sound description. The festival will feature films "Sholay" and "Hichki" under this section. The festival begins on November 28. The exhibition will witness the opening of the film facilitation office, the initiative of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. PTI RDS BK BK


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