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15 films you shouldn't miss at IFFI 2013


Last Updated: November 20, 2013, 14:48 IST

15 films you shouldn't miss at IFFI 2013

In recent years, IFFI has emerged as one of the better managed film festivals in India.

New Delhi: The 44th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has started in Goa. In recent years, IFFI has emerged as one of the better managed film festivals in India. This year too, the audience and the delegates are going to watch films that have been appreciated at various film festivals. We have picked a list of 15 films that you shouldn't miss at IFFI 2013.

Fandry: Director Nagraj Manjule's Marathi film has made heads turn at several film festivals and now, it's in Goa to win over the audiences. Based on the theme of caste discrimination, the film follows a non-conventional path to its edge of the set climax. Somnath Avghade and Rajshree Kharat have played the central roles in the film.

Listen Amaya: Though the film was released in cinema halls but not many got a chance to watch it due to its limited release. The 44th IFFI is again showcasing director Avinash Kumar Singh's film featuring Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval and Swara Bhaskar. The theme of the film revolves around an elderly couple who are hesitant in socially accepting their love for each other.

Satyanweshi: Rituparno Ghosh will always live among his fans via his films. The International Film festival of India is screening his last film 'Satyanweshi', which presents Sujoy Ghosh in the role of Bengali detective Byomkesh Bakshi.

Ship Of Theseus: Anand Gandhi emerged as the champion of alternate filmmaking in India after this film. In one of their combined TV interviews, both Anurag Kashyap and Dibaker Banerjee expressed the desire of making a film like 'Ship Of Theseus'.

Paan Singh Tomar: Irrfan and Tigmanshu Dhulia started with 'Haasil' but their best came out with 'Paan Sigh Tomar'. You can once again enjoy this film at IFFI.

23 Winters: Rajesh Jala is a filmmaker with social concerns. He depicts the pain of migration in his short film '23 Winters', which showcases a schizophrenic Kashmiri migrant.

Rangabhoomi: People always want to see Kamal Swaroop in action. One of India's most original filmmakers, Swaroop has come up with a film on Dadasaheb Phalke. 'Rangabhoomi' traces the life of Phalke from Swaroop's point of view.

Kanyaka Talkies: Kanyaka Talkies (Virgin Talkies) is the debut feature film by K R Manoj, a national award winning documentary film maker. This Malayalam film brings out the problems faced by a cinema hall owner, and what happens when he does business with heart rather than the mind.

Vara: It is based in an Indian premise, and was the opening film of Busan International Film festival. The film is directed by K Norbu and stars Devesh Ranjan and Shahana Goswami in the lead. Kim Ki Duk had come to congratulate the team of 'Vara' when it was screened in Busan.

Meghe Dhaka Tara: This film has made a good buzz due to its narrative technique. You have seen the original and now, it's the time to watch Kamaleswar Mukherjee's film based on the work and life of Ghatak.

Faith Connection: Pan Nalin is back with this film. How can you miss a film by a person who made 'Sansara'!

Shakespeare Wallah: Though the film was made and released in 1965 but you need to see it in order to understand the value of experimental cinema, and what art means to an otherwise mainstream film actor. Shashi Kapoor will surprise you with his calmness in this film.

Kaalpurush: Buddhadeb Dasgupta's 2008 film won the National Award. It demonstrates why Mithun is rated so high by serious filmmakers.

Anmol Ghadi: If not at IFFI, where else would you see this 1946 classic by Mehboob Khan. It was that year's highest grossing film.

Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo: This one is special as it was the first Bhojpuri film in Indian cinema. It was released on February 22, 1963 at Veena Cinema, Patna.


first published:November 20, 2013, 14:48 IST
last updated:November 20, 2013, 14:48 IST