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IFFI 2017 LIVE: SRK Inaugurates The Festival; Beyond The Clouds to Open

News18.com | November 20, 2017, 6:54 PM IST
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Shah Rukh Khan is inaugurating the 48th International film festival of India at the Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee stadium in Bambolim, Goa. Over the next nine days the festival will screen 200 films besides paying homage to the greats who passed this year - actors Om Puri, Vinod Khanna, Tom Alter, Reema Lago and directors Abdul Majid, Kundan Shah and Dasari Narayana Rao.

The opening films is Iranian director Majid Majidi's Beyond the Clouds, which has Shahid Kapoor's brother Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan in the lead roles.
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Nov 20, 2017 6:54 pm (IST)

Smriti Irani addresses the crowd at IFFI 2017. "India is a country of celebration, love and young energy. As King Khan said, 'it is a land of stories.'" And with this, the star studded opening ceremony comes to an end. 

Nov 20, 2017 6:50 pm (IST)
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It's a star-studded stage at IFFI 2017 right now.  

Nov 20, 2017 6:37 pm (IST)

I support Sanjay Leela Bhansali but I don't want to comment anything on the controversy. I’m here to watch films and nothing else. This is my personal celebration of watching films, says Vishal Bhardwaj on the ongoing Padmavati Row.

Nov 20, 2017 6:27 pm (IST)

"Everybody needs to understand that CBFC has to take a neutral decision. This situation has not been created by CBFC that people are protesting on streets. The board has nothing to do with it.", says Prasoon Joshi on the ongoing Padmavati Row which has stirred the industry, threatening freedom of speech and expression. 

Nov 20, 2017 5:57 pm (IST)

The 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India will have three Indian films vying for the coveted Golden Peacock. Total 15 films from across the globe will compete for the award, including Indian projects - "Kachcha Limbu" (Marathi), "Take Off" (Malayalam) and "Village Rockstars" (Assamese).

Nov 20, 2017 5:39 pm (IST)

The entire cast of Beyond the Clouds in on stage. Directed and written by Majid Majidi, the film stars Ishaan Khatter, actor Shahid Kapoor's younger brother and Malavika Mohanan in the lead roles. AR Rahman has composed the music for the film... 

Nov 20, 2017 5:36 pm (IST)

The 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India is set to celebrate 50 years of James Bond, with a special section dedicated to the legendary British spy. 

Nov 20, 2017 5:31 pm (IST)

Academy Award-nominated Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi is looking forward to his maiden Indian production Beyond The Clouds, which is opening the festival.

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SRK talks about India being the center of stories, resulting in rich culture and vibrant cinema... 

Nov 20, 2017 5:19 pm (IST)
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The festival will also celebrate the iconic spy James Bond by dedicating a section of the festival to him.

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Remembering legends who left us this year... 

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Shah Rukh Khan is in the house! 

Nov 20, 2017 4:51 pm (IST)

A separate land dedicated to IFFI in Goa where new multiplexes will be built for the festival, announces Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

Nov 20, 2017 4:33 pm (IST)
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Smriti Irani makes her entry into the IFFI Arena. 

Nov 20, 2017 4:09 pm (IST)

Like the previous year, this time also the festival will celebrate the journey and contribution of women to Indian Cinema with a special show ‘Drums of India’, showcasing the country’s unique feature of cultural diversity. This year the country of focus at IFFI is Canada. It will be celebrated with a grand red carpet opening amidst the presence of noted Canadian film personalities. 

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The festival will be presenting 195 films from over 82 countries of which there will be 10 World Premieres, 10 Asian and international premieres and over 64 Indian premieres as part of the official program.

Nov 20, 2017 3:10 pm (IST)

This year the festival will see some of the finest actors, filmmakers, writers, and producers take center stage. As previously announced, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh will inaugurate the opening ceremony of the festival, while, Salman Khan will grace the closing ceremony. 

Nov 20, 2017 3:06 pm (IST)
Shabana Azmi Urges Film Industry To Boycott IFFI After Anti-Padmavati Protests

Azmi also pointed out that despite an FIR, there's been no action against the

Nov 20, 2017 3:04 pm (IST)
IFFI Has Changed a Lot, Says S Durga Director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

Sanal, upset with the sequence of events over the past a few days, said he had been forced to run around the court and interact with the media, telling them what was latest regarding rejection of his film.

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