Thursday, November 22, 2012

Om Puri inaugurated Indian Panorama ," Baandhon " and "Celluloid Man" the opening films

Om Puri ,the renowned actor inaugurated Indian Panorama section  of the the ongoing 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2012). The section has 20 feature and 19 non feature films. The Director of the film ‘Celluliod Man’ Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Actor Om Puri, the Ex Director of National Film Archive of India, P.K. Nair and Shyam Benegal were also present at the inagural ceremony..Director Shivendra Singh Dungarpur`s "Celluloid Man" based on Indian archivist P K Nair`s life and work opened the non-feature film section, while Assamese film Baandhon is the opening film in the feature film category. Directed by veteran filmmaker Jahnu Barua, Baandhon is a human statement against terror on behalf of the common men of the entire world. “Indian cinema is not only about Bollywood as there are meaningful films made in different languages and regions but they don’t find distributors and so are killed”, said actor Om Puri . He wanted the Government to coordinate with Doordarshan to screen these films.Secretary of Ministry of information and broadcasting Uday Kumar Varma assured to work out a mechanism to showcase these films on  Doordarshan.

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