Thursday, November 19, 2015

46TH IFFI 2015 -“Pyaasa” the opening film in the “ Indian Classics” section in the 46th International Film Festival of India 2015,Goa

'Pyaasa' a 1957 cult classic of Indian cinema will be the opening film in the  Indian Classics section of the current edition of the International Film Festival of India . The Indian Classic section in the IFFI is designed with the screening of 9 films  which would be screened in the Open Air theatre at Azad Maidan, Panaji. The other films are: Jait re Jait, Manthan, Bhavani Bhavai, Is Raat ki Subaah Nahi, Uttarayanam, Ek Din Achanak, Ajantrik and Do Bigha Zameen.Recently Pyaasa became the first Indian film restored by an Indian company for a world premiere in the competition section at the 72nd Venice Film Festival. Pyaasa was also screened in the “restored classics” section in the recently concluded “17th Jio MAMI Mumbai” Film Festival. Ultra also will be re - releasing the film theatrically worldwide after this festival.
The “Indian Classics” section is dedicated to film makers who have had a distinctive and unique style of film making and whose films had an original yet a universal theme to appeal across all demographics. All the films in this section will be shown in the “Open air screening” segment . Produced& Directed by Guru Dutt, Pyasa , an yesteryear popular film has an array of eminent artists like  Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Mala Sinha, Johnny Walker, Rehman, Mehmood, TunTun etc. The movie  has the best performances of S.D. Burman, Sahir Ludhianvi, Mohammed Rafi, Geeta Dutt, ,Hemant Kumar On this momentous occasion, Mr. SushilKumar Agrawal, CEO, Ultra Media & Entertainment Private Ltd. said: “It gives us an immense pleasure to present a cult classic like “Pyaasa” in the renowned International Film Festival of India.” 

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