Majidi's Film to Open India Festival

Majidi's Film to Open India Festival

While S Durga is the story of a couple walking a deserted road with the woman facing harassment from men, national film award winning director Jadhav's Nude is the story of a poor woman who works as a nude model for art students.

The festival, slated for November 20-28, is the oldest and most prestigious film festival in India, Mehr News Agency reported. My film is slotted at worldwide festivals like Berlin and Cannes, but it's always a dream to have one's own country view it and the ultimate goal remains a National Award.

Few other members of the jury are Nishikant Kamat, Nikkhil Advani, Apurva Asrani, Ruchi Narain and Gyan Correa, who also have expressed their dissent over the ministry's move. He also wrote a letter to the ministry, citing this.

Advocate Manu Sebastian, who is representing Sanal in this case, says that it their petition has already been heard by the court. Her colleague in the jury, actor-filmmaker Satarupa Sanyal, said the chairman should have been informed about the decision to drop the two films. S Durga and Nude were unceremoniously removed from the list without consulting 13-member jury. Instead of Nude, the Hindi movie Pihu by Vinod Kapri was finalised as the opening film of the festival.

In a detailed Facebook post, Sasidharan said, "It is a shame that no one from the Kerala film fraternity or any film activists or any Malayalam media makes any comment against the arbitrary removal of two films from the list of Indian Panorama by the I and B ministry". IFFI is a government film festival, Tikoo argued, adding that "only responsibility and accountability" were driving the committee that was managing the festival.

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Incidentally, S Durga was earlier titled Sexy Durga but the CBFC demanded 21 cuts in the film and gave a U/A certificate only after changing the title.

'Beyond the Clouds, ' a drama written and directed by Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, will open the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa.

Rajesh Kumar Singh, a member of the preview committee that selects entries from the Indian Panorama section for the global competition at IFFI, took up the issue of the two films on Twitter.

Indian Oscar victor and composer A. R. Rahman and filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who collaborated with Majidi for the film, are expected to be present for the screening.

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