Let youngsters to express their views: Adoor

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Bangalore, Jan 3 (UNI) Veteran film maker Adoor Gopalakrishna today regretted saying that there is no ample opportunity for youths to express their views through films.

Speaking at inauguration of Second Bangalooru International Film Festival here, he said that though Film Festivals were held in every city there was only opportunity to show foreign films and youths were not getting enough opportunities to show their skill and concern towards society by producing quality films.

"This is the high time we give enough opportunity for the youth and attract them to cinema medium and vent to their creative instinct. There is enough talent but youth lack scope. Cinema halls refuse to run experimental films saying that there is now crowd. The film producers are bent to produce only a certain kind of films and not allow others to enter their arena", he added.

Mr Adoor said that "despite holding many film festivals, we have remained backward in our country. In India the film industry is organised in such a way that other films not allowed to come up.

There should be enough opportunity created to produce films which reveal truth and reflect culture of our Society." "If such opportunity was not created, then there is no meaning in holding Film Festivals in every city" he added.

Stressing the need for creating outlets for producing more and more Kannada films, he said that "there is no dearth of talent in Kannada film industry, what is needed was to provide youngsters to come up", he added.

Earlier, Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur inaugurated the Festival in which more than 140 films from over 45 countries would be screened in five theaters during the eight-day Festival organised by Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy.

In his inaugural address, Mr Thakur said that "International film festivals open new windows which bring people face to face with changing trends, attitudes and approaches. The State government would give its support and encouragement to ensure the healthy development of this multi-faceted medium".

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