Indian films enthrall cine-audiences in neighbouring Bangladesh

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New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) After wowing audiences in neighbouring Pakistan, Bollywood films are now winning hearts in Bangladesh.

A host of films from the stable of mainstream Bollywood cinema, enthralled audiences at the recently-concluded Bangladesh international film festival at Dhaka, trade sources say.

Films like Kunal Kohli's 'Hum Tum', Aditya Chopra's 'Dhoom', Amol Palekar's 'Paheli', Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Black', Boney Kapoor's 'No Entry', Madhur Bhandarkar's 'Page 3' and Sooraj Barjatya's 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun' were screened to enthusiastic audiences at the third Bangladesh International film festival, which concluded on March 16.

The festival also paid tributes to Indian film legend V Shantaram through a retrospective of his films like 'Do Aankhen Barah Haath', 'Navrang' and 'Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani'.

Present during the "jam packed" screening of 'Do Aankhen Barah Haath', on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee year of the film, were the late V Shantaram's son Kiran Shantaram.

Also present at the screening were Mr Supran Sen of the Film Federation of India and Sudhir Nandgaonkar, Director of the Mumbai Asian Moving Images (MAMI), which organises the MAMI film festival in Mumbai every year.

The festival also saw an Indian Bangla film, Nishshabdo, by filmmaker Jahar Kanungo jointly win the 2nd prize of 3000 US Dollars with Saratan, a Kyrgyzstan-Germany joint venture by director Ernest Abdyjaparov.

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