'Taare..', 'A Wednesday', 'Jodha Akbar' in Indian Panorama IFFI, 08

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New Delhi, Oct 24 (UNI) After winning audience as well as critical acclaim , Aamir Khan-produced 'Taare Zameen Par', Neeraj Pandey's 'A Wednesday' and Ashutosh Gowarikar's 'Jodha Akbar' have now been recommended for screening in the Indian Panorama section of the International Film Festival of India, to be held in Goa next month.

'Taare Zameen Par' (which has already been selected as Indian entry to the Oscars for the Best Foreign film category this year), 'A Wednesday' and 'Jodha Akbar' are among 25 films recommended for screening in the Indian Panorama section of the IFFI, 2008 by the jury for the Feature Film segment at the festival.

The Jury for both Feature and Non-Feature segment of Indian Panorama of IFFI-2008 presented their reports and recommendations to the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Anand Sharma here.

Also among the films recommended for screening in the section are Suhail Tatari's 'Summer 2007' (Hindi) Priyadarshan's 'Kanchivaram' (Tamil), Girish Kasaravalli's 'Gulabi Talkies'(Kannada), Manu S Kumaran's 'Aakashagopuram' (Malayalam), Sooni Taraporevala's 'Little Zizou' (English/Gujarati), Adoor Gopalakrishnan's 'Oru Pendum Randaanam' (Malayalam), V Eeshwar reddy's 'Mee Shreyobhelashi' (Telugu), M Maniram's 'Mon Jai', Romesh Laxman More's 'Mahasatta' (Marathi) and Suman Mukhopadhyay's 'Chaturanga' (Bengali).

The seven-member Jury for Feature Films, headed by Mr K N T Sastry, recommended these 25 films for screening out of 104 films received by them.

'Pulijanmam' (Malayalam), the winner of Best Feature Film awards during the 54th National Film Awards gets automatic entry into the Indian Panorama section in addition to the above films.

The Jury has recommended 'Yarwing' a film in Kokborok language of Tripura as the inaugural film for Indian Panorama. 'Kanachivaram' (Tamil) and 'Mahasatta' (Marathi) have been recommended for the Competition Section of International Film Festival of India-2008.

In addition, the non feature film jury for the festival selected 20 films for screening, out of 82 entries receivd by it.

Among the films selected by the non-film jury are four films in Hindi, seven in English, three in Bengali, two in Malayalam, and one film each in Kannada, Urdu and Manipuri language.

Chief among the non-feature films included in the list send by the jury are Abhyuday Khaitan's 'The Shop That Sold Everything' (Bengali), Shraddha Pasi's 'Dhin Tak Dha', Jayaraj's 'Vellapokkathil' (Malayalam), Biju Vishwanath's 'Parwaaz' (Urdu), Gautam Saikia's 'A Friend Turned Foe' (English), Bani Prakash das's 'Distant Rumblings' (Eng), Ramesh Sharma's 'The Journalist and the Jihadi' (Eng), Jabbar Patel's 'Antardhwani'(Hindi), K R Manoj's 'Memories, Movement and a Machine' (Malayalam) and Gargi Sen and Priyanka Mukherjee's 'Rehana: A Quest For Freedom' (English).

'Bishar Blues' (Bengali), also enters the Non-Feature Film segment of the Indian Panorama by virtue of being the Best Non-Feature film of the 54th National Film Awards. The five-member Non-Feature Film Jury was headed by Anjan Bose.

The IFFI, 2008 is scheduled to be held in Goa from November 22 to December 2.


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