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Two PNC films to grace Houston WorldFest 2010

MUMBAI: This year‘s Houston International Film Festival will feature not one but two films from the PNC stable.


The first, Ek Tho Chance, has been directed by filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza while the second would be Saluun made by debut director Nikhil Bhat. Both the films have been nominated for the prestigious REMI awards in the feature film category at this year‘s festival.


"Saluun definitely represents the fresh breed of Indian filmmakers and it‘s a great pleasure for us to screen the film at the Festival," says WorldFest Houston International Film Festival chairman and founding Director J. Hunter Todd. 


"Saluun is funny, clever, heart-warming and it introduces a new director, Nikhil Bhat, who brings fresh insight into where popular Bollywood cinema can go. We are also very excited about Saeed Akhtar Mirza‘s Ek Tho Chance, which has been already acclaimed at various international platforms," Todd adds.


Avers PNC Chairman Pritish Nandy, "Ek Tho Chance marks the return of the master, Saeed Akhtar Mirza (Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hain, Salim Lande Pe Mat Ro, Mohan Joshi Haazir Ho, Nukkad). Ek Tho Chance is a delightful new take on Mumbai, the City of Dreams.


"Saluun is based on a true incident and it brings the magic of India to our screens. The film is about middle-class, middle India that you rarely see in today‘s Bollywood movies. It‘s a narrative of hope and magic."


The ten-day festival starts on 9 April.
 

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