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Udaan and Paan Singh Tomar to showcase in London Film Festival

MUMBAI: The London Film Festival, scheduled to be held between 13 to 28 October, will showcase UTV Motion Pictures‘ Udaan and the soon-to-be-released Paan Singh Tomar.


While Udaan will be showcased in the UK market for the first time since its release in June last, Paan Singh Tomar will have its world premiere at this festival.


Besides Udaan and Paan Singh Tomar other Indian films that will be showcased at the festival include Autumn (Harud), I Am Kalam, I Am Sindhutai Sapkal (Mee Sindhutai Sapkal) and Just Another Love Story (Aarekti Premer Golpo).


Says UTV Senior Vice President- International Distribution and Syndication, Motion Pictures Amrita Pandey, "It‘s a very proud moment for us to have two of our films out of the seven Indian films that will be showcased at the most prestigious film festival in the UK this time. Our films have been doing well with the audiences at large, where London as a market has always been extremely encouraging, considering the strong and passionate movie watching crowd who are popularly known to appreciate good cinema. "


Udaan was officially selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard (A Certain Look) category at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and was the first Indian film to be part of Cannes‘s official section in seven years. The film also won awards at one of world‘s largest children‘s film festivals, Giffoni Film Festival in Italy, namely, the Audience Award and Best Music Score.

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