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Jolly LLB and Murder 3 to be screened at Shanghai Filmfest

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NEW DELHI: Two Hindi films released in 2013 and made by Fox Star Studios - Subhash Kapoor‘s Jolly LLB and debutant filmmaker Vishesh Bhatt‘s Murder 3 will be featured at the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) in its international panorama section.

 The Festival is being held from 16 to 23 June, and will open with Monsters University, the upcoming Pixar animated feature – the first time that the Shanghai festival will open with an animation film. The film will be shown in an English-language version, although it will be introduced on stage with its Chinese voice cast, headed by Xu Zheng and He Jiong. The animation, directed by Dan Scanlon (Cars), is a prequel to the original Monsters, Inc (2001). It will screen in Shanghai ahead of its global commercial release. The animation is set to open in the US mid-festival on 21 June.

The Indian films will be part of the spectrum section of the international panorama section which also includes- Official Selection, Tribute to Masters, View China and Global Village.

 

China‘s largest and one of Asia‘s biggest film festivals on the international circuit, the current edition of SIFF is expected to cater to more than 200,000 Chinese movie lovers apart from international visitors from across the globe.

Fox Star CEO Vijay Singh said: "We are mighty pleased to get an invitation from the Shanghai International Film Festival. Jolly LLB and Murder 3 are films that we are proud of and they are also representative of our commitment towards creating diverse and high content cinema- which while being massy and entertaining also pushes the envelope. For us, it‘s an honour that in the 100th year of Indian cinema, we have got a chance to showcase different strands of our cinema at a global platform.

The Shanghai event will also show a series of sixteen animated Pixar shorts and the 3-D re-release of Finding Nemo (2003).

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