Three Indian films to screen at Barbara International Film Festival

MUMBAI: Three films from India would grace the 28th Barbara International Film Festival that will be held from 24 January to 3 February.

While Anurag Kashyap‘s Gangs of Wasseypur has been selected for the competition section, Manjeet Singh‘s Mumbai Cha Raja and Suman Ghosh‘s Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights will be screened in Pan Asia section.

A co-production, Blood Brother (India, USA) by Steve Hoover will compete in Documentary section. The film chronicles the story of a man-dissatisfied with his life in America-who decides to move to India and restart his life among children living at an orphanage for those infected with HIV.

Another film concerning India is One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das by Jeremy Frindel, that will be showcased in the Cinesonic section. The film tells the story of Jeffrey Kagel who sold allhis possessions and moved from suburban Long Island halfway across the world to India, where he studied under Neem Karoli Baba. He later emerged as Krishna Das and became a world-renowned chant master and spiritual leader, helping to bring what he had learned to the West.

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