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Satyajit Ray's Goopy and Bagha in animation at Toronto Filmfest

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NEW DELHI: The animation film The World of Ghoopi and Bagha by Shilpa Ranade is being screened in the 39th Toronto International Film Festival's Kids section.

The film is based on Satyajit Ray's live action 1969 Bengali language children's musical 'Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne'. The original was based on a story told by Ray's grandfather. The animation film has been made for the Children's Film Society, India.

Indian romantic comedy Shuddh Desi Romance directed by Maneesh Sharma and produced by Aditya Chopra will also see its premiere at the Festival being held 5 to 15 September which will also have Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox.

Ranade's film has been announced in the update list of more than a dozen films from Asia in various sections announced now, doubling the size of this year's Asian selection.

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