Movies
Report on Shemaroo

Fifty first edition of IFFI all set to begin in Goa on Saturday

The film festival will pay homage to 28 cinema stalwarts from across the globe.

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2021/01/15/iffi.jpg?itok=tx0liopb

NEW DELHI: After several delays due to the ongoing pandemic, the fifty-first edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is all set to begin in Goa on Saturday.

The nine-day event, which is also recognised as Asia's oldest film festival, will feature several extraordinary films made by renowned filmmakers. It will begin by paying tributes to twenty-eight cinema luminaries from across the world who passed away in 2020.

This section will feature Basu Chatterjee’s Chhoti si baat, Nishikant Kamat’s Dombivali Fast, Manmohan Mahapatra’s Bhija Matira Swarga as a tribute to the noted filmmakers to mark their contribution to Indian cinema. Satyajit Ray’s Charulata, Ghare Baire and Sonar Kella will also be screened to honour legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee who passed away in November last year. Veteran actor Shreeram Lagoo, who was a stalwart in Marathi cinema, will be remembered with his iconic performance in Mrinal Sen's Ek Din Achanak.

Noted actors Kumkum, Jagdeep Brahmachari, Yogesh Gaur, Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Ajit Das, Bijay Mohanty, costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, lyricist and Urdu poet Rahat Indori, choreographer Saroj Khan, singer S P Balasubrahmanyam and music composer Wajid Khan are among other film personalities who will be remembered through the films they contributed to. This section will feature movies like Tara, Gandhi, Chillika Teeray, Paan Singh Tomar, Bhramachari, Basant Bahar, Mission Kashmir, Bobby, Devdas, Sigaram, Kedarnath and Dabangg.

Apart from the 19 eminent artistes of cinema from India, IFFI will also pay homage to nine film personalities from other countries as well. This includes Chadwick Boseman, Ivan Passer, Goran Paskaljevic, Allen Daviau, Max Von Sydow, Sir Alan Parker, Kirk Douglas, Ennio Morricone and Olivia De Havilland.

IFFI is conducted every year to celebrate some of the finest cinematic works and showcases a bouquet of best films from India and around the world. The event was earlier scheduled to be held in November 2020 but had to be postponed due to the pandemic. It is now being organised in a hybrid manner with both physical and virtual segments. Some of the sections will be screened on OTT platforms and the audience can witness it online. The opening and closing ceremonies will be held on-ground with a smaller audience and a live broadcast.

A total of 224 films will be screened under different sections. Saand Ki Aankh, directed by Tushar Hiranandani and featuring Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar, will be the opening movie for the Panorama section at the festival.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/02/18/img_18022021_153846_800_x_800_pixel.jpg?itok=gw4Juf0A
PVR Pictures unveils its 2021 film slate

KOLKATA: PVR Pictures has revealed its 2021 film slate set to release in theatres through its pan-India distribution network. PVR Pictures’ 2021 slate has been created as a strategic response to the impact of the ongoing global pandemic and includes independent as well as foreign language films,...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/02/13/kp.jpg?itok=oD9daUDJ
Oscars 2021: India’s Bittu makes it to live action short film shortlist

Jallikattu, India’s official entry for this year's Oscars might be out of the race but another dark horse, Bittu, has been shortlisted for the 93rd Academy Awards’ live action short film category.

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/02/10/ocasrs.jpg?itok=riBMyxT6
Lijo Jose's Jallikattu out of Oscars 2021 race

MUMBAI: Filmmaker Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Jallikattu, India’s official entry in the Best International Feature category at the 93rd Academy Awards, is out of the Oscars race. The highly acclaimed Malayalam-language movie is not part of the shortlist of 15 features that will be narrowed down to the...

Movies Hollywood
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/02/03/img_03022021_181731_800_x_800_pixel.jpg?itok=AtcEwZji
Inox reports Rs 102.50 crore loss in Q3

KOLKATA: Multiplex chain Inox has reported Rs 102.50 crore consolidated loss for the third quarter (Q3). The company posted Rs 35.01 crore profit in the corresponding quarter last year. Inox has posted total income of Rs 21.50 crore in Q3, compared to Rs 517.76 crore for the quarter a year ago. The...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/01/31/th.jpg?itok=4fXIZS00
After a long wait, cinema halls set to open with 100% seating capacity

After incurring huge losses due to a prolonged lockdown, cinema halls across the country are finally ready to open the doors to viewers and have a chance to draw a full house.

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/01/29/movies.jpg?itok=q4KU4CPU
European box-offices tank 70.6% due to Covid2019 shutdowns

NEW DELHI: On the back of multiple Covid2019-induced shutdowns, European cinemas lost billions in box-office revenue in 2020, according to data released by the Brussels-based International Union of Cinemas (UNIC). The report showed a box-office drop of 70.6 per cent across Europe last year, with...

Movies Hindi
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/01/27/multiplex.jpg?itok=TDSjdm7U
Cinemas allowed to operate at higher seating capacity

Cinema halls may have been allowed to roll back their curtains in October 2020 after a seven-month-long hiatus, but the gains the industry expected were sadly muted, as hardly any big ticket films came to the big screens and audiences also stayed away.

Movies Movies On Mutiple Platforms
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/01/21/movies.jpg?itok=6_pjbqnD
Anushka Shetty-starrer Nishabdam to premiere on Zee Telugu

MUMBAI: Prepare for a thrilling roller-coaster ride with a double dose of drama, spine-chilling experience and non-stop entertainment with the world television premiere of Nishabdam on 24 January at 5:30 pm only on Zee Telugu and Zee Telugu HD. Hemant Madhukar’s multi-starrer film boasts of names...

Movies Regional
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/01/17/rajiv.jpg?itok=C5ubIe-2
Rajeev Masand to step in as COO at Dharma Cornerstone Agency

Film critic Rajeev Masand has joined filmmaker Karan Johar's talent management agency Dharma Cornerstone (DCA) as chief operating officer.

Movies Hindi

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required