Thu. Sep 24th, 2020

Producer Chitrangada Singh and Director Shaad Ali present their sports biopic Soorma at the Open Air Screening at IFFI 2018

Day 7 of 49th International Film Festival of India marked the presence of directors, ICFT jury member, UNESCO representative and the local filmmakers who shared their views with the media.

Indian filmmakers Lijo Jose Pellissery, Ram and Pratima Joshi interact with the media

Elaborating on the genesis of his movie, Ram said that the story is about a spastic child and the parenting issues associated with her. “The screening of Perambu at IFFI was a very thrilling experience. I find that the Indian audience is very mature and celebrates film as an art. Indian audience’s level of understanding films and film art is far ahead compared to European or Chinese audience”, he said.

Lijo Jose Pellissery said that cinema should not be categorised as regional and national or commercial and parallel. It should be categorised just as good cinema and bad cinema; that will be easier for film makers and audience, he added

An actor and a costume designer turned director Ms. Pratima Joshi said that she doesn’t believe in the often repeated statement that “women are the enemies of women”. ‘Aamhi Doghi’touches upon the bonding between a young woman and her ‘not-so-old’ step mom.

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