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Life Goes On to open Pravasi Film Festival 2010

By NewsDesk • Published on December 25, 2009

Pravasi Film festival will be held in the national capital from the 3rd to 6th of January. The opening film of the festival will be Life Goes On by Dr. Sangeeta Dutta starring Sharmila Tagore, Soha Ali Khan, Om Puri, and Girish Karnad.  The films in competition include Land Gold Women on honour killing in the United Kingdom by Avantika Hari, Blind ambition by Bala Rajashkhruni,  Life Goes on by Sangeeta Dutta, and President is Coming by Kunal Roy Kapoor. The non-features include Extrospection by Manan Katahora, A Bristol Pilgrimage in search of Raja Rammohan Rai by Aniruddho Sanyal, Flying Sikh by Navdeep Kandola, Kosu by Saro Varjabedian, Tea Shop on the Moon by Anish Vargees, Coolie Pink and Green by Patricia Mohammed, and Shor by Krishna D K and Raj Nidimoru.

In addition, five popular features from Bollywood on issues related to the Diaspora are also being screened. These are New York by Kabir Khan, Namesake by Mira Nair, Earth by Deepa Mehta, Monsoon Wedding by Mira Nair, Ninety-nine by Krishna D K and Raj Nidimoru.

A feature film jury headed by veteran filmmaker Basu Chatterjee and a non-feature jury headed by renowned critic Latika Padgaonkar will judge the nine features and twelve non-features of the competition sections. Other members of the feature film jury are filmmakers Rahul Rawail and Sanjay Singh, critic Namrata Joshi, and senior Indian Administrative Officer Manoj Srivastava  of Madhya Pradesh. The other short film jury members are film historian Lalit Mohan Joshi, and senior critic Utpal Borpujari.

Veteran film actor Saeed Jaffrey will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award in the festival. The four day festival will screen over thirty feature and non-feature films from India and the Diaspora.


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