Bahubali Goes to 39th Moscow International Film Festival
NEW DELHI: Bahubali-The Conclusion is all set to create ripples at the upcoming Moscow International Film Festival 2017 beginning later this week. This movie has already set the screens on fire in China. Indian cinema will find a special place in the Festival where an Indian Panorama has been has been specially curated to celebrate 70 glorious years of India-Russia friendship. Blockbuster Bahubal-2 will be screened at the Festival.
It is for the first time in the history of this mega film festival in Russia, that a section is dedicated to Indian cinema showcasing path breaking films from Bollywood. It has been jointly curated by Captain Rahul Bali and Mr. R C Dalal and organised by Indian Film Festival Worldwide with Innovations India & JD Institute of Fashion being the partners.
International Film festivals have become a widespread phenomenon across the globe over the last 50 years as major events that go on to establish the reputation of the cities in which they are organised and the Moscow International Film Festival organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Federation every year is one of the most reputed film festivals in the world.
A symbol of exemplary friendship and bilateral relations between India and Russia, the Indian Panorama will feature some of the finest Indian movies such as Bahubali: The Beginning, Badman, A Death in the Gunj, Bey Yaar, U Turn, Kothanodi and Bahubali: The Conclusion. Indian cinema is known for songs, dance and bright colours but changes are being made to the iconic brand of cinema and they will be on display at the Festival. The audience in Russia will have an opportunity to see some great works of creative brilliance by master Indian film makers by way of these iconic Indian movies which will go a long way in strengthening the bonds of friendship between the two countries via cinema
Over the course of the past 20 years, the jury at the Moscow International Film Festival has been headed by leading film personalities with global recognition like Richard Gere, Theo Angelopoulos, Margarethe von Trotta, Alan Parker, Gleb Panfilov, Fred Schepisi, Luc Besson, Geraldine Chaplin, Héctor Babenco, Pavel Lungin, and Mohsen Makhmalbaf to name a few. The program director of the prestigious and globally renowned Moscow International Film Festival is Kirill Razlogov, a culturologist. The selection committee is headed by a Russian film critic Andrei Plakhov while the President of the Moscow International Film Festival is the Oscar Wining Russian legendary director and actor, Nikita Mikhalkov.
Gulshan Grover’s Badman—India’s first mockumentary film be the opening film of the Indian Panorama at the Moscow Festival scheduled to be held between June 22 and 29 at Moscow. Actor Gulshan Grover, S.S.Rajamouli, Shobu Yarlagadda and Abhishek Jain would represent the Indian Film Fraternity amongst a galaxy of film stars from Russia and across the world.
Indian Film Festival Worldwide (IFFW), a brainchild of Captain Rahul Bali and Mr. R C Dalal, is an organisation devoted towards a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and organises Indian Film Festivals across the globe which give the Indian film fraternity a platform to share their remarkable work and create a dialogue with the concerned communities in the host countries. The IFFW acts as a platform for intellectual exchanges, for discoveries, for resistance and a place that assures the continuation of “auteur” cinema in a manner so as to be a reflection of specific societies and cultures.
“We would be showcasing seven award winning Indian films in six different languages—Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Gujarat and Hindi – to mesmerize the world audience with the magic of Indian cinema and spreading the fragrance of India in Moscow,’’ said Captain Rahul Bali and R.C.Dalal, co-curators of the Indian Panorama.