The ‘Indian Panorama’ section of the International Film Festival of India, 2009 will include mainstream Bollywood fare like Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Dev D’ and Vishal Bharadwaj’s ‘Kaminey’
The festival to be held in Panjim, Goa, from November 23, will showcase six movies from Bengal, three from Karnataka, three from Maharashtra and two each from Kerala and Tamil Nadu, in the Panaroma section.
There will also be five Hindi films, two English and one each in Rajasthani, Konkani and Tulu. In all there will be 26 movies of which five have been nominated by the Film and Television Producers Guild and the Film Federation of India.
Thanks to the Guild and the Federation, mainstream films have found a place in the Indian Panorama, a section once specially envisaged to showcase the cream of India’s meaningful and artistic cinema.
Other commercial films in the section are Dibakar Banerjee’s ‘Oye Lucky-Lucky Oye’ and Pandi Raj’s ‘Pasanga’
Outside the mainstream arena, Nandita Das’s debut movie, ‘Firaaq,’ Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s ‘Janala,’ Shaji Karun’s ’Kutty Srank,’ M. S. Sathyu’s ‘Ijjodu’ and Rituparno Ghosh’s ’Shob Charitro Kalponik’ are some of the entries. ‘Haat: The Weekly Bazaar’ by Seema Kapoor is a rare entry from Rajasthan.
A seven-member jury — headed by Muzaffar Ali, and comprising film critic and writer Gautaman Bhaskaran, and movie directors/producers Raja Mitra, Bobby Bedi, Joseph Pulinthanath, Leslie Carvalho and J. Mahendra —decided on the Panorama movies.