: The International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) 2012, opening on Friday, will screen six movies by Indian directors in the category of ‘Top Angle’ movies.
These are films that won accolades at other film festivals but are not being featured in the competitive section of the IFFK. They are directed by Ajitha Suchithra Veera, Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni, Arvind Iyer, Girish Kasaravalli, Gajendra Ahire and Raghu Jeganathan.
The Ballad of Rustom , directed and written by Ajitha Suchitra Veera, is the story of Rustom, a government official, living in the countryside. For him, life is a meaningless journey from place to place. The film Deol , directed by Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni and starring Nana Patekar, Dilip Prabhawalkar, Girish Kulkarni, and Sonali Kulkarni, portrays the effect of globalisation on small cities in India. Aravind Iyer’s Drapchi, a film in English and Tibetan, is based on a true story. Namgyal Lhamo plays the lead role as Yiga Gyalnang, an opera singer who gets arrested and is held as a prisoner at the Drapchi prison in Lhasa, Tibet.
Koormavatara , directed by Girish Kasaravalli and starring Dr. Shikaripura Krishnamurthy and Jayanthi, is a Kannada film released last year. The protagonist, an official waiting the moment of retirement, happens to play a role in a television serial as Mahatma Gandhi. Unknowingly, he imbibes some of the Gandhian philosophy
Touring Talkies is a Marathi film directed and written by Gajendra Ahire. The film 500 & 5 is a symbolic movie directed and written by Raghu Jeganathan.