Noted Film Actor Shri
Om Puri today inaugurated Indian Panorama section here at the ongoing
43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2012). The section has
20 feature and 19 non feature films. Director Shivendra Singh
Dungarpur`s "Celluloid Man" based on Indian archivist P K Nair`s life
and work opened the non-feature film section, while Assamese film
Baandhon is the opening film in the feature film category. Directed by
veteran filmmaker Jahnu Barua, Baandhon is a human statement against
terror on behalf of the common men of the entire world.
Shri Puri called for government help and support to promote non-feature
films. He said, Indian cinema is not only about Bollywood as there are
meaningful films made in different languages and regions but they don`t
find distributors and so are killed. He wanted the Government to
coordinate with Doordarshan to screen these films.
Secretary of Ministry of information and broadcasting Shri Uday Kumar
Varma assured to work out a mechanism to showcase these films on the
public broadcaster like Doordarshan.
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