Bollywood Badshah Shahrukh Khan will be the chief guest for the inaugural function of the 38th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held in Goa today. The inaugural function will also be attended by Malayalam superstar Mammootty, Meera Jasmine, Ramya Krishnan and Lenin Rajendran. Celebrated filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta will be the chief guest of the closing ceremony.
Ore Kadal, starring Mammootty and Meera Jasmine in the lead, will be the opening film for the Indian Panorama section of the IFFI 2007. In all, 21 feature and 15 non-feature films have been shortlisted for the Indian Panorama by the jury.
Of the twentyone feature films, ten features films are from the South, which includes Lenin Rajendran"s Rathri Mazha (Vineet and Meera Jasmine), Ranjith"s Kaiyoppu (Mamootty and Khushboo), Babu Thiruvalla"s Thaniye (Nedumudi Venu and Laskhmi Gopalaswamy) and Adoor Gopalakrishnan's Naalu Pennungal.