The International Film Festival which is being held at Goa since
2004 has become the talk of the town after the authorities have
announced the avoidance of Bollywood premieres in the festival. The
authorities said that the 2013 edition of the International Film
Festival of India (IFFI) will not showcase Bollywood premieres so
that film lovers can concentrate on meaningful and serious cinema.
But Mollywood has a good news. Six Malayalam movies have entered
the Film Festival this time!
KR Manoj directed Kanyaka Talkies, Kamal's
Celluloid, Joy Mathew's movie Shutter, Shyama
Prasad's movie Artist, Salim Ahamed's movie Kunjananthante Kada and
Siddharth Siva directed movie 101 Chodhyangal are all set
to enter the Film Festival.
These six movies will be shown under the Indian Panorama
category. Forty two films from feature and non-feature category
will be shown in Indian panorama category. All the six movies which
have been selected for the festival had won very good appreciation
at the Box Office.
The authorities of the festival said that popular films from
Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Bengali cinema will not be screened in the
10-day long festival beginning on November 20. The highlight is
that the authorities have sent an invitation to superstar
Rajinikanth for the opening ceremony of the festival. The actor has
not confirmed his presence at the function till now.