Indian panorama film festival, organised by the Department of Information and Public Relations in association with the Directorate of Film Festivals, New Delhi, begun on July 3 at Tagore theatre, Thiruvananthapuram.
The festival, to be held till July 9, features 14 films in different languages which were included in the Indian Panorama section at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa. They include Nalu Pennungal directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Ami, Iyasin Ar Amar Madhubala directed by Bengali director Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Aevdhe Se Abhaal (Marathi) by Bipin Nadkarni, and Ammuvagiya Naan (Tamil) by Padma Magan.
Films by debutante directors include Gafla (Hindi) by Sameer Hanchate, Dharm (Hindi) by Bhavna Talwar and Ek Nadir Galpo (Bengali) by Samir Chanda. Manipuri director Makhonmani Mongsaba's film Yenning Amadi Likla, which won the National and State awards, Daatu directed by Kannada actor-director K. Shivarudraiah and Periyar (Tamil) by Gnana Rajasekharan will also be screened at the festival. The screening will be at 4 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.