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.