Yes, you read that right! For all the fans, Osian's Cinefan Film Festival 2012 is the platform to catch five hours of Gangs of Wasseypur extravaganza, which will include the second part as well. The second part, which is yet to release in India, will be shown first at the ten day long festival.
The trailer of Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur 2 released on Twitter recently and became a trending topic in India.
“The audience will be very lucky this time to watch both the parts together in this festival,” said Raman Chawla, curator at a press conference on July 11, 2012.
Gangs of Wasseypur will be screened under the New Stream Cinema category. Other films that will screen under this catgory are: Mumbai Diary, Paan Singh Tomar, Shanghai, Temple and Vicky Donor.
After a gap of two years, the OSIAN’s Cinefan Film Festival is making a comeback with focus on Asian and Arab films with an additional theme of Freedom of Expression. “Hopefully the festival will be as good as always and much better in many other ways without any sabbaticals. OSIAN will play a fundamental role in celebrating 100 years of cinema. This year audience will see a very bold cinema as there is no boundary for these creative minds," said Neville Tuli, Chairman, OSIAN’s Group.
This year’s festival will see the best of Asian, Arab and Indian Cinema with 38 countries participating with a total number of 175 films, including 61 shorts.
Asura, a Japanese animated film by Keiichi Sato, deals with the aftermath of the natural disaster that hit Japan on 11 March, has been selected as an opening film in the festival. For the closing, Rituparno Ghosh’s Chitrangada has been picked, which talks about the third sex. The two films are handpicked for the respective ceremonies keeping in mind the Freedom of Creative Thought & Expression element in them.
“India has a passion for cinema but we don’t have a cinematic culture. We need to create that kind of atmosphere. In the last ten years, the change that we see has happened because of the film festivals. This time, we have chosen films which are trying to facilitate greater debates and dialogues”, added Tuli.
About the festival
Dates: 27th July to 5th August
Venue: Sirifort Auditorium and The Kila Complex, Mehrauli in Delhi