A three-day Gurgaon edition of The Great Indian Film And Literature Festival (GIFLIF) will be organised at DLF CyberHub starting December 2.
Residents will be able to interact with authors, screen writers and film makers. The festival will be inaugurated by Dada Saheb Phalke and Padma Vibhushan awardee director Adoor Gopalakrishnan and renowned author Ruskin Bond. The inaugural panel will also consist of film makers Subhash Ghai and Prakash Jha.
The first day of the festival will have a discussion on, “Painting the 70mm canvas”, with Ghai and Jha.
This will be followed by session on “Scenes from a writer’s life”, an exclusive session with Bond. The three-day festival will also screen films and host a play, “Nothing like Lear”, directed by Rajat Kapoor and enacted by Vinay Pathak.
On the second day, there will a scripting session with Sudhir Mishra, Ghai, Jha and Juhi Chaturvedi (scriptwriter of “Piku” and “Vicky Donor”).
This will be followed by book discussions by Kiran Nagarkar and Anand Neelakanthan. A session will be showcased on “Harnessing the power of comics “ with panellists such as Anupam Sinha and Sharad Sharma.
This will be followed by film screenings from the global entries section. “Music enthusiasts will get a chance to see a performance of Majnu Ka Teela by Raj Shekhar (lyricist of Tanu Weds Manu) and Swaroop. It will be followed by a kavi sammelan (poets’ meet) to be attended by Piyush Mishra, Dr Surendra Sharma and Dr Seeta Sagar,” Amit Kumar Sinha, the organiser, said.
On the last day, there will be a session on Hindi lyrics, “Badalte Bol”, with Piyush Mishra and Raj Shekhar.
Another session will be on “Digital is the new normal” with panellists Rahul Roshan (founder, Faking News), Anuj Khare and Vinay Maheshwari. The third session will be on “Books on war and peace”, with Major General (retd) G D Bakshi and Pathikrit Payne.
This festival will see publishers and writers pitching in their perspectives alongside film makers. Audiences would benefit from wide-ranging sessions on gender issues, role of corporate sector in promotion of culture while and aspects of censorship in our society.