Indian mainstream in IFFIstream
The inclusion of Indian mainstream films speaks of a serious intent to consciously take away from the popular notion that the country's most prestigious Film Event looks at niche cinema alone.india Updated: Oct 18, 2003 16:25 IST
The inclusion of Indian mainstream cinema in IFFI 2003 speaks of a serious intent on part of the Directorate of Film Festivals (the nodal agency responsible for organising the film festival) to consciouslytake away from the popular notion that the country's most prestigious International Film Event looks at niche cinema alone.
Not only did the festival open with a hardcore mainstream Hindi film Pinjar, directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi with a full-blown star cast that includes Manoj Bajpai and Urmila Matondkar, it also has included recent hits such as Andaaz starring Akshay Kumar and lissome beauties (read bimbettes like Lara Dutta and Priyanka Chopra).
The package also includes Shaad Ali's hit Saathiya (starring Rani Mukherjee with new wunderkidVivek Oberoi),Humraaz (which starred Akshaye Khanna alongside Bobby Deol) and the Telegu hit Avunu Vaal Iddaru Ishtapaddaru and Abhi the Kannada hit.
Mainstream package includes
10th F (Hindi)
Avunu Vaal Iddaru Ishtapaddaru (Telegu)
Kasthuri Maan (Malayalam)
First Published: Oct 10, 2003 16:36 IST