44th IFFI witnessed films from variety of genre under Indian Panorama category 

Today in 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Directors of different films under Indian Panorama interacted with media. In this interaction, UtpalDatta, a film-maker, critic, broadcaster and writer talked about his film ‘By-Lane 2’. He said that the film is dedicated to Pabitra Kumar Deka, the first dedicated film journalist of Assam. He said ‘this is my celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema depicting the spirit of a person who lived in By-Lane 2, who loved film-literature-theatre.’

RidhamJanve, the Director of ‘KancheAur Postcard’ talked about his film which depicts childhood emotions and innocence. He said that it is a story of a schoolboy wanting but being denied a game of marbles while on vacation. He said that the story is full of drama, with deeply felt rejections, difficult choices and unfortunate compromises. The film also reminds us of the often overlooked yet very essential differences of perception and understanding between children and adults.

Director of ‘Sama: Muslim Mystic Music of India’, Shazia Khan interacting with the media said that her film Sama explores the Islamic music tradition in India. She said that the film attempts to discover that connection which allows the artiste to become one with the creator and experience the peace, calm, serenity and joy.