Panaji, Nov 24 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS) Indian Panorama section of the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI)-2011 was inaugurated by Secretary, Information & Broadcasting, Uday Kumar Varma in Goa on Thursday.
Renowned film actress Madhuri Dixit was among those present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion Varma said that the prestigious Indian Panorama Section is a unique feature of the Indian International Film Festival, and showcases the variety and technical development of our film industry. He thanked the jury for taking great pains to select the very best for this section.
Dixit said it was her third visit to the city and loved every moment of her stay.
“I am loving every moment at the festival,” she said.
She thanked the organizers for giving her the opportunity for participating in the very prestigious and internationally renowned film festival.
The Chairman Sai Paranjpye and Members of Feature Film jury – Mahesh Aney, Manju Bohra. M.K.Bhaskar Rao, Sreelekha Mukherji, Rakesh Pandey, Loveleen Tandan, C.V.Reddy, Jayashree Kanal and M.Mohan were felicitated on the occasion. Chairperson Non-Feature Films Jury Shri Ashok Rane, and members – Vinoo Choliparambil, Manash Bhowmick, U.Radhakrishnan and Ziya Us Salam were also honoured.
The Indian Panorama section of IFFI Goa 2011 features a rich sampling of Indian Cinema in the feature film section. It opened with the screening of the movie ‘Urumi’- a Malayalam film directed by Santosh Sivan and will host 24 Indian feature films like ‘Ranjana Ami Ar Asbo Na’, ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’.