Shami Kapoor starrer Hindi movie ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’ to open SAFF

Panaji, Sept 14 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’, a 1964 Indian film will open the sixth edition of South Asian Film Festival (SAFF) at Kala Academy tomorrow, September 15.

The movie’s special screening is to pay tributes to veteran actor late Shammi Kapoor, State Chief Secretary Sanjay Srivastava told reporters on Wednesday.

The four day long event, organized by South Asia Foundation (SAF), will be inaugurated by state Chief Minister Digambar Kamat in the presence of actress Pooja Bhat, as special guest.

Kapoor brothers – Randhir and Rajeev will be present for the inaugural movie. Srivastava further said that Randhir Kapoor will be honoured for promoting cross culture exchange through films.

The festival’s theme is ‘Dissolving Boundaries’ – spreading the message of togetherness and oneness amongst the South Asian Countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Bhutan is the focus country for SAFF 2011. The annual festival will also pay tribute to Bagladeshi film maker Tareque Masud who was one of the two prime witnesses of the International War Crime Tribunal.

Tareque, the first Bangladesh director to be honoured by the Cannes Film Festival was killed in a fatal bus accident near Dhaka on August 26.

The organizers said that Shammi Kapoor’s ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’ will be screened in the presence of Sharmila Tagore.

Besides, more than 50 films from the eight participating South Asian countries will be screened during the four days journey.

(Reporting by John Edwards)

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