51st IFFI to pay homage to 28 cinema stalwarts
PANAJI [Maha Media]: The 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) announced that the upcoming movie gala will showcase films of 19 artists from India and nine international names who passed away in the year gone by.
IFFI will pay homage to Irrfan Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Rishi Kapoor and Hollywood star Chadwick Boseman and Soumitra Chatterjee by screening their movies Bobby, Paan Singh Tomar, Kedarnath, Charulata and 42.
Other Indian artistes who would be given tributes are filmmakers Basu Chatterjee, Nishikant Kamat, Manmohan Mahapatra, Urdu poet Rahat Indori, choreographer Saroj Khan, singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, actors Jagdeep, Kumkum, Nimmi, Bijay Mohanty, Shreeram Lagoo, Ajit Das, music composer Wajid Khan, lyricist Yogesh Gaur and costume designer Bhanu Athaiya.
From global cinema, films of actors Kirk Douglas, Olivia De Havilland, Max Von Sydow, directors Alan Parker, Ivan Passer, Goran Paskaljevic, cinematographer Allen Daviau and composer Ennio Morricone will be screened.
Saand Ki Aankh, directed by Tushar Hiranandani and featuring Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar, will open the Panorama section at the festival. A total of 224 films will be screened under different sections at the 51st edition, which will be held from 16 January to 24 January is organised in a hybrid format in the wake of the pandemic.