Human is mortal but art is immortal. The preceding year has witnessed the passing of some of the stalwarts in the Indian film industry but they will be cherished through their work for eternity. IFFI 2019 Pays Homage to 13 Film Personalities who left us in the recent past. These path-breakers have left an indelible mark on various aspects of filmmaking and the 50th version of the International Film Festival of India honors their offering, with the screening of work of 13 artists who have left the fraternity.
The tribute section of IFFI will project milestones in the Indian film industry. Some of the National award-winning works of celebrated filmmakers Mrinal Sen (Bhuvan Shome-1969) and Grish Karnads’s Kannada film Kanooru Heggadithi (1999). The late Assamese performer Biju Khukan’s film ‘Aparoopa’ directed by Janu Barua, is also an element of the cinematic celebration. Another groundbreaking execution is done in music like the memorable songs by expert music director Khayyam Sahab in Umrao Jaan or the world-class cinematography exhibited by cinematographer M.J Radhakrishnan in Veyilmarangal and Vijaya Mulay’s short enlightening animated classic Ek Anek Aur Ekta (1974) are some of the other films chosen for the same.
The 50th International Film Festival of India, 2019 will behold over 200 films from 76 nations. Besides the screening of 26 feature films and 15 non-feature films in the Indian panorama section, encompassing 10,000 people and film enthusiasts are anticipated to attend and participate in the golden jubilee edition. The 2019 Golden Jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India will be held from the 20th to the 28th of November at Panjim, Goa.
List of films in the section ‘IFFI Remembers’
Aparoopa (Biju Phukan)
Bhuvan Shome (Mirnal Sen)
Ek Anek Aur Ekta (Vijaya Mulay)
Ganashatru (Ruma Guha Thakurta)
Hum (Kadar Khan)
Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (Raj Kumar Barjatya)
Kanooru Heggahithi (Girish Karnad)
Krish Trish and Balitboy: Face Your Fears (Ram Mohan)
Phool Aur Kaante (Veeru Devgan)
Rajnigandha (Vidya Sinha)
The Tidal (Vijaya Mulay)
Umrao Jaan (Khayyam)