The 50th International Film Festival of India, 2019 will witness over 200 films from 76 countries. With the screening of 26 feature films and 15 non feature films in Indian panorama section, around 10,000 people and film lovers are expected to attend and participate in the golden jubilee edition.
IFFI, in its 50th year dedicates a section for Films, released in 1969, who turn 50 this year. These include National Award winning Films from all parts of India and bring in its fold, all the Indian Film Industry. The package includes Films in Odiya, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Assamese and Malayalam.
One of the movies featured on this section is Tambdi Mati by Bhalji Pendharkar, which is the story of a young widow who is troubled by a village miscreant and her struggles to survive. This film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi, 1969.
Another movie Nanak Nam Jahaz Hai Directed by Ram Maheshwary features music composed by S. Mohinder, who is noted for the song “Re mann Aiso Karr” which earned him a National Film Award for Best Music Directior in 1970
The complete list of films featured in this category
- Varakatnam by N. T. Rama Rao
- Dr. Bezbarua by Brajen Barua
- Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne by Satyajit Ray
- Iru Kodugal by K. Balachander
- Nanak Nam Jahaz Hai by Ram Maheshwary
- Satyakam by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
- Stree by Siddharth
- Tambdi Mati by Bhalji Pendharkar
- Uyyale by N. Lakshminarayan
- Aradhana by Shakti Samanta
- Adimakal by K. S. Sethumadhavan
The 2019 Golden Jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India will take place from the 20th to the 28th of November at Panjim, Goa. The festival will see a variety of films in many languages from all around the world coming together under a single roof.