The International Competition promises to be one of IFFI Goa 2016’s most popular categories. This category’s movie screenings are always booked up to the very last seat, with delegates often lining up outside, waiting for seats to possibly be free.
IFFI Goa 2016 proudly presents the two Indian films featuring in this category – Ishti and Sahaj Paather Gappo (Colours of Innocence.) Both films are based on our Indian society.
Ishti is a Sanskrit film directed by G. Prabha. It focuses on the stigmas of our Indian society, set in mid-twentieth century Kerala. The plot revolves around young Namboothiri Brahmins who successfully challenge the orthodox, patriarchal traditions of their community. ‘Ishti’, a Sanskrit word, translates into ‘the search for oneself’.Sahaj Paather Gappo (Colours of Innocence) reflects the struggles of a situationally challenged family. It is Manas Mukul Pal’s debut film, depicting the life of a family through tough times, the early maturity of the kids, and the sacrifice of their wills – a story of two brothers.