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Hindi film Pihu to be opening film of Indian Panorama at IFFI 2017

Hindi film Pihu, directed by Vinod Kapri, will be  the opening film of the feature film section of Indian Panorama of the 48th International Film Festival of India, 2017 to be held in Goa from November 20-28.
 
The opening film of the non-feature film section will be Pushkar Puran in Hindi, directed by Kamal Swaroop.
 
The final selection of feature and non-feature films of the Indian Panorama was announced today. Five mainstream films have also been selected under Panorama section.
 
Five Mainstream films have also been selected under Indian Panorama Section -- Telugu blockbuster Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, directed by S. Rajamouli;  Jolly LLB 2,  Hindi, Subhash Kapoor; Ventilator - Marathi - Rajesh Mapuskar; Poorna - Hindi - Rahul Bose; and Meghnad Bodh Rahasya - Bengali - Anik Datta.
 
Following is the list of 26 feature films selected for the Indian Panorama:
 
1.       Pihu - Hindi - Vinod Kapri
2.       Kshitij A Horizon - Marathi - Manouj Kadaamh
3.       Kachcha Limbu - Marathi - Prasad Oak
4.       Manusangada - Tamil - Amshan Kumar
5.       Muramba - Marathi - Varun Narvekar
6.       Railway Children - Kannada - Prithvi Konanur
7.       Juze - Konkani - Miransha Naik
8.       Newton - Hindi - Amit Masurkar
9.       Pimpal - Marathi - Gajendra Ahire
10.   Village Rockstars - Assamese - Rima Das
11.   Maza Bhirbhira - Marathi - Yogesh Soman & Vivek Wagh
12.   Maacher Jhol - Bengali - Pratim D. Gupta
13.   Bisorjon - Bengali - Kaushik Ganguly
14.   Take Off - Malayalam - Mahesh Narayanan
15.   Redu - Marathi - Sagar ChhayaVanjari
16.   Rukh - Hindi - Atanu Mukherjee
17.   Kadvi Hawa - Hindi - Nila Madhab Panda
18.   Idak - Marathi - Deepak Gawade
19.   Xhoixobote Dhemalite - Assamese - Bidyut Kotoky
20.   Khyanikaa - Oriya - Amartya Bhattacharya
21.   Kaasav (Best Feature – 64th NFA) - Marathi - Sumitra Bhave & Sunil Sukthankar
 
The Best Feature Film of the National Film Awards is included as a direct entry in the Indian Panorama under the regulations of the event.
 
Mainstream Cinema selections
 
22.   Jolly LLB 2  -  Hindi - Subhash Kapoor
23.   Baahubali 2: The Conclusion - Telugu - S Rajamouli
24.   Ventilator - Marathi - Rajesh Mapuskar
25.   Poorna - Hindi - Rahul Bose
26.   Meghnad Bodh Rahasya - Bengali - Anik Datta
 
 
The Jury for Feature Films was headed by acclaimed film director, actor and screenwriter Sujoy Ghosh. The jury previewed 153 eligible entries. Other members of the jury are: Suresh Heblikar, Filmmaker, Director & Actor; Rahul Rawail, Film Director; Satarupa Sanyal, Film Director, Producer, Actress, Poet & Social Activist; Gopi Desai, Film Director & Actress; Nishikant Kamat, Filmmaker; Gyan Correa, Film Director;  Merlvin Mukhim, Actor & Producer;  Nikkhil Advani, Film Producer, Director & Screenwriter; Apurva Asrani, Film Maker, Film Editor & Screenwriter; Hari Viswanath, Film Director, Screenwriter & Producer; Sachin Chatte, Film Critic; and Ruchi Narain, Film Director & Screenwriter.
 
The list of 16 Non-Feature Films selected for Indian Panorama are:
 
Pushkar Puran - Hindi - Kamal Swaroop
Aaba - Apatani - Amar Kaushik
Dugga - Bengali - Chandrasish Ray
Our Grandparents Home - Bengali - Supriyo Sen
Palash - Bengali - Vaibhav Hiwase
A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings - English - Prateek Vats
The Waterfall - English - Lipika Singh Darai
Amma Meri - Haryanvi - Tarun Jain
 Name|Place|Animal|Thing - Hindi - Nithin R
Chutney - Hindi - Jyoti Kapur Das
8½ Intercuts- Life And Films Of KG George - Malayalam - Lijin Jose
Gi - Malayalam - Kunjila (Akhila Henry)
Baluta - Marathi - Ajay Kurane
Khidkee - Marathi - Rohan Parshuram Kanawade
Epil - Santali - R K Soren
Fireflies in the Abyss (64th NFA – Best Non Feature) - English - Chandrasekhar Reddy
 
 The Non-Feature Film Jury was chaired by well-known film director and screen writer Sudhir Mishra. The jury previewed 154 eligible entries. The other members of the jury are: Tuhinabha Majumdar, Film Director and Film Writer; Shankhajeet De, Film Maker; Mithuchandra Chaudhari, Film Director; Shiny Jacob Benjamin, Film Producer, Film Director and Writer;   Ms. Tinni Mitra, Film Editor and K.G Suresh, Journalist & Columnist.
 
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