Gaiety Theatre to host a film fest

Shimla: About 123 year old historic Gaiety theatre to host a three-three film festival organized by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry in collaboration with state Information and Public Relations department in which audience will be able to watch both feature and non-feature films in Hindi, English and regional languages.

The fest will be inaugurated by Ambika Soni Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, and the films shortlisted for screening include ‘Haat’ in Rajasthani and ‘Antaheen’ in Bengali.

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  1. says: VIVEK MOHAN

    I wonder how MyH missed out informing the locals that “Malana – in search of “(Eng. 73 mins.) is the closing film on 30th May,Sun @ 5p.m.Please fwd. the inf to other like minded persons also…Thanks!

  2. 3 Day Film Fest opens on 28 May, 2010

    Shimla, 27 May,2010: Film buffs are in for a treat as the Indian Panorama Film Festival 2010 has lined up screening of 14 award winning films at the recent renovated century old Gaiety Theater over the next three days.

    Other than English and Hinidi, these award winning films would also be in regional languages of Bengali, Tamil, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Malyalam and Kannad, Ram Subhag Singh, secretary, information and public relations told reporters.

    The festival is being held under the aegis of Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India in collaboration with Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Himachal Pradesh.

    Besides getting to watch rare films, the audience would get the rare opportunity to interact with directors and actors of some of these films.
    At the start of each film, the director or the actor of that movie would brief the audience about the film,” said Ram Subhag Singh.

    The festival would also feature an award winning film on Malana Village directed by Shimla born and Mumbai based filmmaker Vivek Mohan. The film is scheduled to be screened on 30 May.

    Scheduled to inaugurated by chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, the festival would open up on Friday with the screening of Hindi Film, Boond.

    Directed by Anirudh Roy Chowdhary and winner of National Award for Best Feature Film 2008, Antaheen is also scheduled to be screened on Friday.

    Director of Films Festivals, Bhupinder Kainthola said that these films have been selected out of 120 films screened in Goa International Film Festivals by a national level jury led by Muzaffar Ali (Director of Umrao Jaan).

    Other films to be screened at the festival include When This Man Dies, For Real, Nanam Oru Penn, Waris Shah- Ishq Daa Waaris, The Latent City, HAAT, Swayambhu Sen Forsees His End, Keshu, Superman of Malegaon, I Am the Very Beautiful and Ijjodu.

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