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Nov 10, 2019
9:38AM

25th Kolkata International Film Festival begins

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The 25th Kolkata International Film Festival began with the screening of Satyajit Ray-directed 'Gupi Gayen, Bagha Bayen' film on 8th November.

Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan inaugurated the eight-day festival at a glittering function at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in the city in presence of a galaxy of cine personalities and dignitaries of cultural and sports field.

Speaking on the occasion Mr Khan said that, the Kolkata Film Festival is an important benchmark and milestone for the film industry. Noted film director Mahesh Bhatt referred the contribution of Bengal’s Movies in the national perspective. He said that festival reflects the language of others defying those who tell to speak only on their language.

Board of Control for Cricket in India President Sourav Ganguli said that film festival is a celebration of cinema and filmmakers get an opportunity to showcase their creations in the festival.

Addressing the gathering the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mentioned Bengal’s rich heritage and culture and said that her government will carry forward the legacy. Noted actress Rakhi Gulzar also addressed the gathering.          

AIR correspondent reports that 213 feature films and 152 short and documentary films from 76 countries will be screened in 17 venues during the film extravaganza.   
 

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