The 50th International Film Festival of India opens on Wednesday, 20th November in Goa. The festival caters to over twelve thousand delegates. But do not worry if you are not a delegate ! There is an Open Air Screening section where you can enjoy some of the blockbusters free.
AIR correspondent reports that Remember your school or college days, when we used to flock together to have a glimpse of movies at open places without entry fee. [email protected] is replicating perhaps the same model in its Open Air Screening section, as has been the trend over the past decade or so.
The theme of the Open Air Screenings in the Golden Jubilee year is ‘The Joy of Cinema’. 14 films including classics as well as comedies alongwith the movies from the related genres will be screened in this section. Kishore Kumar’s all-time hit, Padosan alongvwith Chalti ka naam gaadi, lead the pack of movies.
Recent releases like Badhaai Ho and Total Dhamaal are bound to tickle the Goans and tourists alike !
The open air screenings have been organised at two venues from 21st to 27th November. Joggers Park at Altinho, Panjim will screen movies on comedy and related genres.
Miramar Beach is the other venue. will screen those from the Indian Panorama section. Goa’s very own Nachom-ia Kumpasar in Konkani will be screened. Hindi action film Uri : The Surgical Strike will also be another major attraction.
The open air screenings are open to everyone and you need not have any registration. The entry would be free for all. Now that’s another reason to be in Goa this time.