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Indo-Bengla Film festival brings closer the Bengal roots of Indian subcontinent

ANM Cinema Bureau

Indo-Bengla Film festival: The annual Indo-Bangla Movie Festival recently celebrated its fifth anniversary in New Delhi  by showcasing vibrant and diverse film cultures of India and Bangladesh. A meticulous curation of films not only captivated the audiences but also left a mark of promise for future for the movie lovers.

Selection of the movies, while reflecting upon the very best of Bengali cinema on one hand has also been a representation of the connect of the cultural moorings and the traditions of the larger Bangal region cutting across geographical boundaries of the Indian subcontinent.

Films from India and Bangladesh, featuring regional language filmmakers’ cultural traditions and unique storytelling, was showcased in the festival which was organised by Purple Touch Creatives in association with Probhas Kalyani Priti Trust.

The Indo-Bangla Movie festival gives an exceptional opportunity to the Bangali film buffs while also providing a vibrant space to the individuals who are committed to creating art and preserving a distinct culture. The aim of the festival has been to foster renewed conversations and celebrate the art forms of Bengali film Industries of India and Bangladesh. Each screening was followed by Question and Answer sessions where the audience could participate, making the event more interactive.

According to Ashish Ranjan Das, the festival Director, “The festival tries to bring together a diverse cross-section of people, including cinephiles, filmmakers, artists, writers, and journalists, fostering camaraderie over films and conversations”.

“Additionally, a lifetime achievement award was  presented to Srimati Mamata Shankar, a national award-winning actress and dancer whose film Bijoyar Pore directed by Abhijit Sridas will also be screened during the festival.

Notable attendees of the event were Gautam Ghose, Chanchal Chowdhury, Koushik Ganguly, Rima Das, Swastika Mukherjee, Shiboprosad Mukherjee, Nandita Roy, Abhijit Sridas, Tathagata Bhattacharjee, Sudeshna Bhattacharya, Prasant Saikia, Jaya Ahsan, Urmila Mahanta.

The two day festival was organised in the Shri Fort auditorium in the national capital Delhi and was a well attended event.

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