International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017 has been in news throughout this season. From refusing to screen films like ‘S Durga’ and ‘Nude’ to Shahrukh Khan’s speech at the opening ceremony.
But what stole the show and won the hearts of many was the screening of the movie ‘Anurakthi’, world’s first Sanskrit 3D film. The movie is directed by Asokan PK and is 80 minutes long. Made on a shoestring budget of Rs. 28 lakhs, the director plans to release this film in February 2018.
According to the Financial Express, the movie revolves around a character ‘Vasudha’ who is a Punjabi dancer, visits Kerala to learn Koodiyattam, a 2000-year-old dance form, from a practitioner named Paramesharwan Chakkiar.
Vasudha eventually falls in love with Paramesharwan Chakkiar’s son but is met with numerous occasions of her lover doubting her closeness with Parmeshwaran.
The movie is a beautiful mélange of tradition and contemporary times set in the backdrop of Koodiyattam.
The film festival opened on 20th November by paying homage to veteran actors who passed away this year. Actors such as Om Puri, Vinod Khanna, Tom Alter, Reema Lagoo, Jayalalithaa, Shakila and directors like Kundan Shah, Abdul Majid, had a section dedicated to their work in the film industry.
Noted Bollywood star Salman Khan will conclude the 48th edition of the fest.
Speaking about the festival, he said, "The Festival has a fantastic line-up this year and I look forward to attending the closing ceremony and meeting some of the best names in cinema from across the world."
Information source: newindianexpress
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