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The Indian Film Festival (IIFLA) will take place April 6-10 and return to its home at ArcLight Hollywood. Over 30 filmmakers will travel to Los Angeles to present their films, interact with audiences and participate in industry meetings. The festival’s presenting sponsor is Zee Cinema.

IFFLA is widely recognized as the premiere showcase of groundbreaking Indian cinema globally. This year’s program features award-winning prestige titles from the festival circuit and more women filmmakers than ever before.

Opening the festival is the ensemble powerhouse “Angry Indian Goddesses,” directed by Pan Nalin. Anu Menon’s poignant “Waiting,” starring Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin, closes the festival on April 10.

Highlights include Hansal Mehta’s critically acclaimed and socially relevant “Aligarh,” Deepa Mehta’s gangster drama “Beeba Boys,” Sundance Film Festival’s sex comedy “Brahman Naman,” the world premiere of radical and hilarious “CRD” by Kranti Kanade; Rinku Kalsy’s documentary “For the Love of the Man,” on South Indian superstar Rajinikanth’s fans; Ruchika Oberoi’s genre-bending “Island City,” Neeraj Ghaywan’s directorial debut “Masaan,” which took home two awards at the 60th Cannes International Film Festival; Leena Yadav’s “Parched,” a story of four women in patriarchal culture; Prashant Nair’s Sundance winner “Umrika,” and “Visaraanai,” the Tamil gripping tale of the tentacles of systemic corruption in rural India.

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  • Annesha Das Gupta

    It is really great to see that films like Aligarh and Angry Indian Goddesses will be featured. A fresh breath of cine magic in the insidiously congested world of make-believe and glitz.

  • Shriya Katoch

    This a matter of enormous pride for India .

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  • Annesha Das Gupta

    It is really great to see that films like Aligarh and Angry Indian Goddesses will be featured. A fresh breath of cine magic in the insidiously congested world of make-believe and glitz.

  • Shriya Katoch

    This a matter of enormous pride for India .

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Actor Naseeruddin Shah Says, 50 Years From Now Cinema Halls Would Be Found In Museums

Naseeruddin can now be seen in the digital show "Zero KMS" on ZEE5.

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Naseeruddin says he has been very fascinated by director Qaushiq Mukherjee's films. Wikimedia

“The future comprises the computer and web. I think within 50 years, cinema halls will only be in museums. People will be taken around and shown, where people used to sit, where they used to buy popcorn from, and where films used to be screened,” Naseeruddin said in a statement.

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The first film of Qaushiq Mukherjee that Naseeruddin Shash saw was ‘Tasher Desh’. Wikimedia

“And people from that time would be in awe that thousands came together to watch a film. It’s a tragedy, films are a communal experience, more and more of it is becoming personal.”

He joked that maybe in 100 years, children will be born with telephones implanted in their heads.

“I won’t be around to see it, but I really miss the thrill of going to a crowded cinema and watching a movie, immaterial if the seats were comfortable or not. I grew up in places like Meerut, Alibaug and Nanital, where you sat on wooden seats and used to buy 40 paise tickets and watch the movie from the first row, which gave you a strain on your neck.

“But the joy of doing that cannot be replicated by watching a movie on your mobile screen.”

He can now be seen in the digital show “Zero KMS” on ZEE5.

“I have been very fascinated by director Qaushiq Mukherjee’s films. I think he is pretty unique filmmaker. He makes very hitting, cutting edge, whimsical and eccentric cinema and I personally like eccentric people.

“The first film of Qaushiq Mukherjee that I saw was ‘Tasher Desh’, in which my son acted and the way he has shot the play by Rabindrath Tagore is a completely unique take on it.

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“I have also seen ‘Ludo’ and ‘Garbage’, which I cannot say are perfect movies, but what he is attempting to do is to find new cinema language. And I was very interested in seeing what Qaushiq would do with an action thriller, like ‘Zero KMS’. The part that he offered me was quite interesting too,” he said.

The series, set in Goa, is on human trafficking. (IANS)