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Mrinal Sen, Girish Karnad among industry stalwarts to be honoured at IFFI 50

The homage section called 'IFFI Remembers', will showcase some of the National award-winning works of industry stalwarts who passed away this past year

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Published: 18th November 2019

The past year, we saw the passing of some of the stalwarts in the Indian film industry. To honour 13 of these path-breakers, the International Film Festival of India, in its Golden Jubilee edition, will screen the work of these veterans who have left the fraternity.

The homage section called 'IFFI Remembers', will showcase some of the National award-winning works of noted filmmakers Mrinal Sen (Bhuvan Shome-1969) and Girish Karnad (Kanooru Heggadithi - 1999). The late Assamese actor Biju Khukan's film, Aparoopa, directed by Jahnu Barua, is also part of the section.

Not just actors and filmmakers, but also composers and cinematographers too will be honoured in this edition of IFFI. Umrao Jaan with unforgettable songs by veteran music director Khayyam, the world-class cinematography by cinematographer MJ Radhakrishnan in Veyilmarangal and Vijaya Mulay's short educational animated classic Ek Anek Aur Ekta (1974) are some of the other films selected for the same section.

Other films include Ganashatru (Ruma Guha Thakurta), Hum (Kadar Khan), Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (Raj Kumar Barjatya), Krish Trish and Balitboy: Face Your Fears (Ram Mohan), Phool Aur Kaante (Veeru Devgan), and Rajnigandha (Vidya Sinha).

The 2019 Golden Jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India will take place from 20th to the 28th of November at Panjim, Goa.

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