5th Biffes Celebrating 100 Years of Indian Cinema

To honor 100 years of Indian cinema, Biffes has selected a unique collection of films that truly reflect the richness of India’s cinema that continues to retain the local flavor, essence, emotions and dialect of this culturally majestic country.
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2012 - PRLog -- Bangalore, December 5, 2012: To commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema, Biffes has selected a unique collection of films that truly reflect the richness of India’s cinema that continues to retain the local flavor, essence, emotions and dialect of this culturally majestic country. For the centenary of Indian cinema, Biffes is going to celebrate throughout the festival with a strong overall presence of Indian features and documentaries. Twelve Indian films are chosen to showcase in the festival. All twelve movies are completely diverse from each other. 5th Biffes is going to be a true testament to the film-making excellence we see year after year.

Centenary Celebrations – List of films to be screened.

1. Shiraz   -  Franz Osten -  Silent – 1929 -

2. Achut Kanya – Franz Osten – Hindi – 1936

3. Mukti – P.C.Barua – Hindi ­- 1937

4.  Devadaas – Vedantam Raghavaiah – Telugu – 1953

5. Chemmeen – Ramu Kariat – Malayalam – 1966

6. Garam Hawa – M.S.Sathyu – Hindi – 1973

7. Umbarthaa – Jabbar Patel – Marathi – 1981

8. Nayakan – Manirathnam – Tamil – 1987

9. Laptop – Kaushik Ganguli – Bengali – 2011

10. Naandi – N. Lakshminarayan – Kannada - 1964

11. Bhootaiahna maga Aiyyu – Siddalingaiah-  Kannada -1974

12. America America –  Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar dmpep - Kannada -1995

COMPETITIONS

This year also Biffes is holding   competition in contemporary Indian cinemas and Kannada Cinemas. 11 films have been selected for the Indian cinema Competition and the winner will be awarded “Suchitra Samman” at the end of the festival.  In the exclusive Kannada Cinema Competition 8 films have been shortlisted by an eminent panel of film personalities.

List of Indian Films for Competition

1.      Chayiliam– Malayalam /Director-Manoj Kana

2.      Lessons in Forgetting - Tamil /Director-Unni Vijayan          

3.      Sarasammana Samaadhi-Kannada /Director- K N T Shastry          

4.      Samhitha-Marathi/Director - Sumitra Bhave& Sunil Sukthankar

5.      Ithramaathram – Malayalam/Diector-K.Gopinathan          

6.      B.A Pass –Hindi/Director – Ajay Bahl

7.      Investment-Marathi/Director- Ratnakar Matkari.          

8.      Anhey Gorey da dan – Punjabi/Director-Gurvinder Singh

9.      Baandhon- Assamese /Director- Jahnu Barua        

10.  Elar Char Adhyay- Bengali/Director- Bappaditya Bandopadhay

11.  Mumbai Cha Raja- Hindi/Director-   Manjeet Singh

Kannada Competition – Selected Films

1.      Koormavatara Dir-Girish Kasaravalli

2.      Narassajjana Nursery Dir- C V Nandeeshwar

3.      Prasaad .Dir-Manoj Sati

4.      Kamsaale Kaisaale. Dir- T S Nagabharana

5.      Shinar. Dir- Abhaya Simha

6.      Ball Pen. Dir- ShashiKanth

7.      Bhageerathi. Dir- Dr.Baraguru Ramchandrappa

8.      Olavina Ole Dir- Teshee Venkatesh

In addition, an International Jury will select a film from amongst Asian countries entries to grant NETPAC (Network for Promotion of Asian Cinema) award.
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