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Om Puri calls for Govt support to promote non-feature films

Posted on Nov 21, 10:47PM | UNI

Noted film actor Om Puri today called for government help and support to promote non-feature films.

Interacting with reporters after inaugurating Indian Panorama section here at the ongoing 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2012), he said "Indian cinema is not only about Bollywood as there are meaningful films made in different languages and regions but they don't find distributors and so are killed."

He wanted the government to coordinate with Doordarshan to screen these films. The Indian Panorama section has 20 feature and 19 non feature films.

Director Shivendra Singh Dungarpur's 'Celluloid Man', based on Indian archivist P K Nair's life and work, opened the non-feature film section, while Assamese film 'Baandhon' is the opening film in the feature film category.

Directed by veteran filmmaker Jahnu Barua, 'Baandhon' is a human statement against terror on behalf of the common man of the entire world.

Secretary in Ministry of Information and Bbroadcasting, Uday Kumar Varma, assured to work out a mechanism to showcase these films on the public broadcaster like Doordarshan.