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'Indian Cinema Now' to highlight current trends

Posted on Dec 05, 12:24PM | UNI

The change and modernisation in the field of cinema will be showcased through the seven films, to be screened in the 'Indian Cinema Now' category at the 17th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) to begin here on December 7.

The films are 'The Crier' (Cheeka) by M Adeyapartha Rajan, Chitrangada-The Crowning Wish 'by Rituparno Ghosh', Cosmic Sex' by Amitabh Chakraborty', Samhita-The Script by Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar, 'Sound' (Shabdo) by Kaushik Ganguly, Tears of Nandigram' (Nandigramer Chokher Paani) and 'Waves of Silence' (Baandhon) by Jahnu Barua.

Of the seven, four are in Bengali, one each in Hindi, Marathi and Assamese .

The 'Crier' directed by M Adeyapartha Rajan is on a monk's chance discovery of a prostitute with whom he associates the ideas of love and liberation.

The film was screened in the 18th Kolkata International Film Festival inviting great positive reviews from critics and film admirers.

Rituparno Gosh-directed 'Chitrangada-The Crowning Wish' deals with the life of a dancer, Rudra and the dancer's conflicts with himself and the society.

A man exploring himself using sexual energy is the storyline of Amitabh Chakraborty's 'Cosmic Sex' which was the closing film in the Cine Central Film Festival, Kolkata.

It was also the highlight of the 12th Osian's Cinefan Festival of Indian, Asian and Arab Cinema and earned much appreciation.

The award winning and reputed SumitraBhave-Sunil Sukhtankar duo's latest film the Script is on an ailing film producer who appoints his wife to make a film on his favorite story of passion and surrender between a king and a court singer. The film was part of the 43rd International Film Festival of India in Goa in the Indian Panorama section.