IFFI to celebrate legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, To screen the classics

Panji: The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will pay rich tributes to the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray and his contribution to Indian cinema. Classic movies of the celebrated filmmaker will be screened at the festival for cine enthusiasts.

This was announced during the Golden Jubilee edition of IFFI in 2019, by Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcast Ministry, as part of the Centenary celebrations of Satyajit Ray.

IFFI will showcase Charulata (1964), Ghare Baire (1984), Pather Panchali (1955), Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977), and Sonar Kella (1974) as part of their tribute.

IFFI in a statement said, “Satyajit Ray, who is believed to have changed the face of Indian cinema forever, was a powerhouse of talent. He has many acknowledgments to his credits, including 32 National Film Awards and an honorary degree from Oxford University. He is the first Indian filmmaker who was awarded an honorary Oscar for his contribution to the cinematic universe. On the occasion of his 100th birth anniversary, IFFI will pay tribute to the enigmatic filmmaker for his priceless contribution to Indian cinema.”

Satyajit Ray, a renowned filmmaker also contributed to the world of cinema as a screenwriter, music composer, graphic artist, lyricist, and writer.

The 51st Edition of Asia’s oldest and India’s biggest festival, The International Film Festival of India (IFFI), will be held in Goa from 16th January to 24th January 2021.

The International Film Festival of India, conducted every year, aims at providing a common platform for the cinemas of the world to project cinematic excellence. Every year IFFI celebrates some of the finest cinematic works and showcases a bouquet of best films from India and around the world.