Film festival to mark 100 years of Indian cinema on April 21

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MANGALORE: To commemorate 100 years of Indian Cinema, Alliance Francaise De Mangalore and Malani Talkies will organize a festival of Tulu, Konkani and Kannada films.

The first ever Mangalore Film Festival, which will see actors and stars in attendance, will be held at School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Valencia here on April 21. The fest will commemorate the first Indian film ‘Raja Harishchandra’ released 100 years ago.

Film director Sandeep Malani of Malani Talkies said, “The festival will also celebrate 80 years of Kannada cinema, 60 years of Konkani cinema and 40 years Tulu cinema.”

The day to dawn event will showcase a few films and the evening will bring curtains down with entertainment and celebrations.

“Films that will be screened at the fest include Byaari, Oriyordori Asal, Shaale, Ksheeranjali and a few short films,” he said, adding that his films Jo Jo Laali (the award winning Kannada film on HIV Aids), Janleva 555 and Woh 5 Din (in Hindi) too will be screened.

The main attraction of the event will be the premiere of Malani’s, ‘Yash Raj Heroines De Jayenge’, a musical tribute to Yash Chopra. The entertainment part will see a collage of Tulu, Konkani, Byaari, Kannada and other language films and celebrities.

Larkins D’Souza, cordinator of Alliance Francaise de Mangalore, said that Alliance Francaise is an international organization that aims at promoting French language and culture around the World. “French movie Joueuse will also be screened on the occasion. It will be a platform to commemorate Indian cinema with a special touch to Mangalorean movies in Konkani, Byaari and Kannada. The schedule of the movies to be screened and name of celebrities will be finalized soon,” he added.

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