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‘Coops can make Indian cinema truly global’

Taking the audience down memory lane while talking about the movie Manthan, a one of its kind ‘cooperative’ movie project envisioned by the late Dr Verghese Kurien and Shyam Benegal in Indian cinema, Karnad stressed on the need for many such projects in the future.

He highlighted how technology is changing cinema and appraised the audience about the abysmally low number of cinema screens in India as a major challenge for Indian cinema today.

Speaking at the occasion, lIFFCO Managing Director Dr U S Awasthi said that cinema is one of the popular art forms in India and IFFCO has been patronising Indian art and culture since its inception.
He went on to say that cooperatives can play a big role in making Indian cinema truly ‘GLOCAL’, i.e. globalisation but with a local touch, and make mainstream and regional films reach even the remotest corner of India.

This, he said, will play a big role in addressing various sociological problems plaguing the nation and will also bridge the ‘cultural’ divide that still exists making Indian cultural truly vibrant.
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