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Free movies, invaluable joy

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The 61st National Film Festival 2014 began in New Delhi on 29 June. All the National Award winning films for the year 2013 are being screened for the public during the festival. Being organised by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Siri Fort Auditorium Complex, 30 feature films and 23 non-feature films will be screening during the four-day festival.
The festival was inaugurated by the Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar in the presence of Mohan Agashe, Sumitra Bhave, Sunil Sukthankar, Amruta Subhash and Pranjal Dua.

The festival opened with two films. Sumitra Bhave’s Marathi film Astu which was about a person losing his memory. Agashe being the lead actor and co-producer of the film. Chidiya Udh was the other 22-minute FTII diploma film which revolved around a young boy from a chicken farm and a maid at a luxury hotel. These films have won the awards of Best Dialogue and Best Direction respectively.

Some films screened on the previous days were Soojit Sarcar’s Madras Cafe, Sange Dorjee’s Crossing Bridges, Anand Gandhi’s Ship of Theseus, Hansal Mehta’s Shahid, Subhash Kapoor’s Jolly LLB, and many more. The festival comes to an end on 2 July. So, all those people who missed out on the previous days can still catch up in the two days that are left. Films like Gulabi Gang, Accsex, Jal, Foresting Life, December 1 and others are yet to be screened.

The entries are on first cum first serve basis, free and promises a wonderful time!
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