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The Best Movies of 2001-2019 Not Streaming in OTT Platforms

admin   May 3, 2020

There are no straight answers. But, some of the best movies of the New Millenium, including films that won the National Film Awards and films premiered international film festivals have found no space in the streaming platforms. Some of the titles are available through DVD rentals and servers of film festivals, but not for streaming. We would like comments from film lovers and filmmakers. Send your comments at nat@pickle.co.in

Aadmi Ki AuratAur Anya Kahaniyan (Hindi, 2009)

Genre: Drama
Director: Amit Dutta
Starring: Ashok Chaudhary, Bramhaswaroop Mishra, Gagan Singh Seth
Not available for streaming

Made by one of India’s most fiercely independent filmmakers, Amit Dutta, this is an uncompromising and intriguing series of three episodes that explore the relationship between men and women and between humans and the spaces they inhabit and the objects that surround them.

High points: Cinema at its most rigorous and pure and marked by a vision steeped in a keen understanding of visual poetry

Adaminte Makan Abu (Malayalam, 2011)

Genre: Drama
Director: Salim Ahamed
Starring: Salim Kumar Zarina Wahab
Not available for streaming

Adaminte Makan Abu (Abu, Son of Adam) is about a poor perfume seller who has only one aspiration left in life – he wants to visit Mecca. He sets about putting together the resources he needs to make the trip but his mission is not as simple as it seems.

High points: Effortless storytelling;evocative cinematography (Madhu Ambat), a flawless screenplay and a pitch-perfect central performance (Salim Kumar)

Ajeyo (Assamese, 2014)

Genre: Drama
Director: JahnuBarua
Starring: Rupam Chetia, Jupitora Bhuyan, Kopil Bora
Not available for streaming

Assam’s leading director JahnuBarua’s Ajeyo (Invincible) is an adaptionof Arun Sharma’s award-winning novel to narrate a tale set in the years before India’s Partition. An idealistic young man in a small village fights social ills against all odds. In present times, his granddaughter, a senior police officer, continues the crusade.

High points: A powerful story told with unwavering control and a sense of how history is never a thing of the past

Arekti Premer Galpo (Bengali, 2010)

Genre: Drama
Directed: Kaushik Ganguly
Starring: Rituparno Ghosh, Jisshu Sengupta, Indraneil Sengupta, Raima Sen, Baishe Shrabon
Not available for Streaming

A sensitive and incisive portrayal of transgender individuals in a conservative society, Kaushik Ganguly’s ArektiPremerGalpo (Just Another Love Story) focuses on a filmmaker who sets out to document the life and work of a real-life actor known for playing female characters in Bengal’s folk theatre.

High points: Multi-layered screenplay, believable characters, insightful portrayals

Asthamayam Vare (Malayalam, 2014)

Genre: Drama, Suspense
Director: Sajin Babu
Starring: Prakruthi Dutta Mukheri, Shilpa Kavalam, Sanal Aman, Joseph Mapilacherry, Shakkir
Not available for streaming

A debutant director pulls an unusual rabbit out of the hat – a Malayalam film without any background score and minimal dialogue. Two boys are arrested after the death of a choir singer in a seminary. What follows is a fragmented narrative that takes place in an unspecified time and location.

High points: Its abstract but evocative setting and the deep, resonant exploration of man’s relationship with nature

Celluloid (Malayalam, 2013)

Genre: Drama
Director: Kamal
Starring: Prithviraj, Sreenivasan, Mamta Mohandas, Nedumudi Venu, Chandni
Not available for Streaming

Director Kamal’s recreation of the life and struggles of the father of Malayalam cinema, J.C. Daniel, Celluloid is solidly crafted biopic that brings to the fore rarely discussed aspects of the early years of cinema in Kerala and their deleterious impact on Daniel’s future.

High points: Prithviraj’s sensitive portrayal of Daniel’s character and a well-researched screenplay

Chauthi Koot (Punjabi, 2015)

Genre: Drama, History
Director: Gurvinder Singh
Starring: Suvinder Vicky, Gurpreet Bhangu, Rajbir Kaur
Not available for streaming

Set during the Sikh separatist movement of the 1980s, ChauthiKoot (The Fourth Direction) blends two stories by Punjabi writer Waryam Singh Sandhu. It captures the fear and foreboding that paralyzed people caught in the crossfire between Khalistani militants and government security forces.

High points: Use of striking minimalism to drive home the cataclysmic effect of politically-inspired violence on ordinary, innocent lives

Court (Marathi/Gujarati/Hindi/English, 2014)

Genre: Legal drama
Director: Chaitanya Tamhane
Starring: Vira Sathidar,Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Pradeep Joshi, Usha Bane, Shirish Pawar
Not available for streaming

First-time director Chaitanya Tamhane lays bare the ways of the Indian legal system, mirrored in the hapless plight of a folk poet charged with abetting the suicide of a municipal gutter cleaner. Court makes its point with great force and precision without resorting to conventional dramatic devices.

High points: Sure-handed direction, a fine script and convincing characters

Frozen (Hindi, 2007)

Genre: Drama
Director: Shivajee Chandrabhushan
Starring: Danny Denzongpa, Gauri, Rajendranath Zutshi, Aamir Bashir
Not available for streaming

Shivajee Chandrabhushan’s Frozen is an austerely shot black-and-white film set in Ladakh. A sprightly teenage girl lives with her father, an apricot jam-maker, and her kid brother in a remote Himalayan village. Their life is disrupted when the army moves in and sets up camp yards from their home, bringing conflict within sniffing distance.

High points: Low-key, naturalistic filmmaking is backed by aptly restrained acting.

Kaalbela (Bengali, 2009)

Genre: Drama
Director: Goutam Ghosh
Starring: Parambrata Chatterjee, Paoli Dam, Santu Mukherjee, Soumitra Chatterjee
Not available for streaming

Made largely in the style of the radical political Bengali films of the 1970s, Goutam Ghosh’s Kaalbela documents the unrest that led to the birth of the violent Naxalite movement. The film, based on a 1980s novel written as part of an epic trilogy by Samaresh Majumdar, vividly evokes a turbulent era.

High points: Seamless juxtaposing of past and present and rich visual and aural texturing

Kaaler Rakhal (Bengali, 2009)

Genre: Drama
Director: Sekhar Das
Starring: Bimal Chakraborty, Usashi Chakraborty, Phalguni Chatterjee
Not available for streaming

A rare contemporary Bengali film that directly addresses the political skull duggery that is rampant in rural parts of the eastern Indian state, Kaaler Rakhal is about an itinerant performer who, owing to his poverty is sucked into a twister of ruthless exploitation by those in positions of power.

High points: Highlights a unique cultural aspect of Bengal while exposing the depredations of the political class

Kattradhu Tamizh (Tamil, 2007)

Genre: Drama, Mystery
Director: Ram
Starring: Jiiva, Anjali, Karunas
Not available for streaming

Director Ram’s first film, Katradhu Tamizh is about a young postgraduate struggling to achieve his goals in a social and economic climate that is loaded against the common man. A series of setbacks push him over the edge of sanity. A story told with impressive control and grasp on the medium.

High points: Deceptively simple narrative and solid pivotal performance by Jiiva

Koormavatara (Kannada, 2012)

Genre: Drama
Director: Girish Kasaravalli
Starring: Dr. Shikaripura Krishnamurthy, Jayanthi, Apurva Kasaravalli
Not available for streaming

In Koormavatara (Tortoise, A Reincarnation), an ageing government employee on the verge of retirement is offered a role in a television show in which he has to impersonate Mahatma Gandhi. The spirit of the Father of the Nation percolates into him and poses challenges that are anything but easy to confront.

High points: The film is marked by the quiet, meditative narrative style of Kannada cinema’s most celebrated auteur Girish Kasaravalli

Kutty Srank (Malayalam, 2010)

Genre: Drama
Director: Shaji N Karun
Starring: Mammootty, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Meenakumari, Wahiida, Saikumar, Siddique, Suresh Krishna
Not available for streaming

A body of a nomadic mariner is washed ashore. A Buddhist nun, a Christian woman and a mute lady come forward to claim his body. The film weaves a complex, intriguing portrait of a character while highlighting different locations and cultural and seasonal variations.

High points: Visually stunning and multi-layered narrative; Mammootty’s stellar performance

Ma’ama (Moan) (2018), Garo

Director: Dominic Sangma
Genre: Drama
Starring: Phillip Sangma, Brilliant Marak, Hailin Sangma
Not available for streaming

Dominic Sangma, who makes films in the Garo language, is a Meghalaya filmmaker who has begun to make waves worldwide. His debut feature, Ma’ama (Moan), a deeply personal film that probes loss and longing from the standpoint of an old man – the director’s father – grieving for his long-deceased wife, instantly marked him out as a storyteller of exceptional depth. He explores loss, mourning and reconciliation through the eyes of his father, who lost his wife 30 years ago and continues to live in the hope of being reunited with her one day.

High Points: The director’s uncompromising vision lends the film a meditative quality.

Natarang (Marathi, 2010)

Genre: Drama
Director: Ravi Jadhav
Starring: Starring, Atul Kulkarni, Sonalee Kulkarni, Kishor Kadam, Vibhavari Deshpande, Priya Berde
Not available for streaming

Ravi Jadhav’s directorial debut Natarang, set in the world of Maharashtra’s folk theatre, is the story of a working class man who sets up a theatre. Destiny forces him to defy his own masculinity and society’s expectations to don the role of an effeminate character on the stage.

High points: Flawless adaptation of a successful novel and outstanding performances by Atul Kulkarni and Kishor Kadam

Ozhivudivasathe Kali (Malayalam, 2015)

Genre: Drama
Director: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
Starring: Nistar Ahamed, Arun Nayar, Pradeep Kumar, Baiju Netto, Reju Pillai, Abhija Sivakala
Not available for streaming

A fluidly constructed cautionary tale with a shocking finale, Ozhivudivasthe Kali (An Off-Day Game) peels off the veneer of bonhomie that five friends on a day off in the country project. As the day progresses, they begin to reveal their true colours – they aren’t edifying at all.

High points: With minimum fuss, the director paints a dark, disturbing portrait of caste and class divides in Kerala

Paruthiveeran (Tamil, 2007)

Genre: Epic, Drama, Romantic
Director: Ameer Sultan
Starring: Karthi, Priyamani, Saravanan, Ponvannan, Ganja Karuppu
Not available for streaming

Set in a Tamil Nadu village, Paruthiveeran tells the story of a petty criminal’s fraught relationship with an upper-caste girl that ends in tragedy. The material is thin but the treatment more than makes up for what the film lacks in depth and range. Riveting all the way.

High points: Strong lead roles backed by solid storytelling.

Shahid (Hindi, 2013)

Genre: Biography, Drama
Director: Hansal Mehta
Starring: Rajkummar Rao, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Baljinder Kaur
Not available for Streaming

Shahid brings to the big screen the life and career of human rights lawyer ShahidAzmi, who, in 2010, was killed in his Mumbai office by right-wing goons. The film lays the facts on the table without pointing accusatory fingers. What emerges is the vulnerability of all crusaders in a system that abhors status quo-breakers.

High points: Rajkumarr Rao’s restrained performance and Hansal Mehta’s sure-footed, empathetic approach to the character

Shabdo (Bengali, 2013)

Genre: Drama
Director: Kaushik Ganguly
Starring: Ritwick Chakraborty, Raima Sen, Churni Ganguly
Not available for streaming

Shabdo (which, in Bengali, can mean either ‘word’ or ‘sound’) is the story of a Foley artist who is trapped in a world of ambient sound and becomes incapable of registering human voices around him, including that of his exasperated wife. An unconventional story told with skill, subtlety and sensitivity.

High points: Director Kaushik Ganguly’s handling of an unusual theme and lead actor Ritwik Chakraborty’s flawless performance

Ship of Theseus (Hindi/English, 2013)

Genre: Drama
Director: Anand Gandhi
Starring: Aida Al-Khashef, Neeraj Kabi, Sohum Shah
Not available for streaming

Among the most strikingly original films to come out of India in years, Ship of Theseus tells three interlinked stories about a visually impaired photographer, a terminally ill monk, and a pushy stockbroker. The film questions notions of identity, belief systems and ways of seeing.

High points: Seamless blend of disparate plot elements, outstanding direction and fine performances

Sonchidi (Hindi, 2011)

Genre: Sci-Fi
Director: Amit Dutta
Starring: Nitin Goel, Gagan Singh Sethi
Not available for Streaming

Sonchidi is a complex, challenging film about a search by two travellers for a flying craft that they believe could liberate them from the cycle of life and death. The theme is of a piece with director Amit Dutta’s continuing cinematic exploration of the interplay of human memories, hopes, apprehensions and desires.

High points: Prahlad Gopakumar’s magnificent cinematography and Amit Dutta’s deeply meditative filmmaking style

Tamizh Padam (Tamil, 2011)

Genre: Comedy, Parody
Director: C. S. Amudhan
Starring: Shiva, Disha Pandey, Paravai Muniyamma
Not available for streaming

Tamizh Padam is a laugh riot that takes parodic pot shots at the conventions of commercial Tamil cinema. Nobody (and nothing) is spared in this acerbic take on the bizarre devices that popular films resort to in order to tell bloated, larger-than-life stories.

High points: The courage of director C.S. Amudhan stands out – he takes on the sacred shibboleths of his own industry

Titli (Hindi, 2015)

Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Director: Kanu Behl
Starring: Ranvir Shorey, Amit Sial, Shashank Arora, Lalit Behl, Shivani Raghuvanshi
Not available for streaming

Set in a Delhi in the grip of a ‘development’ frenzy, Titli is the story of a dysfunctional lower middle-class family grappling with inter-personal issues that frequently assume the form of brutal violence. The youngest of three siblings has an urge to escape this hellhole. But can he?

High points: Intelligent use of thriller elements to paint a precise socio-economic portrait of people on the fringes of a rapidly expanding megalopolis

Virumaandi (Tamil, 2004)

Genre: Action, Drama
Director: Kamal Haasan
Starring: Kamal Haasan, Abhirami, Pasupathy, Napoleon, Nassar
Not available for streaming

Written, produced, directed by and starring Kamal Haasan, Virumaandi enjoys cult status and has spawned many imitations. The Rashomon-like plot revolves around two prisoners – one serving a life sentence, the other on death row – and unravels the circumstances that have brought them here.

High points: A gripping storyline and strong acting

Pickle Berlin 2020 European Film Market issue

admin   January 28, 2020

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Pickle Berlin International Film Festival 2020 issue will be spread at the European Film Market (February 20-27, 2020)for the whole period of the market. This is 13th edition of Pickle’s India focused Berlinale issue.

Over a period of eight days at EFM, around 10,000 representatives of the international film and media industries – primarily producers, buyers and sales agents, distributors and financiers – come together to network, exchange, inform themselves and do business. As the first major film market of the year, the EFM is in a strong position and serves as a barometer and pacesetter for the new film year: new productions and developments, future-proof business models, contacts and contracts – it all starts here.

The EFM’s varied locations range from the beautiful Gropius Bau to elegant Marriott Hotel, modern Berliner Freiheit or the historic Zoo Palast. A professional infrastructure for exhibitors, state-of-the-art cinemas, numerous market premieres and outstanding service via close customer and partner relationships distinguish the film market as a first class trading platform.

Pickle has partnership with Euroepan Film Market and they will be distributing Pickle in trade bins at the market venues with other leading trades.

The editorial focus is to spread the strengths of the Indian film industry and connect to global peers. Pickle reach out to audio visual companies in over 50 countries; Targeted global buyers and distributors; Film Festivals and markets; scout locales and service providers, Animation, VFX, VR, production companies; Global companies looking at offshoring from India; Co-production seekers and location service providers.

Make your film, services visible and reach out to your target group.

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admin   October 17, 2019

In the next five years, if all goes well, then our existing library of nearly 500 live action movies titles in multiple genres would grow to 1000 titles and we would have created at least 10-12 new IPs in the kids space,” says Aneesh Dev, Director, Wide Angle Media

What is your objective and focus at MIPCOM 2019?
This year at MIPCOM our objective is to exhibit new IPs to the international market in order to generate interest for our product amongst buyers from all over the world (including India).

We provide freshly created quality content for our younger audience across varied media platforms.

What are some of the new projects you are working on? Tell us some of the growth priorities for WAM.
We have an impressive line-up of new IPs this MIPCOM which includes the 3D animated avatar of the live action series JUNIOR G- a very popular and highly successful TV serial on Indian television that has been aired on approximately 12 TV channels in India in various languages. Further,
we aim at introducing the concept of animated motion comics through our IPs which include the adventurous and magical stories of Arjun and Garuda, Zudora and Bhoot and Friends.Through the tales of our characters, we wish to create a world of Indian superheroes.

What is the state of Indian animation industry today? Capture some of the trends emerging out of India which are exciting?
Over the years, Indian animation industry has gained widespread acceptance and appreciation across borders. Indian animation companies have collaborated and worked with well-established production houses and created an international presence. With ever increasing demand for entertainment content in today’s time, there has been a significant growth in the demand for animated content as well- both domestically and internationally. The emerging trend in India suggests that TV channels are being proactive in developing interesting original IPs.

Taking all these factors into consideration, we believe that the future of Indian animation is now and it looks brighter than it ever has.

What are the three or four reasons why India has not be able to create a strong market for its own kids content?
While Indian animation industry has a fantastic talent pool to create world class content and IPs, it faces certain challenges right from its inception. There is a heavy dependency on outsourcing work from overseas companies for their survival. There has been reasonable amount of demand from Indian audience for original Indian content and IPs, however, the demand for the same has been significantly lower from the broadcasters’ end up until 2-3 years ago. This is because most of the international broadcasters in India have been focused on dubbing and distributing their own foreign shows to monetize.

The advertising budget spent in the kids genre in India is relatively low.

Do you see good times for Indian kids content to expand global footprint? Give us some examples of why Indian animation content will excite overseas audience.
Yes. You create a good product with quality that is at par with global players and the market will respond to you. In fact the market has never been hungrier for good content with broadcasters & OTT platforms having to cater to the fast increasing number of eye balls. Recently the popular kids series in India Chotta Bheem franchise was picked by Netflix which sparked interest amongst buyers in overseas market.

It is fantastic that you have moved from a buyer to a producer and distributor? Tell us about your journey and how you have been able to manage this transition.
WAMINDIA has been one of the major content aggregators of movies and kids content since the last 14 years. We have dealt in more than 700 movies and around 300 hours of kid’s content. Prior to this, we were full time producers of live action TV shows and movies for almost 9 years. After producing around 32 live action TV shows across leading TV channels, we moved on to aggregation, distribution and licensing of content. A few years ago, we were the top producers of live action Kids shows and movies with big hit titles like Junior G (TV), Bhoot Unkle & Bhoot and Friends (Movies). We also distributed Pentamedia’s animation movies Pandavas, The legend Of Buddha, Alladdin amongst many other library titles.

Our experience as producers enriches our understanding of the production aspect of the content and our vast experience in aggregation, distribution and licensing enables us to understand the requirements and demand of content on the broadcasters’ and other media platforms’ side.

What are your views on the current VOD and OTT platforms? How are audiences (especially kids) engaging with content?
One word that instantly comes to mind on hearing the term OTT is‘Future’. It is the rapidly growing present and definite future of all media platforms. With increasing access to smart phones and availability of high speed internet at affordable rates to the huge populations across geographies, the demand for videos has risen sky high and this is just the beginning. It is the most convenient media platform that is customized for individual demand and can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

Every leading TV channel & digital content distribution company either already have or are in the process of developing their own OTT platforms.

In fact OTT platforms are beginning to consider children as huge target markets with great potential. Most of the children use multiple digital mediums and spend a great deal of time on it nowadays. This trend isn’t lost upon the OTT platforms. You can take Netflix for instance. The OTT giant has its eyes set on exploring and providing quality content for children. It recently acquired StoryBots, a children’s story brand. Amazon Prime video has reportedly acquired the rights of Harry, an indigenous animation series. If that isn’t a clear indication towards growth in kids entertainment market,
what else is?

What are the biggest challenges in the business today?
We believe that the biggest challenge in production is to narrate a story well and create good content for the target audience. There is also the challenge of finding an appropriate buyer broadcaster / platform who would understand the potential for that content.

Do you see still life for linear television programming — especially in the kids segment?
Linear television and broadcasting is a hardcore lifestyle amongst people and not to forget, the heart and soul of advertising business. So it is safe to say that TV broadcasting is not going anywhere.

The real question is, how well will it survive against the upcoming and growing VOD platforms?
Digital media offers the tempting advantage of providing customized selection of content for consumers which can be viewed by them at their convenience a strength that television can neither overlook nor overcome. As digital media takes over, it becomes tougher and tougher for TV broadcasters to maintain their market position. In India, majority of the children are still consuming content through traditional television viewing. However, it is only a matter of time before the trend switches.Second screens have already penetrated this segment and are gaining rapid popularity amongst children. Big players in the entertainment content industry are taking steps to tap into this high potential market. Disney has announced that it will be introducing its own SVOD platform. Even Discovery Kids launched its own animation series inspired by the movie ‘Singham’ and also acquired the rights of a kids show Bandbudh and Budbak- from ZeeQ in order to capture their share of the market.

How would you like to see WAM grow in the next three to five years? WAMINDIA targets to create and aggregate good engaging content while taking it to its target audience through the right channels and platforms. In the next five years, if all goes well, then our existing library of nearly 500 live action movies titles in multiple genres (like mass entertainment, action,
comedy, horror amongst others) would grow to 1000 titles and we would have created at least 10-12 new IPs in the kids space.

Who is your biggest influence/ influencer in driving WAM?
I personally admire Mr. Walter Elias Disney’s vision for the fabulous content he and his grand institution has made for the kids and family audience and the mega business value they have created out of creating content.

Indian Films at Cannes

admin   November 24, 2018

India has an old association with Cannes with Chetan Anand’s Neecha Nagar having won the Grand Prix award in 1946. Here is the full list of Indian films screened at Cannes

Cinefoundation Selection
Afternoon Clouds
Director: Payal Kapadia

Directors’ Fortnight
Raman Raghav 2.0
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Actors: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal, Sobhita Dhulipala, Mukesh Chhabra

Cannes Classics
The Cinema Travellers
Director: Shirley Abraham & Amit Madheshiya

Un Certain Regard
Chauthi Koot
Director: Gurvinder Singh
Actors: Suvinder Vikky, Rajbir Kaur, Taranjit Singh Harleen Kaur Masaan
Director: Neeraj Ghaywan
Actors: Richa Chadda, Sanjay Mishra, Vicky Kaushal, Shweta Tripathi

Un Certain Regard
Director: Kanu Behl
Actors: Shashank Arora, Ranvir Shorey, Amit Sial

Critics Week
True Love Story
Director: Gitanjali Rao
Script and Animation: Gitanjali Rao

Midnight Projection
Monsoon Shootout
Director: Amit Kumar
Actors: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Vijay Verma

Special Screening
Bombay Talkies
Director (s): Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap
Actors: Rani Mukherjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Randeep Hooda, Saqib Saleem

Director’s Fortnight
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Actors: Rahul Bhat, Abir Goswami, Sandesh Jadhav

Semaine de la Critique
The Lunchbox
Director: Ritesh Batra
Actors: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Cannes Classics
Director: Satyajit Ray
Actors: Madhabi Mukherjee, Soumitra Chatterjee, Sailen Mukherjee

Un Certain Regard                                                                                                       Miss Lovely
Director: Ashim Ahluwalia
Actors: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Niharika Singh, Anil George

Director’s Fortnight
Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1 & 2
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Actors: Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Cannes Critics Week
Director: Vasan Bala
Actors: Gulshan Devaiah, Nishikant Kamat, Kriti Malhotra, Siddharth Menon

Special Screening
Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever told
Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Jeff Zimbalist
Actors: Javed Akhtar, Dev Anand, Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and others

Un Certain Regard
Director: Vikramaditya Motwane
Actors: Rajat Barmecha, Ronit Roy, Ram Kapoor

All Cinemas of the World section
To commemorate 60 Years of Indian Independence and 60 Years of Cannes Film Festival India was the focus country at Cannes Film Festival in 2007.
The seven Indian movies selected for this section include Saira Directed by Dr Biju,
Missed Call (Directed by Mridul Toolsidass & Vinay Subramanian), Guru ( Directed by Mani Ratnam),
Dosar (Directed by Rituparno Ghosh), Veyil (Directed by Vasanthabalan), Dharm
(Directed by Bhavna Talwar) and Lage Raho Munnabhai (Directed by Raj Kumar Hirani).

Out of Competition Section
Pather Pachali directed by Satyajit Ray
Actors: Subir Bannerjee, Runki Bannerjee,
Uma Das Gupta

Retrospective of Raj Kapoor in 2002
A retrospective of Raj Kapoor:                                                                                        1948’s Aag,                                                                                                          1949’s Barsaat and
1951’s Awaara.

Out of Competition
Devdas directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Actors: Jackie Shroff, Kiron Kher, Aishwarya Rai, Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit

Un Certain Regard
Marana Simhasanam directed by Murali Nair First film
Actors: Lakshmi Raman, Vishwas Njavakkal, Sudhas Thayat

Un Certain Regard
Vanaprastham directed by Shaji N. Karun
Actors: Venmani Haridas, Mohanlal, Suhasini

Un Certain Regard
Gudia directed by Goutam Ghose
Actors: Mithun Chakraborty, Nandana Dev Sen, Pran, Masood Akhtar, Mohan Agashe

Competition Section
Oru Neenda Yathra directed by Murali Nair
Actors: K. G. Ramu, M. M. Roy, Parvati,

Competition Section
Swaham directed by Shaji N. Karun
Actors: Mullenezhi, Gopi, Aswani, Sarath, Vishnu                                                        Bandit Queen
Director’s Fortnight
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Actors: Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Manoj Bajpayee, Raghuvir Yadav

Section Parallel
Padma Nadir Majhi directed by Goutam Ghose

Out of Competition
Ganashatru directed by Satyajit Ray

Un Certain Regard
Piravi directed by Shaji N.Karun
First film
Mention d’honneur – Caméra d’Or
Actors: Premji, Archana, C.V. Sreeraman

Section Parallel
Salaam Bombay directed by Mira Nair Prix de la Caméra d’Or Long metrage

Un Certain Regard
Antarjali Yatra directed by Goutam Ghose
Actors: Shatrughan Sinha, Promode Ganguli, Mohan Agashe

Competition Section
Genesis directed by Mrinal Sen
Actors: Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri

Competition Section
Ghare Baire directed by Satyajit Ray
Actors: Soumitra Chatterji, Swatilekha Chatterjee

Un Certain Regard
Khandhar directed by Mrinal Sen

Competition Section
Kharij directed by Mrinal Sen

Un Certain Regard
Elippathayam directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan

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Dakhal directed by Goutam Ghose

Competition Section
Ekdin Pratidin directed by Mrinal Sen

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Oka Oorie Katha directed by Mrinal Sen

Competition Section
Nishant directed by Shyam Benegal
Actors: Mohan Agashe, Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Girish Karnad, Amrish Puri

Competition Section
Garam Hava directed by M.S. Sathyu
Actors: Balraj Sahni, Gita Siddharth, Jalal Agha

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Padatik directed by Mrinal Sen

Section Parallel
Bhuvan Shome directed by Mrinal Sen

Competition Section
Devi directed by Satyajit Ray
Actors: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Chhabi Biswas

Competition Section
Paras Pathar Directed by Satyajit Ray
Actors: Tulsi Chakravarthy, Ranibala, Gangapada Basu

Competition Section
Pardesi directed by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
Actors: Balraj Sahni, Sachdev Achala, Nargis, Oleg Streezhenov, Prithviraj

Pather Pantchali Directed by Satyajit Ray

Short Films
River of Hope Directed by N. Bhavnani

Feature Film in Competition
Awara directed by Raj Kapoor
Actors: Leela Chintnis, KN Singh, Nargis, Raj Kapoor, Prithviraj

Short films
The Great Experiment Directed by V.R.Sarma

Short Films
Rustic Delights Directed by V.R. SARMA

Competition Section
Neecha Nagar directed by Chetan Anand
Winner of the Grand Prix
Actors: Uma Anand, Rafiq Anwa