Film Festival in Odisha to screen Lekh Tandon’s last directorial venture

Bhubaneswar: Jaydev Bhawan in Odisha capital will screen the last directorial venture of popular actor-director, Lekh Tandon, known for his movies like Amrapali and Agar Tum Na Hote. His movie ‘Phir Usi Mod Par’, which revolves around the controversial issue of Triple Talaq, will be screened for the first time at the 3rd Golden Triangle International Film Festival.

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Audience are treated to world-class movies from across the globe with 56 films being screened at the festival that began in 2016 with 17 films. “The first edition had 11 international films. Last year, 35 films were screened and this year, the number of registrations rose to 132. Of them, only a selected few are being screened,” said Priya Ranjan Sahoo, president of the festival.

Among the movies screened are four short Odia movies — Thikona, Nirupaya, Brunda and Pension, of which Pension is directed by Mumbai-based filmmaker Matthew Jennifer Joseph.

Picture Courtesy: Priya Ranjan Sahoo

Priya Ranjan said the festival aims at bringing the artistic people and filmmakers from different parts of the world, in Bhubaneswar. “Odisha is a culturally-rich state and people across the borders must know that this beautiful state has so much to offer. The delegates are taken for sight-seeing as well,” he added.

The name of the festival comes from the golden triangle connecting Bhubaneswar-Konark-Puri. “When it comes to naming, it must be self-explanatory and unique. We ended up with this,” he further said.

The festival, organized by Golden Triangle Charitable Trust, will conclude on February 12 with felicitations and awards given to the delegates and films.

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