New York : Sharmila Tagore and Manoj Bajpayee starrer Gulmohar and Shefali Shah’s The Three of Us will be screened at the New York Indian Film Festival this year. . The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2023 will be held from May 11 to 14. It will screen over 20 feature films, documentaries and ‘shorts’. Considered to be the most prestigious Indian film festival in North America, the film festival will have a special screening of director Rahul Chittela’s film ‘Gulmohar’.
The film has been highly appreciated by the critics. The Three of Us, directed by Avinash Arun, will also be screened during the festival. The film also stars Jaideep Ahlawat and Swanand Kirkire. The film festival will open with ‘Goldfish’ starring Deepti Naval and Kalki Koechlin. It is directed by Pushan Kriplani. Sharmila Tagore, Manoj Bajpayee and Kalki Koechlin will attend the film festival.
Suman Golamundi, executive director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC), the organizer of NYIFF, said in a statement, “We are celebrating the 23rd year of the New York Indian Film Festival. We are extremely happy with the recognition Indian cinema is getting globally, with not one but three films being recognized at the Oscars.” The song ‘Naatu Naatu’ from the Telugu film ‘RRR’ won the Best Original Song award at the 95th Academy Awards. won an Oscar in the category.
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Tamil language documentary ‘The Elephant Whispers’ won the Oscar in the ‘Documentary Short Subject’ category. However, Indian documentary ‘All That Breathes’ on climate change missed out on winning the award in the Best Documentary Feature category. NYIFF director Aseem Chhabra said that after the global pandemic, the film festival is being organized like earlier years instead of online.
Chhabra said, “NYIFF has always aimed at promoting the best filmmakers and storytellers who showcase India and its culture.” Dr. Nirmal Mattoo, President, IAAC said that the organization aims to promote Indian art and culture through various initiatives and programmes. Committed to its mission of promoting IAAC Vice President Rakesh Kaul said, “…Through the New York Indian Film Festival, we strive to showcase not only the latest trends in Indian cinema, but also the traditions that have enriched our culture over the centuries Is.” (Agency)