August 19, 2022

One of many world’s main and largest Indian movie festivals is coming again bodily this 12 months. The Indian Movie Pageant of Melbourne which for the final two years was held just about will make its bodily comeback with programming spanning each in individual and on-line to maintain up with the present occasions. The pageant is ready to happen in Melbourne from August 12-20. Earlier than the world was hit by a pandemic, in 2019 the pageant hosted by the likes of Shahrukh Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Tabu, Vijay Sethupathi, Rima Das, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar amongst others.

This 12 months the pageant will kick off with its opening night time on August 12 and could have its yearly annual awards gala on August 14. The movie programming is extra numerous than ever earlier than with over 100 movies in 23 languages having been chosen for the pageant. Programming of the pageant will quickly be introduced by the organisers and a slew of Indian movie artists might be flying right down to Melbourne to have a good time cinema in all its range.

Furthering the recognition of one of the talked about movies this previous 12 months, ’83 directed by Kabir Khan, the pageant has invited legendary cricketer, Kapil Dev to be the visitor of honour.

Talking of being a part of IFFM 2022, Kapil Dev stated, “I sit up for being a part of IFFM 2022. It’s an amazing platform celebrating the most effective in Indian cinema. I actually do imagine that sports activities and cinema are two main cultural experiences for not solely Indians however numerous communities and international locations that bind us collectively. It’s one thing for many years now that has united individuals. It’s a deep rooted emotional connection and love we’ve got for each cinema and sports activities, and once they come collectively it’s a rewarding expertise for everybody.”

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Talking of the pageant and its coming again bodily, the pageant director, Mitu Bhowmick Lange, stated, “We’re completely delighted to have IFFM come again bodily this 12 months alongside an thrilling digital programming. To have with us a legendary cricketer, Mr. Kapil Dev in honour of a movie based mostly on his iconic 83 World Cup Win, we’re excited to have him in Melbourne. Being a metropolis of cinema and cricket lovers alike, we’re sure the audiences might be excited to see him right here. The pageant this 12 months has over 100 movies from throughout the India sub-continent and we’re excited to have a good time Indian cinema in all its glory and variety.”

Minister for Inventive Industries, Steve Dimopoulos stated: “From its numerous program of movie and joyous celebration of tradition to the star energy it attracts, the Indian Movie Pageant of Melbourne is an unmissable occasion. The Victorian Authorities is a proud, lengthy standing supporter of IFFM, this 12 months boosting our assist for the pageant to increase its attain and influence, and we sit up for seeing Victorians from all communities be a part of the celebration.”

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