Director Srijit Mukherji‘s Bengali film Gumnaami will be screened as the closing film of the Indic Film Utsav. The makers of the film took to Twitter to make the announcement on Saturday.
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Shree Venkatesh Films (SVF), which bankrolled the film, shared the poster on Twitter and wrote:
“This made our day! #Gumnaami will be screened at #IndicFilmUtsav as the closing film of the night.
The Indic Film Utsav also made the announcement on Twitter:
The #IndicFilmUtsav will be signing off at 7:30 PM on 15th November with Srijit Mukherji’s ‘Gumnaami,’ a thriller which presents an alternative view of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s death. Register and watch the film for FREE at bit.ly/2H7mWNj.
Gumnaami was the official selection for two other film festivals in October- the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne and the Dhaka International Film Festival.
The film is based on the controversial Mukherjee Commission hearings, which probed the death of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and rejected that Bose had died of third-degree burns from the plane crash in Taiwan. It features Prosenjit Chatterjee
, Anirban Bhattacharya
, Tanusree Chakraborty
, Biplab Dasgupta
and others. The film has been produced by Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni under the banner of SVF.
The four-day Indic Film Utsav will be held between November 12 to 15. The competitive festival is divided into five categories- features, documentaries, shorts, ultra-shorts and episodic pilots.
“Indica Pictures is committed to shining a bright light on forgotten memories and untold stories of India,” said founder of Indic Academy Hari Kiran Vadlamani.
The festival announced its final lineup on November 2 and will screen 84 films across 18 languages.
Besides the film that will be screened on the opening night, 12 feature films, 15 documentaries, 13 short films, 22 ultra short films, four children’s short films and 10 children’s ultra short films will be screened. The festival will also screen six wildlife and conservation films, besides the closing film.
The organisers are yet to announce the OTT platform with which they will be collaborating to screen the films.