Indian films to be shown at Toronto Film Festival
Friday, August 25, 2006 16:09 IST
By Santa Banta News Network
More than five titles from veteran and first-time Indian filmmakers, will be premiered at the 31st Toronto International Film Festival which begins here early next month.

The films to be shown at the festival which runs from September 7-16, include Karan Johar's 'Kabhi Alvida Na Kehana', Kabir Khan's 'Kabul Express', Chitra Palekar's 'Grave-Keeper's Tale', Rajnesh Domalpalli's 'Vanaja' and Haobam Paban Kumar's 'Cry in the Dark.'

"India, a nation of different cultures and languages, makes its cinema diverse, dynamic and exciting," Noah Cowan, Festival Co-Director said, adding "films in Hindi, Marathi, Telugu and Manipuri will be shown at the festival, along with several major world premieres from talented new filmmakers."

"The Indian films demonstrate the impressive range of Indian cinema, and we at the Festival are thrilled to be a part of its future."

Heavyweights from Hollywood, European and Indian cinema are set to descend to Toronto on September 7 as the annual event strengthens its reputation as an international launch pad for films, organizers said.

The lineup of special guests attending this year's event was unveiled Tuesday along with the complete list of the 352 films that will be screened throughout the week.

The guest list tops 500 and runs from Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, to the Chinese silver screen goddess, Zhang Ziyi, as well as Hollywood's Brad Pitt.

Russell Crowe, Dustin Hoffman, Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Lopez, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hanks and Sharon Stone are also expected to show up at the festival.
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