10 Marathi films to be screened at Film Bazaar

Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) As many as ten Marathi films will be screened at the tenth edition of the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) Film Bazaar this year.

Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari, popularly known as Film City, Mumbai, is collaborating with Film Bazaar, which will be held in Goa from November 20-24.

“Sairat”, “Natsamrat”, “Half Ticket”, “Double Seat”, “Halal”, “Katyar Kaljat Ghusali”, “Bernie”, “Saha Gun”, “Daagdi Chaawl” and “Koti” are the films which will showcased in the Industry Screenings and the Viewing Room sections of the Bazaar.

The producers of the ten Marathi Films will also take part in the Producers’ Lab.

These films have been approved and chosen by the selection committee of the Department of Cultural Affair.

Film City will also be showcasing a variety of shoot locations in a Film Office at the Bazaar this year.

“Today Marathi films are watched by people who don’t even speak Marathi. The reach of Marathi cinema is increasing day by day. But still, producers of Marathi films are not earning substantial profits. Our aim at Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari is to facilitate complete growth of the Marathi film industry,” Shekhar Channe, Managing Director at Film City, Mumbai.

“To accomplish this goal we have decided to get ten Marathi films to NFDC’s Film Bazaar as it is a perfect platform to get these films to national and international producers notice. We are very excited to be a part of Film Bazaar 2016,” Channe added.