47th IFFI- Indian Panorama inaugurated with Ishti ,a Sanskrit film
A Meera Sahib
Indian Panorama is a platform for independent film makers to showcase their talent –Venkaiah Naidu
The Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Shri Venkaiah Naidu opened the Indian Panorama featuring 26 feature and 21 non-feature films. Sanskrit film ‘Ishti’, directed by G Prabha is the opening Feature film of Indian Panorama 2016. It is set in the mid-twentieth century Kerala, when young Namboothiri Brahmins successfully challenged the orthodox, patriarchal traditions of a Brahmin community. Consecutively it is for the second year where a Sanskrit film has been chosen as the opening film of Indian Panorama.Manipuri film ‘Ima Sabitri’, directed by Bobo Khuraijam as the opening Non Feature film of Indian Panorama 2016. The film is an intimate portrayal of Sabitri, who is an Indian stage actor and one of the notable theatre personalities in Manipuri theatre and married to Late Heisnam Kanhailal her theatre associate and fellow Padma Shri Awardee. Indian Panorama this year has 5 entries from the North East.