The Indian state of Jharkhand which has been selected as the ‘Focus State’ at the 49th International Film Festival of India has come out with an interesting package for the festival delegates.
‘MSD: The untold story’ (2016) and six other films featuring Jharkhand will display the State’s vibrant culture. These films may have been shot in Jharkhand under the Jharkhand Government Film Promotion Programme, or made in the language/dialect of the state.
The other films to be screened as a part of this segment include ‘Begum Jaan’ (2017), ‘Ranchi Diaries’ (2017), ‘A Death in the Gunj’ (2016), ‘Mor Gao Mor Desh’ (2018), ‘Ajab Singh ki Gajab Kahani’ (2017), and ‘Planchet’ (2018).
In connection with this section, Jharkhand Day will be celebrated on November 24 as a part of the festival.
The festival will also invite a cultural troupe from Jharkhand to showcase the rich cultural legacy of the region.
In addition, IFFI 2018 will host multiple stalls to promote the Film Promotion Policy of Jharkhand, besides promoting, selling handicrafts of the state and showcasing its cuisines through food stalls.
The directorate of film festivals in a statement said: “India’s rich diversity lies in the landscapes and scenic locales and natural settings that are very different from each other as one traverses from one state to another. Of late Jharkhand has provided the much needed playground for films, lending them its natural beauty that has been so beautifully captured by the talented filmmakers of our country. We are featuring these films at IFFI 2018 for audiences from across the world – for a glimpse of this beautiful Indian state.”