'Ore Kadal' to open Indian Panorama at IFFI

Nov 21, 2007 Aparna Nath

Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) Director Shyama Prasad's "Ore Kadal", starring Mammootty and Meera Jasmine, will open the Indian Panorama section at the 38th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2007, staring Nov 23 in Goa.

The film is the screen adaptation of famous Bengali writer Sunil Gangopadhyay's novel "Heerak Deepthi". It revolves around Mammootty, a globetrotting economist who does not believe in love, and a housewife, Meera Jasmine, who is tired of the monotonous middle-class life. What happens to Meera after she falls for Mammootty's charm is the film all about.

Of the 21 films selected for the Indian Panorama, 10 are from South.

Adoor Gopalakrishnan's "Naalu Pennungal", based on four stories of Jnanpith award-winner Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai, leads the Indian Panorama list.

Then there are three Malayalam films - Lenin Rajendran's "Rathri Mazha" starring Vineeth and Meera Jasmine, Ranjith's "Kaiyoppu" with Mammootty and Khushboo in the lead, and Babu Thiruvalla's "Thaniye", which stars Nedumudi Venu and Lakshmi Gopalaswamy.

Two Tamil films, Gnana Rajasekaran's "Periyar" and Padma Magan's "Ammuvagiya Naan", will also be screened.

From the Kannada film industry, P.R. Ramadas Naidu's "Moggina Jade", B.S. Lingadevaru's "Kaada Beladingalu" and Shivarudhraiah's "Daatu" are selected for screening.

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