Ever since its inception, Indian Cinema followed a particular pattern in making films. For every decade, there is a genre that was in demand. The films which got made without following that path and proved to be successful, fall under the new wave cinema. In this edition, IFFI will focus on the new wave cinema made from the late 1950s to the late 1970s in India, under the category, 'India New Wave Cinema Retrospective.'
A total of 12 films are getting screened under this category. They are Agraharathil Kazhuthai, Ajantrik, Ankur, Bhumika, Bhuvan Shome, Duvidha, Meghe Dhaka Tara, Swayamvaram, Tarang, Thampu, Uski Roti and Uttarayanam.
All these films are art house and offbeat flicks which still have a cult following among the audiences. Some of these films got worldwide acclaim as well. Master filmmakers like Rithwik Ghatak, Shyam Benegal, and Adoor Gopalakrishnan directed a few of these films. Whoever missed them on the big screen, can now watch it in IFFI.
This year marks the 50th edition of IFFI. The festival starts on the 20th of this month in Goa and concluded on the 28th. Over 200 films made across 76 countries are getting screened at this nine-day film festival.