Ishti

The cast and crew of “Ishti.” (Prabeesh Guruvayour Prabi/Facebook photo)

PANAJI — For the second year running, Sanskrit film “Ishti,” directed by G. Prabha, is set to be the opening feature film of the feature section of the upcoming Indian Panorama section, a statement said Oct. 28.

The section will also feature four films each in Bengali, Marathi and Hindi, three films in Kannada and Malayalam, and one film each in Konkani, Manipuri, Assamese, Tamil and Telugu at the 47th International Film Festival of India in Goa, the statement issued by the organizers said.

The festival will be held from Nov. 20-28.

In the 46th edition of IFFI, “Priyamanasam,” also a Sanskrit film, was selected as the inaugural film for the Indian Panorama section last year.

The feature film section jury, headed by director and producer Rajendra Singh Babu, has selected 22 films out of 230 eligible entries.

The jury had a panel of 13 members, including actress Rama Vij, director Arup Manna, producer-director C.V. Reddy, director Girish Mohite, writer K. Puttaswamy and writer-filmmaker Uday Shankar Pani.

Three mainstream films have also been selected under the Indian Panorama section of the film festival.

The non-feature film section jury, chaired by documentary filmmaker Arvind Sinha, has picked 21 films out of 198 eligible entries.

Some of the selected feature films include “Roopanthram,” “Natsamrat - Asa Nat Hone Nahi,” “Irudhi Sutru,” “Pinky Beauty Parlour,” “Chitrokar,” “K Sera Sera,” “Baahubali,” “Bajirao Mastani” and “Airlift.”

The 21 non-feature films that been selected include films like “Taandav,” “Cecilia,” “Memories of a Forgotten War” and “Chaukat.”

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