An IFFI official says, “Unfortunately, last year we lost many geniuses from the world of cinema. We have curated the homage section to pay tribute to these geniuses, who immensely contributed to cinema. IFFI acknowledges their work, and we have planned a screening of their films.”
Among the films that will be screened are Irrfan’s ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, Rishi Kapoor’s ‘Bobby’ and Sushant Singh Rajput’s ‘Kedarnath’. These will have physical screenings in Goa. Sushant’s ‘Chhichhore’ will also be screened at IFFI, in the Indian Panorama section.
Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, who won India’s first Oscar in 1983 for ‘Gandhi’, will be honoured with a screening of the film. Rahat Indori, who wrote ‘Bumbro’ for ‘Mission Kashmir’, will be honoured with screening of the same film. ‘Devdas’ will be screened to pay tribute to Saroj Khan.