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IFFI 2019: Smita Tambe’s short film Gadhul to be screened

The short film is about the relationship between a mother and her son. 

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The 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is all set to kickstart from 20 November in Goa. Actress Smita Tambe is all set to showcase her Marathi short film Gadhul over there in the Indian Panorama in the Non-Feature section. 

Directed by Ganesh Shelar, the film revolves around the single mother Latika (Tambe) and her 14-year-old son Rohit. An incident takes place on the death anniversary of Latika’s husband which changes her relationship with Rohit. 

This is the fourth time that Tambe’s film will be shown in IFFI after Dhusar (2009), Pangira (2011) and Rukh (2017). 

Speaking about Gadhul’s selection at IFFI, Tambe said in an official statement, “When I had attended IFFI for the first time, I was unaware about how grand the festival is. But I soon realized that this festival is like a pilgrimage for cinema lovers. One is also able to meet filmmakers and artistes from across the globe. As IFFI is one of the few most prominent film festivals of India, it is a matter of pride when your film is selected for screening there.” 

Gadhul is Shelar’s debut. “He has a good knowledge on filmmaking. Hence, it was a memorable experience of working on the film,” added Tambe. 

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