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Roam Rome Mein, 99 Songs, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare to have world premiere at Busan

The films are part of a large selection from India that will be screened at the premier Korean film festival.

Sonal Pandya

Indian cinema will be well represented at the 24th edition of the Busan International Film Festival, to be held from 3–12 October, as over a dozen titles have been selected to be shown next month.

The largest number of Indian titles will be shown in the 'A Window on Asian Cinema' section which features eight films having their world premieres at Busan. The eight are Suman Ghosh's Aadhaar, starring Vineet Kumar Singh; Gurvinder Singh's Khanaur; Alankrita Shrivastava's Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, starring Konkona Sensharma and Bhumi Pednekar; Tannishtha Chatterjee's Roam Rome Mein with Nawazuddin Siddiqui; Vijay Jayapal's Nirvana Inn with Adil Hussain; Goutam Ghose's Raaghir; Pradeep Kurbah's Market and Leena Manimekalai's Tamil film Maadathy, An Unfairy Tale.

Lijo Jose Pellissery's Jallikattu, which has its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this month, and Gitanjali Rao's Bombay Rose, which was premiered at the Venice International Film Festival last month and is also being shown at Toronto, will also be screened in this section. Prasanna Vithanage's Children Of The Sun, an Indo-Sri Lankan co-production, will also have its world premiere in this section.

Kislay's Just Like That (Aise Hee), featuring an older female protagonist, will be screened in competition in the New Currents section. This film will also be having its world premiere at the festival.

Shonali Bose's The Sky Is Pink, starring Priyanka Chopra, Zaira Wasim and Farhan Akhtar, and Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy's 99 Songs, based on AR Rahman's story and script, will be shown in the festival's open cinema with outdoor screenings.

Deepa Mehta's trilogy of Fire (1996), 1947 Earth (1999) and Water (2005) will be screened as part of the festival's special programme focusing on Asia's leading woman filmmakers.

The Busan festival will open with Yerlan Nurmukhambetov and Lisa Takeba's The Horse Thieves. Roads Of Time and close with Lim Daehyung's Moonlit Winter. Both films will also be having their world premieres at the festival.

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