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Indian Panorama Film Festival opens at Delhi's Siri Fort auditorium
Indian Panorama Film Festival was inaugurated in Delhi's Siri Fort auditorium by Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting on January 16.

In his inaugural address he said that the festival would have cultural and emotional appeal to the audience.

He was of the view that the art of storytelling through movies had undergone a change with the times with the films based on inspiring stories of real life events being produced.

He appreciated the paradigm change brought about by modern technology and business models in film making. He stated that the process of film production had become more democratic with better opportunities for being creativity.

He also said that lines between commercial and art cinema had blurred since even low budget movies had succeeded at the box office recently.

The minister paid tributes to the veteran film actor Om Puri, who passed away recently calling the late actor a committed film personality who had given his best in every venture that he was associated with throughout his life.

According to the festival programme, a package of films of Om Puri will also be screened to pay tribute to the legendary actor.

The festival will be held from 17th to 21st January which is being organised by Directorate of Film Festivals that will open with the Documentary film "Ima Sabitri" directed by Bobo Khuraijam and Hindi feature film "Pinky Beauty Parlour" directed by Akshay Singh.

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