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Puducherry: The Film Festival of India – 2022 began in Puducherry on Friday evening. Vinodraj, the director of ‘Koozhangal’, which was chosen as the best film, was given the Sankaradas Swamy Award.
Puducherry Government Information and Publicity Department, Navadarshan Film Corporation and Alliance Française organize the annual Film Festival of India. This film festival has been held continuously for 39 years in Puducherry, India.
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Meanwhile, the current year’s Indian Film Festival-2022 started on Friday. Tamil Selvan, Director of Information and Publicity, Government of Puducherry welcomed the opening ceremony at the Alliance Française Art Arena. District Collector and Department Director Vallavan, Alliance Francaise President Satish Nallam, Navadarshan Film Club Secretary Palani gave greetings.
Puducherry Minister Lakshminarayanan was present and felicitated Vinod Raj, the director of the film ‘Koozhangal’, who was selected as the best film, with an award named after Sankaradas Swami, and a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh.
Earlier, Minister Lakshminarayanan said: “Everyone knows how much impact films have on our lives. Even if you send 2000 invitations for any government function, only 10, 20 people will come.
Beyond all that, the success of the film can be seen for sure when we see how far a film that shows the twists and turns of life today has drawn everyone by itself. All human beings have clearly differentiated five senses. However, many things that happen in front of our eyes when we are going as ordinary people do not seem like a big attraction. But to the eyes of directors like Vinod Raj, it stretches as far as the film takes.
Through the film, we can see that they have the imagination to capture even the smallest things and the concentration of ideas to make people sit for 2 hours. It is special that there is a reception for the films that are made commercially. Such films are needed for the passage of time and for the happiness of the people.
But when we look back at life, we need such images to see how many different realities it encompasses. Otherwise our state of mind will be blissfully forgotten. It is said that our eyes take a million pictures. Beyond all this, the beauty of Puducherry in movies shows how wonderful it is that can be captured on camera.
That is why the Puducherry government and the tourism department have a duty to make all the films, film directors and actors come based on Puducherry,” he said.
Then the movie Kuzangal was screened. Next, Nadyam (Telugu) on 10th, Sunny (Malayalam) on 11th, Kalkoko (Bengal) on 12th and Alpha Beta Gamma (Hindi) on 13th will be screened tomorrow.