MAMI festival runs into troubled waters with classic Pakistani film

Posted on Oct 17 2016 - 2:00am
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MAMI festival director Anupama Chopra (right) sent an SMS saying they would release an official statement soon.

MAMI festival director Anupama Chopra (right) sent an SMS saying they would release an official statement soon.

The organisers of the upcoming 18th Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI) have come under the scanner for planning to showcase a Pakistani film at the festival later this month. Jago Hua Savera (The Day Shall Dawn) was scheduled for a screening at the festival under the Restored Classics section. The film is a 1958 Pakistani drama film, directed by A.J. Kardar.

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A complaint has been registered at the Amboli police station against the organisers of MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival with Star. Prithvi Mhaske, president of Sangharsh Foundation, a city-based NGO, who filed the complaint on Saturday said they would be protesting outside Infinity Mall, where the event is taking place, on October 20.

“Our intentions are very clear. We will protest against the festival if they showcase this film,” Mr Mhaske said.

When contacted, MAMI festival director Ms Anupama Chopra sent an SMS saying they would be releasing an official statement soon. However, at the time of going to press, we did not receive any official statement from the organisers.

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Earlier in the day, a portable document format (pdf) file of MAMI’s movie schedule was released on social media. Interestingly, the movie Jago Hua Savera wasn’t mentioned on the list. The film has also been removed from the website, where the film was mentioned earlier. The film, which is in Bengali and Urdu, was shot in Dhaka.

It was the entry from Pakistan for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 32nd Academy Awards in 1960.

It tells the tale of life in a small fishing village where everyone dreams of owning their own boat.

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The MAMI festival starts on October 20. It will span over a week across various venues in Mumbai. Over 180 films from 54 countries, including features, documentaries and short-films, will be showcased at the festival.

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