The new year is already looking exciting, with films all set to break new ground. We are referring to films like Padmavati, Manto, Bombay Talkies 2, PadMan and Pari, which are already attracting a great deal of interest on the film festival circuit. This, coupled with films from down South, like Lijo Jose Pelissary’s Ee. Ma. Yau and indie titles Love And Shukla and Ashwathama, among others.
Sources suggest that the process of pre-selections and scouting for new Indian content has already begun, especially following the recently concluded Film Bazaar, which hosted many festival programmers and directors. What’s exciting is that if Padmavati is moving to next year, will we see the film play out at a major fest? A year of India’s finest at global film festivals yet again?