New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Filmmaker Anand L. Rai, who was here for the screening of his film “Nil Battey Sannata” and discussion on the topic ‘Our cinema, their cinema’ at the seventh edition of the Jagran Film Festival says that Indian filmmakers are now in sync with the society.
On Tuesday, the last day of the five-day festival held a discussion on a subject which gave a glimpse of the Pakistani film industry in comparison to Indian film industry with veteran Pakistani actor-director Khalid Ahmed, filmmaker and politician Raja Bundela and Pakistani filmmaker Shahbaz Sumar as the panelists.
Sharing that the new generation of filmmakers is not scared of raising its voice, Rai believes that the movie makers are now opening up and addressing issues which currently ail our country.
“We have a new generation now which is not scared of raising its voice, a new crop of filmmakers which is opening up, talking and addressing the issues which are and were always there in the world of reality. I am proud of it. ‘Kapoor and Sons’ is an example,” Rai said.
The filmmakers are in sync with the society. We have to and we do deal with it, talk about it and come in a conversation with our audience,” he added.
Rai has films like “Tanu Weds Manu” and “Raanjhanaa” to his credit.
The seventh edition of the Jagran Film Festival, which started on July 1 will screen over 400 films this year in 16 cities. The five-day Delhi leg of the festival ended on Tuesday.