Shashi Tharoor walking with the delegates; Interesting view from IFFAK site

The capital city is intoxicated by Chalachithotsavam. The Kerala International Film Festival, which faced many challenges due to floods and Kovid-19 in the past years, has reached crores this time with its full splendor. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan presided over the function held at Nishagandhi Auditorium. The opening film of the fair this year was the Belgian film ‘Tori Aur Lokita’.

Now an interesting sight emerges from the site of Chalachitsav. MP Shashi Tharoor stepped out with a musical band that lent itself to the evening of the State Intra Mela. Shashi Tharoor MP also accompanied the delegates to dance to the music of Atul Narukara, which has gone viral on social media. A new viewing experience was created for the thousands of spectators who thronged the Tagore Theater by rocking versions of Tamil and Malayalam folk songs.

Tori and Lokita’s performance on the opening day was followed by a sitar concert by Purbayan Chatterjee. Co-produced by Belgium and France, the film tells the story of the bond between a boy and a girl who are refugees born in Africa and raised on the streets of Belgium. This was the first screening of the film in India.

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Whereas, it was earlier announced that Mammootty-Lizzo Jose Pellissery’s film ‘Nanapkal Nerath Mayaka’ will have its world premiere at IFFK. The first screening of the film will take place on 12 December at Tagore Theatre, Thiruvananthapuram. The film will also be screened at Arise Plex and Ajanta Theater on 13th and 14th. The film is being screened in the international competition category. IFFK will be held for eight days from 9 to 16 December.

Highlights of the story: Shashi Tharoor dances with delegates at IFFK

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