New Delhi: Col Rajyavardhan Rathore, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting has said the upgarded projection and sound facilities at Siri Fort Auditorium had positioned the venue amongst the top 50 auditoriums within the country that screened films for public viewing. The renovated infrastructure reiterated the vision of the I&B Ministry to establish world class viewing facilities for screening films that incorporated technical brilliance in totality. The Siri Fort auditorium had set high standards which were normally found in the corporate domain. The digital projection and Dolby sound system would enable cinema lovers to enjoy a memorable viewing of movies. The Minister stated this while inaugurating the Indian Panaroma film festival and the renovated facilities at the Siri Fort auditorium complex here today.
Speaking further, the Minister mentioned that the Films representing the Indian Panaroma section had a profound impact on the different International Film Festivals abroad. The effort would now focus on mainstreaming the impact of Indian Culture through the medium of Cinema.The Ministry was keen on organizing Film festivals as films are carriers of culture, tradition and values. Indian films had been a soft medium to reach out to a global audience. More film festivals would be organized in the future and at the same time , there would be enhanced participation in the Film festivals abroad.
Also speaking on the occasion, Secretary I&B,Bimal Julka said that the Indian Panaroma showcased high quality films abroad. The Panaroma section reiterated the power of Indian regional cinema. Films were the appropriate medium to celebrate India’s unity and diversity. The renovated facilities at Siri Fort had been done keeping in mind the needs of good viewing for Cinema lover.
Organized by Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the Festival would screen 26 Feature Films and 15 Non-Feature Films. The Opening Film of the Festival was Gour Hari Dastaan – The Freedom File directed by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan. The 8 day Festival would showcase all the films selected in the Indian Panorama section as part of the 45th International Film Festival of India, IFFI 2014. The Director of the opening film and lead actor Vinay Pathak were present on the occasion.