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Chhorii: Nushrratt Bharuccha starrer horror film will have world premiere at International Film Festival of India

Amazon Prime Video has unveiled its line-up of content to be screened at the 52nd International Film Festival of India, which will be held in Goa from November 20 to 28

  • Akhila Damodaran

  • OTTplay

Last Updated: 10.28 AM, Nov 18, 2021

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One of the oldest and prestigious international film festivals of India has now opened its screens for OTT content. The 52nd International Film Festival of India that will be held in Goa from November 20 has invited video streaming services for the very first time in its five-decade-plus journey. 

The festival will host the world premiere of the Amazon original movie Chhorii starring Nushrratt Bharuccha. Directed by Vishal Furia, the film follows a couple who seek refuge in a house hidden inside a sugarcane field. Soon, some bone-chilling secrets of the past start unravelling.

Manoj Bajpayee in The Family Man

The OTT platform Prime Video will also host a masterclass on creating cult characters with The Family Man team. The session on November 21 will be conducted by the creators Raj & D.K, Aparna Purohit, Head India Originals at Amazon Prime Video and the cast including Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Manoj Bajpayee (virtually). They will discuss the power of authentic storytelling through real-life incidents, humour, multi-layered and well-developed characters that set the stage for Srikant Tiwari to become a cult icon. The streamer will host another masterclass on cinema and storytelling of Sardar Udham by Shoojit Sircar and Ronnie Lahiri on November 23.

Sardar Udham

Apart from masterclasses, the festival will screen works of Satyajit Ray that are available on the streamer from November 20 to 28. The films include Abhijan, Aparajito, Ashani Sanket, Chiriakhana, Hirak Rajar Deshe, Pather Panchali, Seemabaddha, Sonar Kella, Shatranj Ke Khilari, Charulata and Jalsaghar. A documentary presented by Soumitra Chatterjee, Satyajit Ray Through His Films, will also be showcased to give an insight into the lives and works of the legendary filmmaker.   

Speaking about the collaboration, Gaurav Gandhi, Country Head, Amazon Prime Video, India, said in a statement that they are honoured to be a part of the international festival 'that celebrates the diversity and rich cinematic heritage of India, and brings the entertainment community, content creators and talent together. "We will continue to contribute actively to the entertainment ecosystem of India by promoting local narratives that are deeply rooted in Indian culture, while delivering an immersive entertainment experience to viewers,” he added.  

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