The prestigious Taormina Film Festival is all geared up to extend a warm welcome to veteran film-maker Shyam Benegal's movie - WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR. Presented by UTV Spotboy, the film is a delightful satirical take on life in contemporary rural India.
Taormina Film Festival, scheduled to be held from June 13-20 at Sicily, will feature WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR in the competition section 'Beyond the Mediterranean' against eight other films in the Audience Award category for the Best Film.
Commenting on this achievement, Veteran Film Maker Shyam Benegal said, 'Indian movies have played an extremely pivotal role in offering India, the much required recognition in the entertainment sphere abroad. The Taormina Film Festival will not only put forth WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR on the global map, but open further avenues for film makers to display their work of art, internationally'
'We are extremely thrilled that our movie WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR will be competing at this highly esteemed film festival, with some of the finest movies created in today's times. The funny yet realistic way in which Mr. Benegal looked at the impact of illiteracy got a fantastic response in India and should cut across audiences of all continents. We look forward to a good outcome.' - Vikas Bahl, Chief Creative Officer, UTV Spotboy
WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR starring Shreyas Talpade, Ravi Kishan, Divya Datta, Amrita Rao and others follows on the trail of other Benegal films which were screened at the London Film Festival. These include path-breaking ventures like, MANTHAN, KONDURA, MANDI, TRIKAAL, SUSMAN, SURAJ KA SAATWAAN GHODA and SAMAR.