The Seven Islands International Film Festival, which took place in Chennai from October 26-29, 2012, was a celebration of global auteurs in Cinemas that use film as an artistic language, defining it with its own aesthetics and idiosyncrasies.
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At the after party of Seven Islands International Film Festival, Mr. Dibakar Banerjee, who also attended the event, said jokingly leaving the audiences in Chennai in a frenzy, adding that south films are very original and have this quality in keeping their audiences captivated and there's a lot that we filmmakers from Mumbai have to learn from, as we love picking up their concepts and making remakes out of them. Mumbai directors are scared of South directors.