The prestigious 6th Bengaluru International Film Festival that was flagged off on Thursday evening at Jnanajyothi Auditorium in Central College campus in Bengaluru by Karnataka chief Minister S Siddaramaiah and Padmashri Dr Kamal Haasan has given new hope for the cinema lovers.
The Karnataka Chief Minister has hinted at a discussion for 'Film Complex' on the lines of Goa, Calcutta and Kerala. He has mentioned in his speech that a discussion for having multiple screens in one place to screen international films would be held with Information Department and Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy. The Chief Minister also cautioned on dropping quality in films despite of giving subsidy to 100 Kannada films every year. Karnataka government is committed for all good things to film industry and the presence of Dr Ambarish and Umasri actors turned politicians in the cabinet is a good sign of it stated Siddaramaiah.
Dr Kamal Haasan in his address mentioned that making Bangalore as International Film Center is possible with a chief minister like Siddaramaiah.
Kichcha Sudeep was another star attraction on the evening. Dr Kamal sir watched films in Bangalore standing in queues in 70's but Dr Kamal sir films I was watching standing in the queues earned good applaud. Kichcha Sudeep also assured the Karnataka Chief Minister that he would strive hard to keep up the standards of Kannada films.
Narahari Rao artistic director of 6th BIFFE highlighted the effort of last three months and sending 2500 emails it was possible for acquiring 160 films from 52 countries.
Two ministers of Karnataka government Umasri, Dinesh Gundu Rao, Kannada and culture secretary Niranjan, Information department director Vishukumar plus two honorable guests Ms.Pouran Derakhshandeh of Iran and Mr. Heinz Georg Badewitz of Germany were present.
At the beginning of the 6th BIFFE the cultural program from Nadhaswaram from Rajakumar and team, Jugalbandi from Smt Poornima Kulkarni, Sathyanarayana Raju of Samskriti team, Krishnashtakam from Pashwanath Upadhyaya team, Naada Geethe were part of the gala evening. 45 second Signature film promo on 6th Bengaluru International Film Festival was also screened before the inauguration.
'Bekaas' Iraq film was the opening film at the 6th BIFFE.