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National Film Festival starts with screenings of 'Chidiya Udh' and 'Astu'

PTI 30 Jun 2014, 9:48:23 AM IST
New Delhi: The 61st edition of National Film Festival today kick started here with the screenings of movies 'Chidiya Udh' and 'Astu'.

The festival, which will host the public screening of 12 National-Award winning films of 2013, was inaugurated in the presence of filmmakers including Mohan Agashe, Sumitra Bhave, Sunil Suthankar, Amrit Subhash and Pranjal Dua.

Sumitra Bhave's Marathi film 'Astu' is about a person losing his memory. Mohan Agashe is the lead actor and co-producer of the film.

'Chidiya Udh' is a 22-minute FTII diploma film which revolves around a young boy from a chicken farm and a maid at a luxury hotel.

The four-day long festival will screen films like 'Bhag Milkha Bhag', which won national award for best popular film, 'Jolly LLB', Bengali film 'Jatishwar', 'Fandry' (Marathi) among others.