With Love from Russia
By Neha Khanna, @infodeaofficial, Delhi,(INN);
After the colossal success of its first two editions, the 3rd edition of Russian Film Days, a world-class film festival that showcases the best of contemporary and classical Russian cinema is back in India as a part of an Indo-Russian Government cooperative initiative. The opening ceremony of the Russian Film Days was held in Delhi at Siri Fort Complex recently. The festival will screen movies across genres like Comedy, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, etc.
The opening ceremony of “The Russian Film Days” in India began with a theatrical performance dedicated to veteran actor Raj Kapoor and the legendary film of the 1970 year, “MeraNaam Joker” (My Name is Joker).
The special guest for the evening were actor, director and producer Randhir Kapoor, Padma Shri winner Hema Malini and beautiful Russian actress Kseniya Ryabinkina, who played a protagonist in “Mera Naam Joker”.
The ceremony began with a beautiful theatrical performance which was a tribute to Raj Kapoor and his legendary film of the 1970 year, ‘MeraNaam Joker’
The event also featured the screening of 2017 Russian Drama film, ‘Bolshoi’directed by Valery Todorovsky. The movie is a about Russia’s most eminent ballet which tells the story of Yulya and Karina, who study at the ballet academy together and later go on to compete with each other in a performance at the Bolshoi ballet theatre.
The producer of the festival, advise of the Filmmakers Union of the Russian Federation, editor-in-chief of the ‘The Hollywood Reporter, Russian edition’ magazine,Maria Lemeshevasaid,“The Relationship between the Indian and Russian film industry is now experiencing a great upsurge which is the growth of mutual interest. We are expecting that our festival will boost co-production activities between Russia and India in the industry. The feedback that we got from the Indian audience in the last two editions was great which motivated us to reach out to 3 cities in India with more movies this time.”
Speaking on the occasion,Randhir Kapoor said,“I am delighted over the tribute paid to my father and “MeraNaam Joker”. Russian Film Days is a great initiative between the Indian and Russian film fraternity. It serves as a brilliant platform for Indian audiences to explore Russian films and get to know about their culture”.
With great love by the Indian audience, 2017 has marked as the third edition of the Russian Film Days and it has expanded its reach to three cities, Delhi, Mumbai and Goa. The event started on November 10th in Delhi and will continue till November 12th, travelling to Mumbai from November 13th to November 15th and will finally be concluded in IIFI, Goa from November 21st to November 28th, 2017.