INOX Leisure Limited, India’s premier multiplex chain has turned 15. And INOX celebrating Indian Cinema with FTII on its 15th birthday, yeah you heard it right!
Keeping up with its motto of LIVE THE MOVIE, the multiplex chain which set up its first multiplex in Bund Garden Road way back in 2002, is celebrating Indian cinema along with none other than The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).
5 multiplex and 24screens in Pune, 118 multiplexes across India. Indeed, a perfect kind of celebration for movie-goers at Inox happening in association with FTII for two days straight away. This short film festival that includes National Award winning cinema, is curated by FTII and will feature a range of movies by award-winning filmmakers. These are rarely seen movies of students of FTII.
A special preview showcasing 2 movies has been arranged for us a couple of days ago. Movies such as Seek and Hide (National Award) and Sadabahar Brass band. Speaking on this occasion Mr. Alok Tandon, CEO, INOX Leisure Limited said “The journey of INOX began here in Pune, with the launch of the first multiplex in Bund Garden Road, 15 years back and today, we are overwhelmed by the love and support extended to us by our guests in Pune over time. Pune as a city celebrates and contributes to Indian cinema in many ways and The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), one of the leading institutes working towards education in filmmaking in the country, is undoubtedly one of them. This film festival is to rejoice Indian cinema and its filmmakers and express our gratitude to our guests and assure them of our continuous efforts in providing the best movie viewing experience and to make them LIVE THE MOVIE only at INOX.”
Bhupendra Kainthola, Director, FTII said, “This unique initiative with INOX Leisure Limited to hold a festival of FTII student films in Pune offers a rare opportunity to Punekars to watch films that have hardly been screened outside the campus. This will open a new window to film audiences to see the art and craft of FTIIs student directors and technicians. ”
Arjun Khanna has crafted a perfect 7-star experience for movie watching! More power to him. Luckily with Inox, we have an acoustic system of sound and perfect display, you’ll have a superb time enjoying Watching 9 short films in this film festival!
* 2nd June: Rs. 100 for complete slot (4 movies) Movies to be played: Seek and Hide (National Award)/ Songs We Wrote/ 0(Zero)/ Chaita ki Ek Dupahari
* 3rd June: Rs. 100 for complete slot (5 movies) Movies to be played: Sadabahar Brassband/ Yahin Kahin Nahi/ Kamakshi/ Bhumika/ Kalpvriksha (National Award)
The short film festival will be open for public on 2nd and 3rd June. The proceeds of the festival will be donated to the Police Welfare Fund. To book your seats, please call Ankur Kathpal on +91 7768002515
A special Shout-out to Sheetha of Milestone Events for inviting me to this event.
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