Tribute to Sridevi: NFAI to host Women’s Film Festival

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Pune: A tribute will be paid to the iconic actress Sridevi by the National Film Archives of India (NFAI), which will organise a Women’s Film Festival from 9 to 11 March at NFAI Pune.

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The festival organised to mark the International Women’s Day will screen Balu Mahendra’s Tamil film Moondram Pirai, in remembrance of actress Sridevi. The film features Kamal Haasan and Sridevi in what is regarded as one of her best performances, as a woman suffering from retrograde amnesia. It was later remade into Hindi as Sadma.

The theme of the 9th edition of the festival is Travelling Women. It will open with Sidney Pollack’s Out Of Africa, featuring Meryl Streep. The festival will feature other acclaimed films including Away We Go, Under the Tuscan Sun, and Wild. The closing film is Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts.

On March 8, NFAI will also host a special event “Parikathe til Rajkumari”, and screen audiovisual clips paying tribute to women in Indian cinema, from the birth of Indian cinema till the 1960s.

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