Frames Film Fest Enters 10th Year With Zeal


The first look of the upcoming movie 'The Attacks of 26/11' was released at Frames Film Festival organised by SIES College, Nerul on Thursday, January 31. The energy levels of this college fest reached great heights with the presence of the man behind the movie - Ram Gopal Varma.

As the festival entered its 10th year, it celebrated its success in going global, as the event had attracted international entries for screening. Growing beyond being simply a film festival, the event has the College and its organisers in a tizzy over its grand success.

Varma also discussed the future of cinema with the students saying, "I believe that due to the presence of available technology, it is now easier for upcoming filmmakers to create and give their ideas a cinematic form." Addressing all film enthusiasts present at the fest, he gave finer details of the Making of his upcoming film on the ghastly 26/11 attacks; the insight visibly igniting the thought process of budding filmmakers present at the venue.

According to Varma, the 26/11 movie was one of the toughest movies he has directed so far as it involved doing a lot of research work for each and every scene. Even though the movie is based on incidents that actually happened during the attacks on Mumbai, the movie has been made with the motive to inform the common man about all that he still does not know as having occurred during the attacks. Varma said, "Everyone knows what happened when the 26/11 attacks happened, but no one actually knows how all of it happened. My attempt at directing this movie is exactly for this - to tell my audience how the incidents took place."

"Ajmal Kasab's confession, reports given by Mumbai police and firsthand information received by the eye-witnesses is my source of information. All this is the record tha is available which helped me in making this cinema," the writer-director cum producer revealed. Talking about the recent ban on the film that depicts terrorism in it, the director of movies like Amitabh Bachchan starrer Sarkar said, "There should be no ban as such on any cinema, I condemn the ban issued on movies."

Varma also motivated students interested in film-making by sharing his views and ideas with them, by talking about the science and economics of cinema and the magic it creates.

The festival saw entries for different film categories like short films, ad-films, documentaries, animation movies and music videos among others. This event was initiated by a group of Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM) students from SIES College ten years ago, and in time, has come to be known as one of the best undergraduate film festivals.

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