Hyderabad: Bengalis in Hyderabad will be organizing Hyderabad Bengali Film Festival from July 18 to 21. The 6th edition of the festival will be inaugurated on July 19 at Prasad Labs, Road No. 2, Banjara Hills. Open stage “Esprimiti” has been arranged for the audience to engage with the crowd. Fever FM is going to audition at the venue, by legendary film maker Buddhadeb Dasgupta and superstar Nagarjuna Akkineni, at Prasad Labs Preview Theatre, Banjara Hills here followed by the premier of Urojahaj directed by Dasgupta.
The Bengalis in Hyderabad will felicitate Faridur Reza Sagar, a noted writer and film producer from Bangladesh, along with Dasgupta and Nagarjuna during the inaugural ceremony of the festival on July 19.
This year, the Bengali Panorama segment is going to feature 13 Bengali films, out of which two films are going to have a World Premier (Manab Manabi directed by Subrata Sen & Shironam directed by Indranil Ghosh), and one film is going to see an India Premier (Tokhon Kuasha Chhilo directed by Saibal Mitra). Besides, nine films will be premiered in Hyderabad. Bollywood fame editor Dilip Deo is going to world premier his directorial debut, Unwanted, in this edition of HBFF.
The festival will close with the screening of Shraboner Dhara directed by the director duo Sudeshna Roy & Abhijit Guha, on July 21, at Prasad Labs Preview Theatre, followed by the Closing & Award Ceremony to be held at Annapurna Studio.