39th Moscow International Film Festival; Indian Panorama Included for the First Time



The Red Carpet at the opening ceremony of 39th Moscow International Film Festival in Russia spelled sheer grace and grandeur at the Rossiya Theatre, Moscow.

The Proud Indian delegation comprising of Bahubali Director S S Rajamouli, Bollywood superstar Gulshan Grover, Bahubali Producer Shobu Yarlagadda, Curators of Indian Panorama Captain Rahul Bali and R C Dalal walked the red carpet towards the theatre, along with Russian superstar actresses like Svetlana Khodchenkova, Irina Grineva, Anna Snatkina, Elena Zakharova, Anastasia Samburskaya, Ekaterina Strizhenova, Svetlana Toma, Irina Lachina, Vera Sotnikova, as well as popular actors Alexander Revva, Egor Koreshkov, Boris Shcherbakov, Andrey Sokolov, scriptwriters Alexander Adabashyan, ArkadyInin, Rustam Ibragimbekov, directors Vladimir Kott, Alexander Strizhenov, Yury Grymov, Alexander Galibin, and also the jury members of the 39th  Moscow International Film Festival.  Traditionally, the showcase’s guests were greeted by the president of the Moscow International Film Festival, Nikita Mikhalkov.


The ceremony started with the address by the Russian President Vladimir Putin. In his welcome address to the festival guests and participants, the Russian President noted the festival’s high standard.

It was a historic moment for the Indian Cinema as this is the first time that an Indian Panorama has been incorporated in the iconic Moscow International Film Festival. The Indian Panorama which is the first of its kind in Russia is aimed to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of Indian cinema and culture in Russia showcasing six creative masterpiece Indian films in six different languages.

With such initiatives being taken, the Indo-Russian relationship will be even better in the coming days.

Priyanka Dutta

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