Hyderabad: The award winning film “Pihu”, directed by Mr. Vinod Kapri, was screened as the opening film of the
Indian Panorama Film Festival on February 25 at Maulana Azad National Urdu University. (MANUU).
The Film festival is being organized by Instructional Media Centre (IMC), MANUU and Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of I&B. The national awardee Mr. Vinod Kapri inaugurated the film festival. Mr. Kapri spoke about the
importance of films in educational institution as a part of academia.
The film Pihu will change your thought process, he remarked. Question and Aswer session with the director followed.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. M. A. Sikandar, Registrar said this is a beginning of a new era in academia for manuu fraternity and students. Do watch films not just for entertainment but from educational point of view, he advised the students.
Mr. Rizwan Ahamd, Director IMC described festival as an effort to present cinema as a strong medium for education. It will also help in nurturing the student community in a better and healthy way.
Dr. Mir Hashmath Ali, Production Assistant of the Media Centre convened the inaugural session. The critically acclaimed films like Coffin Maker (27 th Feb.), Listen Amaya (28 th Feb.) and Newton (1 st March) will be screened as part of the festival.