Marathi, Kannad films premier at Goa fest

Panaji:  A Marathi and a Kannad film would premier at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2011, to be held in Goa.

`Bhageerathi`, a Kannad film, and Marathi film `Bharat Mazza Desh Aahe` will feature in the Indian Premier Section of the festival, said the spokesman of Entertainment Society of Goa, the nodal agency.

`Bhageerathi` is directed by Dr Baraguru Ramchandrappa while `Bharat Mazza Desh Aahe` is directed by Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar.

IFFI would be held from November 23 to December 3. The inaugural function of the 10-day festival would be held in Margao, 35 km from here.

Bhageerathi is based on a kannada folk ballad, `Kerege Haara` (a sacrifice for a tank). Bharat Mazza Desh Aahe (India is my country), starring veteran Vikram Gokhale and Uttara Bavkar, is a story of a joint family, experiencing declining values.