Fandry – IFFI 2013

Debutant director Nagraj Manjule, whose film ‘Fandry’ was showcased at IFFI 2013 talks about his movie, Marathi movies and filmmaking….

Debutante director Nagraj Manjule’s Marathi film ‘Fandry‘ is receiving great applause in the 44th International film festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji, Goa.

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After receiving the Jury Grand Prize for the 2nd best film in International Competition at the 15th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival and enormous response in other international film festivals, Fandry has received immense praise at IFFI. Nagraj Manjule reacts, “I had not expected such an overwhelming response from international critics for the film!”
Nagraj Manjule is a person who has used his limitations as his strength in Fandry. Just like his short film ‘Pistulya‘, which won a National Award in 2011. He has presented a glimpse of life in a caste ridden rural India in Fandry with rawness and much simplicity. The film is produced by Navalakha Arts and Holy Basil Productions and associate producers Essel Vision Productions Ltd.
“It’s my first feature film, a biopic of my own life. My journey with this film from inception till now has been very exciting and it’s indeed an honour that in a year’s time the movie has been going places gathering accolades from the audience and critics. This movie is for people who experience inferiority complex on a personal as well as a societal level,” Manjule said.