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PIFF 2022 to have theme based on birth centenary celebrations of Pt Bhimsen Joshi, Satyajit Ray & Sahir Ludhianvi

Pune, Feb 14 (UNI) The 20th Pune International Film Festival, organized jointly by the Pune Film Foundation and the Government of Maharashtra from March 3 to 10, will have a theme based on the birth centenary celebrations of three great personalities -- Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, the doyen of Indian Classical Music, Bharat Ratna Satyajit Ray, one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, and Padma Shri Sahir Ludhianvi, an acclaimed poet and lyricist, announced organizer on Monday.
Addressing a press conference here, Dr Jabbar Patel said, “PIFF 2022 shall be organized in the hybrid format just like the last year. About 26 films can be seen through the online format of the festival, whereas film enthusiasts who wish to be a part of the festival happening in theatres will get an opportunity to watch 120 films from various countries."
“Some special programmes would be organized during the festival based on the theme featuring these stalwarts from the fields like Indian Classical Music, Films and Poetry. Details of these programmes shall be announced soon,” he said.
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