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IFFI Goa 2023: 12 films from the festival that you can watch at home

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Facing FOMO over missing out on the International Film Festival of India? Fret not! We have curated a list of movies featuring at IFFI that are available on OTT platforms. 

Visiting Goa in December is always a treat. It’s even better when the International Film Festival of India is in town! As we speak, the IFFI is in full swing in Goa. Right from international premieres to restored classics, the film festival has a range of films that are not only competing for various awards but are also entertaining and innovative. However, if like us, you also can’t attend IFFI and are feeling major FOMO, we have made a list of all the films featured at IFFI that are available for streaming. You can watch these films right at home!

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Here’s the list. Have your pick! 

Kantara - Netflix

The much-talked-about film, Kantara which was directed and written by Rishab Shetty, was a commercial success in India. It is set in the fictional village of Dakshina Kannada and explores the ideological conflict between humans and nature.

Iratta - Netflix

Directed by Rohit M.G. Krishnan, the movie is about a policeman's investigation into a cop's mysterious death which in turn leads him to uncover the truth connected to his estranged twin and their fraught past.

Malikappuram - Disney+Hotstar

This is a heartwarming tale of an 8-year-old taking a pilgrimage journey to the Sabarimala Temple with her cousin, who ends up meeting a kind man who helps them overcome all the risks and becomes a part of their adventure. 

Chorus - YouTube - cant use 

A film by one of the noteworthy filmmakers of the country, Mrinal Sen follows the story of a company that announced a hundred job openings but ended up in trouble as thirty thousand applicants applied, and their frustration led to a revolt. 

Shyamchi Aai - YouTube

Inspired by the childhood memoirs of Sane Guruji, a 1953 Marathi film, Shyamchi Aai is directed by P.K.Atre and is a moving melodrama that explores the extent of a mother's love for her son. This one helps us witness the influential relationship between Madhav and his mother, Vanamala who belongs to an impoverished household located in the Konkan stretch during the years of India’s freedom movement against British rule. 

2018- Everyone is a Hero - Sony LIV

Chosen as India's official entry to the Academy Awards 2024, it is a survival thriller set against the backdrop of the tragic 2018 Kerala Floods. It follows the story of nine residents and their lives set in a fictional village called Aruvikulam, and how they all face the calamity and collectively tackle the catastrophic deluge.

Gulmohar - Disney+ Hotstar

One of the most heartwarming stories to come out this year, Rahul Chittela's Gulmohar set in present-day New Delhi, tracks the final four days of the Batra family as they pack their belongings and feelings to leave their 34-year-old family home.

Read our review here!

Sirf Ek Banda Kaafi hai - Zee5

Inspired by true events, the film follows the story of P.C. Solanki, a small-time sessions court lawyer who fought the five-year-long standalone fight against an influential and powerful godman with political clout who assaulted a minor girl.

Read our review here!

83 Disney+ Hotstar

Directed by Kabir and starring Ranveer Singh in the lead, 83 is a 2021 Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama based on the Indian national cricket team led by Kapil Dev, which won the 1983 Cricket World Cup.

Shershaah - Prime Video

The beloved war film of recent times, Shershaah inspired by the true story of Vikram Batra is the story of a young soldier on the border who sacrifices his life for the integrity of the nation.





Which movies do you plan to watch? Let us know in the comments below!

Inputs also by Sakshi Sharma

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