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Reliance BIG Pictures films at IFFI, Goa & MIAAC, New York

Shob Charitro Kalponik, Ijjodu, Janala, Kutty Srank to be screened at the 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Goa
Well Done Abba, Janala ,Shob Charitro Kalponik, & Sikandar to be screened at 9th Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festival, New York on November 11-15, 2009


Mumbai, 10th November 2009: The prestigious 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is all set to screen Reliance BIG Pictures' four major productions, Rituparno Ghosh's Bengali film Shob Charitro Kalponik, Padmashri M .S. Sathyu's Kannada film Ijjodu, Buddhadev Dasgupta's Bengali creation Janala & Shaji Karun's Malayalam film Kutty Srank in Indian Panorama Section starting from November 23- December 3, 2009. Also Reliance BIG Pictures' strong run in the international festival circuit continues as Piyush Jha’s Sikandar & Shyam Benegal's comedy Well Done Abba in addition to Janala and Shob Charitro Kalponik will be screened at 9th MIAAC Film Festival 2009 to be held between Nov 11- 15, 2009.
Mr. Mahesh Ramanathan, COO, Reliance BIG Pictures said, "The unprecedented success of Reliance BIG Pictures at international festivals has extended to the home turf as well. Our films have been honored in 35 top cities around the globe within last one year. The recognition will inspire the team at Reliance BIG Pictures to catalyze the rapid globalization of Indian cinema".

Shob Charitro Kalponik that has received a lot of critical ↦ box office acclaim during its released in India, the film completed 50 days at the box office in West Bengal. Directed by Rituparno Ghosh starring Bipasha Basu ↦ Prosenjit, follows the journey of a woman's recollection of her marriage and her radical steps outside it. Ijjodu directed by the veteran M. S. Sathyu starring national award winner actress Meera Jasmine and Anirudh is a story of young photo journalist's brief encounter with a woman of substance.

Shaji Karun's Kutty Srank starring Mamooty, Kamilini Mukherjee, Padmapriya and Meenakumari brings out three distinct personalities of a dead boat-man from the perspective of three women each of whom claims to be his wife.

After the stupendous response generated from audiences around the world and international film festivals such as Pusan Film Festival, London Film Festival ↦ recent 11th Mumbai Film Festival, Well Done Abba, Kutty Srank & Buddhadev Dasgupta's Janala are all set to charm the Indian audiences.

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Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL, www.rbe.in) is the flagship media and entertainment arm of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Group (www.relianceada.com). It has a significant presence in filmed entertainment (film production, distribution, exhibition and TV content), broadcasting, studio infrastructure, processing, digital services, music, home video, and animation, events, out of home, gaming and new media.

Reliance BIG Pictures (www.bigpictures.co.in), RBEL's motion picture brand, has built a formidable Indian film production slate in English, Hindi and several other Indian languages, which it markets and distributes worldwide.The slate has projects with leading production houses and marquee Indian directors, both mainstream and arthouse, including Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rakesh Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, David Dhawan, Indra Kumar, Anurag Basu, Kunal Kohli, Priyadarshan, Madhur Bhandarkar, Sudhir Mishra, Shaji N. Karun, Shyam Benegal, Rituparno Ghosh, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, M.S. Sathyu and Amol Palekar.

In Hollywood, RBEL has signed development deals with Julia Roberts' Red Om Films, Nicolas Cage's Saturn Productions, Jim Carrey's JC 23 Entertainment, George Clooney's Smokehouse Productions, Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures, Tom Hanks' PlayTone Productions, Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment, Jay Roach's Everyman Pictures and Brett Ratner's Rat Entertainment. RBEL's associate company ADLABS is India's largest film processing, exhibition and services company.

Reliance Group (www.relianceada.com) is among India's largest private sector, business houses and has interests in communications, financial services, health, energy, infrastructure and media & entertainment.

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