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Jaitley Opens International Film Festival

Jaitley Opens International Film Festival
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The 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI 2015) got underway here today with the screening of the opening film, \"The Man Who Knew Infinity\", directed by Matthew Brown and based on the true story of the friendship between Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and Prof G H Hardy.

I&B Minister Arun Jaitley with actress Sonakshi Sinha during launch of a book at the 46th International Film Festival in Panaji in Goa on Friday. Panaji: The 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI 2015) got underway here today with the screening of the opening film, "The Man Who Knew Infinity", directed by Matthew Brown and based on the true story of the friendship between Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and Prof G H Hardy.

The film stars Dev Patel in the role of Ramanujan, Jeremy Irons as Hady and Devika Bhise as Ramanujan's wife S. Janaki Ammal.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who also holds the Information & Broadcasting portfolio, inaugurated the festival and said that film festivals around the world had acquired a global niche by identifying themselves with their geographical location.

Citing the examples of Cannes, Berlin and other prestigious film festivals,he said that it was customary to make such locations the permanent centres of such festivals where creativity excelled. Well-known actor Anil Kapoor was the chief guest on the occasion.

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