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Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale

December 21, 2012, 2:31 pm
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • An interesting bouquet of world cinema, overwhelming numbers of women movies and presence of Amitabh Bachchan marked the 10th Chennai International Film Festival to a close.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • This year's festival constituted of 67 percent women and 33 percent men, thus making it a festival where women have superseded men not only in number but also in overall contribution.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Also, there were 133 foreign films from over 50 countries.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • CIFF, currently spearheaded by filmmaker Suhasini Mani Ratnam, was started in 2003.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • The eight day event screened around 154 films across five venues here.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • The event saw large number of guests from all parts of the world.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Amitabh, 70, graced the evening as the chief guest and gave away prizes to all the winners.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Also, films from countries such as Australia, Argentina, Algeria, Austria, France, Belgium and many more were screened at the festival.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Some of the best films screened were Palme d'Or winning French-drama 'Amour', Oscar-nominated Bosnian drama 'Children of Sarajevo', and also American fantasy-drama 'Beasts of Southern Wild'.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Renowned deccan star Revathy was also among many present at the event.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • The event also saw huge number of South Indian stars.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • The Hindu organized a two minute documentary contest called 'Slice of Chennai', which captured the essence of the city in two minutes.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • A man was seen sketching the mega star live on stage.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Big B sat enthralled while a black and white portrait of his was being made.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • A Tamil documentary 'Dhobi Khana' by S. Lokesh won the first prize worth Rs 30,000.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • 'Chennai Gaana' by Vydianathan Ramaswamy, AND another Tamil documentary won the second prize worth Rs 20,000.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • The third prize of Rs. 10,000 was bagged by a documentary called 'World Cinema' by Arikarasudhan.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Amitabh Bachchan received a grand welcome by all present at the event.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Also, 'Pizza' director Karthik Subburaj was rewarded with a special jury award for his individual excellence.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Well known names from the southern cine biz such as Sivakumar, Ram, Suhasini Maniratnam, Mohan, Balaji Sakthivel, Rajesh, Ramesh Kanna, Parthiban, Santha Kumar, Poornima Bhagyaraj were among those who took part at the event.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • An award was given to the person who watched and reviewed maximum number of films screened at the festival.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • To honour the time and money spent by hundreds of cinema lovers, CIFF dedicated a special award for the passionate film buff.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • The grand festival, which had huge number of southern directors, was held at Woodlands theater in Chennai.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • 'Vazhakku Enn', bagged the first prize in the Tamil film competition, while another film 'Sattai' came second in the race.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • One of the festival patrons were heard saying that while one can download copies of most foreign films from the internet, but watching it with audience is definitely a different experience.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • As part of '100 years of Indian cinema', Satyajit Ray's 'Pather Panchali' and a Malayalam drama called 'Vasunthara' were also screened.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • A portrait of Amitabh Bachchan was prominent at the gala event, which was specially made to honour him.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • The event had Big B stealing all the lime light.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • It was a privilege to pay a meager amount of Rs.500 and have the luxury to watch 100 foreign films at the event.
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale
  • Bollywood and South celebrities come together for Chennai International Film Festival finale