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4:37 am - Saturday November 18, 2017

23rd edition of the Kolkata Film festival starts its journey

Kolkata: The 23rd edition of the Kolkata International Film festival kickstarted today at the Netaji Indoor Stadium among the galaxy of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and superstars Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Kamal Hassan, director Mahesh Bhat and famous British director Michael Winterbottom.

The programme started with the blowing of conch shells and enthralling performance of Ustad Rashid Khan on vocals and tabla maestro Bikram Ghosh who also composed the music.

Mr Bachchan inaugurated the festival by lighting the ceremonial lamp. The focus country of the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival is England. This year apart from the usual contest between international films, the Indian regional language films will also be competing for Heera Lal Sen award apart from cash award.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee thanked all the dignitaries, including special guests Amitabh Bachchan, Shaharukh Khan, Kajol, Kamal Hassan and Mahesh Bhat.

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