Rang De Basanti to be screened at Mauritius Film Festival as part of 50 years of freedom celebration

IANS

Oct,08 2017 10:08 30 IST

Port Louis: Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's hit film Rang De Basanti is being screened at the Mauritius Film Festival on Saturday and Sunday.

YouTube screengrab.

A still from Rang De Basanti. YouTube

Mauritius is celebrating 50 years of independence next year and the inaugural film festival is a part of the celebrations.

Rang De Basanti is one of the films that is being screened at the gala, which is focused on films that champion the theme of 'freedom' and 'independence'.

Mehra has been invited as a guest of honour by Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth to be part of the celebrations. He will also be a part of a Film Directing Masterclass with actor and director Justin Chadwick.

"It's a rare honour to be invited for the inaugural Mauritius film festival. Rang De Basanti has been chosen to be showcased among a prestigious selection of movies from around the globe like Gandhi, Amistad, 12 Years A Slave and Mandela to name a few. The event celebrates 50 years of Independence of the island country and the movies selected celebrate the human spirit," Mehra said in a statement.

His Rang De Basanti, starring Aamir Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi, R Madhavan, Atul Kulkarni, Soha Ali Khan and Waheeda Rahman, adopted a unique format to tell the story of a freedom that people have taken for granted.