`Om-Dar-Ba-Dar` goes to Rome film fest

IANS| Updated: Oct 24, 2013, 20:38 PM IST

New Delhi: The digitally restored version of 1988 film `Om-Dar-Ba-Dar`, directed by Kamal Swaroop, will be screened at the Rome Film Festival and commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema.

The 10-day film festival will commence Nov 8. The post modernist avant garde film will be showcased as a part of the out-of-competition section of Cinema XXI.

"I am very happy to have `Om-Dar-Ba-Dar` make a comeback, now in it’s restored version, reaching out to newer audiences! It’s an honour that the film will be a part of the well attended Rome Film Festival,” Swaroop said in a statement.

The film, starring Anita Kanwar, Aditya Lakhia and Gopi Desai, has been produced by National Film Development Corporation (NFDC).

NFDC`s endeavours to spread Indian cinema globally, through more such screenings, said Nina Lath Gupta, managing director, National Film Development Corporation.

“It`s our endeavour to support and promote cinema of India across the globe and we will continue to do so with every opportunity across existing and emerging avenues,” Gupta said.