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Prime Video to premiere ‘Chhorii’ on 25 November at IFFI

In an unprecedented move this year, the IFFI is inviting video streaming platforms to the festival

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Mumbai: Amazon Prime Video has unveiled its lineup for the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held in Goa from 20 November. This includes the world premiere of Amazon original film "Chhorii" on 25 November and multiple masterclasses and interactive panels with the country’s creative stalwarts.

For the first time in its history, IFFI is inviting video streaming platforms to the festival.

On 21 November, a masterclass session on ‘Creating Cult Icons’ will be led by the cast and crew of Amazon original series "The Family Man" including Raj and DK, Amazon Prime Video's head India originals Aparna Purohit, Samantha Ruth, and Manoj Bajpayee (virtually).

On 23 November, a masterclass session on ‘Creating Cinematic Success and Storytelling of Sardar Udham’ will be led by Shoojit Sircar and Ronnie Lahiri.

Prime Video will also showcase Satyajit Ray’s evergreen films on the homepage of their website between 20-28 November to commemorate the filmmaker’s birth centenary. This will include 11 of his iconic films – "Abhijan," "Aparajito," "Ashani Sanket," "Chiriakhana," "Hirak Rajar Deshe," "Pather Panchali," "Seemabaddha," "Sonar Kella," "Shatranj Ke Khilari," "Charulata," and "Jalsaghar." The platform will also stream "Satyajit Ray Through His Films," a documentary presented by Soumitra Chatterjee.

“We are honoured to be a part of IFFI, an event that celebrates the diversity and rich cinematic heritage of India, and brings the entertainment community, content creators and talent together,” said Amazon Prime Video India country head Gaurav Gandhi. “We will continue to contribute actively to the entertainment ecosystem of India by promoting local narratives that are deeply rooted in Indian culture while delivering an immersive entertainment experience to viewers.”

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