The snaking lines outside the auditoriums, the huge audience turnout, several congratulations and encouragements from filmmakers and celebrities present, gripping discussions and q/a sessions marked the final day of the festival.
Screened in the morning were films and documentaries like Missed Call, Long After, Sari (W)rap,Crossing Lines , My Daughter the Terrorist and Dussehra, which completely captivated the audience. Dussehra, a hard-hitting film based on the taboo subject of incest, moved the audience. The young director of Dussehra, Jigyasa Sethi was present to answer audience questions, and was congratulated again and again by the viewers for the courage she displayed in making the film.
Present too were Jamil Dehlavi, a Pakistani-French filmmaker from UK, along with lead actor Kevin Collins, with their award-winning explosive film Infinite Justice. Jamil Dehlavi and Kevin Collins both talked about how important it is to talk to enemies rather than to friends, so as to look for a solution to the problems that give rise to terrorism and violence.
Pancham Unmixed, an extraordinary documentary on the legendary R. D. Burman was a complete sell-out. After the fabulous film was screened, everyone went ga-ga, clapping and wiping their tears simultaneously, remembering Pancham and his music with fondness. The screening followed a lively Q and A session.
Among the other favorites were Kaal by Bappaditya Bandyopadhyay, A Home in the Sky by Bipin Nandkarni, The Lost Rainbow, and two evocative films about a different Afghanistan - Enemies of Happiness and Khub Asti Afghanistan.
The last screening of the day was Mistaken from Scotland by Sarmed Mirza. The filmmaker was present with this wonderful film, all shot in 9 days. The first ever South Asian film made in Scotland, Mistaken and Sarmed Mirza