October 04, 2017

Tata Sky Mumbai Film Festival 2017 brings hidden gems of cinema closer to TV viewers

  • Judicious mix of critically acclaimed, award-winning masterpieces as well as fresh, never-seen-before content
  • Brings India’s finest film festival experience exclusively to TV

Mumbai: Here’s some pleasant news to kick start the festive season from Tata Sky, India’s leading content distribution platform known for launching interactive services specially customised for the Indian market. It’s time for the Tata Sky Mumbai Film Festival that has it all – screening films from both the remotest corners of India and countries across the globe, award-winning, critically acclaimed masterpieces,  spread over two months, that you can watch from the cosy environs of your home. These films are exclusively available on Tata Sky and curated in association with Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star.

After a successful 2016 Tata Sky Mumbai Film Festival Service, wherein 20+ films were made available to Tata Sky’s subscribers at no additional charge – the company today announced a bigger and better Tata Sky Mumbai Film Festival 2017 catering to film connoisseurs. In doing so, Tata Sky will bring India’s finest cinema that may not have otherwise reached audiences across the country exclusively for its subscribers.

Arun Unni, chief content officer, Tata Sky, said at the launch, “The response to Tata Sky Mumbai Film Festival last year indicated that there is a sizeable audience for high quality and critically acclaimed cinema, encouraging us to further explore and bring forward these hidden gems of cinema. Tata Sky sees itself as a content and audience discovery platform where our objective is to expose a wider audience each year to high-quality films. Our scale allows us to support great art and good talent an all-India platform, especially to regions outside the major cultural centres, where access to film festivals is difficult otherwise.”

Mr Unni continued, “In our view, this service goes beyond being just a place for viewers to find great cinema. It also acts as an additional platform of exhibition for the film business.”

Key features of Tata Sky Mumbai Film Festival 2017 are as follows: 

  • Exclusive and curated film in association with Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star for TV: close to 30 films will run for a duration of two months
  • Mix of critically acclaimed, award-winning masterpieces as well as fresh, never-seen-before content
  • Languages: Hindi, English, Punjabi, Marathi, Assamese, Manipuri, International (with subtitles)
  • Period: Two months (October 1 to November 30)
  • Available on: Channel number: #302 in HD & #303 in SD (simulcast)

Anupama Chopra, director, Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star said, “We really value our partnership with Tata Sky.  Cinema is India’s grand passion.  There are so many wonderful filmmakers creating compelling stories.  This unique platform enables these stories to reach new and varied audiences. The Mumbai Film Festival on Tata Sky serves both story tellers and movie lovers.  Let the celebration of cinema begin!”

Tata Sky Mumbai Film Festival – Promo Films:

Choicest of films:

HE NAMED ME MALALA, USA
2015 – English
HARAAMKHOR, India
2016 – Hindi
TRAPPED, India
2016 - Hindi
ALIGARH, India
2015 – Hindi
KAAGAZ KI KASHTI, India
2016 – Hindi
BIOSCOPE, India
2016 - Hindi
LA CAGE, France
2016 - French
KHOYA, India
2015 - Hindi
VENTILATOR, India
2016 - Marathi
BLUE BICYCLE, Turkey
2016 – Turkish
FANDRY, India
2012 - Marathi
HUM CHITRA BANATE HAIN
India, 2016 - Hindi
CITIES OF SLEEP, India
2015 - Hindi
KOTHANODI, India
2015 -Assamese
FAITH CONNECTIONS, India
2013 - English, Hindi
I, DANIEL BLAKE, UK, France,
Belgium
2016 – English
REMEMBERING KURDI, India
2016 - Marathi
GANGOOBAI, India
2012 - Marathi
QISSA, India
2013 - Punjabi
NATRANG, India
2012 – Marathi
CHAURANGA, India
2014 - Hindi
KAPHAL, India
2013 - Hindi
PLACEBO, India
2014 – English
ANGRY INDIAN GODDESSES
India, 2015 - English, Hindi
AMMA AND APPA, Germany
2014 - English
MOR MANN KE BHARAM
India, 2015 - Hindi
KATIYABAAZ, India
2013 - Hindi