Fans of Indian Films were in for a special treat at this year’s Indian Film Festival, organised by NUS Alumni Relations and the High Commission of India in Singapore, and partnered by Darpan Singapore Pte Ltd.
In addition to showcasing three acclaimed films – Running Shaadi, Trapped and Wazir – there was a special screening of award-winning film, A Billion Colour Story. The film won the top prize at the 2017 Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival in the United Kingdom.
Guests at this special screening included the High Commissioner of India to Singapore, His Excellency Jawed Ashraf; NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye (Science ’85); and Founder and Managing Director of Darpan Singapore Pte Ltd, Ms Sreyashi Sen.
Guests had the privilege to meet and hear from the film’s director, Mr Padmakumar Narasimhamurthy, during a sharing session hosted by Ms Sreyashi before enjoying the film.
Close to 900 alumni and guests attended the Festival held from 12 to 15 March at Shaw Foundation Alumni House. Each night, one lucky member of the audience went home with air tickets sponsored by Air India, IndiGO or Jet Airways.