The International
Film Festival of India (IFFI) announced on Thursday that their upcoming 51st
festival will honour actors Irrfan Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Rishi Kapoor and
Chadwick Boseman among 28 other actors from the world of cinema. The movie gala
will showcase movies of 19 Indian artists and nine international artists, who
left us in the year gone by, reported PTI.

IFFI will pay tribute to
Kapoor, Khan, Rajput, Soumitra Chatterjee and Boseman by screening their films
‘Bobby’, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, ‘Kedarnath’, ‘Charulata’ and ’42’, respectively.

Other Indian artistes who would be given homages are filmmakers Basu Chatterjee,
Nishikant Kamat, Manmohan Mahapatra, Urdu poet Rahat Indori, choreographer
Saroj Khan, singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, actors Jagdeep, Kumkum, Nimmi, Bijay
Mohanty, Shreeram Lagoo, Ajit Das, music composer Wajid Khan, lyricist Yogesh
Gaur and costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, while global artists whose films will
be showcased are Kirk Douglas, Olivia De Havilland, Max Von Sydow, directors
Alan Parker, Ivan Passer, Goran Paskaljevic, cinematographer Allen Daviau and
composer Ennio Morricone.

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IFFI will take place from January 16 to January 24 this year in Goa, which was ideally supposed to be held from November 20 to November 28 last year
but was postponed due to coronavirus pandemic,
reported PTI.

‘Saand Ki Aankh’, directed by Tushar Hiranandani and featuring
Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar, will be the opening movie for the Panorama
section at the festival.

A total of 224 films will be screened under different sections at the
51st festival, which will be organised in a hybrid format in the wake of the