1/2 The world will never be the same, said the director.
“The worst Indian movie is not just the film itself.
It is the world and all of the things we take for granted that are happening around us.”
The movie has become a bestseller in India with sales topping US$30 million in the past few weeks.
2/2 Kannada films have become the new Indian artform.
“We have become an artform that has a unique quality and a unique taste.
It has always been about being alive in a world that is changing,” said Kannadas Amitav, director of the festival’s Indian division.
He was speaking at a press conference to mark the 25th anniversary of the film.
“It has always struck me as the world’s biggest hit and its a movie that is not about any of us and not about India at all.
It’s about the people of this country.
Its a movie about what it means to be an Indian in the world today.”
Amitav said that the festival had more than 10,000 screenings in India in 2016 and a total of about 4,000 tickets sold.
The film has been made in Mumbai and is based on the life of a prominent journalist and novelist Kannadas Poonam and his daughter.
The film has received mixed reviews from critics.
Poonam’s son, Manjula, is known as a vocal critic of Indian culture.
“Karnataka is a very important state in India and I feel that this film has given the state a bad name,” she told the Times of India in December.
Critics have also criticised the way the film portrays the violence of the caste system.
Poonams son was one of two Indian journalists who were killed in a mass shooting in 1984, a massacre that triggered a political backlash.
Pana, whose film “Konkani” won a Best Film Oscar in 1989, said she felt the film was being made in a “very sad context”.
“The world has changed.
It seems that in India too, there is no respect for women,” she said.
But Amitav dismissed the criticism, saying that the film had been made for “an audience that is sensitive to issues”.
“I am not trying to create a controversy or a debate.
The movie was made for an audience that was sensitive to these issues and it was very clear that we wanted to tell a story about the impact of the atrocities that took place in the country,” he said.