The 13th Mumbai Film Festival organized by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) kick started with the much-anticipated film 'Moneyball' starring Brad Pitt and directed by Bennett Miller. The film was screened at all the screens at the festival's main venue- Cinemax Versova.
Director- producer Yash Chopra lit the lamp along with actress Dia Mirza, President of Film & TV Producers Guild Ramesh Sippy and trustee of MAMI Amit Khanna in attendance. Joining them were the International Competition jury members Hugh Hudson (Jury President), Jerzy Skolimowski, Na Hong- Jin, Roger Spottiswoode and Sarika.
While the opening day of the 13th Mumbai film festival wound up with great splendor and celebration, the second day 14th October saw close to 50 movies being screening at Cinemax Versova, Cinemax Sion and Metro Big Cinemas and various celebrities and movie buffs who graced the day 2. Ramesh Sippy, Kiran Juneja, Sanjay Suri, Ketan Mehta, Vinay Shukla, Vikramaditya Motwane, Anjum Rajabali, Swanand Kirkire, Rajat Barmecha (Udaan fame) Sharmani Mukherjee, Chitra Palekar, Reema Lagoo, Bijon Das Gupta were spotted at the festival.
Movies like "The Slut", "Deol", "She Monkeys", "Distancia" and "The Restless" were received with a huge response. The Festival also saw venue hopping where depending on the films and individual interests, people were not just moving from one-screen to another, but also from one venue to another. This Festival fever is really contagious and even we at Fridaymoviez cannot wait for tomorrow to come with more movies.