Aparna Sen's 'Iti Mrinalini' housefull at Dubai film fest

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By Dibyojyoti Baksi

Dubai, Dec 14 (IANS) Movie buffs here seem to be enjoying Bengali actor-director Aparna Sen's movie "Iti Mrinalini" as the two screenings of the movie at the Dubai International Film Festival went housefull.

"All the seats for Aparna Sen's ‘Iti Mrinalini' got booked in advance. There was a long queue yesterday (Monday) and no tickets were available for today's (Tuesday) show also," a spokesperson told IANS here.

"Iti Mrinalani" revolves around an actress. While Aparna Sen plays the older version of the character, her actress daughter Konkona Sen Sharma plays the younger one.

Apart from the mother-daughter duo, Rajat Kapoor, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Kaushik Sen, Saheb Chatterjee and Locket Chatterjee play pivotal roles in the film.

Earlier "Iti Mrinalini" opened the 10th River to River Festival of Indian Cinema.

Sen couldn't make it to the festival due to health issues.

"Aparna Sen has cancelled her visit to the festival as she is not keeping well," said the spokesperson.

The Dubai International Film Festival started on Dec 12 and would conclude Dec 19.