Shyam Benegal's 'Welcome to Sajjanpur' to vie at London film fest

Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) Veteran director Shyam Benegal's latest offering "Welcome to Sajjanpur" is set to be screened at the forthcoming London Film Festival (LFF), a UTV official said.

The movie will be screened in the competition section on World Cinema at the fortnight-long festival starting Oct 15, he added. A UTV Spotboy presentation, the LFF screening will also mark the movie's Britain and European premiere. The film is being released in India Sep 19.

A comedy, "Welcome to Sajjanpur" is a satirical take on the reality of the contemporary rural India, especially on the government's much-vaunted literacy drive. Shreyal Ta