Rome Film Festival 2013 to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema with Om-Dar-Ba-Dar

Kamal Swaroop’s 1988 post-modern film has been digitally restored and will be showcased at the Rome film fest in November 2013

The digitally restored version of 1988 film Om-Dar-Ba-Dar, directed by Kamal Swaroop, will be screened at the Rome Film Festival and commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema.

The 10-day film festival will commence November 8. The post-modern avant-garde film will be showcased as a part of the out-of-competition section of Cinema XXI.

“I am very happy to have ‘Om-Dar-Ba-Dar’ make a comeback, now in it’s restored version, reaching out to newer audiences! It’s an honour that the film will be a part of the well attended Rome Film Festival,” Swaroop said in a statement.

The film, starring Anita Kanwar, Aditya Lakhia and Gopi Desai, has been produced by National Film Development Corporation (NFDC).

NFDC endeavours to spread Indian cinema globally through more such screenings, said Nina Lath Gupta, MD, NFDC. “It’s our endeavour to support and promote cinema of India across the globe and we will continue to do so with every opportunity across existing and emerging avenues,” said Gupta.