IFFI: Moments with the music maestros

The 40th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), commencing from November 23 in Goa, will feature a seven-day segment called "Moments with the Maestros", which presents audio-visual documentaries on a cross section of musical greats like Ustad Bismillah Khan, K.L. Saigal and Mohammed Rafi, depicting their life and work.

The segment will be inaugurated by Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat on Tuesday and the inaugural documentary will be "Rafi - We Remember You", directed by Kuldeep Sinha as the latest in the series 'Music and Maestros' under the banner of Films Division of India (FDI).

Other documentaries will be on Salil Chaudhury, Naushad, Ustad Allaa Rakha Khan, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Jasraj and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan. IFFI will screen 39 documentary films in the ‘Moments with the Maestros’ segment other than the 300 odd films which will be shown in various other sections.