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Mumbai, Jan 31 : Director Taika Waititi, who won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his film ‘Jojo Rabbit’, has revealed his favourite Indian film by auteur Satyajit Ray.
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Director Taika Waititi, who won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his film â€˜Jojo Rabbitâ€™, has revealed his favourite Indian film by auteur Satyajit Ray.
He said that his favourite Indian film is â€˜Pather Panchaliâ€™ and heaped praise on “Asiaâ€™s Best Crime Detective” from Rayâ€™s films featuring the character of Feluda.
Praising Satyajit Rayâ€™s work and talking about his favourite Indian films, he said: “Of course, the Satyajit Ray film ‘Pather Panchali’. It was beautiful and very inspirational when I was making my early films. Next is the fabulous â€˜Asiaâ€™s Best Crime Detectiveâ€™ which is a fantastic big film which I think everyone should watch.”
Taika Waititi is bridging his latest directorial â€˜Next Goal Winsâ€™ to India.
The film is a comedic soccer film, based on a documentary under the same name.
The film, which stars Michael Fassbender, Elisabeth Moss, Kaimana, David Fane and Oscar Kightley, dives deep into the legendary football coach Thomas Rongenâ€™s journey of leading the American Samoan team from a disastrous defeat to a spectacular win in the 2014 World Cup.
Presented by Searchlight Pictures in association with TSG Entertainment, and produced by Jonathan Cavendish, Garrett Basch, Taika Waititi, Mike Brett, and Steve Jamison, â€˜Next Goal Winsâ€™ releases in Indian theatres on February 2.