Doha Tribeca fest fetes Indian cinema

Mira Nair, Ashutosh Gowariker, Shimit Amin to join panels

The fourth installment of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival will feature a special tribute to the cinema of India, fest organizers announced Thursday.

Events will kick off with a panel discussion with Mira Nair, helmer of opening-night pic “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” a film made with the support of the Doha Film Institute, the educational and cultural arm of the festival.

An homage to Indian helmer Yash Chopra will follow, and include screenings of two of his films, including his swan song “Till I Breathe This Life,” toplined by Indian star Shah Rukh Khan and with music by “Slumdog Millionaire” composer A. R. Rahman.

Other panel discussions will include “Going Global: Can Bollywood Films Really Cross Over?,” moderated by critic Rajeev Masand and featuring helmer and DTFF jury member Ashutosh Gowariker, as well as helmer Shimit Amin.

DTFF will be held Nov. 17-24.