Visit Victoria partners with Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2022 hosts a special Round Table with Rajeev Masand, Kapil Dev and Kabir Khan 

Visit Victoria, in partnership with IFFM 2022, hosted a Round Table with Rajeev Masand, Kapil Dev and Kabir Khan to discuss their favourite Melbourne moments at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) today. Anchored by celebrated Indian film critic and journalist, Rajeev Masand, the Melbourne round table was a special rendezvous filled with conversations about all things Melbourne, cricket memories and films.  

During the conversation Kapil Dev relived some of his most iconic cricketing moments at the MCG especially the legendary 5/28 in 1981 during the third Test match vs Australia.

Kabir Khan’s 83 film was specially honoured at IFFM 2022. Rajeev Masand spoke to Kabir Khan about the success of the film and his take on the love for Indian cinema in Melbourne. Rajeev also indulged in a witty conversation with Kapil Dev and Kabir Khan that delved into various segments such as the Melbourne connection, cherishing memories associated with the city and their favourite Melbourne moments. 

According to Brendan McClements, Chief Executive Officer, Visit Victoria, “Given Melbourne’s role as both the sporting and cultural capital of Australia, we were proud to bring these two worlds together through today’s roundtable in partnership with IFFM.” 

“India is a key global market for us and we’re looking forward to welcoming travellers for the T20 World Cup later this year where Victoria will host key matches including India versus Pakistan and the final at the MCG 

About Visit Victoria: 

Visit Victoria brings the best of Tourism Victoria, Victorian Major Events Company and Melbourne Convention Bureau under one brand that capitalises on commercial opportunities in an increasingly competitive and dynamic global tourism market. The team informs, connects and partners with industry and the Victorian State Government to amplify Victoria’s profile. 

About Indian Film Festival of Melbourne: 

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) is the largest annual celebration of Indian cinema outside of India. The 13th Edition of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne takes place In Cinemas and in-person from August 12-20, 2022 and will be streamed Australia-wide from August 13-30, 2022. The festival showcases some of the most diverse, inclusive, ground-breaking films and filmmakers, all whilst encapsulating the best of Indian cinema from the Indian subcontinent. In 2022, IFFM is screening over a hundred films from a range of genres, themes, and voices for our audiences to enjoy both in-person and online. They have also curated a series of exciting events for our audiences to immerse themselves into the world of cinematic brilliance. 

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