The popularity of Indian Cinema is on a rise, interestingly, it is finding audiences in some unexplored territories. Few acclaimed films will be screened at the 2nd edition of Indian Film Festival Cinema Indien - under the platform of India Unlimited.

Acclaimed films such as 'Margarita With A Straw' starring Kalki Koechlin and Revathy and directed by Shonali Bose has emerged as a prominent film at the festival. The film based on an unexpected journey of a girl with cerebral palsy was widely appreciated in India and is likely to be enjoyed by the audience in Sweden.

Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor starrer road film 'Finding Fanny' is yet another film which has emerged as the most sought after one, at the festival. Other films to be screened at the festival are Rajat Kapoor's 'Ankhon Dekhi', Priyanka Chopra starrer Mary Kom and 'Liar's Dice' that star's Indian legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan.

Regional cinema has been given equal importance as Bengali fantasy 'Tasher Desh', directed by Q will be screened at the film festival. 'Killa' and 'Open Tee Bioscope' targeting the niche audience will be screened too.

The aim of the festival is to showcase offbeat films that narrated distinct stories and made a mark for tout direction. The idea behind screening these distinct films is to break the general perception that Indian films are all about songs, dance and wafer thin plots.

Internationally acclaimed, Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah will participate in the panel discussion to highlight the growth of Indian films. Mr Shah will be joined by filmmaker Shonali Bose, Director of 'Margarita with a Straw'; Anindya Chatterjee, Director of 'Open Tee Bioscope' and Neena Lath Gupta, MD, National Film Development Corporation.

The film festival is being jointly organised by The Embassy of India in Stockholm and SF BIO, Sweden's leading cinema chain in collaboration with the Indian National Film Development Corporation.

Indian films are gaining widespread popularity in places such as Japan, Korea, Nigeria, China and Peru. Bollywood's biggest hit 'Dhoom 3', starring Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif was released in Turkey, China, Peru, Romania and Russia. These were unexplored shores for Bollywood films that were dubbed in local languages to reach out to the native population.