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From October 17 to 24, Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) organised its annual Mumbai Film Festival. The event saw over 190 movies from 53 countries in 49 languages, including 13 world premieres and over 50 debuts. These numbers are a testament to the fact that MAMI remains the country’s biggest film festival, and is on its path to being in the road map of prestigious film festivals, accompanying Cannes, Berlinale, Sundance, and Busan.    What remains the most critical and celebrated aspect of MAMI’s success is its ability to successfully get both — most acclaimed of world cinema and the most underrated films from independent Indian directors.    The biggies included the opening film, Muthoon; Martin Scorsese’s much-awaited The Irishman; Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story; Sundance winner — The Souvenir; Pedro Almodovar’s Pain and Glory; and Robert Eggers’ black and white thriller, The Lighthouse. But it was a Kislay’s Aise Hi (Just Like That), and Archana Phadke’s About…