Dobaaraa by Anurag Kashyap to open London Indian Film Festival

‘Dobaaraa’ by Anurag Kashyap is set to be the opening film for the London Indian Film Festival. Despite its name, the festival will take place in venues across the UK and will feature 24 films and 18 shorts.

“Dobaara” is a supernatural thriller that LIFF describes as involving a young woman caught between two lives in different decades. Kashyap said previously diverse That “Dobaaraa” is a Hindi adaptation of Oriol Paulo’s 2018 Spanish film “Mirage”. It stars Taapsee Pannu, an actress known for her selective selection of projects.

In the Mirage, a 12-year-old boy witnesses a death during a thunderstorm and kills himself. Twenty-five years later, the woman who moves into the same apartment is connected to the baby through a television set during a similar storm and has a chance to save his life.

“Dobaaraa” was produced by Shobha Kapoor and Ektaa R Kapoor, by Cult Movies, a new unit under Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms, Sunir Kheterpal and Gaurav Bose of Athens.

The opening night show and world premiere will take place on June 23 at BFI Southbank and will be followed by a Q&A from Kashyap. The festival will run until 3 July, with presentations in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds. The BFI Player streaming platform will host a selection of short films.

The festival concludes with the Canadian-Indian documentary “Superfan: The Nav Bhatia Story,” an encouraging tale about the basketball team, the Toronto Raptors’ greatest fan. In between, the selected films are arranged across multiple thematic threads: Great British Asians, Young Rebels, Save The Planet, An Extraordinary Life and Too Desi Too Queer.

“Dobaara is our first cult film, our new film division which is set to tell compelling and thrilling genre stories. I am thrilled for Dobaaraa and his presence among so many world famous films from all over the world and can’t wait to release the film to Indian audiences on July 1, 2022,” Kapoor said.

The festival is also a showcase for many stories led by women. It will host the European premiere of Aparna Sen’s The Rapist, starring Konkana Sen Sharma and Arjun Rampal, which debuted in Busan last year. “Ladies Only” documentary by Ribana Liz John explores feminist themes by observing the women-only compartments of crowded Mumbai trains.

LIFF will host the UK premiere of a tribute to Ban Nalin’s ‘Last Film Show’ (also known as ‘Chello Show’), and Anik Dutta’s ‘Aparajito’, in honor of legendary director Satyajit Rai’s journey in making the classic ‘Pather Panchali’.

The collection Once Upon a Time in Calcutta includes an intimate look at contemporary Calcutta, directed by Aditya Vikram Sengupta; And the movie “No Land’s Man” directed by Mustafa Sorour Farooqi and starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and with the music of AR Rahman.

The festival’s ‘Save the Planet’ theme explores environmental and climate themes with titles including ‘The Road to Kuthriyar’, ‘No Ground Beneath My Feet’ and ‘Hatibondhu’. Her “Extraordinary Life” leads include “Dig Digging” and “Baka: River of Blood”. The “Little Rebels” group includes “Girls For The Future” and “A Very Suspicious Journey”.

Cultures collide in an anthology of diasporas including: the British-Indian comedy “Little English”; Pakistani-American film “American”.

In addition to the Archive section, short film categories include the successful LGBTQIA+ Too Desi Too Queer, films by leading Mumbai filmmaker Riad Vinci Wadia, emerging British Asian filmmakers, and short films competing in the annual Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition. .

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