London, May 10 (PTI) Anuraga Kashyap’s upcoming thriller “Dobaaraa”, starring Taapsee Virgo, was confirmed on Tuesday as the world premiere of the opening night at the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) 2022 on June 23, ahead of the premiere in India on July 1.
The filmmakers will be at the forefront of this year’s LIFF, including the European premiere of Aparna Sen’s directorial film “The Rapist,” starring Konkan Sen Sharma and Arjun Rampal.
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“Over the last 12 years, we have premiered a number of Anuraga films in the UK – including ‘The Girl in the Yellow Boots’ and ‘The Ganges of Wasseypur.’
“Anurag brings another fresh directing approach and an impressive twisted story. The actor Taapsee Virgo steals the show as a young woman trapped between two lives in different decades, “said festival director Cary Rajinder Sawhney.
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“We are also pleased with the exceptionally strong cavalcade of exciting new premieres at this year’s festival in 10 different languages and several very rare personal interviews led by India’s greatest filmmaker Aparna Sen,” added Sawhney.
This year’s LIFF, with the support of Blue Orchid Hotels, Integrity International, the British Film Institute (BFI), the Bagri Foundation and the Arts Council of England, lasts more than a fortnight next month and screens various films in cinemas across London and the regions. in Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds.
“Doba, which premiered at the London Film Festival just before its theatrical release, is a testament to the fact that its new, cutting-edge narrative is absolutely loved and applauded around the world,” said Ektaa R Kapoor, producer behind the launch. night movie.
“Dobaaraa is our first film within Cult Movies, our new film division, which is set to tell compelling, rough and genre-bent stories. “I feel ecstatic about ‘Dobaaraa’ and his presence among various international famous films from around the world, and I can’t wait to present this film to an Indian audience on July 1, 2022,” she said.
Other British premieres at this year’s film festival celebrating Indian and South Asian cinema in Britain include a tribute to Mr Nalin’s celluloid “Chello Show” and “Aparajito” by Anik Dutt – a tribute to the journey of legendary director Satyajit Ray to make his first, cult film. classic “Pather Panchali”.
An intimate look at contemporary Calcutta, “Once Upon a Time in Calcutta” by Aditya Vikram Sengupta also includes a festival line-up.
No Land’s Man, based on the score by Oscar winner AR Rahman, who is also the executive producer, will also be screened at the film gala. The main role of this acclaimed film is Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays the role of a man who deals with the complexity of identity.
As part of the “Save the Planet” festival, ecological and climatic themes are explored in the films “Journey to Kuthriyar”, “No Ground Beeath My Feet” and “Hatibondhu”.
The festival will close with the Canadian Indian documentary “Superfan: The Nav Bhatia Story”, set around the biggest fan of the Toronto Raptors basketball team.
After the London leg, which ends on July 3, LIFF will end in Birmingham on July 5 and in Manchester on July 6.
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