The makers of Delhi Belly have another feather to add to their cap even before the film’s official release in India! The Imran Khan, Vir Das and Kunal Roy Kapoor starrer will open the London Indian Film Festival today (30th June).
Following ‘Delhi Belly’, the festival will go on to showcase works of independent filmmakers, including Anurag Kashyap’s That Girl In Yellow Boots and Ketan Mehta’s Rang Rasiya. Singer and film composer Raghu Dixit will perform before the closing night film Autograph on July 12.
The Festival covers a wide range of themes and issues from family dramas, coming-of age tales to twisted, urban teen-romance. Uniting these films is a new more assured Indian cool, experimenting with cinematic styles, sexual liberality, new technology and influenced by themes both East and West, which has helped new Indian cinema win favour with the young in-crowd in super cities like Mumbai, as well as with connoisseurs of world cinema across the globe.
Cary Rajinder Sawhney, Festival Director comments, “In addition to showing great movies, we also aim to help get these films talked about and screened more broadly in cinemas in the UK, in the same way that Iranian cinema has been. London of course has a huge Asian audience for these movies, but many non-Asian Brits would also like to find out more about the 1.2 billion strong India of today, and cinema is a great way to do this.”