Sep 102017
 

Indian cinema caters to the entire world; public has a huge appetite for our powerhouse and B-town has some wonderful people who make some stellar movies that don’t always compete with a Karan Johar movie at the box office, but leaves its mark on the world map. Film festivals are an amazing platform for such critically acclaimed work and here are some of the Indian movies which are making their mark and shining bright at the Toronto film festival:

1. The Brawler – Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Mukkabaaz’ tells the true story of a boxer who is trying to make his ends meet and also follow his passion to make it to the Indian National Boxing Championship.

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2. Pahuna: The Little Visitors – Produced by our ‘desi’ girl Priyanka Chopra, the movie has received a standing ovation at the festival. The movie follows the lives of three Nepalese kids who make their way through Sikkim in search of their parents.

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3. Village Rockstars: This one also has the flavours of the North East. The story tells the tale of a 10 year old girl who harbours a simple dream of making her own rock band.

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4. Omerta- This is the brainchild of Hansal Mehta and tells the stark tale of Omar Saeed Sheikh, the man responsible behind the kidnapping and killing of famous journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002. Rajkummar Rao is the lead so you have no doubts about the credibility.

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5.Azmaish: A Journey Through The Subcontinent – This is a unique combination of a Pakistani director and Indian actor Kalki Koechlin. The movie has Kalki interview the commoners in both the countries and draw parallel of how life is in both the places.

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6. The Hungry- This is Bornila Chatterjee’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Titus Adronicus’. Starring Naseeruddin Shah and Tisca Chopra, the movie tells the tale of greed, revenge and murder.

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Next time someone tells you that our film industry is only about larger than life movies and dancing around trees, you know what to recommend them.

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