‘Moothon’ to ‘The Sky is Pink’, Indian Films Set to Shine at TIFF
The Toronto International Film Festival is all set to begin at 5 September 2019, and the lineup for the festival is just exhilarating. It was announced in July that Priyanka Chopra’s The Sky is Pink will premiere at TIFF, and now few more Indian films have been announced in the lineup.
Lijo Jose Pellissery's Jallikattu will be premiered at the film festival in Toronto. The Malayalam film is based on S Hareesh's short story, Maoist, stars Angamaly Diaries' breakout actor Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, and Sabumon Abdusamad among others.
On the TIFF’s website, the synopsis of the film reads: "A bold new voice in Malayalam cinema, Lijo Jose Pellissery presents a portrait of a remote village in his hometown where a buffalo escapes and causes a frenzy of ecstatic violence." Along with it, a few stills of the film were also released and they are quite intriguing.
Moothon (The Elder One), is a bilingual film about a 14 year old boy who comes from Lakshwadeep to Mumbai in search of his elder brother. The film is written and directed by Geetu Mohandas and jointly produced by Anurag Kashyap. TIFF announced the film as a part of its lineup and it boasts of a stellar cast - Nivin Pauly, Shashank Arora and Sobhita Dhulipada.
Gitanjali Rao's debut directorial animated feature film Bombay Rose will premiere in the Contemporary World Cinema Strand at TIFF 2019 on September 7. "It's a beautiful evocation of love and a full immersion in both its rich setting and the magic of Indian cinema," said Cameron Bailey, director of TIFF.
Produced by Anand Mahindra, the film marks Gitanjali’s first feature as a director. She was last seen as an actor in Shoojit Sircar’s October Bombay Rose follows multiple characters, each connected by a single red rose, as they navigate life and love in the sprawling Indian metropolis.
The Sky is Pink
Priyanka Chopra-Farhan Akhtar starrer The Sky is Pink will have its world premiere at the prestigious festival on September 13. "It's what led me to not only take on the challenging role of Aditi Chaudhary but also to co-produce it. I am so proud of this film and am honoured that the film's world premiere will take place at the Gala Presentation at TIFF 2019,” said Priyanka.
Directed by Shonali Bose, the film is a love story of a couple - Aditi and Niren Chaudhary - spanning 25 years, told through the lens of their spunky teenage daughter - Aisha Chaudhary, who was diagnosed with a terminal illness.
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