The London Indian Film Festival (LIFF), dubbed the UK & Europe’s largest South Asian film festival, continues a theme of upbeat movies on the last Sunday of every month with ahead of its annual event in June across London, Birmingham and Manchester.
For this weekend, it has chosen ‘T for Taj Mahal’, which tells the wonderful story of a young man's journey to bring literacy to his village through a unique social enterprise. Illiterate villager Bansi, played by Subrat Dutta (‘Talaash’), runs a roadside eatery near the world-famous Taj Mahal in Agra. Concerned that another generation of villagers will grow up without a proper education and get ridiculed and duped as he has been, he hatches a unique social enterprise idea offering tourists who eat his food an option to pay their bill by teaching the local youngsters. The idea is a hit with tourists and the children until a big company muscles in.
Cary Rajinder Sawhney MBE, Executive & Programming Director of , said: "After a challenging few months we are bringing some much needed uplifting entertainment and as always our quality films offer fresh views of India and South Asia; movies that may even challenge and certainly leave you thinking."
The delightfully eye-opening film features an outstanding cast of both international and Indian actors including Ali Faulkner, Pitobash and also features a cameo by Bollywood star . The film, on March 28, will be accompanied by an exclusive Q&A between Dharmesh Rajput – Head of Cinema, Birmingham Indian Film Festival, and the film's director – the multiple award-winner Kireet Khurana who also directed ‘Toonpur Ka Superhero’, India's first live-action and 3D animation film.
As part of its online offer, LIFF films will continue on the online platform till the end of May, alongside a series of exclusive “In Conversations” with Anurag Kashyap, most recently seen in Vikramaditya Motwane’s mock-documentary feature ‘’ and Deepa Mehta whose film ‘Funny Boy’ was selected as the Canadian entry for the Best International Feature Film for this year’s Oscars.
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