13th New York Indian Film Festival lineup
The 13 New York Indian Film Festival will open with Feroze Abbas Khan’s political satire Dekh Tamasha Dekh and close with Nitin Kakkar’s Filmistaan. The festival will be held from April 30 – May 4, 2013.
This year the festival will screen 22 Indian features, all having their New York City premieres.
Khan’s 108 minute film Dekh Tamasha Dekh explores a country where bizarre is normal through a poor man in search for his religious identity. While Kakkar’s 117 minute film Filmistaan connects humans and cultures through cinema.
The festival will celebrate 100 years of Indian Cinema with the screenings of Rudradeep Bhattacharjee’s The Human Factor, Jaideep Varma’s Baavra Mann, Kundan Shah’s Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, M S Sathyu’s Garam Hawa and Uday Shankar’s Kalpana. Whereas, Hansal Mehta’s Shahid will be presented under the Centrepiece section and Amit Gupta’s Jadoo under Special Screening.
Other films in the lineup are:
The Only Real Game by Mirra Bank
Pune 52 by Nikhil Mahajan
Anumati by Gajinder Ahire
B.A. Pass by Ajay Bahl
To Let by Spandan Banerjee
Much Ado About Knotting by Geetika Narang Abbasi and Anandana Kapur
Hansa by Manav Kaul
Shunyo Awnko by Goutam Ghose
Fireflies by Sabal Singh Shekhawat’s
Oonga by Devashish Makhija
Akashathinte Niram (Color of Sky) by Dr. Biju’s
Investment by Ratnakar Matkari’s
Aatma by Suparn Verma’s
Dhag by Shivaji Lotan Patil’s
When Hari Got Married by Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin
Listen Amaya by Avinash Kumar Singh
Please Don’t Beat Me Sir by Shashwati Talukdar and P. Kerim Friedman