Milind Dhaimade’s Tu Hai Mera Sunday closes NYIFF
Milind Dhaimade’s ‘Tu Hai Mera Sunday’ also referred to as ‘You are My Sunday’ was the Closing Film at the recently concluded New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) and to everybody’s pleasant surprise it received a standing ovation at the end. The film was well received by the jury members as well as the audience of New York.
Present at the screening were cast members Shahana Goswami, Rasika Dugal, director and writer Milind Dhaimade and producer Varun Shah. Also present at the screening were Konkona Sen Sharma and Adil Hussain. It was a moment of pride for the cast and crew of Tu Hai Mera Sunday to receive such a great response on foreign soil.
The film has previously traveled to film festivals including the homegrown MAMI 2016 where it was screened to packed audiences. Internationally, the film has won Best Narrative Feature (Audience Choice) at the Cinequest Film Festival in March and has also been selected and screened at the Oscar qualifying Nashville Film Festival.
The film is a heartwarming Mumbai story of five friends trying to escape the madness of everyday life and their tryst with happiness and love. Set against the unique backdrop of modern day urban middle class society, it explores human relationships and its nuances, once they put a ban on playing football on Juhu beach in Mumbai.
Rasika Dugal who was present at the festival shared, “It was lovely to watch our film with an audience in New York. I felt the audience yesterday was with the film from the word go and they were in peels of laughter through much of the film. Every joke was enjoyed, every detail was noticed and overall the spirit of the film celebrated. I notice many new things in the film with every screening and it’s exciting to see how every audience makes you watch your own film differently.”
Director Milind Dhaimade said “Watching the way people enjoy the film is always gratifying. As the world enjoys this film, I can’t wait to show this to audiences in India.”