Milind Dhaimade’s directorial debut feature Tu Hai Mera Sunday (You Are My Sunday!) is all set for its World Premiere at the prestigious 60th BFI London Film Festival in the Love section. The film will be screened on October 15-16.

This will be followed by the film’s India premiere at the Jio MAMI’s 18th Mumbai Film Festival, 2016 in the “India Gold” competition category, which screens the best of Indian films from across the country.

Produced by Varun Shah, the movie features an ensemble cast including TV star Barun Sobti  (Is Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon fame) along with Shahana Goswami, Rasika Dugal (Qissa, Manto fame) Avinash Tiwari, Vishal Malhotra, and Maanvi Gagroo (TVF Pitchers & Tripling fame).

THMS it the story of 5 middle class amateur footballers and their everyday struggle in Mumbai. In the maddening congestion of Mumbai, these five regular guys share a common goal: to play football at Juhu Beach every Sunday. While each one has their reason to look forward to the Sunday morning, there’s no doubt it’s a high point of their week. One Sunday, as a result of the actions of a senile old stranger who joins their game, a ban is issued on playing games at Juhu Beach. The group now has to look for a new place to play in the crowded city of Mumbai. More than just football, the film is about each of their lives and how each one deals with their own physical and emotional space.

Excited with the news, writer-director Milind says,  “A film about five regular guys looking for space in Mumbai finds a spot at the prestigious BFI London Film Festival. This is how happy endings begin.”

Milind Dhaimade

Milind Dhaimade

Echoing Milind’s emotions, Barun said “This film has been made with the love for the times we live in. It’ll tell you hoe to fight for them.”

Rock on fame Shahana Goswami says “It’s always wonderful to be able to show your films as a part of a larger international selection to an international audience. THMS will show a new world of Indian independent cinema, with a charm and honesty that is truly representative of the urban youth in India.

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Shahana Goswami and Barun Sobti in Tu Hai Mera Sunday

The movie also includes instances from the director’s personal experiences.