Time: 15- 20. 07. 10
Place: London, UK
This summer London Indian Film Festival is showing new films around London, including the Barbican centre:
Monsoon Wedding actor Vijay Raaz leads an impressive cast of characters in this multi-strand ensemble set in the megalopolis of modern Mumbai.
Acclaimed director Saeed Akhat Mirza explores the lives of the city’s inhabitants over 24 hours; among them street kids hustling and struggling to live, a sleek night thief (Raaz), who inadvertently steals from the wrong car, a self – indulgent millionaire playboy, a corrupt politician, and a love triangle involving a starry-eyed model (Amrita Arora).
As the threads gradually entwine, a tense police hunt unfolds, and each character is caught in a revelational spotlight.
Road to Sangam (12A*) UK Premiere
Audience Choice award-winner at Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image Film Festival is a story about devout Muslim mechanic Hashmat caught in the dilemma of morals.
Mahatma Gandhi still evokes powerful feelings of sacrifice and secularism for many Indians, over 60 years after his death.
When Gandhiji’s ashes are discovered, it is decreed that they must be carefully transported to the Hindu holy river Sangam…