BADMAN, MOE SIHOTA: Feared And Desired, Jagjit Singh: Kagaaz Ki Kasti And Wrong Time Raju Among 7 Films To Watch At Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival 2016

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gulshan-groverBADMAN PRESS CONFERENCE: Bollywood legend Gulshan Grover is in Vancouver this weekend to present his new film BADMAN at the Vancouver International Film Festival (VISAFF), which was shown on Opening Night on Friday. Grover also filmed the Vancouver-set romantic comedy The Fusion Generation, written, produced and directed by award-winning journalist and well known filmmaker R. Paul Dhillon and his company MMM Films/MMM Film Finance International this summer. Grover joined Dhillon and VISAFF's Mannu Sandhu at a joint press conference for his film The Fusion Generation, BADMAN's Canadian premiere and VISAFF. Dhillon’s documentary film MOE SIHOTA: Feared And Desired is also being shown at VISAFF this coming Sunday, November 27 at 11:30am. If you are political junkie or a fan of Moe Sihota, don't miss this film on Sunday morning. For more info on the film go to www.mmmfilms.

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7-visaff-moe-sihota18This documentary explores Moe Sihota, the first local Indo-Canadian’s achievements and dwells less on his short-comings but overall presents his story as it deserves to be told: mostly from Moe’s point of view. Recommended for anyone interested in provincial politics.

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival kicks off for its 6th year on November 25 with Bollywood legend Gulshan Grover's new film BADMAN.

The 2016 lineup delivers an array of compelling shorts, documentaries and feature films, broadening the ongoing debate of identity with new perspectives from Canadian and global filmmakers. The Festival pursues new ways to support artists and introduce more people to original, authentic South Asian storytelling, especially with the continued theme of Bollywood and beyond,.

To help get you prepped for this year’s lineup here are seven films to look out for at VISAFF 2016:

Bad Man (Opening Night Film)

A mad, comic caper where the legendary Bad Man Gulshan Grover relaunches himself in the film industry, but this time as a hero! With celebrity cameos, hilarious delusional situations with the ‘young hero’ Gulshan Grover, Bad Man explores the funny side of Bollywood.

7-visaff18Jagjit Singh: Kagaaz Ki Kasti (Feature Film – Closing Night)

vancouver-fashion-week5-777x43750 years of singing, over 5,000 concerts, more than 40 countries on music tours, 80 albums, 500 plus ghazals, 300 bhajans and many memorable film songs that will resound loud for eternity — Jagjit Singh’s star status as a ghazal singer remains unquestioned. This biopic film enters the core of viewers hearts. As India’s most iconic ghazal maestro by all accounts, generations have turned to him in their moments of sorrow, pain, anguish, dejection, as much as they have in their times of triumphs & celebrations. Recommended for music lovers.

moe-sihota3Moe Sihota: Feared and Desired (Local Documentary)

This documentary explores Moe Sihota, the first local Indo-Canadian’s achievements and dwells less on his short-comings but overall presents his story as it deserves to be told: mostly from Moe’s point of view. Recommended for anyone interested in provincial politics.

Wrong Time Raju(Gujarati Feature Film)

Raju Ambani, a driver by day and bootlegger by night, is a simple and charming guy who dreams of opening up his own travel agency someday. He falls in love with Shaily Asher, a French girl who has come down to Ahmedabad at the behest of her friend Tanmay Shah. Life was seemingly perfect for Raju till he finds himself unwillingly stuck in a hit and run situation involving Tanmay, who happens to be the son of an affluent lawyer, Amitabh Shah.

Brand-D-LogoCommitment (Local Short Film)

Rahul, a passionate dancer decides to leave his dance career to get married to Asha and becomes a lawyer like her father. Years later he wakes up and realizes he is un-happy.

Escaping Agra (Short Film)

After being held against his will in India when his gender identity is discovered, Naveen Bhat battles his parents in court and pieces his life back together.

The Specials (Local Short Film)

Riley is just like any other young girl: she’s fresh off a breakup and looking for love — except she has a disability that leaves her in a wheelchair. Faced with a set of blind dates, Riley must confront her disability in ways she could never have imagined, and learn the one truth about love that transcends all differences.

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VISAFF 2016

When: Friday, November 25 to Sunday, November 27

Where: SFU Woodwards

Website: www.visaff.ca

 

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