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Kiefer Sutherland, Kate Hudson and Riz Ahmed talk ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’

IIF was recently invited to partake in a small round-table discussion with "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" Director Mira Nair and cast members Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson and Kiefer Sutherland. IIF as well as a few other writers and outlets discussed everything from South Asian culture to perception in this day and age. Here are a few highlights from [...]

“Listen Amaya” Review

"Listen Amaya" by Avinash Kumar Singh was a very difficult film to review. Not because I didn't like it. Quite the contrary actually. I loved it. I found it pleasant, realistic, heartfelt and humorous with the appropriate amount of melodrama. But I also found it very personal. http://youtu.be/RY4xXvvHcdE The story is centered around a twenty something girl [...]

By |January 31st, 2013|Awards, movies we loved, NJISACF 2012, now playing, reviews|2,820 Comments

SAIFF 2012 closes today with “Valley of Saints”

After the destruction of Hurricane Sandy postponed part of the South Asian International Film Festival a few weeks ago, the closing night is finally upon us. Tickets can be purchased at www.saiff.org for tonight's event which includes an awards ceremony and the New York Premiere of "Valley of Saints", the feature length debut of director Musa Syeed. [...]

By |November 17th, 2012|Awards, now playing, SAIFF 2012, upcoming movies|0 Comments

“Patang” Review

"Patang" is perhaps one of the most genuine films I have ever seen. The movie won awards for Best Director and Best Picture at the SAIFF Rising Stars Awards Ceremony a few weeks ago. It's a rare, unfiltered look at a world that is new and familiar at the same time. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_rOqsX-aY8 The story is simple. [...]

By |November 13th, 2012|Awards, movies we loved, now playing, reviews, SAIFF 2012|137 Comments

THR profiles “Ship of Theseus”

Anand Gandhi's "Ship of Theseus" is one of the 10 Indian films showcased in this years City to City Program at the Toronto International Film Festival. Nyay Bhushan discusses the film and Gandhi's aspirations in a terrific interview for The Hollywood Reporter. The interview reveals an out of the box mind in Gandhi, especially when [...]

By |September 8th, 2012|movies we loved, now playing, TIFF, upcoming movies|85 Comments

Mumbai Meets Toronto

If ever there was evidence of Indian independent films making waves on a global scale, it’s at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). There are 10 films from India showing at the Canadian festival and all of them are getting some great recognition. In fact, Mumbai has been selected as the showcase in this [...]

By |September 8th, 2012|movies we loved, now playing, TIFF, upcoming movies|6 Comments