‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, ‘Jai Bhim’ part of IFFM line-up

The 2022 edition of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) will screen films such as the upcoming Aamir Khan-starrer ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’, Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Dobaaraa’ and the acclaimed Pakistani title ‘Joyland’.

The film gala will be held in the Victorian capital from August 12-20, both in person and virtually, the organizers said.

According to the festival website, the IFFM will showcase movies across categories such as feature films, documentaries, and short films along with an homage to master filmmaker Satyajit Ray.

Apart from ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ – gearing to be released in theatres on August 11 – other films that are part of the ‘Hurrah Bollywood’ segment are Ranveer Singh-fronted cricket drama ’83’, Ayushmann Khurrana-Vaani Kapoor’s ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’, and three Prime Video original films Deepika Padukone-starrer ‘Gehraiyaan’, the Vicky Kaushal-headlined “Sardar Udham’ and ‘Jalsa’, which featured Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah.

Films from the subcontinent at the festival include Pakistani movie ‘Joyland’, written and directed by debutant Saim Sadiq, which won the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section of the 75th Cannes Film Festival; Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s ‘No Land’s Man’, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and ‘Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom’, which was Bhutan’s entry for best international feature film at the 94th Academy Awards, among others.

As part of the Satyajit Ray Tribute, the festival will showcase the Apu trilogy: ‘Pather Panchali’, ‘Aparajito’ and ‘Apur Sansar’.

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