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NYIFF to open with Do Dooni Chaar

MUMBAI: This year‘s New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) will open with Disney‘s critically acclaimed family comedy Do Dooni Chaar.


The Habib Faisal-directed film, which will have its North American premiere, marks Disney‘s first live-action production in India.


Rituparno Ghosh‘s Noukadubi, an adaptation of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore‘s acclaimed novel, will be the closing film of the festival. The film stars sisters Riya and Raima Sen among others. Following the 8 May screening of Noukadub will be a special tribute to Tagore who was born 150 years ago on that day.


Aparna Sen‘s Iti Mrinalini will premiere as the Centrepiece selection. It features Sen and her daughter Konkona Sen Sharma, both playing the same title role at different ages.


Said IAAC Executive Director Aroon Shivdasani, "NYIFF energises New York City‘s diversity by presenting amazing independent and diaspora films from the Indian subcontinent while keeping a close watch on Bollywood‘s foray into alternate cinema. The three film highlights of our eleventh annual film festival represent a Hollywood studio‘s Indian social cinema, independent cinema, as well as a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore."

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