Tirlok Malik's Khushiyaan at Teaneck International Film Festival

NEW DELHI: Emmy-Nominated America-based filmmaker Tirlok Malik‘s Punjabi film Khushiyaan is to be screened at the Teaneck International Film Festival in Teaneck, New Jersey.

The screening will be on 11 November.

Khushiyaan portrays the complex emotions of leaving parents in India and getting caught up in a busy American life. Shot in both India and New York, it combines family drama, comedy, and music into a thought-provoking film which is the journey of every NRI family. "It is the journey of family and as you‘re watching it, you may be surprised to find yourself there," says Malik who has been a pioneer of Indian American cinema with films like ‘Lonely in America‘ and ‘Love, Lust and Marriage‘.

The film is distributed worldwide by Eros Entertainment.

Malik directed Khushiyaan, featuring Jasbir Jassi - famed singer of Dil Ley Gayee Kudi Gujarat Dee - making his debut as a lead actor, thespians Kulbushan Kharbanda and Rama Vij, Tisca Chopra, Deep Dhillon, Shrey Bawa, Vivek Shauq, and Gurpreet Guggi.

Khushiyaan is produced by Darshan Garg, D.P. Goyal, and Pardeep Bansal. The music is composed by Jaidev Kumar and there is also a Shabd sung by the late Ghazal King Jagjit Singh.

The film‘s writer Rajan Gangahar won the "best story" award at the Punjabi International Film Academy Award (PIFAA) held in Toronto.

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