3 Indian films to premiere at Dubai International Film Festival

MUMBAI: With the film festival season on film lovers have one more option to catch some of the finest films of world cinema.
Indian films too couldn’t have asked for better. Cannes may be one of the best platforms for Indian films but now for those who miss the flight to France can take one which is closer home, Dubai. The 4th Dubai Film Festival kickstarts on 9 December and culminates on 16 December. Leading Indian filmmakers and actors will be present at the event.

Three of the films in the Celebration of Indian Cinema segment are scheduled for their World Premieres: Naseeruddin Shah will bring Shoot on Sight, a taut thriller in which he plays a Scotland Yard Inspector investigating a police shooting of an alleged terrorist.

Director Remo D’Souza will present his Story of the Red Hills, about a broken-hearted Bengali Chhou dancer who finds a new lease on life through his love of the art form.

And DIFF audiences will be the first to see Kabir Bedi and director Akbar Khan present the Director’s Cut of Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story.

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will host a record number of World Premieres this year-16 shorts, documentaries and features from all over the world, including the Middle East, India and Africa.

Yet another film scheduled to premiere is Jagmohan Mundra’s Shoot on Sight. Director Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s 4 Women dealing with the issue of matrimony in the lives of four women from different social classes will also be seen at the festival.

This year’s segment ‘A celebration of Indian cinema’ will host seven films. Mira Nair’s acclaimed film AIDS JaaGo will also be screened during the festival.

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