Bollywood actor Tabu, known for some stunning roles in films and The National Award winner will kick off the 17th edition of the Indian Film Festival Los Angeles in April with critically acclaimed “Andhadhun,” helmed by Sriram Raghavan.
Running from April 11-14 at the Regal L.A. Live: A Barco Innovation Centre in Los Angeles. It will open with a tribute to Tabu and a discussion along with a screening of her latest film.
“We have discussed honoring Tabu for a long time, and this year felt like the right time,” said Christina Marouda, IFFLA’s executive director. “Her work and personality embody everything that IFFLA is about — being fearless, versatile, independent in spirit, unwilling to compromise, brilliant in the range of her performances, and simply beautiful. With half of the festival’s 2019 line-up directed by female filmmakers, this couldn’t be a stronger celebration of women in Indian cinema,” Marouda added.
While Tabu’s recently released ‘Andhadhun’ will be the opening film of the festival, other women filmmakers’ work will also be shown at the event, with several feature, shots, and documentaries –films will be featured in nine languages.
Other Highlights of films includes Ritesh Batra’s ‘The Lunchbox’, Ronny Sen’s ‘Cat Sticks’, Anamika Haksar’s ‘Taking the Horse to Eat Jalebis’, Ronak Shah’s ‘Love Goes Through Your Mind’, Safdar Rahman’s ‘Chippa’.
The festival will also showcase a discussion on South Asian faces in TV called Breaking in Brown: Making It to Series in TV’s Golden Age. The film festival will also feature South Asian directors, producers, and actors working on TV. The closing film of the night is yet to be announced.