All The Indian Films Playing At The Toronto International Film Festival 2023

From Kiran Rao's sophomore feature to the new Diljit Dosanjh film set during the Punjab insurgency, here's what heading to TIFF 2023
All The Indian Films Playing At The Toronto International Film Festival 2023

From Taika Waititi's sports drama Next Goal Wins, starring Michael Fassbender, to The Dating Game, Anna Kendrick's directorial debut about a gameshow-appearing serial killer - the Toronto International Film Festival has an incredible lineup this year. We look at which Indian productions that have made it to the fest, which runs between September 7 and 17:

Thank You For Coming

Section: Gala Presentations

Even at 32, Kanika hasn't had an orgasm yet...until last night. Now, she needs to find who got her there. Karan Bhoolani's film stars Bhumi Pednekar, Shehnaaz Gill and Pradhuman Singh Mall.

Lost Ladies

Section: Centerpiece

Set in 2001 in rural India, Kiran Rao's sophomore feature is a comedy about two young brides entwined in a case of mistaken identities. It stars Pratibha Ranta and Nitanshi Goel.

Punjab '95

Section: Gala Presentations

Starring Diljit Dosanjh, Arjun Rampal and Geetika Vidya Ohlyan, the Honey Trehan film follows human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra as he uncovers deadly corruption and exposes police encounters during Punjab’s period of insurgency.

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam / The World Is Family

Section: TIFF Docs

Documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan's portrait of his parents traces how their were intertwined with India’s independence.


Section: Midnight Madness

A train bound for New Delhi becomes a battleground after a pair of commandos go up against an army of invading bandits. Directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhat and produced by Karan Johar, Guneet Monga, Achin Jain and Apoorva Mehta, the film stars Lakshya Lalwani, Tanya Maniktala and Raghav Juyal.

Sthal / A Match

Section: Discovery

Jayant Digambar Somalkar’s feature debut follows a young woman fighting for agency in a patriarchal world in which arranged marriage is presented as the only option.

Dear Jassi

Section: Platform

The Punjabi and English-language film, Tarsem Singh Dhandwar's first to be set in India, is based on a real-life story a young couple desperate to be together.

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