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SAIFF 2017

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  1. Long Live Brij Mohan (Opening Night World Premiere)

    Nikhil Nagesh Bhat / India / 2017 / 105 mins
    Brij Mohan fakes his own death to escape his humdrum life. He gets the money and the girl, until the inevitable hand of Karma gets him sentenced to death for his own murder.
    Opening Night : Long Live Brij Mohan (FEATURE) preceded by Please Don’t Call the Cops (SHORT)

    Landmark Sunshine Cinema
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  2. Please Don’t Call the Cops (World Premiere)

    Kartikye Gupta / United States / 2017 / 15 mins
    Arranged marriage has got God fearing techie Nikhil a kleptomaniac wife from India. The only way for him to save his wife and marriage is going to be the biggest adventure of his life.
    Opening Night : Long Live Brij Mohan (FEATURE) preceded by Please Don’t Call the Cops (SHORT)

    Landmark Sunshine Cinema
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  3. Mona Darling (International Premiere)

    Shashi Sudigala / India / 2017 / 111 mins
    A contemporary who-dunnit, with a splash of supernatural, set in a college campus somewhere in India (a la Indian Institute Of Technology) where a few mysterious deaths occur and the only common link between the victims is that, seconds before their deaths, they all accepted a 'facebook friend request' from a certain profile page of Mona_Darling. The person behind the said page, Mona happens to be missing. Her friend, and a fellow student, Sarah recruits the help of a classmate, Wiki – a borderline sociopathic genius. This odd-couple of amateur sleuths carry on their investigation as the story leads them into unexpected corners and terrifying revelations. It's a pacy thriller, confined to limited locations on one single campus, populated by fresh, sexy, young characters. More importantly it captures the present zeitgeist of young India and its obsession with social networking
    Mona Darling (FEATURE) preceded by Safeword (SHORT)

    Landmark Sunshine Cinema
    Thursday, December 14, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  4. Safeword (World Premiere)

    Mukesh Vidyasagar / United States / 2017 / 3 mins
    A girl and her boyfriend try S&M for the first time when they are interrupted by trick or treaters. Luckily they have a safe word
    Mona Darling (FEATURE) preceded by Safeword (SHORT)

    Landmark Sunshine Cinema
    Thursday, December 14, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  5. In English We Say(World Premiere)

    Harish Vyas / India / 2017 / 104 mins
    It’s the story about YASHWANT BATRA a 54 year old simple man; making an honest attempt to win the heart of his wife Kiran whom he never cared for (or she thought so) It is very unlike his character to do all the mushy romantic things that normally a young man is expected to do. It’s about the mismatched couple who got married due to family force. It’s about realization that living together is not enough and expressing that love is equally important. Yashwant learns it the hard way when his wife decides to separate. Yashwant finds it hard to live alone in the Banaras house that was once filled with his wife and daughter’s laughter, now the silence is very painful as it brings back the old memories of their smile and the echo of their laughter. After Kiran leaves him he becomes aware of how she nurtured his life and how he took her for granted The magical charms of Banaras along with his jolly hearted son-in-law JUGUNU and his own daughter PREETI makes him realize that even old lanes meet a new road someday! And like that even the old fashioned Yashwant tries to bring in the new romance in his married life that was missing from it – forever! It’s his journey through the old lanes of Banaras to discover his love for his wife and realizing that if it’s about saying ‘I Love You’ than it is never too late to say ‘I LOVE YOU’. It’s about this mismatched couple finding love, eventually in their hard ridden day to day lives.
    In English We Say (FEATURE) preceded by Cobbler’s Dream (SHORT)

    Landmark Sunshine Cinema
    Friday, December 15, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  6. Cobbler’s Dream (World Premiere)

    Sydney Chandrasekara / Sri Lanka / 2017 / 15.30 mins
    A poor, widowed cobbler in Sri Lanka tries to keep the memory of his wife alive under testing circumstances.
    In English We Say (FEATURE) preceded by Cobbler’s Dream (SHORT)

    Landmark Sunshine Cinema
    Friday, December 15, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  7. Azad (World Premiere)

    Rehan Sheikh / Pakistan / 2017 / 121 mins
    Azad is an offbeat comedy drama set in modern day Pakistan about a radio jockey who calls himself AZAD ( The free one)
    Azad(FEATURE)

    Landmark Sunshine Cinema
    Friday, December 15, 2017 10:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  8. Coma Café (North American Premiere)

    Avi Vasu / India / 2017 / 43 mins
    Coma Café is a story about Vivaan who finds himself at a seemingly regular café, not remembering where he is or how he got there. With the help of HR, another patron at the café, Vivaan learns that he and everyone else at the café are in a coma in reality. This café is where they have to wait to find out if they get to live or not. In his time at the café, Vivaan must face his reality and take responsibility for certain decisions that could jeopardize his chances of getting back to the most important person in his life.
    Coma Café

    Landmark Sunshine Cinema
    Saturday, December 16, 2017 2:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  9. Half Widow (World Premiere)

    DANISH RENZU / India / 2017 / 91 mins
    A breathtaking tale of a Kashmiri woman whose happy life takes a drastic turn as her husband is taken and disappears while her brother loves and protects her in the conflict driven valley of Kashmir.
    Half Widow (FEATURE) preceded by Diwal’oween(SHORT)

    Landmark Sunshine Cinema
    Saturday, December 16, 2017 5:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets


  10. Diwal’oween (World Premiere)

    Shilpa Mankikar / United States / 2017 / 33 mins
    Festival of Lights vs Fright Night. Neenu and Bobby are introducing their parents on the night when Diwali meets Halloween. Neenu wants the perfect Diwali, but her nephew Jai wants a spooktacular Halloween. Everything goes wrong in this multicultural comedy of errors. The dog runs away. Bobby gets into trouble. Will they ever have the perfect holiday?
    Half Widow (FEATURE) preceded by Diwal’oween(SHORT)

    Landmark Sunshine Cinema
    Saturday, December 16, 2017 5:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets