London Indian Film Festival 2010-2017

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1. Newton (2017)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

A government clerk on election duty in the conflict ridden jungle of Central India tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels.

Director: Amit Masurkar | Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil, Raghubir Yadav

Votes: 20,680

2. Badman (2016)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

A mad, comic caper where the legendary Bad Man of Bollywood, Gulshan Grover relaunches himself in the film industry, but this time as a hero! With celebrity cameos, hilarious delusional ... See full summary »

Director: Soumik Sen | Stars: Gulshan Grover, Rishi Kapoor, Farah Khan, Ajit Andhare

Votes: 48

3. Bridge (III) (2016)

125 min | Drama

Two strangers, both suffering from immense emotional distress arising out of life's tragedies, wanting to commit suicide, meet on a Bridge over the Ganges. For both, the meeting initially ... See full summary »

Director: Amit Ranjan Biswas | Stars: Sandhya Mridul, Mamata Shankar, Kanchana Moitra, Debranjan Nag

Votes: 13

4. Sexy Durga (2017)

85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Durga, a north Indian migrant and a Keralite youth named Kabeer are running away on a midnight. The hapless Durga encounters a cross section of the society through the rest of the night.

Director: Sanal Kumar Sasidharan | Stars: Rajshri Deshpande, Bilas Chandrahasan Nair, Kannan Nayar, Arun Sol

Votes: 563

5. The Black Prince (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, History

26 Metascore

'The Black Prince' is a story of Queen Victoria and the Last King of Punjab, Maharajah Duleep Singh. His character as it evolves, torn between two cultures and facing constant dilemmas as a result. His relationship with Queen Victoria will be the most impactful relationship in the film, the Queen representing the English culture he was drawn into. The Black Prince begins a lifelong struggle to ... See full summary »

Director: Kavi Raz | Stars: Jason Flemyng, Amanda Root, Shabana Azmi, David Essex

Votes: 1,031 | Gross: $0.29M

6. Ticket (2021)

90 min | Comedy, Thriller

A crazy day spent literally between life and death gives nerdy, socially inept junior professor Avinash more than the adventure he dreamed of. Stumbling through the world between the living and the lead, could he make it alive?

Director: Raaghav Ranganathan | Stars: Raaghav Ranganathan, Karthik Kumar, Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli, Sanam Shetty

7. Hotel Salvation (2016)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

Faced with his father's untimely and bizarre demand to go and die in the holy city of Varanasi and attain Salvation, a son is left with no choice but to embark on this journey.

Director: Shubhashish Bhutiani | Stars: Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Palomi Ghosh

Votes: 2,295

8. Story of an Egg (2017)

124 min | Comedy, Drama

Janardhan a 28 year old Kannada Lecturer from Mangalore who is quite an introvert comes to know from an astrologer that he would attain sanyasa (embrace asceticism) if he doesn't get ... See full summary »

Director: Raj B. Shetty | Stars: Raj B. Shetty, Prakash Thuminad, Usha Bhandary, Deepak Rai Panaje

Votes: 1,517

9. Gardaab (2016)

94 min | Drama

Trapped in the web of ethnic strife in the brutal underbelly of Karachi, "Gardaab" is a tale of two lovers' journey as they struggle to break away from the unending cycle of violence that haunts the metropolis.

Director: Harune Massey | Stars: Khalid Ahmed, Shama Askari, Nimra Bucha, Arif Hassan

10. White Sun (2016)

Not Rated | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

81 Metascore

Anti-regime partisan Chandra confronts physical, social and political obstacles for his father's funeral. His search for a solution takes him to neighboring mountain villages and encounters with the police and rebel guerrillas. A portrait of post-civil war Nepal during the fragile deadlocked peace process.

Director: Deepak Rauniyar | Stars: Dayahang Rai, Asha Magrati, Rabindra Singh Baniya, Sumi Malla

Votes: 596

11. Lady of the Lake (2016)

91 min | Drama

A fishing community living on floating biomass in Loktak Lake in Manipur, North Eastern state in India. They were ousted from their houses by government intervention in 2011. Their houses ... See full summary »

Director: Haobam Paban Kumar | Star: Ningthoujam Sanatomba

Votes: 72

12. The Argumentative Indian (2018)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary on the Indian Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen

Director: Suman Ghosh

13. The Cinema Travellers (2016)

96 min | Documentary

Showmen riding cinema lorries have brought the wonder of the movies to faraway villages in India once every year. Seven decades on, as their cinema projectors crumble and film reels become ... See full summary »

Directors: Shirley Abraham, Amit Madheshiya

Votes: 105

14. Once Again (2016)

122 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Purushothaman Nair is jobless while his wife Devi is a teacher and they have a daughter. The film speaks about love, romance, and the bonds between family members.

Director: Adoor Gopalakrishnan | Stars: Dileep, Kavya Madhavan, Subodh Bhave, Nedumudi Venu

Votes: 117

15. Babylon Sisters (2017)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A migrant tale of sisterhood and music celebrating unconventional friendships and the power of diversity.

Director: Gigi Roccati | Stars: Lorenzo Acquaviva, Renato Carpentieri, Amber Dutta, Nav Ghotra

Votes: 140

16. Brahman Naman (2016)

95 min | Comedy

58 Metascore

This homage to 1980s teen sex comedies follows a college quiz bowl champion who knows almost everything, except how to talk to women.

Director: Qaushiq Mukherjee | Stars: Shashank Arora, Tanmay Dhanania, Chaitanya Varad, Vaishwath Shankar

Votes: 1,962

17. Crd (2016)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

Set in the world of College Theatre, CRD probes fascism and fierce competition in arts.

Director: Kranti Kanadé | Stars: Mrinmayee Godbole, Saurabh Saraswat, Vinay Sharma, Abhay Mahajan

Votes: 137

18. Fireflies in the Abyss (2015)

88 min | Documentary, Drama

In the Jaintia Hills of Northeast India, boys and men descend into the abyss of the ‘rat-holes’ to scratch coal out of hard rock, with nothing more than a pickaxe and a head-torch. One of them is Suraj, an 11-year old boy.

Director: Chandrasekhar Reddy | Stars: Nishant Rai, Raj Rai, Suraj Subba

Votes: 71

19. For the Love of a Man (2015)

85 min | Documentary

Actor, Leader, Hero, God. Men from various generations alter their lives, sell their belongings, and place fandom above their families in devotion to an iconic South Indian superstars.

Director: Rinku Kalsy | Stars: Raghuventh Manivannan, Kamal Anand, Babu, K. Hariharan

Votes: 77

20. Island City (2015)

108 min | Drama

A collection of three comic-dramatic stories set in Mumbai. The first is about a diligent office worker who wins the office 'Fun Committee Award', which entitles him to a whole day full of ... See full summary »

Director: Ruchika Oberoi | Stars: Vinay Pathak, Amruta Subhash, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Chandan Roy Sanyal

Votes: 349

21. Jalaler Golpo (2014)

121 min | Drama

Just as Moses was found in the river Nile, an infant is rescued from a river, and adopted by Miraj, Karim and Sajib in turns over the years, only to be abandoned at the various stages of ... See full summary »

Director: Abu Shahed Emon | Stars: Mosharraf Karim, Tauquir Ahmed, Mousumi Hamid, Shormy Mala

Votes: 1,963

22. Jugni (2016)

115 min | Drama

Jugni (Firefly) is the beat of the soul, the free-flying spirit. Jugni is Vibhavari (Vibs). Vibs is a music director, working on her first big break in the Hindi film industry. When work ... See full summary »

Director: Shefali Bhushan | Stars: Sadhana Singh, Anurita Jha, Sugandha Garg, Davinder Daman

Votes: 147

23. Kuttrame Thandanai (2016)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A young man with a visual impairment uses his other heightened senses to unravel a murder mystery.

Director: M. Manikandan | Stars: Vidharth, Pooja Devariya, Aishwarya Rajesh, Rahman

Votes: 2,079

24. Parched (2015)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama

67 Metascore

In the arid landscape of Rajasthan, four women navigate their way through personal and cultural difficulties.

Director: Leena Yadav | Stars: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla, Lehar Khan

Votes: 5,608

25. Song of Lahore (2015)

PG | 82 min | Documentary, Music

69 Metascore

Song of Lahore follows several Pakistani musicians, and asks if there is still room for them in a society roiled by conflict. Featuring the music of the Sachal Jazz Ensemble, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.

Directors: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Andy Schocken | Stars: Najaf Ali, Rafiq Ahmed, Saleem Khan, Asad Ali

Votes: 198

26. Toba Tek Singh (2018)

75 min | Drama, History

Toba Tek Singh is a story about the aftershocks of the partition between India and Pakistan. The story is written by Saadat Hassan Manto.

Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Pankaj Kapur, Vinay Pathak, N.K. Pant, Chirag Vohra

Votes: 138

27. The Quest (2017)

106 min | Drama

It is the heart-warming journey of father and son; the endearing pursuit of a 7-year old boy to find his dead mother, innocently mistaking her to be at God's abode and the tireless plight ... See full summary »

Director: Makarand Mane | Stars: Shashank Shende, Sahil Joshi, Abhay Mahajan, Suhas Sirsat

Votes: 98

28. Dirty, Yellow, Darkness (2015)

95 min | Drama

After his wife leaves him, a man with a severe case of OCD who fears that his own urine is contaminating everything around him, admits himself to a mental hospital for treatment to overcome his fear and win his wife back.

Directors: Kalpana Ariyawansa, Vindana Ariyawansa | Stars: Shyam Fernando, Samanalee Fonseka, Suranga Ranawaka, Buddhadasa Vithanarachchi

Votes: 83

29. Ottaal (2014)

81 min | Drama

Ottaal (The Trap) is an adaptation of one of Anton Chekhov's timeless works, Vanka. A story of the 18th century, but one that has travelled the time and space to be retold in the present ... See full summary »

Director: Jayaraj | Stars: Shine Tom Chacko, Sabitha Jayaraaj, Thomas G. Kannampuzha, Ashanth K. Shah

Votes: 687

30. Naanu Avanalla... Avalu (2015)

115 min | Drama

The film focus on a transgender, who is destined to have a life of utter neglect and disappointments.

Director: B.S. Lingadevaru | Stars: Sanchari Vijay, Kunal Punekar, Sumithra, Maniyamma

Votes: 154

31. Moh Maya Money (2016)

108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A young real-estate broker tries to pull off a huge scam, which goes horribly wrong. To fix everything he involves his begrudging wife leading to an end neither could imagine.

Director: Munish Bhardwaj | Stars: Neha Dhupia, Ranvir Shorey, Devendra Chowhan, Vidushi Mehra

Votes: 445

32. Khaemae Mein Matt Jhankain (2016)

45 min | Fantasy

Life in a remote village becomes exciting when a travelling circus arrives in town. The men and boys cannot get enough of the ravishingly beautiful trapeze artist and visit every night to catch a glimpse of her. But, there is a secret.

Director: Shahbaz Sumar | Stars: Sara Haider, Hassan Abbas, Zia Khan, Mahtab Murad

Votes: 12

33. The Black Hen (2015)

90 min | Action, Drama, History

They are bonded, nonetheless, by friendship and affection for a hen, whose eggs just might make a difference to Prakash's impoverished family. When the boy's father sells the bird, the chums desperately attempt to raise funds in order to buy it back.

Director: Min Bahadur Bham | Stars: Khadka Raj Nepali, Sukra Raj Rokaya, Jit Bahadur Malla, Hansha Khadka

Votes: 608

34. Jeewan Hathi (2016)

60 min | Comedy, Thriller

This riotously funny satire on Pakistan's media industry explores the dark underbelly of a reality show that has the nation enthralled, and a channel owner who will do anything for higher ratings.

Directors: Meenu Gaur, Farjad Nabi | Stars: Samiya Mumtaz, Hina Dilpazir, Naseeruddin Shah, Saife Hassan

Votes: 41

35. Half Ticket (I) (2016)

112 min | Drama, Family

A story of the 'Have Nots' struggling to survive in a world of 'Haves'.

Director: Samit Kakkad | Stars: Anuya Baiche, Nitin Bodhare, Priyanka Bose, Ankush Chaudhari

Votes: 252

36. Enemy? (2015)

94 min | Drama

In the midst of the festive season, a Goan Catholic family discovers that they have lost their property to the Government and their family honour is at stake. Sanjit, the soldier son has to... See full summary »

Director: Dinesh P. Bhonsle | Stars: Meenacshi Martins, Salil Naik, Antonio Crasto, Samiksha Desai

Votes: 21

37. Cinemawala (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Family

Digital cinema threatens the survival of a small town movie theatre in West Bengal, leading to a tussle between the owner and his son.

Director: Kaushik Ganguly | Stars: Paran Banerjee, Debaloy Bhattacharya, Bimal Chakraborty, Parambrata Chattopadhyay

Votes: 752

38. Arshinagar (2015)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

This is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, set in Bengal.

Director: Aparna Sen | Stars: Dev, Rittika Sen, Jisshu Sengupta, Roopa Ganguly

Votes: 240

39. A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2015)

Not Rated | 40 min | Documentary, Short

A woman in Pakistan sentenced to death for falling in love becomes a rare survivor of the country's harsh judicial system.

Director: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy | Stars: Asad Jamal, Saba

Votes: 1,694

40. A Billion Colour Story (2016)

105 min | Drama

The curious child of idealistic interfaith parents observes an increasingly intolerant world as his family faces financial strain.

Director: Padmakumar Narasimhamurthy | Stars: Dhruva Padmakumar, Gaurav Sharma, Vasuki, Rashmi Somvanshi

Votes: 477

41. Haraamkhor (2015)

90 min | Drama, Romance

A selfish, manipulative schoolteacher takes advantage of a schoolgirl's vulnerability to gratify his dark, narcissistic desires.

Director: Shlok Sharma | Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shweta Tripathi, Trimala Adhikari, Mohammad Samad

Votes: 4,281

42. Khwada (2015)

120 min | Drama

"It is a story about shepherds who suffer from land acquisition by the forest department and how their dreams of a settlement get shattered by different obstacles, leading them to migrate permanently."

Director: Bhaurao Nanasaheb Karhade | Stars: Shashank Shende, Ramchandra Dhumal, Prashant Ingale, Indrabhan Karhe

Votes: 170

43. M Cream (2014)

Not Rated | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A motley crew of university students set out on a journey in pursuit of a mythical form of hash, confronting a series of encounters that begin to unravel the myriad realities of rebellion.

Directors: Agneya Singh, Aban Raza | Stars: Tom Alter, Raaghavv Chanana, Ira Dubey, Lushin Dubey

Votes: 345

44. Meet the Patels (2014)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Comedy, Reality-TV

70 Metascore

An Indian-American man who is about to turn 30 gets help from his parents and extended family to start looking for a wife in the traditional Indian way.

Directors: Geeta Vasant Patel, Ravi Patel | Stars: Ravi Patel, Geeta Vasant Patel, Champa V. Patel, Vasant K. Patel

Votes: 3,478 | Gross: $1.69M