On the 18th of November, SAIFF 2014 celebrates its Opening Night with the US premiere of DR. CABBIE, the stand-up-and-cheer blockbuster starring The Big Bang Theory’s Kunal Navvar! Midway through the fest, SAIFF invites you experience their celebrated 2014 Centerpiece title, the World Premiere of Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K.’s uplifting romantic comedy HAPPY ENDING. And on Closing Night, the festival throws open their doors for the thrilling World Premiere of X – a ten-part intertwining story from eleven of India’s most exciting directors… all of whom will be attending the festival!
SAIFF 2014's feature film lineup includes:
Dukhtar. Directed by Afia Serena Nathaniel. 2014. Pakistan/USA/Norway. In Urdu and Pashto (with English subtitles). New York Premiere. 93 min.
Ek Hazarachi Note. Directed by Shekhar Sathe. 2014. India. In Marathi (with English subtitles). New York Premiere. 89 min.
Killa. Directed by Avinash Arun Dhaware. 2014. India. In Marathi (with English subtitles). North American Premiere. 110 min.
Labour of Love. Directed by Aditya Vikram Sengupta. 2014. India. In Bengali (with English subtitles). New York Premiere. 93 min.
Titli. Directed by Kanu Behl. 2014. India. In Hindi (with English subtitles). New York Premiere. 127 min.
An unemployed doctor turned cab driver becomes a local hero when he converts his taxi into a mobile clinic. DR. CABBIE is the heartwarming journey of a young Indian doctor who immigrates to Canada with the selfless ambition of healing others while beginning a new life in the land of opportunity. Dr. Cabbie discovers his true purpose and true love when he embarks upon this journey of a doctor turned cabbie.
Yudi is a writer who hasn’t written anything in the last few years because he’s caught between finding inspiration and finding love. Armaan is a fading movie star is desperate to save his stardom. He went to Hollywood to get a Bollywood script written in the Hollywood style. His solution? Approach Yudi and ask him to write a film. Meanwhile, his ex-girlfriend thinks that she’s still in a relationship with him after they’ve broken up!
The Eleventh Annual South Asian International Film Festival runs from Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 to Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 in New York City, at the SVA Theater.
For additional information on SAIFF 2014, including screening dates, locations, featured guests, and ticketing information, visit www.saiff.org.