2015 Toronto International Film Festival's first round Galas/Special Presentations
Three films that connect with India feature in the first lot of top line-up of films to be screened this year. All three are by women directors
Of the 15 Galas and 34 Special Presentations announced, this initial lineup includes films from such acclaimed directors as Ridley Scott, Michael Moore, Deepa Mehta, Lenny Abrahamson, Brian Helgeland, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Jason Bateman, Cary Fukunaga, Catherine Corsini, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Hany Abu-Assad, Meghna Gulzar, Terence Davies, Jonás Cuarón,
Julie Delpy, Rebecca Miller and Johnnie To.
India to the fore!
Deepa Mehta’s Beeba Boys World Premiere
Starring Randeep Hooda
Meghna Gulzar’s Guilty (Talvar) World Premiere
Starring Irrfan Khan.
Based on true events that set off a media frenzy all over the world. Guilty follows the 2008 Noida Double Murder Case of an investigation into the deaths of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar and 45-year-old Hemraj Banjade, a domestic employed by Aarushi’s family, in Noida, India. The controversial case lives on in the mind of the public, despite a guilty verdict that sentenced the parents of the murdered girl to life in prison.
Starring Tannishtha Chaterjee, Radhika Apte and Surveen Chawla
Three ordinary women dare to break free from the century old patriarchal ways of their village in the desert heartland of rural India. This unforgettable tale of friendship and triumph is called Parched.