Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Opening Night Red Carpet
Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
Opening Night Red Carpet
WHAT: Opening Night Red Carpet for the world premiere of HARAAMKHOR at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
WHO: Confirmed attendees include Danny Pudi(“Community”),Abhay Deol (ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA, DEV. D, ROAD MOVIE), Shoreh Aghdashloo (HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND), and many more. See complete list below.
HARAAMKHOR FILMMAKERSShlok Sharma - DirectorShweta Tripathi – Actor (Disney Channel Original Series Kya Mast Hai Life)Guneet Monga - Producer (THE LUNCHBOX, PEDDLERS, GANGS OF WASSEYPUR)
IFFLA TEAMChristina Marouda, Founder Jasmine Jaisinghani, Artistic Director
IFFLA FILMMAKERS AND STARSRavi Kapoor / MISS INDIA AMERICA - Director Meera Simhan / MISS INDIA AMERICA - Co-Writer/Actress Megha Kadakia / MISS INDIA AMERICA / DANDEKAR MAKES A SANDWICH - ProducerSaurabh Kikani / MISS INDIA AMERICA - ProducerTiya Sircar / MISS INDIA AMERICA – ActorKosha Patel / MISS INDIA AMERICA - ActorSatya Bhabha / MISS INDIA AMERICA – ActorBikas Mishra / FOUR COLORS (CHAURANGA) - DirectorAnish John / LABOUR OF LOVE - Sound DesignerNagesh Kukunoor / DHANAK (RAINBOW) - DirectorParesh Mokashi / ELIZABETH EKADASHI - DirectorMadhugandha Kulkarni / ELIZABETH EKADASHI - ProducerAmit Gupta / ONE CRAZY THING - DirectorRay Panthaki / ONE CRAZY THING – ActorDean Fisher / ONE CRAZY THING – ProducerLeena Pendharkar / DANDEKAR MAKES A SANDWICH - DirectorJane Kelly Kosek / DANDEKAR MAKES A SANDWICH - ProducerPratyusha Gupta / JOURNEY (SAFAR) - DirectorSudarshan Suresh / RABBIT, THE (KHARGOSH) - DirectorSean Dunn / RABBIT, THE (KHARGOSH) - ProducerShakti Bhagchandani / RABBIT, THE (KHARGOSH) - WriterWill Sankhla / THE SPACE BETWEEN - Director
IFFLA JURORSSean Baker - Director (TAKE OUT, PRINCE OF BROADWAY, STARLET, TANGERINE)Abhay Deol - actor/producer (ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA, DEV. D, ROAD MOVIE)Yoram Kahana - HFPABerenice Reynaud – author and film curator, REDCAT (Nouvelles Chines)Ravi Mehta - Executive Vice President of Physical Production for Warner Bros. PicturesDanny Pudi - actor (NBC's “Community”)Lucy Mukerjee-Brown - Producer and Outfest Director of ProgrammingLisa Ogdie - Shorts Programmer at Sundance Film FestivalHeather Morris Washington - Manager of the Emerging Writers Fellowship at Universal Pictures
ABOUT HARAAMKHORInnocent young love is put on a collision course with the messy reality of budding adulthood in Shlok Sharma’s unforgettable feature debut. Young student Kamal is infatuated with his 15-year-old classmate Sandhya, and together with his best friend Mintu devises countless imaginative schemes to win her affection. But Sandhya has a troubling infatuation of her own: she is carrying on an affair with her teacher, Shyam (another masterful performance by Nawazuddin Siddiqui). When the two young boys catch on to this illicit arrangement, events are set into motion that could lead to tragedy for all involved.
Shlok Sharma deftly alternates the tone of his film between lighthearted, youthful adventure and more sobering, truthful moments. Sharply aware of the fact that childhood longings rarely come to fruition, Sharma watches sympathetically as each of his four central characters stumble and falter in their attempts to hold onto a desire they’d be better off forgetting, while the audience braces for impact when the inevitable crash comes.
ABOUT IFFLANow in its 13th year, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, honoring entertainment industry business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.
The five-day festival is the premiere platform for the latest in cutting-edge global Indian cinema and bridges the gap between the two largest entertainment industries in the world – Hollywood and Indian Cinema. The festival will showcase more than 25 films from the Indian filmmaking community across the globe, host the highly anticipated Opening and Closing red carpet Galas, and the Closing Awards ceremony. This year will feature again the wildly popular “Bollywood by Night” series, live music, and dance performances.