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LIFF 2012 News

  • | June 10th, 2013

    Anurag Kashyap: A film like Gangs of Wasseypur is new in Indian cinema

    Anurag Kashyap: A film like Gangs of Wasseypur is new in Indian cinema

    The maverick director chats about his latest film, Gangs of Wasseypur, before its UK premiere at the London Indian Film Festival 2012. The film made a splash at the Cannes International Film Festival, but will it work on a larger scale?
    He’s the vanguard of indie films in India. From being a fantastic scriptwriter to becoming a depressed filmmaker because his Black Friday was banned for years, Anurag Kashyap has grown to be the face of Indian cinema that stands out from the usual candyfloss, masala entertainers. He makes films that are hard-hitting and realistic and supports people who want to experiment with cinema – be it Imtiaz Ali and Rockstar, or Tigmanshu Dhulia for Paan Singh Tomar. Anurag’s latest film – a two-part, six-hour marathon called Gangs of Wasseypur – was a hot favourite at Cannes 2012 and will be the first screening at the London Indian Film Festival tonight (June 20). The maverick director spoke to BollywoodLife on the phone from London….. Click here to read more

  • | July 9th, 2012

    Jackie Shroff’s first Tamil film awarded at London Indian Film Festival 2012

    Jackie Shroff’s first Tamil film awarded at London Indian Film Festival 2012

    National Award-winning Aaranya Kaandam has been honoured with the Audience Award at LIFF 2012
    Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff’s first Tamil film, Aaranya Kaandam (Anima and Persona) has won the Western Union Audience Award at the recently concluded London Indian Film Festival 2012. Back home, the movie had garnered the National Film Award for Best First Film for its director, Thiagarajan Kumararaja. Click here to read more

  • | June 28th, 2012

    Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ to run riot in London

    Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ to run riot in London

    The director’s magnum opus will premiere at the London Indian Film Festival in June
    It’s going to be the London riots all over again. No, we aren’t talking about skinheads and losers looting trainers and Blackberrys in the name of protest. It’s the hordes of Anurag Kashyap fans that are going to descend upon London’s Cineworld Haymarket for the premiere of his latest opus, Gangs of Wasseypur, the opening film of the prestigious London Indian Film Festival. Click here to read more

  • | June 28th, 2012

    Omar Abdullah wants filmmakers to shoot in Ladakh

    Omar Abdullah wants filmmakers to shoot in Ladakh

    The J&K Chief Minister pitched the state as a film location while speaking at the Ladakh International Film Festival
    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah inaugurated the first Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF) in Leh town on June 15. Welcoming the participants, he highlighted the state’s captivating natural beauty, world-class film locations, rich heritage and cultural diversity, making a special reference to unique serenity of the Ladakh region. Click here to read more

  • | June 27th, 2012

    London Indian Film Festival 2012: List of Indian films being screened

    London Indian Film Festival 2012: List of Indian films being screened

    Gangs of Wasseypur, Gandu, Queens! Destiny of Dance and Dekh Indian Circus are just a few of the Indian films at LIFF 2012, being held from June 20-July 3
    Just two days before its release in India (June 22), Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur will premiere at the 2012 London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) as its opening film. Click here to read more