The 19th New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) has announced its full lineup. Find out now.
Author: Tribe Desk | April 25th 2019
The 19th New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) has announced its full lineup. The festival has 32 films each in its feature and shorts categories this year in 20 languages, with 7 world premieres. The festival is run by the Indo-American Arts Council and has found its director for a long time in noted critic Aseem Chhabra.
Our favourite picks from the festival? Rohena Gera's SIR and Gurinder Chadha's BLINDED BY THE LIGHT. We are also excited to hear more about Bhaskar Hazarika's AAMIS, Ronny Sen's CAT STICKS, and Sapna Bhavnani's SINDHUSTAN.
Find the full feature film lineup below.

Opening Night Film: SIR
2018 | India | 99 mins | Hindi | English | Marathi
Directed by – Rohena Gera
Cast - Vivek Gomber, Tillotama Shome


Centrepiece: PHOTOGRAPH
2018 | India | 109 mins | Hindi, English, and Gujarati
Directed by – Ritesh Batra
Cast - Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra

Closing Night Film: The LAST COLOR
2018 | India | 90 mins | Hindi
Directed by – Vikas Khanna
Cast - Neena Gupta, Aqsa Siddiqui, Princy Sudhakaran, Rudrani Chettri, Aslam Sheikh

Special Spotlight: BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
2019 | UK | 113 minutes | English
​Directed by - Gurinder Chadha
Cast: Viveik Kalra, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon, Kulvinder Ghir, Nell Williams, Aaron Phagura

FEATURE NARRATIVE
AAMIS
2019 | India | 108 mins | Assamese
Directed by – Bhaskar Hazarika
Cast – Lima Das, Arghadeep Baruah, Neetali Das, Sagar Saurabh, Manash K Das, Momee Borah, Chandan Bhuyan

ABODE
2019 | India | 82 mins | Malayalam
Directed by – Jaya Jose Raj
Cast - Seema Biswas

BAGGAGE
2018 | India | 114 mins | Kannada
Directed by – Roopa Rao
Cast - Teju Belawadi, Nischith Korodi, Bhargav Raju, Surya Vasishta, Sharath Gowda, Sri Ranga

​BHOGA KHIRIKEE ​
​2019 | India | Assamese
Directed by – Jahnu Barua
Cast - Seema Biswas, Joy Kashyap, Sanjay Khargharia, Kasvi Sharma, Mohommed Ali Shah, Bishnu Khargharia.

BHONSLE
2018 | India | 128 mins | Hindi
Directed by – Devashish Makhija
Cast – Manoj Bajpayee, Santosh Juvekar, Ipshita Chakraborty Singh, Virat Vaibhav

BULBUL CAN SING
2018 | India | 95 mins | Hindi and Assamese
Directed by - Rima Das
Cast – Pakija Begum, Arnali Das, Manoranjan Das, Banita Thakuria, Manabendra Das

CAT STICKS
2019 | India | 94 mins | Bengali, Hindi and English
Director: Ronny Sen
Cast - Tanmay Dhanania, Sumeet Thakur, Joyraj Bhattacharya, Saurabh Saraswat, Rahul Dutta, Raja, Sounak Kundu, Kalpan Mitra, Soumyajit Majumdar, and Sreejita Mitra

CHEGU
2018 | India | 94 mins | Bengali
Directed by - Nabamita Ghosh
Cast – Ishan, Aurnima, Sudipta Chakraborty, Ena Saha, Chandan Sen, Vinay Pathak

CHIPPA
2018 | India | 90 mins | Hindi
Directed by – Syed Safdar Rahman
Cast – Sunny Pawar, Masood Akhtar, Chandan Roy Sanyal

CHUSKIT
2018 | India | 90 mins | Hindi
Directed by – Priya Ramasubban
Cast - Jigmet Dewa Lhamo, Morug Namgyal, Satyadeem Misra, Sonam Wangchok, Yangchen Dolma

DRAUPADI UNLEASHED
2019 | USA | 1 hour 48 minutes | English
Directed by – Tony Stopperan
Cast - Salena Qureshi, Dominic Rains, Azita Ghanizada, Anna George, Taaha Shah, Saad Siddiqui, Pooja Batra, Anil Kumar, Melanie Chandra, Cas Anvar

HAMID
2018 | India | 112 mins | Urdu
Directed by – Aijaz Khan
Cast - Talha Arshad Reshi, Vikas Kumar, Rasika Dugal, Sumit Kaul, Bashir Lone

​JHALKI​
2019 | India | Hindi
Directed by - Brahmanand S. Singh
Cast - Boman Irani, Sanjay Suri, Divya Dutta, Tanishtha Chatterjee, Govind Namdev, Joy Sengupta, Akhilendra Mishra, Bachan Pachera

KATTUMARAM (Catamaran)
2019 | India | 73 mins | Tamil
Directed by – Swarnavel Eswaran

KIA AND COSMOS
2018 | India | 124 mins | English
Directed by – Sudipto Roy
Cast - Ritwika Pal, Swastika Mukherjee, Joy Sengupta, Sraman Chatterjee, Zahid Hossain, Mita Chatterjee, Amaan Reza

K.D. (a) KARUPPA DURAI
2018 | India | 123 mins | Tamil 
Directed by – Madhumita Sundararaman
Cast - Mu Ramaswamy, Nagavishal, Yog Jagpee

MIDNIGHT DELHI
2018 | India | 75 mins | Hindi 
Directed by – Rakesh Rawat
Cast – Anshuman Jha, Mukesh Bhatt, Sahdev Raj Singh Hooda, Trushant Ingle, Mukesh Prajapati, Vinod Nahardih

PAANI
2018 | India | 140 mins | Marathi
Directed by – Adinath Kothare
Cast - Adinath Kothare, Rucha Vaidya, Subodh Bhave, Kishore Kadam

ROOTS
2018 | India | 107 mins | Tamil
Directed by – Anand Ravichandran
Cast - Nivedhithaa Sathish, Srilekha, Avinash Raghudevan, Gabrella Sellus, Mosakutty, Rathaakrishnan

SA
2018 | India | 111 mins | Bengali
Director: Arjit Singh
Cast: Pragun Singh, Srija Ghosh, Anindya Pulak Banerjee

SALUTE
2018 | India | 140 mins | Punjabi, Haryanvi & Hindi
Directed by – Harish Arora
Cast - Nav Bajwa, Jaspinder Cheema

SIVARANJANI AND TWO OTHER WOMEN ​(​Sivaranjaniyum ​I​nnum ​S​ila ​Pengallum​)​
2018 | India | 123 minutes | Tamil
Director: Vasanth S. Sai
Cast: Parvathy Thiruvothu, Lakshmi Priya Chandramouli, Kalieswari Srinivasan

THE BOSE FAMILY
2019 | India | 110 mins | Bengali
Directed by – Suman Ghosh
Cast - Rituparna Sengupta, Aparna Sen, Soumitra Chatterjee

THE FLIGHT
2018 | India | 83 mins | Bengali
Directed by - Buddhadeb Dasgupta
Cast - Chandan Roy Sanyal, Parno Mittra, Sudipto Chatterjee

YOURS TRULY
2018 | India | 84 mins | Hindi
Directed by - Sanjoy Nag
Cast – Soni Razdan, Pankaj Tripathi, Aahana Kumra, Mahesh Bhatt

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
GOOD GUY, BAD GUY
2018 | India | 79 mins | Tamil
Directed by – Indu Krishnan
Cast – Indu Krishnan, Zakhir

SINDHUSTAN
2019 | India | 61 mins | English
Directed: Sapna Bhavnani
Cast - Saaz Agarwal, Ehsan Ali, Lakshmandas Asrani, Laj Badlani, Sajni Bhatia, K.C. Bhavnani, Sapna Bhavnani, Logic The Cat, Frida The Cat, Future The Cat, Asha Chand,  Mohan Gehani, Sunita Jagasia, Sundri Keswani, Sain Juman Latifi, Haji Muhammad, Jairam Rupani, Meghraj Talreja, Dada Vaswani, Yogesh Waghmare

THE SOUND MAN: MANGESH DESAI
2017 | India | 113 mins | English and Hindi
Directed by - Subash Sahoo
Cast - Uday Girkar – Younger Mangesh Desai

The festival will be held from 7 - 12 May at the Village East Cinemas, 181-189 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003.​ Visit their website for the shorts lineup, schedule and to buy tickets, which are on sale now.
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