Glasgow Film Festival 2011

As India passes the torch to Scotland for the Commonwealth Games, Scotland uses it to cast light on some of the most intriguing Indian cinema of recent years, with films that go far beyond the Bollywood stereotype. This is an opportunity to discover a wealth of talent you may not have known existed, with films ranging from dramatic literary romances to shrewd documentary examinations of the Indian film industry itself.

View other Glasgow Film Festival Films by strand: Best Of British, Ceol's Craic, European Cinema, Fashion In Film, FrightFest, Galas, Ginger Rogers Retrospective, Great Scots, It's a Wonderful World, Meryl Streep Retrospective, Music and Film, Out of the Past, Short Film Festival, Stranger Than Fiction, Superheroes in Glasgow, The Stasi Are Among Us, The State Of Independents, Youth Film Festival

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Autograph (Country: India; Year: 2010; Director: Srijit Mukherji; Writer: Srijit Mukherji; Stars: Prasenjit Chatterjee, Nandana Sen, Indraneil Sengupta)
When an eager young film director convinces his girlfriend to appear in his latest work, developing friendship prompts the jaded male star to re-examine his life and the price of his fame.
Harishchandrachi Factory (Country: India; Year: 2009; Director: Paresh Mokashi; Writer: Paresh Mokashi; Stars: Nandu Madhav, Vibhawari Deshpande, Atharva Karve)
A biopic of the man widely considered to be the father on Indian cinema.
Little Zizou (Country: India; Year: 2008; Director: Sooni Taraporevala; Writer: Sooni Taraporevala; Stars: Janhan Bativala, John Abraham, Sohrab Ardeshir, Iyanah Bativala)
A young boy obsessed with footballer Zinedine Zidane watches as his brother struggles to woo a local beauty.
Pink Saris (Country: UK, India; Year: 2010; Director: Kim Longinotto)
Low-caste women in Uttar Pradesh fight back against social injustice in this documentary.
A River Called Titash (Titash Ekti Nadir Naam) (Country: India; Year: 1973; Director: Ritwik Ghatak; Writer: Ritwik Ghatak, based on the book by Advaita Malla Burman.; Stars: Rosy Samad, Fakrul Hasan Bairagi, Narain Chakraborty)
The flow of a deceptively tranquil river mirrors the social and political upheavals affecting the lives of those who dwell along its shores.
Road, Movie (Country: US, India; Year: 2009; Director: Dev Benegal; Writer: Dev Benegal; Stars: Abhay Deol, Mohammed Faisal, Satish Kaushik, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Veerendra Saxena, Amitabh Srivastava, Suhita Thatte, Hardik Mehta, Shradha Shrivastav, Roshan Taneja, Niraj Kothari, Yashpal Sharma), Official Site
A young man undertakes a long journey in a battered mobile cinema, learning about life along the way.
The Ruins (Khandhar) (Country: India; Year: 1984; Director: Mrinal Sen; Writer: Premendra Mitra, Mrinal Sen; Stars: Shabana Azmi, Annu Kapoor, Pankaj Kapur, Gita Sen)
A lonely carer's life is complicated by the possibility of romance when her cousin brings friends to visit, yet she is torn by her devotion to her blind mother.
Udaan (Country: India; Year: 2010; Director: Vikramaditya Motwane; Writer: Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap; Stars: Rajat Barmecha, Ronit Roy, Ram Kapoor, Aayan Boradia)
Expelled from school, an awkward boy has to cope with life in a strange town in the company of his domineering father.
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