`Gangs of Wasseypur` to open London Indian Film Festival

London: After its premiere at Cannes, Anurag Kashyap`s two part revenge saga `Gangs of Wasseypur` will open the third edition of the upcoming London Indian film festival in London.

With funding from Film London and supported by the BFI and BAFTA, the festival, which runs from June 20 to July 3, will showcase cutting edge films from India, UK, US and Bangladesh.

The festival will also host the world premieres of two films -- Tooting Broadway and Arjun and Alison.

It will showcase the work of the new wave of independent South Asian and British Asian filmmakers, including a director only named as Q, Rajan Khosa and Srijit Mukherji, whose whodunit Baishey Srabon (Seventh August) is part of the schedule.

The other interesting films to be screened are Gattu, Dekh Indian Circus, Delhi In A Day and A Decent Arrangement, starring Shabana Azmi in a scene stealing role.

"As part of the festival we are undertaking several exciting new commissions and mixing film and arts," festival director Cary Rajinder Sawhney said.


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