Finally, Bollywood seems to have made it to TIFF, which has been going on in Canada. Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar and ShahRukh Khan have come to showcase their movie Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (Never Say Goodbye for our Western counterparts). It seems SRK wanted to make it to TIFF since the time he took up Asoka, but couldn’t make it. The film is drawing quite a crowd and in between all the hustle-bustle, has also managed to raise a controversy based on its portrayal of infidility.
I got this pic from Rediff 🙂
Some other movies that are being introduced are the much awaited film The Namesake starring Tabu and directed by Mira Nair, Kabul Express by Kabir Khan, Vanaja that focuses on the sexual weakings of a 15 year old girl who wants to become a dancer and A Cry in the Dark, that focuses on the supression of the Indian Govt. in the Manipur Region.
Also, an Indian Comedy called Outsourced won a $10,000 prize at TIFF. Its a small movie about an Indian Canadian who is so lazy that he outsources all his work to India. Only when he sees that his co-workers are acting suspicious that he starts working even harder.