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Danish Renzu's 'The Illegal' heads to Vancouver!

by Uma da Cunha


'The Illegal', directed by Los Angeles-based Danish Renzu, has been well received at festivals across the globe.  The film now has the honour of opening the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival being held over November 14 to 17 this year. The director and one of his lead actors,  Iqbal Theba, will be in attendance.  Both representatives of the film will field the Q&A session with the audience post the screening.

'The Illegal' had its Asia Premiere in the Discovering India section at the 21st Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star held over October 17 to 24, 2019. It was one of the five films featured in this section. Moreover, the film had the distinction of winning the section's Special Award given in association with Turkish Airlines. The two Jury members were Namrata Joshi (Associate Editor - cinema and film critic with The HinduMumbai) and Mike McCahill (writer on film and television for The Telegraph, The Guardian, and Reader's Digest).