JULY - SEPTEMBER 2019 - Vol 2 Issue 4

Besides its fortuitous timing, it is more Toronto International Film Festival and its Artistic Director Cameron Bailey’s assiduous probing and search that have given Indian cinema its pride of place at North America’s most prized festival. Since the new millennium, TIFF’s choice and emphasis on new Indian films has spotlit the country’s cinema.

This year, the festival unveils Shonali Bose’s high-profile, star-studded ‘The Sky Is Pink’, the love story of a couple spanning 25 years, told through the lens of their teenage daughter; Lijo Jose Pellissery’s sizzling ‘Jallikattu’ tracing rural skullduggery in Kerala; Gitanjali Rao’s ‘Bombay Rose’, her animation take on a flower seller’s quest for love in the chaotic city of Bombay; and Geethu Mohandas’ ‘Moothon’, a scathing social saga on submerged emotional ties within the underworld. This issue features in-depth coverage of these films and an interview with Shonali Bose. In addition, films at TIFF from the Subcontinent as well as those that relate to India are featured.

This magazine also highlights Indian participation and acclaim at film festivals at home and abroad, as well as four upcoming films, and a book on cinema.