MUMBAI — Indian filmmaker Pan Nalin’s “Angry Indian Goddesses” will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it is part of the ‘Special Presentation’ section.
The female buddy film stars Tannishtha Chatterjee, Sandhya Mridul, Sarah Jane Dias, Anushka Manchanda, Amrit Maghera, Rajashri Deshpande and Pavleen Gujral. Nalin said he is thrilled to be invited to the elite and prestigious festival.
“Oh my Goddess! I am thrilled that our new Hindi film ‘Angry Indian Goddesses’ has been invited to TIFF. Toronto is one of the world’s leading A-list film festivals. It has the right mix of great Hollywood movies and world cinema.
“Besides that, it has one of the best film markets and a great cinema-loving population,” said Nalin, who has directed films like “Samsara” and “Valley of Flowers.”
This year’s Special Presentation section at TIFF, which will begin September 10, includes films like Natalie Portman’s “A Tale of Love & Darkness,” Cate Blanchett-starrer “Truth,” Johnny Depp-led crime feature “London Fields” and Sandra Bullock’s “Our Brand Is Crisis.”
Nalin said he and producer Gaurav Dhingra are trying to release “Angry Indian Goddesses” in October or November in India.
“Humbled by the line-up, we are one of them! There are Nicole Kidman, Ellen Page, Susan Sarandon-starring films amongst the Special Presentations; we indeed are special too,” Tannishtha said.
The film’s other cast member also expressed their happiness over the film’s selection at TIFF.
Besides “Angry Indian Goddesses,” Meghna Gulzar’s “Guilty” and Leena Yadav’s “Parched” have also made it to the Special Presentations category of the festival.
“Wild” director Jean-Marc Vallee’s drama “Demolition,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts, is set to open the 11-day film carnival.