Set in the turbulence of the 1930s British India, Chittagong is a true story of a 14-year-old boy, Jhunku, and of his journey to find where he belongs.
The Centerpiece Film Hum Dono Rangeen will pay tribute to Dev Anand.
As the Sidebar, the festival will hold a Retrospective of Shyam Benegal followed by a post-screening discussion with the director. Three of Benegal’s films which were penned by journalist Khalid Mohamed will be screened: Mamoo (1994), Sardari Begum (1996), and Zubeidaa (2001).
Some of the other films to be screened at the festival are: Sanjivan Lal’s Bubble Gum, Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Shagird, Mangesh Hadawale’s Dekh Indian Circus, Sujay Dahake’s Shala, Italo Spinelli’s Gangor, Avie Luthra’s Lucky, Rajan Khosa’s Gattu and Ashvin Kumar’s Inshallah Football.
The festival, organized by the Indo-American Arts Council will run from May 23-27, 2012.