Taapsee Pannu’s ‘Dobaaraa’ to open Melbourne Indian Film Festival

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Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s “Dobaaraa” directing project, starring Taapsee Pannu, will open the Indian Film Festival Melbourne (IFFM) on August 12.

Written by Nihit Bhave, the mystery drama is the Hindi language remake of the 2018 Spanish film “Mirage”.

Kashyap and Pannu will attend the festival to be held in the Victorian capital from August 12-20.

The director said he was delighted to present his film at the gala.

“I have been to the IFFM before and have seen firsthand the unison with which Indian films and films from the subcontinent are celebrated and presented with great vigor. ‘Dobaaraa’ is a special film for me as a filmmaker and can’t wait to showcase it on this platform,” Kashyap said in a statement.

IFFM festival director Mitu Bhowmik Lange said they are happy to showcase some of India’s finest film talent through ‘Dobaaraa’ at the festival and hope the audience will warm up to the film.

“At IFFM, we aim to provide a common platform for filmmakers from all over the world to showcase their talent and showcase excellence in cinema from around the world. The opening film of our main event is Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Dobaaraa’.

“Being a fan of his work from the Silk Road, I always look forward to his films, and this one was also highly anticipated by me because of Taapsee, as I also admire his work,” Lange said.

The film marks Kashyap and Pannu’s third collaboration following 2018’s hits “Manmarziyaan” and “Saand Ki Aankh” (2019), on which he served as a producer. The upcoming feature also reunites Pannu and Pavail Gulati after their critically acclaimed 2020 film “Thappad.”

“Dobaaraa” is jointly produced by Ektaa Kapoor’s Cult Movies, a new division of Balaji Telefilms, and Sunir Kheterpal and Gaurav Bose’s Athena banner. It is set to be released worldwide on August 19.

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