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Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles To Be Open With ‘Andhadhun’, Tabu Will Be Honoured

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| March 2 , 2019 , 12:43 IST

The 17th edition of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will open with Sriram Raghavan's Bollywood thriller Andhadhun. Lead actor Tabu, who starred alongside Ayushmann Khurrana, Radhika Apte and Anil Dhawan in the film, will be honoured with a tribute at the festival.

The festival will start on April 11 and will go on till April 14 at the Regal L.A. Live: A Barco Innovation Centre in Los Angeles.

Announcing the lineup of films and the other activities of the festival, Christina Marouda, IFFLA Executive Director, said in a statement “We have been discussing honouring Tabu for a long time, and this year felt like the right time.”

“Her work and personality embody everything that IFFLA is about — being fearless, versatile, independent in spirit, unwilling to compromise, brilliant in the range of her performances, and simply beautiful.”

While Tabu's recently released film "Andhadhun" will be the opening film of the festival, other female filmmakers' work will also be showcased on the occassion. With several feature, shots, and documentaries, films will be shown in nine languages.

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The line-up for the latest edition of IFFLA includes Ritesh Batra’ Photograph, Ronny Sen’s Cat Sticks, Anamika Hakar’s Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Jay Riya Hoon, Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s Jonaki, and Ronak Shah’s Love Goes Through Your Mind.

The festival will also screen Kashmir-set feature and short films, Widow of Silence and Nooreh besides The Sweet Requiem, centering on Tibetan refugees living in Delhi, and Circle, about domestic violence.