Directed by Anurag Kashyap and written by Nihit Bhave, ‘Dobaaraa’ stars Taapsee Pannu and Pavail Gulati in the lead roles. The story revolves around how a woman gets the opportunity to save the life of a 12-year old boy who witnessed a death during a thunderstorm which happened 25 years ago, by getting connected through the television set during a similar storm in the present. This film is the Hindi remake of the 2018 Spanish movie ‘Mirage’.
The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is one of the biggest celebrations of Indian cinema outside of the sub continent. After two years of the festival being held online, the festival is gearing up to be held physically this year with the vision of bring ing the vibrancy of Indian cinema to where it belongs on the big screen. With films like ‘Dobaaraa’, the IFFM team is bringing another exciting, diverse set of Indian cinema to Melbourne and developing a blockbuster program of supporting events along with the same.
‘Dobaaraa’ will be the open ing night film at IFFM 2022, for which both Anurag Kashyap and Taapsee Pannu would be traveling to Melbourne. Touted as a ‘must-watch’ through early screening across, the film’s new-age and cutting edge narrative is being wholly loved and applauded all over the world.
Anurag Kashyap, said, “Excited to be showcasing our film and being elected as the opening night film for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. I have previous ly been to IFFM and have first hand seen the unison with which Indian films and film from the subcontinent are celebrated and show cased with much vigour. Dobaaraa is a special film for me as a filmmaker and I’m looking forward to showcas
ing it at this platform”. IFFM festival director, Mitu Bhowmik Lange adds, “At IFFM, we aim at providing a common platform for filmmakers from across the globe to showcase their talent and put forth the excel lence of cine ma from all over.
The opening film of our main event is Anurag Kashyap’s psychological thriller, ‘Dobaaraa’. Being a fan of his work since silk route, I always look forward to his films, and this one was highly anticipated by me because of Taapsee as well, as I admire her work equally. It gives me great pride to show case some of the finest talents of Indian cine ma through ‘Dobaaraa’ at our film festival and I hope that this film gets appreciated by audiences world. wide upon its release!”