The Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (GIACC), in collaboration with the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), Atlanta Film Festival, India China and America (ICA) Institute and the Indian Consulate in Atlanta is proud to present its one-of-a-kind Atlanta Indian Film Festival
Movie Screenings: Friday, May 11 | By Invitation Only
May 11 | India | 110 mins | Marathi (with English subtitles)
Directed by: Ravi Jadhav
Cast: Kalyani Mulay, Madan Deodhar, Shrikant Yadav, Neha Joshi, Chhaya Kadam, Om Bhutkar, Kishor Kadam, Naseerudin Shah
Synopsis: After her husband abandons her and their 12 year old son for another woman; Yamuna is left with no choice but to move to Mumbai for survival. The job she finds is to be a nude model at an art school. She will do everything to fulfill her dream to help her son lead a successful life in future. But fearing society, she keeps her profession a secret. Post-screening discussion with Director Ravi Jadhav.
May 11 | India | 21 mins | English
Directed by: Ayesha Anna Ninan
Cast: Shikha Talsania, Aditi Vasudev
Synopsis: AA struggling comedian has a hard time seeing the funny side of things when her career stagnates while her best friend gets a promotion.
Movie Screenings: Saturday, May 12
House For Sale
May 12 | Canada | 18 minutes
Directed by: Eisha Marjara
Cast: Suzanna Lenir, Neil Napier, Atif Siddiqi
Synopsis: A stranger posing as a home buyer shows up at a suburban house that is up for sale. As the owner’s wife gives a tour, the stranger recalls a memorable night when a fatal promise was made.
Margarita With A Straw
May 12 | USA and India | 1 hour 40 minutes
Directed by: Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar (co-director)
Cast: Kalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta
Synopsis: A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery.
Ondu Motteya Kathe (The Story of an Egghead)
May 12 | India | 2 hours and 4 minutes
Directed by: Raj B. Shetty
Cast: Raj B. Shetty, Usha Bhandary, Shailashree Mulki, Amrutha Naik
Synopsis: Janardhan a 28 year old Kannada Lecturer from Mangalore who is quite an introvert comes to know from an astrologer that he would attain sanyasa (embrace asceticism) if he doesn’t get married within a year. Hearing this Janardhan is now in a situation of trouble & desperation as he has never had a decent conversation with females until now in his life & all the proposals his family has seen also has gone in vain as he doesn’t look great,physically. Janardhan continues his search for a beautiful bride. In this journey he faces various situations & conflicts which in turn gives him a chance to revisit his inner core & experience his self discovery. Does Janardhan find his bride or does he attain spiritual path? forms the rest of the story.