Taapsee’s time-travel drama Dobaaraa, helmed by Anurag, to open Indian Film Festival of Melbourne
A nonetheless from Dobaaraa
Anurag Kashyap’s movies are identified to be competition favourites. It stands true for his subsequent release, Dobaaraa. A month after it premiered on the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF), the Taapsee Pannu and Pavail Gulati-starrer has been chosen to open the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2022, to be held from August 12 to 30.
Pannu beforehand collaborated with the filmmaker on Manmarziyaan (2018), and his manufacturing Saand Ki Aankh (2019). This time round, the 2 have explored the realm of time journey. An adaptation of the Spanish movie, Mirage (2018), Dobaaraa sees Pannu’s character trying to avoid wasting a 12-year-old boy, who had witnessed a loss of life throughout a thunderstorm 25 years in the past, by connecting with him within the current day via a tv set. Sci-fi is a comparatively new style for the filmmaker, and Kashyap is raring to see the viewers’s response to his tackle the topic. He says, “I am excited to showcase our film on the opening night. I have previously been to the IFFM, and have seen how Indian films and those from the subcontinent are celebrated in unison. As a filmmaker, Dobaaraa is a special film for me.”
For competition director Mitu Bhowmik Lange, the thriller represents the cinematic excellence they need to put forth via their platform. “Being a fan of Anurag Kashyap’s work, I always look forward to his films. Dobaaraa is highly anticipated because of Taapsee as well; I admire her work equally. It gives me great pride to showcase some of Indian cinema’s finest talents through this film at our festival.”