Popularly known as TIFF, The Toronto Film Festival has been celebrating the best of International cinema since 40 years, for film enthusiasts.

It not only allows the audience to witness the best works of art from all over the world, but also provides an opportunity to all the creative filmmakers to share the same space and quality interactions with each other.

Indian cinema has contributed several movies, which have succeeded in being premiered at this prestigious festival. It is again a matter of pride that three Indian movies have been selected for TIFF 2017.

Here, we put together a whole list of films from India, by filmmakers of Indian descent and stories inspired from India. Watch out for these, and add them to your viewing list, now!


  • Mukkabaaz (The Brawler) by Anurag Kashyap

‘Mukkabaaz’ is an Indian movie, based on the story of a Boxer from Uttar Pradesh who falls in love with a girl, who belongs to a Brahmin Family. The movie is produced by Anurag Kashyap.

Anurag Kashyap announced this news by posting it on Facebook: “And Team Mukkabaaz is going to TIFF 2017.”


  • Omerta by Hansal Mehta

‘Omerta’ is the second movie which will be screened in the Special Presentations section at the TIFF 20117. The film is directed by Hansal Mehta which features Rajkumar Rao in the lead role.

The filmmaker Hansal Mehta took it to Twitter to congratulate the whole team:

“#OMERTA will have it’s world premier at the Toronto International Film Festival 2017 (#TIFF2017). Congratulations & love to the team!”

As soon as Rajkumar Rao came across this news, he revealed his rejoice by saying:

“I’m extremely happy that it’s been selected for TIFF. After Shaid it’s my next film that has been selected for this prestigious film festival.”


  •  The Hungry by Bornila Chatterjee

‘The Hungry’ is the another Indian movie which has been selected for the premiere. The story of the movie is based on Shakespeare’s play ‘Titus Andronicus.’ The movie is directed by Bornila Chatterjee and the cast features Naseeruddin Shah and Tisca Chopra in the lead role.

The festival is scheduled from September 7 to September 17.

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