Miss Lovely (Ahluwalia, 2012): Rich Mix Cinema [at East End Film Festival] 6.30pm
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch
This movie screens as part of the East End Film Festival, which runs from June 25 to July 10. Here are the details of the full programme.
Here is their introduction: Set in the seedy world of India’s so called ‘C grade’ Hindi film
industry of the 1980s, Ahluwalia challenges preconceptions of Indian
cinema, spinning a yarn of two film producer brothers (Wasseypur’s
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Anil George) whose prolific output of trashy
cinema is threatened by the arrival of Pinky (Niharika Singh), a
struggling actress who is more than meets the eye. A visually ravishing
evocation of an era taking in sleazy hotels, abandoned warehouses,
damaged wannabe stars and movie loving gangsters, this decade-spanning
tragedy deserves its reputation as India’s answer to P.T. Anderson’s Boogie Nights.
Sight & Sound's Jonathan Romney described the director Ashim Ahluwalia
as "a very impressive talent, and given the oppressive conventions of
the Indian film industry, he’s clearly an independent spirit and then
Here is the trailer.