India’s Jio MAMI Mumbai Movie Competition Unveils 2023 Lineup – The Hollywood Reporter6 min read

Following a three-year pandemic hiatus, India’s Jio MAMI Mumbai Movie Competition is returning in expanded kind this fall with a bumper choice of 250 movies and an bold concentrate on South Asian cinema.

The competition, which runs from Oct. 27 to Nov. 5 in Mumbai, revealed the majority of its lineup Monday and the chair of its major competitors jury on Tuesday. Indian-American filmmaker Mira Nair (Monsoon Marriage ceremony, Salaam Bombay!), a Venice Golden Lion winner and Oscar nominee, will lead the jury that selects winners of the competition’s major South Asia competitors part.

Organizers say the competition’s new imaginative and prescient is “to turn out to be a hub for South Asian and South Asian Diaspora cinema and expertise.” Thus, the competitors will showcase 14 “breakthrough modern South Asian movies” from debutant and second-time filmmakers from throughout India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal, in addition to diaspora diectors from the U.Ok. and Germany. A number of the highlights embrace Mithya by Sumanth Bhat, Barir Naam Shahana (A Home Named Shahana) by Leesa Gazi and The Crimson Suitcase by Fidel Devkota (full lineup beneath).

Cementing MAMI’s function because the premiere film-world vacation spot for locating new expertise from the area, an extra non-competition part will current 46 movies (22 options and 24 non-features) showcasing the wealthy tapestry of South Asian cinematic visions.  

“We’re very proud that we have now managed to realize such a various curation in our South Asia part throughout the first yr of us increasing our imaginative and prescient to be a competition that’s targeted on constructing an ecosystem for brand new cinematic voices from South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora,” stated MAMI’s inventive director Deepti DCunha in a press release. “This dedication extends past movie screenings, aiming to facilitate the trade of concepts, collaborations, and enterprise alternatives whereas bringing the very best of world cinema to Mumbai.” 

The competition’s focus will not be solely native. The occasion’s World Cinema Part will showcase greater than 90 titles from over 35 international locations, together with many latest competition favorites, comparable to Cannes Palme d’Or winner Anatomy of a Fall by Justine Triet, Bradley Cooper’s Oscar-tipped Maestro, Sundance viewers award winner Past Utopia from Madeleine Gavin, Monster by Hirokazu Kore-eda, In Our Day by Hong Sang-soo, Unusual Method of Life by Pedro Almodóvar, The Previous Oak by Ken Loach and Fallen Leaves by Aki Kaurismäki, amongst many others.

The competition can also be retaining its pre-pandemic mission of being a significant platform for the native filmgoing viewers in India to find necessary cinema that may not in any other case be out there on the massive display within the nation.

“Our curation additionally has some hidden gems that one wouldn’t be capable of in any other case watch in India, because the likelihood of them independently releasing right here is pretty low,” explains Anu Rangchar, the competition’s head of worldwide programming. “There’s one thing for everybody, and we have now curated the part preserving our competition viewers in thoughts, who like to be shocked by the narratives of those movies.”

MAMI’s numerous different programming strands in 2023 embrace: the Icons South Asia part, highlighting main movies by established regional administrators (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam by Anand Patwardhan, Indi(r)a’s Emergency by Vikramaditya Motwane, Paradise by Prasanna Vithanage, and so on.); Gala Premiere South Asia, a choice of probably the most bold Indian movies of the yr (comparable to Kennedy by Anurag Kashyap and All people Loves Sohrab Handa by Rajat Kapoor); Marathi Talkies, displaying off a few of the greatest in modern Marathi cinema; After Darkish, a style filmmaking strand; and numerous restored classics, tributes, retrospectives and shorts.

The complete lineup is beneath:


In opposition to the Tide by Sarvnik Kaur
Marathi, Hindi, Koli | India, France | South Asia Premiere

Agra by Kanu Behl
Hindi | India, France | South Asia Premiere

Bahadur – The Courageous by Diwa Shah
Hindi, Nepali | India | Asia Premiere

Barir Naam Shahana (A Home Named Shahana) by Leesa Gazi
Bengali | Bangladesh, UK | World Premiere

Dilli Darkish by Dibakar Das Roy
Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Pidgin English, Yoruba | India | World Premiere

Guras by Saurav Rai
Nepali | India | South Asia Premiere

Kayo Kayo Color? (Which Color?) by Shahrukhkhan Chavada
Gujarati, Hindi | India | Asia Premiere

Mithya by Sumanth Bhat
Kannada, Marathi| India | World Premiere

Rimdogittanga (Rapture) by Dominic Sangma
Garo | India, China, Netherlands, Qatar, Switzerland | South Asia Premiere

Shivamma by Jaishankar Aryar
Kannada | India | South Asia Premiere

Sthal (A Match) by Jayant Somalkar
Marathi | India | Asia Premiere

Thadavu (The Sentence) by Fazil Razak
Malayalam | India | World Premiere

The Monk and the Gun by Pawo Choyning Dorji
Dzongkha, English | Bhutan, France, USA, Taiwan | India Premiere

The Crimson Suitcase by Fidel Devkota
Nepali | Nepal, Sri Lanka | Asia Premiere

FOCUS SOUTH ASIA – Non-Competitors (Options)

Aattam (The Play) by Anand Ekarshi
Malayalam | India | Asia Premiere

Aiz Maka Falea Tuka (Immediately Me, Tomorrow You) by Sreejith Karnaver
Konkani | India | World Premiere

All India Rank by Varun Grover
Hindi | India | Asia Premiere

Bailadila by Shailendra Sahu
Hindi | India | World Premiere

Be Kucheye Khoshbakht (And, Towards Glad Alleys) by Sreemoyee Singh
English, Farsi | India | South Asia Premiere

Earlier than Spring by Shrutismriti Changkakoti
Assamese | India | World Premiere

Chingari (The Spark) by Rajesh S. Jala
Hindi | India | South Asia Premiere

Daayam (Inheritance) by Prasanth Vijay
Malayalam | India | World Premiere

Pricey Latika by Kanchan Pant
Hindi, Kumaoni | India | World Premiere

Follower by Harshad Nalawade
Hindi, Kannada, Marathi | India | Asia Premiere

Ghaath (Ambush) by Chhatrapal Ninawe
Marathi | India | Asia Premiere

Naangal (This Is Us) by Avinash Prakash
Tamil | India | World Premiere

Namaskar! Major Ravish Kumar (Whereas We Watched) by Vinay Shukla
English, Hindi| India, UK | Asia Premiere

Pushtaini (Ancestral) by Vinod Rawat
English, Hindi, Kumaoni | India | Asia Premiere

Riders on the Storm by Jason Motlagh, Mark Oltmanns
Farsi, Pashto | Austria | Asia Premiere

Sahela (Companion) by Raghuvir Joshi
English, Hindi | Australia | Asia Premiere

Shwe Pyi Taw Hmyaw Taing Method (Golden Land Fantasy) by Anatta
Burmese | Myanmar | World Premiere

Stolen by Karan Tejpal
English, Hindi, Marwari, Santhali | India | Asia Premiere

Sultana’s Dream by Isabel Herguera
Basque, Bengali, Hindi, English, Spanish | India, Germany, Spain | South Asia Premiere

The Scavenger of Desires by Suman Ghosh
Hindi | India | South Asia Premiere

Was Von Der Liebe Bleibt (Between Us) by Kanwal Sethi
German | Germany | Asia Premiere

Zende by Akshay Shah
English, Hindi, Marathi | India | World Premiere


Animating the Archive: Quick Movies by Amit Dutta

Gau Ayeko Bato (A Highway to a Village) by Nabin Subba
Nepali | Nepal | South Asia Premiere

Indi(r)a’s Emergency by Vikramaditya Motwane
English, Hindi | India | World Premiere

PaathKatha (The Golden Thread) by Nishtha Jain
Bengali, Hindi | India, Netherlands, Norway, UK | South Asia Premiere

Paradise by Prasanna Vithanage
English, Hindi, Malayalam, Sinhala, Tamil | Sri Lanka, India | South Asia Premiere

One thing Like an Autobiography by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki
Bengali | Bangladesh, Germany, India | South Asia Premiere

Trolley Instances by Gurvinder Singh
Punjabi | India | World Premiere

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The World is Household) by Anand Patwardhan
English, Hindi, Marathi | India | Asia Premiere


Berlin by Atul Sabharwal
English, Hindi | India | Asia Premiere

All people Loves Sohrab Handa by Rajat Kapoor
Hindi | India | World Premiere

Joram by Devashish Makhija
Hindi | India | South Asia Premiere

Kennedy by Anurag Kashyap
Hindi | India | South Asia Premiere

Sharmajee Ki Beti by Tahira Kashyap Khurrana
Hindi | India | World Premiere

Yellow Bus by Wendy Bednarz
Arabic, English, Hindi, Tagalog, Urdu | India, Jordan, UAE, USA | Asia Premiere

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