London Indian Film Festival (LIFF)

June 22 – 29, 2017,
June 23–July 2, 2017,


The UK and Europe’s largest Indian and South Asian film festival has this year been profiled by both the UK government agencies, the British Council and the Indian High Commission, as a major flagship in the delivery of the cultural element of the UK-India Year of Culture. The festival has joined forces with the BFI for their year-long India on Film programme at BFI Southbank and online via BFI Player.


Masterclasses: Known for his sweeping narratives, Ashutosh Gowariker will reflect on his career so far at this
year’s LIFF.

Guru Lounge: British Asian Filmmakers & Artists on the Edge of Brexit: Guru Lounge presents an invaluable guide to the ever-burgeoning Indian and South Asian film industries.

 Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition

The short film programme is a celebration of new filmmaking talent that explores themes of South Asian experience. Many previous winners of this award have successfully developed their careers and moved into making feature films, including young director Shubhashish Bhutiani, who has followed up his 2014 award-winning short film Kush with a highly anticipated and charming debut feature Hotel Salvation, which will screen at LIFF this year. The Satyajit Ray Foundation’s Short Film Competition has joined the festival and the winning filmmaker will receive a £1,000 award.


The Black Prince by Kavi Raz will open the festival this year. This UK-produced film was launched at Cannes, and stars Satinder Sartaaj, Shabana Azmi, Jason Flemyng and Amanda Root. The film dramatises the little-known story of the last King of Punjab, who was abducted by the British Raj to be mentored by Queen Victoria.


Sexy Durga, a Malayalam thriller road movie set in Kerala and directed by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, won the prestigious Tiger Award for Best Film at Rotterdam this year. A tale of a hitch-hiking couple accidentally getting into the car of deranged gangsters and trying to escape a road to hell.


Some of the other films to screen at the festival are:


The Cinema Travellers 

Jodhaa Akbar




Hotel Salvation


Rohini Nag
Collection Chart
As on 17th November, 2017
Qarib Qarib Singlle111.20CR11.20CR
Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana16.14CR6.14CR
The House Next Door192.43LK92.43LK
Mera Bura Saaya108.2K08.2K

Featured Video

Most Viewed Articles


Last 7 Days

Last 30 Days


Box Office India's Twitter avatar
Box Office India

Here's the review of the web series #BoseDeadOrAlive.

Box Office India's Twitter avatar
Box Office India

5 reasons to watch



This Week’s Issue

Trade Gup

  • What is Rajkumar Hirani’s next sequel?
  • Vishal Bhardwaj to have three releases in 2018
  • Phantom to clash with Reliance Phantom
  • Zee to acquire UTV Movies
  • Akshay Kumar, Arshad Warsi in Jolly LLB 3

In Conversation

  • A M Turaz weaves poetry into his lyrics for Padmavati
  • Laxmi Raai makes her Bollywood debut with her 50th film, Julie2
  • SVF’s Mahendra Soni breaks a record for Amazon Obhijaan
  • Milind Rao on The House Next Door and his love for horror
  • Guru Randhawa hits a high note with Ban ja tu meri rani
  • Freewheeling with Sidharth Malhotra after Ittefaq

Straight News

  • Bhutiani is jury member at Munich fest
  • Prashantt Guptha to reprise Rafi classic
  • Fox, Abundantia to make P Gopichand biopic
  • Karan Johar’s short film to roll soon


  • When editing, I never direct, says Chandan Arora
  • For Eeshit Narain, it all started over a cup of tea…
  • I love the modern version of my script: Kamna Chandra
  • It was very personal for me, admits Ghazal Dhaliwal