3rd Annual NYC SAFF Announces
Finely-Curated Lineup for In-Person Film Festival from October 22 to 24, 2021.

  • The world premiere of Rajaram Rajendran’s sci-fi thriller RANI RANI RANI. Starring independent cinema queen Tannishtha Chatterjee in the titular, TRIPLE roles. Watch the trailer HERE.
  • The grande dame of Indian cinema, Farrukh Jaffar (of GULABO SITABO and PEEPLI LIVE fame), takes on Bollywood’s patriarchy in the North American Premiere Sandeep Kumar’s MEHRUNISA.
    Watch the trailer HERE.
  • One of Mindy Kaling’s favorite films of the year is Sujata Day’s Indo-American, model minority satire DEFINITION PLEASE, having its NYC premiere at our festival. Watch the trailer HERE.
  • International festival premiere of Abhiroop Basu’s short film, LAALI. Starring Pankaj Tripathi as a lonely Calcutta laundryman who finds solace in an unclaimed red dress left behind by a customer.
  • As part of the festival’s LGBTQIA+ programming, Faraz Arif Ansari’s lesbian short, SHEER QORMA, starring Shabana Azmi, Divya Dutta, and Swara Bhaskar. Ansari & Dutta will be in attendance. Watch the trailer HERE.



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Tushar Unadkat

Tushar Unadkat


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