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Irrfan Khan’s Punjabi film gets its UK premiere at the London Indian Film Festival

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Acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan (Paan Singh Tomar, Life of Pi, The Lunchbox) plays the role of Umber Singh, a rural Sikh dispossessed from his homeland by the Partition in Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost. He obsessively focuses on the ‘ideal’ of having a son and heir, but as his fourth daughter is born he hides the child’s true identity and she becomes the son of his dreams but at a terrible cost. Qissa is directed by Anup Singh, with riveting performances from an ensemble cast including Tillotama Shome as the ‘son.’ The film debut at the Toronto International Film Festival to critical acclaim and now makes it’s UK premiere as part of the London Indian Film Festival.
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The film is screening at the BFI, Southbank, London on 12 July and advance tickets are available here
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