Highlights From The Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival (VISAFF)

West Coast was indeed the best coast for cinephiles as the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival held their annual celebration of South Asian films. There were over 80 film screenings, including 12 features and 8 documentaries, which brought together many respected members of the community from across Metro Vancouver and beyond. With the theme Unity in Diversity this year, representing a convergence of strong and authentic South A

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Hamza Haq Dishes On His Out-Of-This-World TIFF Drama “Viking”

The leading man of CTV’s Transplant trades his scrubs for a space suit in this poignant, funny, surreal character study about five average folks selected to spend two years living the lives of astronauts — without ever leaving Planet Earth. During the film’s run at the Toronto International Film Fest, co-star Hamza Haq chatted with us about a unique story that’s “rooted in human weirdness,” the challenge of playing a char

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Hot November 2022 Films From Bollywood And Beyond

The holiday season is officially underway and along with that there are some great flicks to check out! With the buddy-comedy we didn't know we needed starring Amitabh Bachchan and tons of horror films including Katrina Kaif's latest, there's something for everyone!  Phone Bhoot

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Al Mukadam Is Magnificent In The Romantic-Thriller "Nightalk"

Director Donald Shebib (Goin’ Down the Road) came to The Toronto International Film Festival this year with an absorbing crime drama set in the world of online dating, as a detective (Ashley Bryant) tries to unravel a murder case by going undercover on a phone-sex app frequented by the victim. Before long, she’s drawn into an intimate flirtation with a mysterious fellow user (Pretty Hard Cases star Al Mukadam), which for

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  • Why Humayun Saeed In "The Crown" Is A Stand-Out Moment For Pakistani Representation

    When it comes the upcoming (and controversial) season of "The Crown", one of the biggest and most talked about romances, that of Princess Diana with Pakistani surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan will be depicted. So when casting announced that one of the biggest Pakistani drama stars Humayun Saeed would fil ...

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  • From Kamala Harris To Manish Malhotra: Celeb Diwali Parties Are Such a Vibe This Year!

    Marking this the first year after a few, Diwali this year had everyone ready to party. And we mean everyone! Socials was inundated with what seemed like a million parties dotting all over Bollywood but also in America, the White House held their huge Diwali party where celebs came to celebrate t ...

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  • Documentarian Vinay Shukla Tells The Sobering Story Of Modern-Day Journalism in "While We Watched"

    Director Vinay Shukla arrived at TIFF 2022 with another timely, zeitgeist-grabbing documentary: While We Watched, wherein the Indian filmmaker sets out to chronicle the “lonely fight” that journalists take on in a world where budgets are disappearing, fake news is on the rise and ...

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  • Hot October 2022 Films From Bollywood And Beyond

    October is Diwali month and so Bollywood always look to deliver a brilliant array of films. This month we’ve got features including a "Maja Ma" starring dancing queen Madhuri Dixit, and "Doctor G" starring Ayushmann Khurrana. ...

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  • Director Shubham Yogi Discusses His Uplifting Cricket Dramedy "Kacchey Limbu" Starring Radhika Madan

    Kacchey Limbu, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, casts rising star Radhika Madan as a young woman in Mumbai who creates her own Bad News Bears-esque cricket team. This puts her across the pitch from her own brother (Rajat Barmecha) — and both of them at odds ...

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  • TIFF 2022 Review: "Viking" A Profound Film That Shines Among The Stars

    Transplant's Hamza Haq co-stars in a silly, profound, out-of-this-world character study centring on five Earth-bound people sequestered and subjected to the same psychological stresses being endured by astronauts on the very first manned mission to Mars. Directed by French-Canadian festival fave ...

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  • Masala Coffee: The Coolest Fusion Band You Need To Know

    Masala Coffee is one of the brightest fusion bands to come out of India and they are coming for a few shows near Toronto Canada on September 16th and 18th. We chat with the band about their tour, their latest album and the ...

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  • TIFF 2022: Our Preview Of The Top South Asian Films And Stars At This Year's Fest

    The Toronto International Film Festival is back in town and, as ever, the fest brings with it a slew of intriguing South Asian directors and stars to spotlight. Here, for your consideration, is our breakdown of noteworthy SA flicks — including everything from effervescent rom-coms to harrowing ...

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  • Check Out These September 2022 Films From Bollywood & Beyond

    September always brings forth some pretty solid films. This month we've got features including a cop drama starring Akshay Kumar, and  Brahmastra starring Alia Bhatt and Mani Ratnam's reunion with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in his highly anticipated magnum opus PS-1.  ...

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  • Our Fave Moments From The International Film Festival Of South Asia (IFFSA)

    South Asian movie enthusiasts in Canada had an exciting eleven days courtesy of the 11th annual International Film Festival of South Asia (IFFSA Toronto). The cinematic extravaganza took place across multiple prestigious venu ...

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  • Actor, Producer, Writer Dana Abraham Shares Why He Couldn't Pass Up "Neon Lights"

    A multi-hyphenate in the creative world, actor, producer and writer Dana Abraham — instead of waiting for a seat — decided to build his own table. Co-founding the Toronto-based production company Red Hill Entertainment, the 31-year-old Hamilton, Ontario native is telling stories on his own t ...

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