Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Shahana Goswami and Barun Sobti-starrer “Tu Hai Mera Sunday” has been selected as one of the top ‘must watch’ films at the forthcoming Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival, according to a poll conducted by the festival organisers.
In a new audience building initiative, Jio MAMI’s 18th Mumbai Film Festival With Star conducted a poll on Facebook on October 14, asking the audience to list their ‘must watch’ films in the festival.
“Tu Hai Mera Sunday” emerged as the top choice among the must watch films in the audience poll, followed by “Yours lovingly”, “A Death in the Gunj”, and “Lipstick Under My Burkha”, read a statament.
Out of the 23 movies, “Tu Hai Mera Sunday” grabbed the maximum votes in less than 24 hours. It is leading with more than 200 votes at present.
Delighted by the results, writer-director Milind Dhaimade said: “As rank outsiders in the filmmaking world, one always wonders if we’ll get noticed. It’s nice to see the film get this kind of attention.”
The film, which has already been premiered at the prestigious 60th BFI London Film Festival recently, is ready for its Indian premiere at the 18th Mumbai Film Festival, 2016 in ‘India Gold’ category that screens the best of Indian films from across the country.
“Tu Hai Mera Sunday” is competing with Konkona Sen-Sharma’s directorial debut “A Death in the Gunj” and Alankrita Shrivastava’s “Lipstick Under My Burkha”.
Set in Mumbai, “Tu Hai Mera Sunday” revolves around five middle class amateur footballers and their everyday struggle.
The movie also features Rasika Dugal, Avinash Tiwari, Vishal Malhotra and Maanvi Gagroo.
The festival is set to kick off on October 20.