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U.S. Premiere


India I 35 mins I Drama I 2020 I Hindi w/ English subtitles

 A lonely laundryman from the suburbs of Calcutta finds companionship in an unclaimed red dress, which triggers esoteric memories from the past.

Featuring perennial favorite actor Panjak Tripathi (Gangs of Wasseypur, Mango Dreams, Newton) in the leading role, alongside rising star Ekavali Khanna (What Will People Say, Veere Di Wedding), the film is an atmospheric, masterfully performed tale of memory, loneliness, and the ache of other, possible lives. 

In it's short running time, Laali will will 'tug the unknown strings of your heart"(Indian Express) with it's unusual yet carefully unravaled tale of the connection that ensues between a man and a dress. 

+ Screens in SHORTS PROGRAM 3: In Your Head


SAT. APRIL 24 - 4:00PM CT

About the Artist


Abhiroop Basu is an award-winning director and screenwriter based out of Calcutta, India.


A student of South Point High School and St. Xavier's College Calcutta, Abhiroop went on to study at the prestigious Prague Film School in the Czech Republic. His award-winning shorts include AFTERNOON WITH JULIA, THE PAPERMAN, and THIS IS WHEN WE FIRST MET, which went on to win accolades overseas.


His recent short, MEAL (starring Adil Hussain) earned great acclaim and won Best Actor & Best Screenplay at the Pune Int'l Film Festival. LAALI has it's premiere at the prestigious Dharamshala International Film Festival. 


Thank you to our community partner(s) for this screening: the Austin Film Society, and the Austin Film Commission!

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Writer/Director:        ABHIROOP BASU

DOP:                          DEEP METKAR

Producer(s):               ABHIROOP BASU

                                     AAKASH GHOSHAL

                                   SUSHILA JAIN
                                   SHIREESHA KADIYALA

                                   SAMIR SARKAR
                                   MADHU SINGHEE

Exec. Producer:        TUSHAR TYAGI

Screenplay:               ABHIROOP BASU

                                   KUNAL MITRA

Art Direction:            RANAJIT GHORAI





Associate  Director:     KUNAL MITRA

Chief Asst. Director:    SREECHETA DAS


Sound :                        JUGAL BAG

                                     KINKINI DEB

                                     AAKASH GHOSHAL

                                   KALESH LAKSHMANAN
                                   ANINDIT ROY

Music Editor:              AAKASH GHOSHAL

Costume Stylist:          AMRITA MITRA

                                    VIJAYA KUMARI

Production Companies: 

YouthInMotion Pictures

Owlz Neck Studio

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