Arjun Mathur and Rasika Dugal’s "Lord Curzon Ki Haveli" to be the Closing Night Film at the Chicago South Asian International Film Festival 2023 and will also be the "Opening Film" at the International South Asian Film Festival, Vancouver

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Anshuman Jha's Directorial debut starring Arjun Mathur, Rasika Dugal, Zoha Rahman, Paresh Pahuja and Garrick Hagon - got a standing ovation in Australia last month & with this selection will make its North American debut in Chicago.

Anshuman Jha, Rasika Dugal and Arjun Mathur are scheduled to be in Chicago to present the film on 24th September and are most excited to be in the windy City.

Says Arjun Mathur, "I was immediately drawn to ‘Lord Curzon Ki Haveli’ when I read the script, primarily because I could not slot it within any single fixed genre and secondly because in spite of that, my director Anshuman had an extremely clear vision for it. And I'm happy to say that the film has not at all strayed from that vision and what has emerged is an exciting chamber film which I now like to call a ‘psychological black-comedy thriller’. These are genres that I find to be rarely explored in Indian Cinema."

He further added, "The character I portray in this film - Rohit - is really some of the most fun I’ve ever had with a character. Not only is Lord Curzon Ki Haveli the fastest feature film that I have ever filmed but it is also a rare film - to have been shot completely on a single 35mm lens. We had our world -premiere at IFFM 2023, to a fantastic audience response that exceeded any of our expectations, and it’s made me doubly excited for the North American premiere as the closing film at CSAFF ‘23 and the Canadian premiere as the opening film at ISAFF ‘23 in Vancouver."
I can’t wait for audiences all over the world to watch this film. It is truly a unique piece of work.

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