Fri Oct 27, 9:15 PM
Director: Raghuvir Joshi
93 minutes

A young Indian-Australian couple must face up to the notion of cultural shame in this coming out drama.

To their respective conservative Indian parents, Vir (Antonio Aakeel) and Nitya (Anula Navlekar) are a happily married couple living in Parramatta, Sydney. They love to play the sitar together, she is a successful dentist, and he is studying for his accounting exam. However, as the cultural expectations ingrained into them from childhood start to take their toll, they both struggle to keep up appearances. When Vir makes the choice to be open about his sexuality, everyone must confront their own cultural shame in this feature directorial debut from Raghuvir Joshi. With gorgeous cinematography from Michael McDermott, this Australian-made melodrama is a cultural twist on the coming out narrative.

Join director Raghuvir Joshi on the red carpet at 5.45pm 

Premiere Australian Premiere
Film Type Feature Fiction
Program Strand Feature Fiction Competition
Language English
Subtitles English
Director Raghuvir Joshi
Producer Tayyab Madni, Radhika Lavu
Writer Atika Chohan, Raghuvir Joshi, Jett Tattersall, Shakthi Shakthidharan
Cinematographer Michael McDermott
Editor Scott Gray
Music Piers Burbrook de Vere, Niladri Kumar
Cast Antonio Aakeel, Anula Navlekar
Genre Drama, LGBTQ+, Social Issue