IFFM Opening Night

Saturday, 12th August
HOYTS District Docklands
Presented by Official Airline Partner  

Join us at HOYTS cinema at The District Docklands as we open the fourteenth year of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne with a world premiere of Ghoomer.

Directed by the acclaimed R. Balki, and starring Shabana Azmi, Abhishek Bachchan, Saiyami Kher, and Angad Bedi, the film promises to be an inspiring beginning to the festival ahead.

With the Ghoomer team present, alongside other esteemed guests, we invite you to join us for a night of warmth, positivity, and light as we light the ceremonial lamp and welcome our guests to this exciting event. Come and be a part of our celebration as we showcase the very best of Indian subcontinent cinema and bask in the radiance and geniality of this exceptional night. We are thrilled to share this remarkable experience with you, and we anticipate making it an evening that will leave a lasting impression.

Opening Night Film

Anina, a young woman batting prodigy, loses her right hand in an unfortunate accident on the eve of her international cricketing debut. An unsympathetic, failed and frustrated cricketer enters her life, gives her a new dream and transforms her fate by the most innovative training, to make her play for the Indian cricket team again, as a bowler. Ghoomer is the new style of bowling they invent to bamboozle the opposition.

Shabana Azmi
Abhishek Bachchan
Saiyami Kher
Angad Bedi
R. Balki
Dinesh Vijan