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Not Just Bollywood

HOME’s Not Just Bollywood showcases contemporary Indian independent cinema.

Due to COVID-19 there will not be a full season this year, however we have chosen two films to celebrate the career of the international film actor and star Irrfan Khan. Irrfan’s tragic death at the age of 53 came as a shock to the film world, leaving behind a rich body of work. Irrfan had a precious vernacular of classicism and modernism which communicated a hybridity, reinvention and reflexivity of what stardom signifies today.

This duo of films will give audiences the opportunity to see Irrfan in two of his most celebrated roles; Asif Kapadia’s The Warrior (2001) and Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox (2013).

Not Just Bollywood is curated by Omar Ahmed, UK-based film scholar and Rachel Hayward, HOME’s Head of Film.