Tarsem Singh Dhandwar is known for his visually extravagant Hollywood fare. For the first time in his long film career, he sets the story in his Indian hometown. Pavia Sidhu and Yugum Sood play as the vulnerable star-crossed lovers belonging to different classes of society. As their love story unfolds, it takes a devastating turn when they are unable to escape the familial and societal wrath. Tarsem paints a visceral account of this tragic love story based on true events in 1990’s Punjab. While the Shakespearean influence is evident, Tarsem’s weaving of the Punjabi Sufi folklore into the striking narrative makes this film a standout – with a haunting, chilling finale.

Red carpet and reception start at 6:30 PMscreening starts at 8:00 PM followed by a Q&A with Tarsem Singh.

Tarsem Singh Dhandwar

Born in Jalandhar, India, Tarsem Singh is the award-winning director of The Cell, The Fall, Immortals, Mirror Mirror, and Self/Less. His groundbreaking video for R.E.M. ‘s Losing My Religion won six MTV Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year, and he has also created videos for artists including Lady Gaga, Suzanne Vega, and En Vogue. Among his most well-known television commercials is the We Will Rock You campaign for Pepsi, featuring Britney Spears, Pink, and Beyoncé. Singh studied Film at the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California.

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Opening Night Gala

Los Angeles Premiere

Tarsem Singh Dhandwar

Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Vipul D Shah, Ashwin Varde, Rajesh Bahl, Sanjay Grover, Tarsem Singh Dhandwar

Amit Rai

Brendan Galvin

Tarsem Singh Dhandwar

Kanwar Grewal

Pavia Sidhu, Yugam Sood