Written and directed by debutant Milind Dhaimade, You Are My Sunday narrates the story of five friends who meet every Sunday at Juhu beach (Mumbai) to play football. Their weekly ritual is disrupted when they invite an old stranger to join them leading to a disastrous incident resulting in them being banned from the beach. The aftermath takes them on a personal and professional journey as they struggle to find a new place to play in the crowded city of Mumbai.
The director shows the modern life of an urban city of Mumbai through the eyes of five young Indian middle-class boys. Deeply rooted in the cosmopolitan nature of Mumbai, Dhaimade pays homage to the metropolis by capturing the essence of the city through visual imagery of the crowded streets and the hustle bustle of urban daily life. The five characters, immaculately performed by Indian television and theatre actors including Barun Sobti of romantic drama Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon fame, invite the audience in their personal space and succeed in making the viewers care for them.
The film premiered at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2016 and BFI London Film Festival 2016, is an important film addressing friendship between different religious communities, the importance of personal space, inter-faith relationships and intolerance, care of the elderly and attitude towards disability.
Come and witness the trial and tribulations of friendship at the screening of You Are My Sunday at the Watermans Cinema on Sunday 12th March a part of the 19th London Asian Film Festival.
By LAFF2017 Blogger Sagar Chhatwani
After working at The Times of India & The Hindustan Times, Sagar quit the corporate life to pursue his interest in cinema. He is currently studying an MA in films at Westminster University.