Abhishek Bachchan, Saiyami Kher’s ‘Ghoomer’ to be screened at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne


Abhishek Bachchan and Saiyami Kher-starrer ‘Ghoomer’ is going to be the opening film at the 14th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. Director R Balki and Abhishek expressed their excitement and said that it’s an honor for them.

Saiyami Kher and Abhishek Bachchan in ‘Ghoomer’. PHOTO Twitter @SaiyamiKherSaiyami Kher who tweeted the following message – @SaiyamiKher – ·Jun 14, 2022-“A project with some of the nicest people I’ve met. That let me play a sport that I love. That let me play one of the most challenging roles I’ve played thus far; both emotionally & physically. It feels too good to be true. And I hope to continue playing even more. Ghoomer ❤️”

With Abhishek Bachchan, Saiyami Kher, Angad Bedi, and Shabana Azmi in the lead roles, ‘Ghoomer’ portrays the inspiring tale of a paraplegic sportsperson, played by Saiyami Kher, who excels as a cricketer under the guidance of her coach, played by Abhishek Bachchan.

“It’s indeed an honour and pleasure for us that ‘Ghoomer’ will be the opening film at the IFFM,” said Bachchan and R Balki in a joint statement, adding, “‘Ghoomer’ is a story of turning adversity into advantage. A story of innovation when faced with extermination. It is a tribute to the sport and the reservoir of human resilience. It’s only fitting for a film that believes that ‘Sport makes life worth living’ to be launched in the sport capital of the world, Australia, the land of the MCG. Welcome to the first preview of ‘Ghoomer'”.

Saiyami added, “I am thrilled and extremely honoured that ‘Ghoomer’ will be the opening film at IFFM. This is a film very very close to my heart. Playing a sport on screen was always my dream, I have been manifesting it since I started acting. I’m so glad it’s finally come true. For me this film is much beyond the sport. It’s a story of triumph in extreme adversity. It has been the most physically and emotionally demanding film I have done. Feels extra special that people will be watching this film at IFFM for the first time. Couldn’t have asked for anything better coming to the land of the great Shane Warne to showcase our film”.

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), is returning for its 14th edition. Taking place from August 11 to 20, 2023, its opening night on August 12 is expected to be a spectacular occasion with participation from the film’s illustrious cast and creators.

This year, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is presenting a lineup of several events at venues across Melbourne. From the renowned Hammer Hamer Hall to the prestigious National Gallery of Victoria, these iconic locations will serve as the backdrop for a series of exhilarating festival events.



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