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10-04-2012, 11:06 PM #1
Opening Film for the 14th Mumbai Film FestivalThe anticipation for the city's most eagerly awaited cultural event, the 14th Mumbai Film Festival, presented by Reliance Entertainment and American Express and organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image, has become even more intense with the announcement of its opening film, critically acclaimed comedy-drama film Silver Linings Playbook. Adapted from Matthew Quick's novel of the same name, this David O Russell film boasts of a multi-star cast that includes Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Anupam Kher, Julia Stiles and Chris Tucker.
With its world premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival the film won the People's Choice Award for the Best Narrative Feature. The film's screening at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival will mark its Asia premiere with cinematic stalwart Anupam Kher's presenting the movie at the opening function.
Commenting on this, Festival Director, Srinivasan Narayanan says, "At the Mumbai Film Festival, we have always striven to get the best movie for our patrons. This year's Opening Film David O. Russell's 'Silver Linings Playbook' validates our constant drive. It is an honor that Mr. Anupam Kher will be presenting the film at the opening."
Actor Anupam Kher who plays a pivotal role in this film says, "On behalf of Weinstein Co. my Producers, Director David Russell, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Jeniffer Lawrence, Chris Tucker and other cast & crew I feel honoured to present Silver Linings Playbook, as the opening film of prestigious 14th Mumbai Film Festival. As an actor it is a dream come true to be part of this brilliant and heart warming film. A great moment of joy and pride for me."...being a human...