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UKAFF presents Toofan Mail

UKAFF presents Toofan Mail

Thurs 27 May 2021
  • Drama

This event takes place at Belgrade Theatre B2 Stage

Presented as part of UK Asian Film Festival 2021.

Part of Belgrade Theatre’s Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme. Funded by BFI Audience Development Fund and Arts Council England. Produced by Tongues on Fire. Presented by Phizzical.

“Where would I live if not in a palace?” she asked.

This was a heist like no other. In 1974, a woman landed at the New Delhi railway station claiming that she was the Queen of Awadh. She asked to meet Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and demanded for her ancestral palace and her wealth to be restored. Her claims in a cloud of suspense and her head held high, she was the living answer to the question, “How do you become a Queen?”

Based on believe-it-or-not true events, she drew the attention of everyone, from the station master to the rickshaw puller, from the Prime Minister of India to the reporters from BBC.

The UK Asian Film Festival (UKAFF) is the world’s longest running and UK’s most loved South Asian film festival. At a time of global unrest, the curation of UKAFF this year is inspired by the theme Ray Of Hope. The five films selected to appear have been selected by five Coventry locals, after training in film curation.

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