Kareena Kapoor and Hansal Mehta's 'The Buckingham Murders' to open Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival
After its successful World Premiere at the 67th BFI London Film Festival, 'The Buckingham Murders' is now gearing up for its International Premiere on Friday, October 27 at Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.
Published: Tuesday,Oct 17, 2023 12:55 PM GMT-06:00
The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, scheduled from October 27 to November 5, is all set to kick off with, 'The Buckingham Murders,' directed by the renowned Hansal Mehta. Produced by Ektaa R Kapoor and co-produced by Kareena Kapoor Khan, this film is ready to take center stage at the festival's Opening Night event.
After its successful World Premiere at the 67th BFI London Film Festival, 'The Buckingham Murders' is now gearing up for its International Premiere on Friday, October 27 at the NMACC (Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre). This intriguing film is a moody procedural, delving into themes of grief, the quest for closure, and the profound human cost of our polarized times.
'The Buckingham Murders' follows the life of Jasmeet Bhamra, a cop and a single mother, portrayed by Kareena Kapoor Khan. Recently affected by the tragic loss of her child in a shooting spree, she transfers to a market town north of London, where she is assigned the case of a missing child. The film promises a gripping narrative and features a career-best performance by Khan, adding depth to the character.
For director Hansal Mehta, returning to the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival holds personal significance, as it was this festival where he experienced a rebirth as a filmmaker with "Shahid." Opening the festival with "The Buckingham Murders" is a moment of pride for him, as it explores the stories of South Asian communities residing outside India. He remarked, "This movie is our labour of love. It's a thriller, but at the heart of it is a human story about people we may know."
Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is not only a lead actress but also a first-time co-producer of the film, expressed her delight at the honor of having "The Buckingham Murders" open the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. She emphasized the festival's role in celebrating movies and honoring various creative art forms. This film holds particular significance for Khan as it marks her debut as a co-producer. She commented, "We are only hoping our film will reach wider audiences and break barriers globally."