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The Illegal Trailer: Life of Pi star Suraj Sharma unveils harsh realities of immigration

The Oscar nominated Indian-American film ‘The Illegal’ starring Suraj Sharma, Shweta Tripathi will premiere in India digitally on March 23, 2021

2021-03-19T12:22:00Z
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The Illegal Trailer: Life of Pi star Suraj Sharma

After the roaring success at the international film festivals circuit, the film ‘The Illegal’ is ready to entertain a larger audience through the streaming platform release. Written and Directed by Danish Renzu, The Illegal was shortlisted for nominations for the Best Picture Category at The Oscars.

Starring Suraj Sharma in lead role, the film also stars Shweta Tripathi, Hannah Masi along with Iqbal Theba, Jay Ali, Adil Hussain, Danny Vasquez, and Neelima Azeem in prominent roles.

The trailer of the film is out and brings to fore the downside of the Great American Dream, that many chase. Through its gripping narrative, the film mirrors the harsh realities of the young migrants who journey to America in search of a better life, but end up struggling to make the ends meet.

Watch the trailer below:

The synopsis of the film reads, “When a student from India is accepted to a prestigious university, he leaves his home, country, and family behind to pursue the American Dream. Due to an unfortunate turn of events, he’s forced to work in a restaurant to survive and the struggle of living inside a system set up for his failure challenges him to look within to find inner strength, overcome obstacles, and never give up.”

Sharing excitement about the digital premiere of The Illegal, Director Danish Renzu said, “This film is very close to my heart, as much as filming it was exciting, I am super thrilled about the movie releasing for wider audiences as well. While the film was received well at a number of film festivals, I am still nervous about the audience’s reaction to it.”

The film is all set to stream on Amazon Prime Video from March 23, 2021 in India.


Shweta Tripathi Suraj Sharma


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