Acclaimed director Mira Nair's ("Salaam Bombay!) latest film, the political thriller "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," will be among the more than 30 features, documentary and short films screening at the upcoming 11th Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.
The festival, which is celebrating the 100th year of Indian cinema, opens Tuesday at the Arclight Hollywood and continues through April 14.
Festival highlights include Ashim Ahluwalia's "Miss Lovely," a look at the underbelly of Bollywood; Vasan Bala's debut film, "Peddlers," a crime thriller about young drug runners; and Kim Longinotto's "Salma," a documentary about a South Indian woman who was locked up by her family for 25 years.
The festival's popular "Bollywood By Night" series returns with three films from director/writer/producer Yash Chopra, known as Hindi's cinema "king of romance": 1976's "Kabhi Kabhie," 1981's "Silsila," and 1989's "Chandni."