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Tu Hai Mera Sunday to hit cinemas on 6 October

The film, directed by Milind Dhaimade, is based on five regular guys searching for a space to play in the crowded city.

Shriram Iyengar

After its turn at global festival circuits, Milind Dhaimade's Tu Hai Mera Sunday is set to be released in theatres in India on 6 October. The film stars Barun Sobti, Shahana Goswami, Manvi Gagroo, Rasika Dugal, and Vishal Malhotra among others.

Tu Hai Mera Sunday premiered at the 60th British Film Institute London Film Festival in 2016, and later had its India premiere at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, 2016. The film revolves around the story of five regular guys looking for a place to practice soccer in the crowded city of Mumbai.

Produced by Varun Shah, the film has been screened at the 17th New York Indian Film Festival, Cinequest Film Festival 2017 (where it won the Audience Choice Award for Best Film), and Nasville Film Festival 2017.

Speaking about the film, actor Barun Sobti said, "It was an extremely satisfying experience shooting for this film. The film has gone around the world and has garnered a lot of accolades but personally what is most satisfying for me are the reactions that I've seen on people's faces after they've watched the film. It has been liked by one and all. I'm very excited to know how the Indian audience receives it because after all it's a story about our country."

Actress Shahana Goswami, who was last seen in Rock On 2 (2016), said, "Tu Hai Mera Sunday has been a project that drew me in from the moment I read the script. It's a story that tells you so many different things about the little little problems of modern day urban middle class lives while still remaining so positive and uplifting. Working with Milind and the entire amazing cast of this film has been far beyond my imagination of perfection. It was extremely well organised and the instantaneous strong bond the whole team had was magic. I auditioned for this film while I was auditioning Paris (to see if I could move there) and shot it before I finally shifted base to Paris."

The actress who won the award for Best Actress at the Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival for her performance in the film, added, "This is exactly the kind of films I wish to be part of, that are independent, soulful, and breaking all the cliches and stereotypes of characters and casting. My recently won award is a proof of that, where they recognised it as an unusual portrayal of a female character in a film essentially about boys. This film that we thought was a quintessentially Indian film has been deeply appreciated and loved all around the world because of how well made it is both in craft and intention."