NYIFF2014bNYIFF2014fNYIFF2014mThe New York Indian Film Festival, celebrating its 14th edition, got underway this evening with a gala at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

This year’s Festival, which runs through May 10, is really a South Asian affair with films from Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The Consul General of India in New York, Shri Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay — commenting to LE, said he was looking forward to seeing the films from the other countries, and pointed to the interconnected themes of South Asian cinema — “the way we think, the way we eat, the way we live — if New York becomes a connecting point for South Asia then why not.”

The Festival will highlight the work of Gurinder Chadha (Bend it Like Beckham), with three of her films presented.

Photographs: Stephen Wise