Liar’s Dice starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui is selected in the competition category at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. The film will be featured in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition. After Peepli Live, Liar’s Dice is the only Indian film to be selected in the competition category in Sundance Film Festival, one of the largest independent film festivals in the United States, held from January 16 -26, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Liar’s Dice which received the world premiere at Mumbai Film Festival 2013 stars the talented newbie from Sikkim Geetanjali Thapa (of Monsoon Shootout fame) and a debutant child actor from Shilma Manya Gupta will be seen in the central roles along with Nawazuddin.
The Malayalam actress Geetu Mohandas who marks her directorial debut with this film says, “I am thrilled about Sundance. Even though we worked in the most difficult terrain, the shooting experience was very enjoyable. Sundance is an added feather in the Liar’s Dice experience for all of us!”
Divulging on the plot of the film, she reveals, “The film tells a story of a young mother from a tribal community who along with her 3-year-old daughter embarks on a journey leaving her native land in search of her missing husband and encounters an army deserter who decides to accompany them to their destination. The travel story stretching from a small village, Chitkul on the Indo-Tibet border to the industrial city Delhi is set against the alarming backdrop of the socio-political conditions of India where millions of labourers go missing and are considered just a number in government records.”