Fortissimo Films has acquired the international rights to “Miss Lovely,” a debut feature from Indian director Ashim Ahluwalia. “Miss Lovely” will premiere at Cannes as part of their Official Selection, Un Certain Regard. Three teasers for “Miss Lovely” are highlighted below.
In “Miss Lovely,” Ahluwalia examines the garish, vibrant, and seedy world of Bombay’s “C” movie business in the 1980s. During this time, the underbelly of Bollywood churned out an abundance of sleazy social dramas, campy horror films, and unintentional send-ups of Hollywood features — with titles like “Dolly Darling” and “Lady James Bond.” Ahluwalia’s “Miss Lovely” focuses on two brothers fraught relationship within the Bollywood underground. The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui (“Kahaani”) and Niharika Singh (former Miss India). Director Ahluwalia previously directed the award-winning documentary fiction blend, 2005’s “John & Jane” about telemarketing in India (trailer posted below).