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Tooting Broadway Film Premieres at London Indian Film Festival


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The independent crime urban drama Tooting Broadway is set to premiere tomorrow evening.

Set in gritty South London and against the backdrop of Tamil protests outside the Houses of Parliament, Tooting Broadway tells the story of a man hoping to stop his brother from joining a band.

Arun (Nav Sidhu) returns home from a long absence, to stop his younger brother Ruthi (Kabelan Verlkumar) from committing a crime that could ruin his life. Arun is granted a day by his mysterious employer, Marcus (Oliver Cotton) to talk Ruthi round.

Once back he meets an old flame, Kate (Elizabeth Henstridge) who is struggling with a big decision herself, while Arun’s friendship with gang leader, Karuna (San Shella) threatens to suck him back into the world he left behind. The political tension provides the backdrop for Arun’s need to forge a life away from his past misdeeds versus his obligations to his family, friends and his Tamil roots.

The film features a talented cast including many members of the South London Tamil community. Tooting Broadway is a hard-hitting showcase of a little-known community and unfamiliar subculture; Sri Lankan Tamil Gangs whose infamy to Scotland Yard is such that they have their own task force dedicated to them.

Directed by Devanand Shanmugam, and written by Tikiri Hulugalle, Tooting Broadway will be premiering tomorrow evening, 22nd June 2012, at 7:00pm at Cineworld Haymarket, as part of the London Indian Film Festival.

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