Filmi 21! Virtual Edition
Filmi Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival Celebrating 21 Years!
December 27th, 2020
21st Filmi: Toronto’s South Asian film festival
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Director: Sumit Judge
Vishal, a 22-year old international student, finds himself in a dingy, crowded suburban basement, trying
to determine how he can balance work and school. Engrossed with his longing for home, and his inability
to confess to his mother the hardships he suffers daily, Vishal is persuaded by his roommate Sourav to
skip school and start work at an Indian restaurant. The chaos, and the workers remind of home, but also
foreshadow what life can and probably will be for the next few years. His conversation with Dev during a
delivery run disheartens him, as Dev’s comfort with living a life of limbo seems more normal than
unnatural. An incident at work further reaffirms the doubts he has of studying in Canada, away from
Sumit Judge, writer/co-director/actor
First-time filmmaker, incorporating his political science background with film to make works that
introduce the mainstream to issues previously neglected. An activist with a pen and a vision.
Ralph Ortega, co-director/producer
Graduated from Toronto Film School and currently working in children’s television production. All I
want to do in life is tell stories, and what better way to do that than through a collective medium that is
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