MUMBAI: The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) weekend premiered Raksha Mistry and Hasnain Hydrabadwala’s The Train as the IIFA World Premiere Film recently.
The Emraan Hashmi starrer received a red carpet welcome at the Cineworld Castleford in Yorkshire, and was attended by eminent film personalities including Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Raima Sen and Aftab Shivdasani.
The Train is a thriller that takes us on a ride through the gloomy marriage of Vishal Dixit (Emraan Hashmi) and Anjali (Ex-Miss India World Sayali Bhagat), which is headed towards a dead end. Both have no reason to live with each other except for their five year old daughter Nikki. For a man who has found solace in cheerless solitude, a chance meeting with the exuberant and sensuously enchanting Roma (Geeta Basra) suddenly changes Vishal’s life. He finds himself thrown onto the center-stage of temptation, seduction, and lust.
Each year, the IIFA World Premiere Film is chosen by the IIFA Management after considerable evaluation to ensure that the profile fits the IIFA objectives of screening good, meaningful cinema and movies of international standards. Over the past few years, the IIFA World Premiere platform has showcased films like the Oscar nominated Lagaan, Aankhen, Yuva, Parineeta and Provoked.