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Sunitha Tati’s Arrangements of Love the only Asian Film gets selected at the 46th Toronto International Film Festival

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‘Guru Films’ founder and producer of ‘Oh! Baby’ (2019), Sunitha Tati’s next, an English language International Film ‘Arrangements of Love’ is selected in the International Financing Forum (IFF) by ‘Ontario Creates’ at the prestigious 46th Toronto International Film Festival 2021.

‘Arrangements of Love’ is the sole Asian film selected among 41 films from across the world in the IFF which will be held virtually on 13th to 14th September, 2021.

Adapted from the novelist Timeri N. Murari’s bestselling novel ‘The Arrangements of Love’, the film will be directed by Philip John.

‘Arrangements of Love’ takes us on a travel with a Welsh-Indian man on his conquest to find his estranged father with an impromptu visit to his homeland, a story that follows the tranquillity of love and the journey of an unencumbered man in search for the warmth of family.

Co-written by Philip John and the British National Television Award recipient Nimmi Harasgama and produced by Sunitha Tati, the film is to be shot in India and Wales.

The film will wrap up its post-production in Wales with collaborations from renowned production house ‘Gelert TV’ for Edit and Grading, ‘Bang Post Production’ for sound dub, and ‘Deian Humphreys for sound design.

Talking about the film Sunitha Tati says, “Having traveled with this book for over 15 years and seeing this dream project come to life has been a remarkable journey. It has been an enriching experience to kick off this journey with the expressive and all-knowing Timeri, the writer of the book. As we went along, working with the multitalented director/writer Phil and perceptive writer Nimmi who have added so much to the project for it to take the next leap in storytelling.”

Sharing his best wishes for the project Rana Daggubati says, “ ‘Arrangements of Love’ is an Indian International production. It’s new age global cinema at its best from us. With top notch Technicians, 2 time BAFTA awarded writer/director Philip John, this project looks promising! Congratulations to the whole team for this step that puts the South Indian Film industry on the global map. I wish Sunitha Tati and our team, Best of luck at Ontario Creates IFF.”

The Welsh director Philip John says, “Both Nimmi and I are thrilled that our project, into which we have poured the most vital of our internal organs, has been chosen to attend this distinguished TIFF forum. My very first short film was a father–son story, and I am beyond excited that my second feature length movie will return to this arena. As a film-maker, I look forward to a genuinely international co production between Wales and India with Sunitha Tati and Guru Films.”

“ ‘Arrangements of Love’ is an intricate and subtle exploration of love, quirky and oddball it tells of the characters all looking for something and hidden under their stories is the search for love in its many guises. Love, after all, is the raft we all cling to in this very lonely sea in which we exist. Without it, everything else is meaningless”, adds the novelist Timeri N Murari.

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