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London Film Festival 2016 – Win competition tickets! (Mirzya) BFI #LFF

London Film Festival 2016 – Win competition tickets! (Mirzya) BFI #LFF

September 26 2016


We’re offering you free entry to the country’s biggest film festival and one of its most eagerly anticipated selections…a Bollywood spectacular – read on please…

ARE YOU EXCITED about the London Film Festival? (October 5-16).

WE ALSO have ONE PAIR OF TICKETS to give away with “You are My Sunday” ('YAMS'/'Tu Hai Mera Sunday').
If you want to enter both competitions you can, BUT you can only win a single pair and SO, all unsuccessful entries for 'Mirzya', will go straight into the prize draw for 'YAMS'. You still have to answer the YAMS competition question.
These BFI LFF prize tickets are for the first screening of the film at the festival on Saturday, October 15, 6pm at Vue 7 Cinema in Leicester Square.
The deadline for ‘YAMS’ competition entries is 2pm, Monday, October 3.
For more on this, please see the link for the 'YAMS' competition page at the bottom of this page please.

Have you booked all your tickets yet?

Disappointed you can’t get into some…Read on.

We have A PAIR OF TICKETS to give away for the spectacular ‘Love Gala’ of the London Film Festival (LFF). Normally two tickets for a Strand Gala opening night would cost you £40 minimum each.

Now, you can be among the first members of the public this side of the Atlantic to see the sweeping present and historical romance that is “Mirzya”.

Well-known and hugely admired Bollywood director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (“Bhaag Milkha Baag”, and “Rang De Basanti”) brings his latest and possibly grandest film to the festival.

The film is set to release worldwide on the Friday (October 7).

Be there and tell the world about it!

Shot in the searing desert landscape of Rajasthan, and its sprawling palaces of yesteryear, “Mirzya” goes both back in time and features a contemporary vision of two people caught up in a glorious romance.

Mehra has assembled a stellar cast and production, and is introducing two newcomers to the fray in the lead roles.

Harshvardhan Kapoor (son of Bollywood/Hollywood star Anil Kapoor) and Saiyami Kher make their big screen debuts.

And we’ve just heard that Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor (Harshvardhan’s sister/Anil’s daughter) will be joining them for the Red Carpet Gala screening – it will be a real Bollywood family affair – join them all… (see the picture above)

IN CELEBRATION of what will be the 60th British Film Institute London Film, a new temporary cinema has been created on the banks of the River Thames.
The Embankment Garden Cinema will open for the first time for the screening of “Mirzya”, opening LFF’s Love Gala strand.
It promises to be quite the occasion and you will find the cinema close to the Embankment tube entrance on the river side inside Victoria Embankment Gardens.

Look out for our interview with director Mehra where he tells why he chose two unknowns for the part.
In “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” (2013), he cast star Farhan Akhtar and in “Rang Da Basanti” (2006), the lead role was carried by Bollywood megastar Aamir Khan.

The film also has stars Art Malik and Om Puri in it, while the music, screen story and lyrics have been composed by one of the all-time greats of Indian cinema, Gulzar.

“With its accent on unbridled passions, belief in the notion of tree love and a fantastic cast…Mirzya is breathtaking, sensual and a feast for all the senses,” writes Cary Rajinder Sawhney in the LFF brochure.

To win your ONE PAIR of tickets to see the Gala screening of “Mirzya” at the Embankment Temporary Cinema (see box), you need to answer the question below correctly and enter our prize draw.

Question: Where was “Mirzya” largely shot? The answer is above in the text.

Please answer the question and email to and put in the subject line, Mirzya.

You must enter by 2pm on Friday, September 30.

Send you answer to and remember to
– use an active email and one you have ready access to (ideally on your phone)
– can include a day time tel no (nos. won’t be used for any other purpose than notification in conjunction with this competition).

You must be 18 or over and resident in the UK.

Unfortunately, we will only be able to contact the winners, so if you have not heard from us by close on Monday, October 3, you can assume you have not been successful.

Thanks and Best of Luck 🙂

‘You are my Sunday’ competition page –

Other South Asian lookouts at LFF:

List of film tickets still available at this year’s London Film Festival (October 5-16) –

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Written by Asian Culture Vulture