Silver Linings Playbook to open Mumbai Film Fest
Bollywood veteran Anupam Kher costars in the much-buzzed Hollywood film with Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Robert DeNiro.
by Olivia Deng
Date Published: 10/09/2012
The cast of Silver Linings at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the Audience Choice Award. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Silver Linings Playbook, based on Matthew Quicks' novel of the same name, stars Bradley Cooper as a former high school teacher Pat who has just completed a four-year mental health treatment program for bipolar disorder. As he's trying to piece his life back together, he moves in with his parents (Robert DeNiro and Jacki Weaver) and meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a depressed but feisty young widow.
Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher who costars in the flm will be presenting Silver Linings Playbook at the opening night screening of the 14th Mumbai Film Festival. He plays Pat's therapist, Dr. Patel.
Kher has appeared in almost 450 films, including classic Bollywood films (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge), British films (Bend It Like Beckham), and Chinese films (Lust, Caution).
The eight-day festival, organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), runs from Oct 18-25, 2012. Silver Linings Playbook is set to hit theaters on Nov. 22.
For more information, go to the Mumbai Film Fest's official website or the Silver Linings Playbook site.