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Indian Film Festival Los Angeles Adds Magic

'Jadoo' from London-based helmer Amit Gupta to close event

The Indian Film Festival Los Angeles will close with “Jadoo” (Magic), directed by London-based director Amit Gupta, on April 13.

The fest, which announced its lineup on Tuesday, had previously set “Sold,” directed by Jeffrey D. Brown and exec produced by Emma Thompson as its opener.

Among the films unspooling are Cannes 2013 players “Ugly,” helmed by Anurag Kashyap; “Monsoon Shootout,” directed by Amit Kumar; and “Bombay Talkies,” a portmanteau film by Kashyap, Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee and Zoya Akhtar.

Other fest players are “Qissa: The Lonely Ghost,” starring Irrfan Khan and which won the Netpac award at Toronto; “Liar’s Dice” from Geetu Mohandas, which opened at Sundance; and “Hank and Asha,” Slamdance Audience Award winner from James E. Duff.

IFFLA alum Richie Mehta is back with “Siddharth,” Nagraj Manjule debuts “Fandry,” while Roshen Seth and Sendhil Ramamurthy star in “Brahmin Bulls.”

The documentary lineup includes the world premiere of “Auction House,” “Powerless,” “Shepherds of Paradise” and “Faith Connections,” from another IFFLA alum, Pan Nalin.

Also back are the popular Bollywood Nights section and a selection of shorts.

The 12th edition of IFFLA runs April 8-13 at the ArcLight Hollywood. Go to indianfilmfestival.org for the complete lineup and ticket information.

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