To look like a film star is one thing. To be a lookalike of one is quite another – the latter comes with a stamp of ‘urf’ or ‘also known as’.

Lookalikes are as much a part of Indian popular cinema as the megastars that front the industry, their popularity reaching such heights that they even have their own films – often satirical revisions of beloved classics. Focusing on the lives of Kishore Bhanushali, Firoz Khan and Prashant Walde, lookalikes of superstars Dev Anand, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, Urf unravels a unique world where one’s own identity is consumed by fame, while also bringing a fascinating perspective on stardom and cinema.

This screening includes a Q&A with director Geetika Narang Abbasi.

This film is in Hindi with English subtitles.

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