Irrfan Khan’s film named ‘Dubai Return’ was made in the year 2005, directed by Aditya Bhattacharya. The film never saw its theatrical or digital release due to various reasons. Although, the film was screened at IFFI (International Film Festival of India) in 2005 but didn’t release. Well, Dubai Return is a comedy feature film, written by Vinay Chaudhary. As reported by the Times of India, the film will now be screened at the 2021 virtual Bandra Film Festival. Irrfan plays the role of a small gangster Aftaab Angrez in the film.
The Bandra Film Festival is a collaboration between Film Karavan and YouTube. The platform was launched in February as Abhay Deol and Aseem Chhabra joined its advisory board. Pooja Kohli, one of the artistic directors at BFF expressed about screening Dubai Return and said, “Aseem and I have been partners in crime since our days together at the 2006 New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF). A few days ago, we talked about our favourite films from years past that we should showcase and he mentioned some fantastic titles, including Aditya’s Dubai Return, starring the irreplaceable Irrfan. I am thrilled that he is coming on board as an advisory board member of the Bandra Film Festival, so we can continue to bring the best of cinema to everyone.”
Aditya Bhattacharya’s other film called ‘Raakh’ will also be screened at Bandra Film Fest. The film has starred his longtime friend Aamir Khan.