Vision Films will release the poignant and timely film The Illegal in theaters on December 4, followed by VOD and DVD on January 12, 2021. The award-winning film about the struggles of immigration was written, produced, and directed by Danish Renzu.
The narrative follows the journey of an educated, middle-class kid from India (Suraj Sharma) who comes to America in hopes of a higher education and a dream, but with an unfortunate twist of fate, becomes an illegal blue-collar worker in the city of his dreams.
Starring Suraj Sharma (Life of Pi, Million Dollar Arm, Homeland), Iqbal Theba (Glee, Community), Schweta Tripathi (Masaan) and Adil Hussain (Life of Pi, Umrika). The international cast also features Jay Ali (Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix, The Fosters, Grey’s Anatomy), Danny Vasquez (You Season 2 on Netflix, Ant Man), Farshad Farahat (300: Rise of the Empire, Argo, House of Cards), Neelima Azim (Alif Dehraadun Diary), William Moses (Mystic Pizza, Melrose Place, Falcon Crest), and introduces Hannah Masi.
Writer, Director Danish Renzu shares, “This film is about a dreamer, a young man who just wanted to be a filmmaker. It is about telling all the dreamers that pursuing one’s dreams is difficult and comes with obstacles and obstacles and obstacles, but at the end, dreams are worth it if you are passionate and you never give up.”
The Illegal has won multiple awards including Best Feature Jury Award – Mumbai International Film Festival; Best Feature Critics Choice – Vancouver South Asian Film Festival; Audience Choice, Best Feature Film – DC South Asian Film Festival; and Jury Honor Best Feature Film – DC South Asian Film Festival
The Illegal can be seen beginning December 4, 2020 at the following theaters coast to coast:
The Green Light Cinema, St. Petersburg, FL
Megaplex-The District, South Jordon, UT
Polson Theatres Showboat 6, Polson, MT
Cottonwood Cinema, Havre, MT
Harkins-North Valley 16, Phoenix, AZ
Harkins-Chandler Fashion 20, Chandler, AZ
Harkins Tucson Spectrum 18, Tucson, AZ