The much-anticipated premiere of “Dil Hai Gray” at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2023 has left audiences and critics alike awestruck, showering the film with praise. Directed by Susi Ganeshan, the film received a thundering response at the illustrious film festival wherein singled out Susi Ganeshan’s unconventional direction and Urvashi Rautela, vineet kumar Singh and Akshay Oberoi’s top notch performance.
Audiences were captivated by the film’s profound exploration of the human psyche in the modern social-media era. Critics pointed out that while many films invest heavily in high-tech special effects to enhance their appeal, “Dil Hai Gray” stands out because Susi Ganeshan’s writing and direction take precedence.
Susi Ganeshan shared, “I did expect this film to garner appreciation but never expected this kind of overwhelming response and appreciation from the audience who are exposed to the finest works from the world of cinema. The entire hard work was vaporised amidst the thundering sound of claps; a creator longs for nothing more. Thanks to TIFF and NFDC.”
Urvashi Rautela added, “I am deeply honoured and thrilled as an actress, and would like to share my immense gratitude for the incredible opportunity that has come our way. I want to express my gratitude to Susi Sir, producer Ramesh Reddy Sir, my co-stars and the entire cast and crew of “Dil Hai Gray.” Lastly, I’d like to emphasize the importance of storytelling in today’s world. Films have the power to transcend boundaries, connect people, and shine a light on important issues. “Dil Hai Gray” is not just a film; it’s a reflection of the collective effort to convey a meaningful message and evoke emotions. Let’s celebrate the magic of cinema together.”
Susi Ganeshan’s ability to delve deep into the complexities of the human heart and mind resonated strongly with both audiences and critics. “Dil Hai Gray” was a part of the Indian Pavilion led by the NFDC.