Suraj Sharma-starrer The Illegal to premiere on Amazon this month
The immigrant drama is written and directed by Danish Renzu of Half Widow fame
Life of Pi star Suraj Sharma's internationally-acclaimed Indian-American film, The Illegal, will premiere on March 23 on Amazon Prime Video in India, the streaming platform announced today. The OTT platform also unveiled the film's trailer.
The immigrant drama, written and directed by Danish Renzu of Half Widow fame, narrates the story of Hassan (Sharma), a young film school student from middle-class India who is forced to drop out to support his family while staying in the US as an undocumented worker.
Renzu said he is thrilled about the movie releasing for wider audiences. "This film is very close to my heart. While the film was received well at a number of film festivals, I am still nervous about the audience's reaction to it," the filmmaker said in a statement.
The Illegal also stars Hannah Masi, Iqbal Theba, Jay Ali, Adil Hussain, Danny Vasquez and Neelima Azeem.
In 2019, The Illegal premiered at various film festivals and won many accolades.