Hindi News

Tillotama Shome’s Sir to Release Theatrically on November 13

Hindi romantic drama Sir, starring Tillotama Shome and Vivek Gomber, will release theatrically on November 13, Shome announced on Twitter on Tuesday.

Initially slated for a theatrical release in March, the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival under the Critics’ View Sidebar category in 2018. Sir has been screened at several international film festivals, including the New York Indian Film Festival and Birmingham Indian Film Festival and the Jagran Film Festival in Mumbai in 2019.

The film is written and directed by Rohena Gera. Gera has also co-produced the film with Brice Poisson. Sir features Geetanjali Kulkarni, Rahul Vora, and Ahmareen Anjum in pivotal roles. 

The film is produced under the banner of Platoon One Films, founded by Shiladitya Bora. Tweeting the announcement, Bora wrote: Distance makes the heart grow fonder… and it also keeps you safe! #SIRTheFilm welcomes you back to cinemas with all safety precautions. Releasing on 13th November 2020. @RohenaGera @TillotamaShome #VivekGomber @getkul @BricePoisson @ShiladityaBora #PlatoonOneFilms @PicturesPVR”


Set in Mumbai, the film narrates the story of Ratna (played by Shome), a live-in maid hired by Ashwin (Gomber), the scion of a real estate family. Ratna and Ashwin develop feelings for each other but soon find out that their relationship is forbidden. 

Shome was last seen in Zee5’s Hindi web series Mentalhood (produced by Rupali Guha, co-starring Karishma Kapoor) and late actor Irrfan Khan’s last film Angrezi Medium


Shome had also appeared in Chintu Ka Birthday (2019), a Hindi comedy-drama film, written and directed by Devanshu Singh and Satyanshu Singh. She was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress award at the 63rd Filmfare Awards for her role in A Death In The Gunj, directed by Konkona Sen Sharma

Shome’s other notable films include Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding, Shadows of Time (Schatten der Zeit, directed by Florian Gallenberger), The Waiting City by Claire McCarthy, Italo Spinelli’s Gangor (based on Mahashweta Devi’s novel), Qaushiq Mukherjee’s Tasher Desh and Dibakar Banerjee’s Shanghai.