I felt close to my character in 'The Illegal' as I have also grown up in a middle-class family: Adil Hussain


In an exclusive chat with PeepingMoon, Adil Hussain talked about his Amazon Prime film The Illegal, it being shortlisted for Oscars nominations., reuniting with his Life Of Pi co-star Suraj Sharma and more!

Written and Directed by Danish Renzu, (Half Widow, In Search of America, Inshallah), The Illegal brings to fore the downside of the Great American Dream, that many chase. Through its gripping narrative, the film mirrors the harsh realities of the young migrants who journey to America in search of a better life, but end up struggling to make the ends meet.

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In 2019, The Illegal premiered at various film festivals and won many accolades including Mumbai International Film Festival (Special Award for Discovering India), Vancouver South Asian Film Festival (Best Feature Critics Choice), Austin Film Festival, DC South Asian Film Festival (Best Film Jury Mention), DC South Asian Film Festival (Best Feature Audience Award), among others.