Celebrate Diwali with SBS World Movies and SBS On Demand | Movie News



SBS VICELAND kickstarts the festivities, screening the two-part Gangs of Wasseypur on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November.


Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1

Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadda, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
What’s it about?
Rated by The Guardian as one of the 100 best films of the 21st Century, Anurag Kashyap’s high-octane saga of warring gangster dynasties, is too big for a single film. Kashyap directs with boundless relentless energy that compels the story forward. Reflecting upon its worldwide success, he later described it as “the film that totally destroyed my filmmaking life by the expectations it sets from me as a filmmaker”. 

Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 airs on SBS VICELAND Friday 13 November at 11:35pm and will be available to stream at SBS On Demand after broadcast.


Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda, Rajkummar Rao, Tigmanshu Dhulia

Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 2 airs on SBS VICELAND Saturday 14 November at 10:55pm and will be available to stream at SBS On Demand after broadcast.


SBS World Movies

SBS World Movies celebrates Diwali with a movie marathon from 3:30pm (AEDT) Saturday 14 November. 


Manje Bistre

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Baljit Singh Deo
Starring: Gippy Grewal, Sonam Bajwa, Karamjit Anmol 
What’s it about?
A Punjabi wedding rom-com full of humour, heart and star-crossed love. While preparing for his sister’s wedding, Sukhi (Gippy Grewal, also the screenwriter) attempts to woo Rano (Sonom Bajwa), whose marriage to another man has already been fixed.

Manje Bistre airs on SBS World Movies Saturday 14 November at 3:30pm and will be available to stream at SBS On Demand after broadcast.



Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director: Luv Ranjan
Starring: Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sunny Singh Nijjar 
What’s it about?
A tongue-in-cheek bromance that sees the friendship of two besties tested to its limits when one of them proposes to a woman who seems so entirely wrong for him,  and who seems hellbent on coming between them. 

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety airs on SBS World Movies Saturday 14 November at 6pm and will be available to stream at SBS On Demand after broadcast.




Genre: Drama
Director: Garth Davis
Starring: Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman
What’s it about?
The Oscar-nominated drama with an Australian connection, drawn from Saroo Brierley’s incredible real-life search for the mother he lost on the streets of Calcutta. 

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Lion airs on SBS World Movies Saturday 14 November at 8:30pm and is available to stream now at SBS On Demand.


The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir

Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Drama
Director: Ken Scott
Starring: Dhanush, Berenice Bejo, Erin Moriarty, Barkhad Abdi, Gérard Jugnot, Ben Miller, Abel Jafri
What’s it about?
This is the story of Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod, a fakir who tricks his local village in Rajasthan, India into believing he possesses special powers and into paying him to fly to Paris to buy a bed of nails from an Ikea store (and to really find his estranged father).

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir airs on SBS World Movies Saturday 14 November at 10:40pm and is now streaming at SBS On Demand.


Subedar Joginder Singh

Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Director: Simerjit Singh
Starring: Gippy Grewal, Aditi Sharma, Guggu Gill 
What’s it about?
This biographical feature film is about Subedar Joginder Singh, who fought three wars for India before achieving martyrdom in the Sino-Indian War of 1962, while commanding a platoon in the North Eastern Frontier Agency (NEFA). The story portrays his character and motivation in the scene of battle.

Subedar Joginder Singh airs on SBS World Movies Saturday 14 November at 12:25am and will be available to stream at SBS On Demand after broadcast.



Genre: Comedy, Horror
Director: Amar Kaushik
Starring: Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi 
What’s it about?
In the small town of Chanderi, the menfolk live in fear of an evil spirit named Stree who abducts men in the night. It is based on the urban legend of ‘Nale Ba’ that went viral in Karnataka in the 1990s.

Stree airs on SBS World Movies late night Saturday 14 November at 3am and will be available to stream at SBS On Demand after broadcast.


SBS On Demand

In addition to the films above, the Diwali Collection is now available to stream at SBS On Demand.


The Lunchbox

Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: Ritesh Batra
Starring: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
What’s it about?
In Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system, a meal made by an unhappy young housewife mistakenly lands in the hands of a widower. After realising the mix-up, the strangers begin to communicate through a series of letters, revealing a little more of themselves each time.

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Hotel Salvation

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Shubhashish Bhutiani
Starring: Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Palomi Ghosh, Navnindra Behl, Anil K Rastogi
What’s it about?
Rajiv is forced to drop everything in order to accommodate his father’s last and bizarre wish to travel to Varanasi to attain salvation. The trip that follows forces the duo to re-engage with each other and the world around them in this heart-warming comedy.


The Cup

Genre: Comedy, Sport
Director: Khyentse Norbu
Starring: Orgyen Tobgyal, Neten Chokling, Jamyang Lodro, Lama Chonjor, Lama Godhi, Kunsang Nyima
What’s it about?
Based on a true story, a rebellious young Tibetan monk becomes the ringleader in the covert operation to enable fellow monks to catch a glimpse of the football World Cup on television, thus attracting the wrath of their superiors.

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Genre: Drama
Director: Neeraj Ghaywan
Starring: Vicky Kaushal, Sanjay Mishra, Richa Chadha
What’s it about?
Four lives intersect along the Ganges: a low caste boy in hopeless love, a daughter ridden with guilt of a tragic sexual encounter, a father’s fading morality over a ransom, and a spirited child yearning for a family, long to escape the moral constructs of a small town. A series of unprecedented events connect them, sparking them to reflect and explore their desires through each other.



Genre: Drama
Director: Prashant Nair
Starring: Aashish Bhatt, Uplaksh Kochhar
What’s it about?
An ambitious man leaves his small Indian village for America. But when his letters home stop coming, his brother sets out on his own adventure.


Bajirao Mastani 

Genre: Drama
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Starring: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra
What’s it about?
A heroic general who is married falls in love with a warrior princess. They struggle to make their love triumph amid opposition from his conservative family.




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