8° FFF – L’angolo degli Autori –”FALAFEL”

Nikita Hattangady’s debut, Falafel, is a Romantic Comedy set in London in which two young professionals having an awful morning suddenly meet at a cafe in London. Their lives change.

The Internationally award-winning film is a story about dreams coming true.

It is an exploration of the identity struggles that immigrants experience globally through subtle, witty and honest dialogue. The film has a diverse cast and crew, that identified with the themes of the film.

Falafel will easily resonate with people of all ages and is sure to uplift the viewers.


My debut, Falafel, is a Romantic Comedy set in London. Although the day starts out terrible it doesn’t have to end that way. The world is filled with problems and many successful filmmakers choose to focus on those troubles. I however am a filmmaker that chooses to focus on solution to challenges. The film has a gentle demeanor, and the characters have an innocence in them. They are not flashy or pretentious but rather sweet and sincere. Their dialogue is honest and sweet. And through their conversation they discover a winning solution to their frustrations by joining hands to set forth on a journey. I love everything old-fashioned, especially movies. My idea of a great story has a little conflict, a little humor, and lots of love. And that is what Falafel is made of.



Nikita Hattangady was born in India but has lived in various places throughout Asia, Europe and the US.

The filmmaker secretly dreamed of making films as a child, but never really expected her dreams to come true. Although she was a technology major in college, she eventually found her path. She is in pre-production of her next film, an inspirational drama set in Mumbai, India.

She is Head of Programming at Indica Pictures, an annual film festival that celebrates the Indic culture.

Nikita’s greatest passions are storytelling, travelling and spending time with her family. She has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Management.

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