22-28 Sept 2021
Save the Date

Born to Hate, Destined to Love

Born to Hate, Destined to Love

In the northern Indian town of Almore, the Qureshis (who are Muslim) and the Chauhans (a Hindu family) have been rival political clans for generations. Boisterous and impulsive Zoya Qureshi campaigns for her father to win the upcoming election. Meanwhile, Parma Chauhan, an immature bully, will do anything to help his grandfather triumph. The young rivals brandish guns and trade insults, but their hatred soon ignites into a passionate romance. When the families discover their secret affair, all hell breaks loose.

Born to Hate, Destined to Love (2012)




Hindi and English, with English subtitles




Habib Faisal

Habib Faisal

Habib Faisal

Habib Faisal is an Indian screenwriter and director. He directed Do Dooni Chaar, which was released in 2010 and starred Rishi Kapoor. He also directed the television serial Lavanya. Born to Hate… Destined to Love (Ishaqzaade in Hindi) is his most recent film.

Buy tickets for the opening night film here.

View the #filmmakerfriday Playlist on Youtube

Download the ttff/20 Guide

ttff/20 Merchandise

The Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival would like to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors.

Leading Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors

Programming Partners

Venue Partners

In-Kind Partners

Join Our Mailinglist


* indicates required

Contact Us

22 Jerningham Ave,
Belmont, Port of Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago, WI

Tel: 1.868.323.3228