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We have a special review from this year’s Chicago South Asian Film Festival. Guest Reviewer Beth Watkins gives us her thoughts on Sarovar Banka’s A Decent Arrangement, which stars Shabana Azmi and Adam Laupus.
I really wanted to love this film about a rudderless (or slacker, as the director called him) Indian-American man, Ashok (Adam Laupus), who goes to India for an arranged marriage wrangled by his aunt (Shabana Azmi). A Decent Arrangement is less the culture clash story that that description may suggest and much more Ashok’s coming of age, even though he is putting a first toe in the waters of self-awareness and bravery at a more advanced age than you might suspect. I was frustrated with Ashok throughout most of the film because he refuses to say much about what’s going wrong with his life. My favorite moment is when he explains to »
- Beth Watkins
Chicago South Asian Film Festival (Csaff) announces their film selection for the third annual film festival. Starting on September 20, this four-day festival hosted at Showplace Icon Theaters and Film Row Cinema (Columbia College Chicago), will present 24 films, including 5 world premieres, 8 Us premieres and 11 Chicago
The Festival opens with the North American premiere of Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine starring Kareena Kapoor. The film is a bold, shocking, yet sensitive look behind the scenes of the glitz and glamour Indian film stars reside. A special discussion about the film and its themes will take place after the film with acclaimed poet, lyricist and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar and Heroine cast member Lillete Dubey.
The centerpiece film is the world premiere of Listen Amaya starring acclaimed actors Deepti Naval and Farooq Shaikh. The film by debutante director Avinash Kumar Singh tells the story of a daughter, Amaya, and her widow mother who begins »
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We are lucky enough at Upodcast to be covering the London Indian Film Festival which is on now until the 3rd of July. There are a ton of amazing movies scheduled as well as live music performances and Q&A’s with movie directors and much much more.
After having a rocking start with the premiere of Gangs Of WasseyPur, the festival is still showing some very interesting Indian as well as British production that are Indian at heart but moving away form the conventions of Bollywood!
So head over to their website (click here for the London Indian Film Festival site) or follow their twitter feed!
Upodcast has some great coverage including:
Here is some news from the press team:
The 3rd Edition of the London Indian Film Festival (20 June »
- Asim Burney
BollySpice is proud to be media partners for the exciting London Indian Film Festival, which has a simple and focused brief, to show the very best of new Indian independent films, especially made by a younger generation of filmmakers. We have supported the festival since its inception and are excited once again to be involved in the third year as the festival brings, from the 20th of June to the 3rd of July, Indie Indian films to London. This year’s festival program is even more exciting because, of course, not only do the cutting edge outside of Bollywood films that have been chosen rock, but they have also brought in innovative and artistic programs to add to the feast for the senses. More on that in a bit first let’s take a look at some of the highlights of Liff.
The 3rd Liff serves up an explosive cocktail that includes circuses, »
- Stacey Yount
Get ready because some of the best of Indie Indian films are coming to London! Celebrating the burgeoning movement of alternative Indian cinema, the third annual London Indian Film Festival, will run from 20 June – 3 July. Supported by Film London and Western Union, the festival brings to UK audiences a selection of cutting edge films from some of India’s hottest independent talents. Going way beyond Bollywood, these are films that challenge, shock, generate debate and present a more realistic view of India today in all its colour and diversity. This year we are also broadening our horizons to include World Premieres of two UK Asian movies and films from neighbouring Asian countries.
India is the largest film producing country in the world producing some 1,200 films a year, outstripping Hollywood. But apart from mainstream Bollywood, very few of these films are seen in the UK. Cary Rajinder Sawhney, Festival Director comments, »
- Stacey Yount
5 items from 2012
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