INDIA FESTIVAL ARRIVED TO BUDAPEST … JUST LIKE BEING IN „INDIA” IN THE COMING DAYS!

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Mind you … all the movies are screenings in Hindi with Hungarian subtitles.

Tickets for film screenings and lectures: 750HUF.

Daily ticket for 2 programs: 1000HUF, for 3 programs 1500HUF.

Online tickets can be purchased at: www.atriumfilmszinhaz.hu/jegyek

Venue: District II.  – 55, Margit Blvd. Budapest

Thursday, March, 7.

6.30 p.m. – 9.30p.m. Lecture Time:  The Uniqueness of Indian Cinema: The Masaalaa Film and its Cultural Origins by Ms Györgyi Vajdovich (Eötvös Loránd University Film Department) . Free entry!

7.30 p.m.  Movie Time: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” (2011) – (153 min). Director: Zoya Akhtar. Staring: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin. Movie’s brief description: Three young men, Kabir (Abhay Deol), Imraan (Farhan Akhtar) and Arjun (Hrithik Roshan) They take a holiday that changes their lives forever. Kabir, who is engaged to Natasha (Kalki Koechlin), wants to go on an extended bachelor party, a three-week road trip with his best friends, Imraan and Arjun. The only problem is Arjun is too tied up with work. After much emotional blackmail and cajoling the boys set off on a journey they were meant to take four years ago. Kabir, Imraan and Arjun meet up in Barcelona, Spain, and set off on an adventure that will not only make them iron out their differences but also face their fears, alter their perception, unravel their fabric, force them to break out of the box and teach them to seize the day. In other words, a holiday that will change their lives forever.

Friday, March, 8.

10a.m. – 7p.m. Glimpses of India! Travel agencies, restaurants, Indian products and so on for not only travellers. Free entry!

From Noon – 3p.m.  Taste of India! The Atrium Film and Theater offers Indian menu during the week.On Friday you can watch travelling videos.Incredible India advertisement and so forth. Free entry!

5p.m.-8.30p.m. Storytelling! Opening story by Mr. Szabolcs Tóth, Sitar player. Subject: Travelling in India.Tour guides of travel agencies will be awaiting to talk about their stories on India travelling. If anyone has a good story of their own about India, that’s the place to share it. The event is organized by Holnemvolt Festival.

 
7p.m. Movie time: Musical romantic drama Om Shanti Om(2007) – (162 min). Director: Farah Khan. Staring: Shahrukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Deepika Padukone, Shreyas Talpade. Movie’s brief description: Om Prakash Makhija is a Junior Artiste in Bollywood, who is infatuated with actress Shantipriya, and hopes to marry her someday. His hopes come to reality when he rescues her from a fire and they go on a date. Shortly thereafter he finds out that she is married to a film producer, Mukesh Mehra, and is expecting his child. He then watches in horror as Mukesh, after luring her in an abandoned studio, sets it afire. Om attempts to rescue her in vain, and he eventually is killed. 30 years later, Om is reborn as the only son of yesteryear Bollywood actor, Rajesh Kapoor, and is himself an actor. His memories start to return when he meets with his widowed mother..

10p.m. BOLLYWOOD PARTY by Dj Milendee
What was the first: Om Shanti Om or the Bollywood party? We are waiting for you with the best Indian hits after the Film.

Saturday, March, 9.

10.30a.m.  Puppet Theater – Kathputli puppet show by Márkus Theater.
Rajasthani puppet show with a pungi-player, a beautiful Indian dancer, two swordsmen, a Bengali artist, a speedy camel and so on.

2p.m. Movie time: Sport Comedy „Dil Bole Hadippa!” (2009) – (148 min). Director: Anurag Singh.
Staring: Rani Mukerji, Shahid Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil, Rakhi Sawant. Movie’s brief description: Veera Kaur’s dream is to represent the 9-time losing Indian Tigers cricket team. The team, led by Choudhary Vikramjeet Singh, have never won the Aman Cup against their rivals, Pakistan Champs, led by Pathan Liqayat Ali Khan. She dons the guise of a turbaned Sikh, complete with beard and mustache, and calls herself Veer Pratap Singh. In this way she manage to convince the new, rather arrogant and brash Team Captain, Rohan Singh, a British County Cricket all-rounder, and the son of Vikramjeet, to include her in this team. Things all appear to be going well until…

5p.m. Lecture time: “Body, Mind and Soul” by H. E. Mr Gauri Shankar Gupta,Ambassador of India to Hungary and Mr Péter Müller, writer.Moderator: Mr Joshi Bharat, TV2 presenter. Theme: How can we live in harmony? What constitutes a human body? Traditional knowledge with modern science in one fascinating presentation.

7p.m. Movie time: drama-comedy.  „English Vinglish” (2012) – (134 min). Director: Gauri Shinde.
Staring: Sridevi, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand, Adil Hussain. Movie’s brief description: The story of a quiet, sweet-tempered housewife who endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter everyday because of her inability to speak and understand English. She is resourceful and open-minded but somehow these traits don’t get noticed by them. Then one day on a trip to visit her sister in Manhattan she decides to enroll in an English Learners class and meets a host of new people who teach her to value herself beyond the narrow perspective of her family.

Sunday, March, 10.

10a.m. 2p.m.  Family Event – Free entry!
India for kids – Painting with spices, rakhi making, Hindi course, games, puppet making and so on.

2 p.m. Movie time: Satiric comedy „Peepli” [Live] (2010) – (104 min). Director: Anusha Rizvi.
Staring: Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghubir Yadav, Shalini Vatsa, Malaika Shenoy. Movie’s brief description: In the lead up to state elections in the Indian village of Peepli, two poor farmers, Natha and Budhia, face losing their land over an unpaid bank loan. Desperate, they seek help from an apathetic local politician, who scornfully suggests they commit suicide to benefit from a government program that aids the families of indebted deceased farmers. When a journalist overhears Budhia urge Natha to “do what needs to be done” for the sake of their families, a media frenzy ignites around whether or not Natha will commit suicide.

5p.m. Lecture time – Free entry! A Film Industry in Transition: Special Characteristics of the Bollywood Film Industry and Star System by Ms Györgyi Vajdovich (ELTE Film Department)

7p.m. Movie time: Romantic drama  „Fanaa” (2006) – (169 min) Director: Kunal Kohli.
Staring: Aamir Khan, Kajol, Rishi Kapoor, Kiron Kher, Tabu, Sharat Saxena Movie’s brief description: Zooni, a blind Kashmiri girl, meets Rehan Qadri, a local tour guide and an incorrigible flirt, who goes from city to city exploring their architecture–and also their women. Her friends warn her against this good-for-nothing roadside Romeo, but she chooses to ignore them. She is not one to be protected. It is now her time discover life, and love. Is this really the right choice? Rehan is fascinated by Zooni. He truly wants her to see life as it should be seen, in its many colors–and as he promises her, the time spent with him will be the most precious in all her life. Zooni sees Delhi, life and love like she never has…

Hopefully, from this bunch of marvelous programs all will find some pleasures.

ENJOY YOUR STAY THROUGHOUT THE 5 DAYS IN, AROUND, TASTING AT THESE EVENTS JUST LIKE BEING IN „INDIA”

Update Aggie Reiter

2 responses to this post.

  1. This is one awesome blog.Really thank you! Great

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    • Hello there Christian … the pleasure is mine…tks. alot for sharing ya kind thoughts … hope ya’ll enjoy other upodates… wishing ya a fine week-end …rollinginbudapest.com

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