Celebrating India in Israel: Bollywood
Written by: Ayelet Dekel
Bollywood Film Panorama – colorful, passionate, funny, vibrant, poignant and larger than life – will be kicking off “Celebrating India in Israel,” a festival of arts and culture that will take place from April 27 – May 18, 2012.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to take part in one the extravagant dance scenes in a Bollywood film – here’s your chance to find out! Bollywood choreographer Gilles Chuyen returns to Israel to teach some cool Bollywood moves and rhythms. Chuyen’s open workshop at Suzanne Dellal last year was a huge success – people of all ages, dancers and non-dancers alike joined in the fun. Don’t miss these wonderful, FREE workshops from a terrific teacher:
Tuesday, May 1 from 17:00 – 20:00 at the Port of Tel Aviv, Northern Deck
Wednesday, May 2 from 18:00 – 19:00 at the Jerusalem Cinematheque
Thursday, May 3 from 18:00 – 20:00 on the Gordon Beach Promenade (behind the Hotel Crown Plaza)
Bollywood Film Panorama:
Don 2 (2011, 146 min)
Director: Farhan Akhtar; Stars: Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta, Kunal Kapoor, Boman Irani & Om Puri
An international gangster turns himself in, and then dramatically escapes – only to face treachery and betrayal.
Tel Aviv – 29.4 at 20:00; Jerusalem – 2.5 at 19:00; Haifa 9.5 at 21:00
3 Idiots (2009, 170 min)
Director: Rajkumar Hirani; Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi & Kareena Kapoor
Two friends embark on a quest for a lost buddy. On this journey, they encounter a long forgotten bet, a wedding they must crash, and a funeral that goes impossibly out of control.
Tel Aviv – 28.4 at 21:00; Jerusalem 6.5 at 20:30; Haifa 8.5 at 17:30
Koi Mil Gaya (2003, 171 min)
Director: Rakesh Roshan; Stars: Rekha, Hrithik Roshan & Preity Zinta
A developmentally disabled young man tries to continue the work his father did in communicating with extra-terrestrials from outer space, which leads to something miraculous and wonderful.
Tel Aviv – 28.4 at 13:15; Jerusalem – 3.5 at 20:00; Haifa – 11.5 at 16:00
Raja Hindustani (1996, 165)
Director: Dharmesh Darshan; Stars: Aamir Khan, Karisma Kapoor & Suresh Oberoi
Raja is a poor man who lives in a small Indian town. He meets Aarti – a very rich girl, and both fall in love with each other. Aarti lives with her step-mother, who is very cruel, father and step-cousin, who oppose her having any contact with Raja. But Aarti is stubborn, and gets married to Raja. After their marriage, her step-mother, father and step-cousin pretend to accept them, but actually are planning to bring an end to their relationship.
Tel Aviv – 27.4 at 18:30; Jerusalem – 1.5 at 20:00; Haifa – 4.5 at 15:30
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978, 189 min)
Director: Prakash Mehra; Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Vinod Khanna & Rakhee Gulzar
An unwanted orphan who has found material success in life but in his personal life, has not been as successful as he struggles to woo his childhood love (Rakhee). Perhaps, it is his background that goes against him, or perhaps it is the fact that his relentless struggles in life have emotionally deadened him. But there is another woman in his life – Rekha – with whom he finds solace, if only for a while.
Tel Aviv 30.4 at 18:00; Jerusalem – 5.4 at 20:30; Haifa – 10.5 at 20:00
Tel Aviv Cinematheque, 2 Sprintzak Street, Tel Aviv, 03-6060800
Jerusalem Cinematheque, 11 Hebron Road, Jerusalem, 02-5654356
Haifa Cinematheque, 142 Sderot HaNasi Street, Haifa, 04-104299/302