20th Bradford International Film Festival

BIFF 2014 - 27 March-06 April

In partnership with Virgin Media

Happy Birthday, Indian Cinema!

Duration:approx 60 mins
Part of:BIFF by Night

This one hour talk will offer some context to the Happy Birthday Indian Cinema! strand as well as insights into the Bollywood Icons exhibition, which features the posters from the majority of films featured here. The talk will set the scene for Raja Harishchandra, widely regarded as the first feature film of Indian cinema, as well as giving you some on- and off-screen background to iconic figures like Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan. Using selected song and dance sequences, Irna Qureshi will explain why the Bollywood films films in this strand are the ones everyone must watch.

Led by Bollywood expert and curator of Bollywood Icons, Irna Qureshi