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21 February 2011

Curried Celluloid

Dear All,

Please find attached an invite to a screening of the film Iqbal, the first
event in our reprise of Curried Celluloid.

For those of you who don't know, this is (another) one of our efforts to organize different and smallscale activities in the City. It follows upon a small festival of arthouse and bollywood films organized by us in December in partnership with the guys who run this interesting and offbeat
independent theater in the Arts on Main area, called The Bioscope. Encouraged by the (relative) success of that, we're now hoping to make this a monthly effort.

Iqbal is the first of these. It takes place on March 3 at 8 PM at the Bioscope, and it features an offbeat film about cricket in India, which I think is pretty timely given the world cup in our part of the world...My good friend Professor Dilip Menon, who is the Mellon Chair at the Centre for
India Studies at Wits, will also speak a bit about the movie in particular and film art in India in general.

The idea is also to reach out to those who are interested in film art from elsewhere in the world, but are not able to access it because of mainstream films from Hollywood and of course, big budget Bollywood!

The programme itself will attempt to feature lesser known and offbeat films from India, with the odd Bollywood movie thrown in, with English subtitles, at the Bioscope. Films brought by the Consulate will be screened at no charge.

Curry is being organized (at cost, alas!) for those who want to make an evening of it, at the café next door to The Bioscope. So that is by way of additional incentive.

I hope to see you folks there. Please feel free to circulate this flyer to anyone you know who might be keen on what we hope will be an interesting evening.


Vikram Doraiswami
Consul General of India,

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