London: A 10-day Indian Cinema Festival, with special focus on Bollywood and Malayalam movies, will be held in London from 14August.
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s box office hit ‘Chak de India´ and director Sagar Bellary’s comedy film ‘Beja Fry´ are among the movies to be screened at Mantra in Tower Hill organised by India’s global construction company, SRK Group.
Other films featuring in the festival include ‘Bhairavi´ - a musical legacy left behind by renowned sitar player Ustad Karimuddin Khan, ‘Summer 2007´ - a film about the sensitive issue of farmers suicide in Vidarbha in Maharashtra, and ‘Delhi Heights´ - a film about three couples, a mystery man and a bunch of youngsters.
In addition, ‘Mithya´ directed by Rajat Kapoor with Naseruddin Shah and Neha Dhupia in leading roles and Jonny Gadhhar, starring Dharmendra, Neil Mukesh, Rimi Sen and Vinay Pathak are the other movies.
The Malayalam films are ‘Sheelabathi´ - a movie about a computer teacher who disappears mysteriously and ends up being sexually exploited, ‘Mayavi´ - a young man who fights against injustice and ‘Kadhaparayumpol´ - a film based on a barber’s life.
The festival would conclude with ‘Dance Tunes´ and musical shows involving Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam Cinema songs. Artistes of Anandha Mantra, the art and cultural of Anandha Darsan, a London-based media production will perform at the ‘Dance Tunes´.