Cover of Hum Tum (Sub)
Mar 11, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) “Indian Film Festival 2010” in Australia and New Zealand is holding special “Rani Mukherjee Retrospective”.
Calling Filmfare Award winner Rani, 31, “Queen of Bollywood”, it is showing her following Hindi films: Bunty Aur Babli, Black, Hum Tum, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Paheli, and Saathiya.
Festival is being held at Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth in Australia and Auckland in New Zealand, concluding on April 15.
Bollywood productions being shown in it include 3 Idiots, Dev D, Dil Bole Hadippa, Dostana, Ghajini, Kaminey, Love Aaj Kal, Luck by Chance, New York, Paa, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, and Wake Up Sid.
Its “Beyond Bollywood” category includes regional Indian films Chaturanga (Bengali), Harishchandrachi Factory (Marathi), Kanchivaram (Tamil), Mee Sreyobhilashi (Telugu), Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai (Tamil), and Shob Choritro Kalponik (Bengali).
It is also screening some documentaries, including: Antardhwani (Hindi), Ladies' Special (English), The Journalist And The Jihadi (English), The Shop That Sold Everything (Bengali), Three Of Us (silent), and Vellapokkathil (Malayalam).
Welcoming this Festival, acclaimed Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Indian cinema was now getting respected internationally, which was long overdue. Rajan Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, urged India Government to aggressively promote Indian cinema in world markets.
Filmfare winner director-screenwriter-producer Yash Chopra (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi) is patron of the “Mind Blowing Films” organized Festival, whose advisory board includes Ronnie Screwala (UTV), Amit Khanna (Reliance), and Simi Grewal (actress).It will also feature a short film and video competition and will announce three winners, one each from India, Australia, and New Zealand.