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MACIC Film Club is being launched by the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC), Embassy of India, Cairo.  The Film Club will host screening and discussion on Indian movies, including from Bollywood, once a month.   

 

Dadasaheb Phalke's “Raja Harishchandra”, a 40 minute silent film on a righteous king, was unveiled in Bombay in 1913. Since then, Indian cinema has travelled a long way. India makes more than a 1000 films every year, in many different languages and from different centres across the country, although Bollywood has continued to rule the film entertainment market.  Today Indian cinema has come off age, offering audiences a wide range of options – be it genres, themes, talent pool of actors, experimenting with music and visuals, use of technology, animation, etc.   Indian movie industry provides a base for film production not only from Asia but also from Hollywood. 

 

Bollywood films are also released in Egypt from time to time.  The popularity of legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan and Shahrukh Khan is well known and they also have a strong fan following in Egypt. 

 

The launch of the MACIC Film Club at 6.00 pm on Thursday, 21 July, 2016 will feature discussions on the recent Bollywood blockbuster ‘Fan’, starring Shahrukh Khan. The discussion will be steered by Mrs. Nadia Jereidini, Vice President of the Egypt Indian Friendship Association and an expert on Indian films with rich knowledge of Indian cinema.

 

FAN is the story of Gaurav (Shah Rukh Khan) a young man, whose world revolves around the mega movie star Aryan Khanna (Shah Rukh Khan) or God as he refers to him. From the by lanes of Delhi, young Gaurav embarks on a journey to the city of dreams, Mumbai, in order to wish his God on his birthday. After all, he is Aryan's biggest FAN and even has a striking resemblance to him - how difficult could it be for the world biggest FAN to get an audience with the world's biggest Star. When things don't go according to plan, Gaurav's love and passion for his God turns in to a dangerous obsession that crosses the fine line. In an edge of the seat thriller, FAN will peel away at both Gaurav and Aryan's personalities and characters as the two men discover people within themselves that even they didn't know existed, and we're left wondering who to sympathize with and whom to root for - can we really pick a side, after all, Superstars are also human beings but each one of us is also a FAN. 

 

In the coming months, Indian movies, including Bollywood films with Arabic subtitles will also be shown. 

 

For more information and programme, follow Embassy of India on Facebook at India in Egypt and register for upcoming events. Entry to the events is free.  For more information, please send an email at: macic@indembcairo.com



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