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Indian Film and Lunch
March 15 @ 10:30 - 14:30
Please join us for what will surely be another wonderful Indian film, followed by a lunch of beautifully prepared indian food by AWC member Robina Lilliecrapp.
Participation is limited to 16 people.
Location: Robbie’s in Kleinmachnow.
DHANAK – (RAINBOW) – BY NAGESH KUKUNOOR
The film won the Crystal Bear Grand Prix for Best Children’s Film, and Special Mention for the Best Feature Film by The Children’s Jury for Generation Kplus.
In India it won Best Children’s Film at The 64th National Film Awards of India in 2016
This children’s film has all the colours and clichés associated with movies set in Rajasthan. The checklist includes dinky mud huts, bright costumes, bejewelled women, turbaned men, folk-inflected songs, and the other dusty charms of the tourist trap.
As incredible as the surroundings, are the adventures of siblings Pari (Hetal Gada) and Chotu (Krrish Chhabria). Chotu lost his sight due to poor nutrition when he was young, and Pari is determined to restore his vision before his ninth birthday. The orphans live with their kind uncle and not so kind aunt .
Where would Indians be without movie mania? It’s Shah Rukh Khan who inspires a road trip across Rajasthan’s sun-kissed landscape. Chasing a poster for eye donation that has been endorsed by the actor, the kids set out on a road trip to a place where Khan is supposed to be shooting his next movie. They struggle down many a dusty road. Encouraged by their unswerving optimism, the pair experience a fairy-tale like odyssey through an impoverished land that still exudes magic, everywhere. Their zest for life is contagious and irresistible. En route, they meet their shares of angels, good-hearted witches, ogres (a child-trafficking gang) and one foreigner (Chet Dixon).
DHANAK – RAINBOW – BY NAGESH KUKUNOOR
“I wanted to put forth that clearly the world is not such a bad place and what would have been a better way to do that than to show it through the eyes of children. I am really proud the way Krrish and Hetal helped me in conveying the thought and in making the film the way I wanted it to,” says Nagesh, who is all praise for the two child actors.
10 year old Pari and Chotu 8, are orphans and live with their aunt and uncle. The long walk to school each day begins with the toss of a coin outside their hut. The winner will decide if the story that will be told on the way to school that day will be one about a Shah Rukh Khan film (Pari’s choice) or a Salman Khan film (Chotu’s choice). The siblings are rivals in their love for the two stars.
Pari holds her precocious eight-year-old brother’s hand throughout the journey to school and back. She’s not just his friend and sister but, since Chotu is visually impaired, she’s also his guide. With just months to go before Chotu turns nine, Pari feels the pressure to fulfill her promise to her brother – that he will have his eyesight back before his ninth birthday.
Hope floats when she spots a poster of Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) encouraging eye donations. She begins to write him letters, which of course go unanswered since he is not in Mumbai but in Rajasthan for a film shoot. Convinced that a meeting with SRK is all it would take to get Chotu his eyes back, the children set off alone on a 300 km journey traversing testing terrain.
A line on a poster of the great film star Shah Rukh Khan convinces her this is the man who will help her brother. When Pari learns that Shah Rukh Kahn is making a film 300 kilometres away in the desert, she and little Chotu set off. They struggle down many a dusty road. Encouraged by their unswerving optimism, the pair experience a fairy-tale like odyssey through an impoverished land that still exudes magic, everywhere. Their zest for life is contagious and irresistible.