Om Shanti Om India 2007. Dir Farah Khan. With Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal. 162min. Hindi, Urdu with EST. 35mm. 12A This effervescent love story spans rebirths, parodies Bollywood and will leave you on a giddy high. Entertaining songs by composers Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani are elevated by superb choreography; the favourite ‘Deewangi Deewangi’ singalong song pays tribute to the who’s who of Bollywood. Farah Khan INDIA ON FILM 44 book online at bfi.org.uk SAT 13 MAY THU 18 MAY 15:45 NFT2 20:40 NFT2 SUN 21 MAY TUE 23 MAY 17:30 NFT3 20:00 NFT3 TUE 2 MAY FRI 12 MAY* 20:00 NFT2 18:00 NFT2 is one of the exceptional female directors worldwide who has found mainstream success, turning out massive box-office hits. Rarer still, she’s a successful choreographerturned director. *Both screenings are on standard EST prints. The audience is encouraged to sing along on Friday 12 May The Music Room Jalsaghar India 1958. Dir Satyajit Ray. With Chhabi Biswas, Gangapada Basu. 101min. 35mm. Bengali with EST. U One of Satyajit Ray's most exquisite films, The Music Room organically integrates song and dance into an arthouse film. The story centres on the decline of an aristocrat and patron of classical music. Chhabi Biswas puts in an unforgettable performance as Biswambhar Roy, an arts patron who refuses to be trumped by arrivistes. The film features music composed by Ustad Vilayat Khan and sung by the legendary Begum Akhtar, with Roshan Kumari's kathak dance. The Music Room also boasts atmospheric cinematography, and is a fitting and elegant elegy to its protagonist, the connoisseur. Bajirao Mastani India 2015. Dir Sanjay Leela Bhansali. With Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone. 158min. Digital. Hindi with EST. 12A An extravagant period film based on a real-life historic Hindu-Muslim romance, this film has jaw-dropping sets, costumes, music, dance and song picturisation. The director himself is a versatile composer, and draws from Hindustani classical, Islamic and Maharashtrian folk music and dance. It's also a daring political, anti-communal statement in a time of right-wing ascendancy, even as it pays tribute to the beloved classic, Mughal-e-Azam (The Great Mughal, 1960).
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