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Coventry: Javed Akhtar in conversation
January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm£10
Javed Akhtar is a master of the Indian musical and one of Bollywood’s most noted film writers, poets and lyricists, whose credits include the movies Deewar, Zanjeer and Sholay and a host of iconic songs which have earned him numerous awards.
Join us for this very special “in conversation” event celebrating his 75th birthday, where Javed will share his craft of writing for the Bollywood musical, followed by a screening of the film Rock On!! starring his son Farhan Akhtar.
Rock On!! is about four friends reunite to relive their moments of glory as a rock band.
Starring: Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Prachi Desai, Luke Kenny, Purab Kohli
Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Cert 12, 145min, Hindi with English subtitles, India, 2008
Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk