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Leicester: Javed Akhtar in conversation
January 31 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 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 Mr India, which he wrote in partnership with Salim Khan.
Mr India is the tale of a poor but kind-hearted man who takes orphans into his home. When he discovers that his scientist father has created an invisibility device, he fights to save the children and all of India from the clutches of a megalomaniac.
In Hindi with English subtitles.
Dir: Shekhar Kapur
Cast: Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Amrish Puri
India 1987, 240mins
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