The alumni of Subhash Ghai’s acting institute are all set to host a two-day film festival to earmark the centenary celebrations of Indian cinema including special screenings of Sholay 3D and Bombay Talkies, along with workshops, panel discussions and much more
The unique annual initiative of Whistling Woods International (WWI) is poised to get bigger and better. This year, instead of looking back at the glorious past, WWI looks ahead at the golden future of Indian cinema over the next 100 years. Titled Cinema 100 – The Next Wave, the event on May 11 and 12 will explore the growth of cinema in the coming century.
Speaking on this initiative, Ms Meghna Ghai-Puri, President – WWI, said, “We are very glad to be organising Cinema 100 once again. Last year, we had a tremendous response from the Indian film industry folks who came and interacted with the students in their endeavour to honour Indian cinema. Cinema 100 was such a success that we decided to celebrate it every year. This year, we look at where Indian cinema is poised to go over the next 100 years. With a fantastic line-up of workshops and celebrity panels, Cinema 100 – The Next Wave promises to be a spectacular event.”
The special highlights of this year’s festival will be an exclusive screening of Bombay Talkies and Sholay 3D, along with a 19-minute screening of the first Indian film Raja Harishchandra. There will also be celebrity panel discussions with Anurag Basu, Gauri Shinde and Amole Gupte, an interactive workshop, poetry by Javed Akhtar and special interactions with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Shabana Azmi. The event is certainly a must-attend for all Bollywood fans.