Channel opens its New Voices Bollywood season in the early hours of Sunday 12 September with Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.
It was one of the biggest hits of 2008 and marked the directorial debut of Abbas Tyrewalla, already known in the Hindi film industry as a script/dialogue writer on films such as Main Hoon Na, Munnabhai MBBS and Maqbool.
The film is a smart and breezy tale of love set in a Mumbai college and the screening will be preceded by a short introduction from its director.
Tyrewalla will talk about the autobiographical nature of the story and working with AR Rahman, whose soundtrack for the film topped the Indian charts for many months.
The second film in the season is Firaaq, which will be screened in the early hours of Monday 13 September.
The film is set in India’s westernmost state of Gujarat, one month after the anti-Muslim riots in 2002 killed hundreds of people.
In common with Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Firaaq is also from 2008 and the film of a first-time director – Nandita Das, an established actress know for roles in intelligent and politically charged films such as Fire and Earth, and she too will introduce the screening of her film.
- Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na – Sunday 12 September, 01:40 – 04:15
- Firaaq, Monday 13 September, 12:25 – 02:20