Channel 4 is due to kick off its Autumn 2010 Bollywood film season in the early hours of Sunday morning with Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.
The television magazines will carry details of these two films this week and they’ll be featured in the weekend newspapers’ listing on Saturday and Sunday. But, having something of an inside track on these things, I can reveal the next two films in the season. They will be Dev D and Luck By Chance, both of which look like they’ll be very enjoyable.
Dev D is the latest of many film version of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s famous novel Devdas, which tells the story of a tragic lover unable to overcome social and psychological obstacles to win his love.
The film is directed by Anurag Kashyap – who will introduce its screening on Channel 4 and talk about the influence of Trainspotting/Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle on his filmmaking style.
Intriguingly the film is in Hindi, Punjabi, French and Tamil, with English subtitles.
Meanwhile, and only in Hindi with English subtitles, the fourth film in the season will be Luck By Chance.
It’s directed by Mumbai filmi insider Zoya Akhtar, who was born into a family of writers, directors and actors, including her brother Farhan Akhtar – who starred in and produced Luck By Chance.
The movie chronicles the machinations of the biggest film industry in the world: from the outlandish demands of top stars to the struggles of those trying to get a foot in the door.
- Dev D, Sunday 19 September, 01:00 – 03:25 (info)
- Luck By Chance, Tuesday 21 September, 02:00 – 04:10 (info)