The fourth and final film in Channel 4’s short Rishi Kapoor season doesn’t feature the Bollywood star but is instead his 1999 directorial debut.
Despite Kapoor’s absence Aa Ab Laut Chalen doesn’t want for big names with stars Akshaye Khanna and Aishwarya Rai (before she added Bachchan to her name).
The film, which will be introduced by its director, sees Rohan (Khanna) leave Delhi and take his search for work to New York. But once there he finds himself homeless, jobless and desparate, until the kindness of strangers offers him a lifeline … and a difficult decision.
With Aa Ab Laut Chalen Channel 4 ends another Bollywood season, but there’s one more Hindi film hot on it’s heels, though no word on whether it’s a one-off or part of a wider run of films.
1960’s Mughal-e-Azam is a historical romance set in the court of Emporer Akbar and stars Dilip Kumar as Akbar’s son Prince Saleem.
Amid epic battle scenes that involved 2,000 camels, 4,000 horses and 8,000 soldiers (many on loan from the Indian army) is the story of Saleem’s doomed love for a commoner and his ensuing battle of will with his disapproving father.
- Aa Ab Laut Chalen, Sunday 16 October, 01:00 – 03:55 (info)
- Mughal-e-Azam, Tuesday 18 October, 01:35 – 04:40