British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan has long spoken about his ambition to fight the world’s best Floyd Mayweather – and now it appears he may get his wish but with the next best thing, or the same thing, depending on your viewpoint. Khan could face Filipino great Manny Pacquiao next year …Read More »
It’s set to be another extraordinary year for South Asian cinema and films inspired by the region and its people at the London Film Festival 2015.
Here are some of the highlights.
Acclaimed director Deepa Mehta kicks down new doors with this energetic gangster movie that also explores South Asian family values. Set in Vancouver’s Sikh immigrant badlands, it finds young kingpin Jeet Johar (Randeep Hooda) and his sharp-suited gang the Beeba Boys on the rise. So far, they’ve left a trail of blood in their attempt to take over the local drugs market. However, when Jeet isn’t managing his cadre of dapper toughs, he’s doing his best to be a respectful son to his mother, to follow his religion with as much diligence as his profession will allow, and to hold his crumbling family together.Read More »
Organizers have announced the full roster of films for this year's London Asian Film Festival (LAFF) which takes place across London from 19 March to 28 March.
This year's Festival highlights include critically acclaimed films such as 'Margarita With A Straw', 'Bhopal - A Prayer for Rain', 'Dukhtar', 'Rang Rasiya' and 'The World Before Her'.
The 17th edition London Asian Film Festival is once again organized by Tongues on Fire, which has built a reputation for promoting independent cinema as well as providing a showcase for female filmmakers. In keeping with that ethos, LAFF 2015 celebrates 'The Power of Women', a theme that is reflected in this year's roster of special guests who include such filmmakers as Farah Khan, Nisha Pahuja and Afia Nathaniel.
Here's a list of the films being screened.
Opening Night Gala - 'Dukhtar'Read More »
#GettingThere: Dr Rami Ranger confident of reaching finish line as he is appointed to Gandhi Statue Trust
A prominent British Indian business tycoon and philanthropist says he is confident that a permanent memorial to Mahatma Gandhi in London’s Parliament Square will be ready for its official unveiling next year. Dr Rami Ranger, the businessman behind the Sun Mark group of companies, was made a Trustee of the …Read More »
The BBC is really going to town in its efforts to ensure its programming reflects multi-cultural Britain. Producers of the beeb’s Strictly Come Dancing’ today revealed that the relatively-unknown British-Indian actress Sunethra Sarkar will join this year’s line-up of the hit show. Liverpool-born Sarkar, 41, is a working actress who’s …Read More »
A week after the London-based billionaire Hinduja brothers warned that the UK is being left behind in participating in India’s economic growth, the French government has offered a billion Euro credit line to India to fund infrastructure and urban development projects. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who is on an …Read More »
Two Indian favourites at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and an acclaimed Pakistani film are set to be the focus of the 2013 London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) which gets underway on Thursday, July 18. Amit Kumar’s critically acclaimed film noir thriller ‘Monsoon Shootout’ and ‘Bombay Talkies’, the four-film tribute …Read More »
It’s best-known for hosting the likes of David Bowie, Van Morrison, Oasis, Beyonce, not to mention overflowing portaloos and muddy highs, but Glastonbury is set to offer music fans a high of a very different kind in 2013. Organizers of the music festival in Somerset have put the famous Gyuto …Read More »