Blockbuster films Taare Zameen Par, Antaheen and Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! are part of a three-city Indian films’ week that will begin in Beijing June 24. Anurag Misra, director of administration of the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF), said the festival will begin with Antaheen.
After Beijing, the festival will travel to Chongqing on June 28 and in July, it will go to Guangzhou. “The Indian embassy is organising the film week as part of the ‘India in China 2010’ programme. In all, 10 films will be screened there,” said a source from DFF.
“The movies include Taare Zameen Par, Antaheen (Bengali), Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Ek Cup Chai (Marathi), Keshu (Malayalam), The White Elephant, Pasanga (Tamil), Shob Charitro Kalponik (Bengali), Gabhricha Paus (Marathi) and Harishchandrachi Factory (Marathi),” the official added.
Another source said: “The prints for all the movies have been sent to China except Harishchandrachi Factory. As soon as it arrives at DFF, we’ll send that too.”
The ‘India in China 2010’ follows the ‘China in India 2010’ event that is being celebrated in India to mark the diamond jubilee celebrations of the establishment of bilateral relations between the two countries.