Exhibition of Indian films in Britain
An exhibition of Indian films will be held at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry, a town in West Midlands with a significant Asian minority.india Updated: Jan 07, 2004 15:19 IST
An exhibition of Indian films will be held at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry, a town in West Midlands with a significant Asian minority.
The exhibition at the Coventry City Council-run gallery and museum in Jordan Well will run from January 31 to June 13.
The exhibition is called "Kabhie Ritz Kabhie Palladium" in a reference to the hit 1970s film "Kabhie Kabhie", and two former cinemas, the Ritz in Longford and the Palladium in Hillfields in the town, which once showed Bollywood films.
The exhibition will feature memories of the lively social scene surrounding the two Coventry cinemas, photographs from the era and stories and songs from films.
Tony Skipper, Coventry City Council's cabinet member for area regeneration, leisure, art and sports councillor, said: "This exhibition provides a wonderful opportunity to find out more about a time in Coventry's history so few people know about.
"The Asian cinema scene was vibrant and exciting and this will be reflected in this innovative exhibition. The song and dance scenes will be a real treat for Bollywood fans and those who want to know more about the phenomenon."