Indian cinema's 100 years celebrated in Indonesia

Jakarta, Oct 1 (IANS) A series of events, including a fashion show, a quiz show based on Bollywood and a scintillating performance by Shankar Ehsaan Loy marked the 100 years of Indian cinema in the Indonesian capital.

Oct 1 2013, 4:50am CDT | by IANS

Indian cinema's 100 years celebrated in Indonesia
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Jakarta, Oct 1 — A series of events, including a fashion show, a quiz show based on Bollywood and a scintillating performance by Shankar Ehsaan Loy marked the 100 years of Indian cinema in the Indonesian capital.

The programme held Monday evening, with a major exposition of Indian ikat through the eyes of a leading Indonesian designer, Didiet Maulana, who created his fall/winter collection based on Indian fabrics that were brought through the Development Commissioner of Handlooms of the Indian government.

This rare fashion show was also a tribute to Bollywood as the designer said he and his team breathed Indian cinema for several months to come up with this tribute which showed Indian ikat which they converted to a full ready to wear collection.

The fashion show was preceded by the screening of India's first feature film "Raja Harischandra" made in 1913.

Speaking on the occasion, the Indian Ambassador Gurjit Singh said: "2013 is a unique milestone in Indian cinema. The centenary celebrations in Jakarta are a tribute to the love of the people of Indonesia for Indian cinema as we believe that Indian cinema has been an important element of the people to people and cultural linkages between India and Indonesia."

There is a long term appreciation of Indian cinema in Indonesia. Since independence of both countries in the late 1940s, Indian cinema gained roots in Indonesia as a symbol of commonality of world views and human emotions.

The Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) Indonesia supported the Indian embassy's efforts for having the unique film week in Jakarta. Fifty iconic films from the Indian panorama section of the DFF were screened on the occasion. The films were not only in Hindi but also had Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali and English shows.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
 
 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Won't Return for Fuller House, John Stamos Heartbroke
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Won't Return for Fuller House, John Stamos Heartbroken
John Stamos (Uncle Jesse ) is Heartbroken over Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen’s decision not to return for the revival of Full House.
 
 
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Won't Return for Fuller House, John Stamos Heartbroke
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Won't Return for Fuller House, John Stamos Heartbroken
John Stamos (Uncle Jesse ) is Heartbroken over Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen’s decision not to return for the revival of Full House.
 
 
 George Clooney is Not Considering Having Kids With Amal Alamuddin
George Clooney is Not Considering Having Kids With Amal Alamuddin
George Clooney said in an interview that having kids does not seem to be on the top of the list of his priorities but the question keeps getting asked since he got married.
 
 
Pamela Anderson Still Wants to Date Multiple Guys
Pamela Anderson Still Wants to Date Multiple Guys
Pam, that buxom blonde “It Girl” of Baywatch fame, is ready to go out with many dudes again after her marital breakup with Rick Salomon.