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

Harrison Ford is Battered but OK after Plane Crash
Harrison Ford Is Battered but OK after Plane Crash
The star of many action movies, Harrison Ford, was injured in an airplane crash in California recently. The injuries are not severe and he is expected to recover from his wounds soon.
 
 
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio strike a Docu-Deal
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio Strike a Docu-Deal
Streaming giant, Netflix, and acclaimed actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, have partnered together to feature upcoming documentary and docu-series projects about the environment.
 
 
Justin Timberlake calls Pregnant Jessica Biel a BAD-ASS Chick
Justin Timberlake calls Pregnant Jessica Biel a BAD-ASS Chick
A very pregnant Jessica Biel turned 33 years of age on Tuesday and celebrated her birthday in a festive manner. Her hubby Justin Timberlake is a very happy man indeed.
 
 
Chris Brown is a Daddy to a Baby Girl!
Chris Brown's Fatherhood shocks Rihanna
Chris Brown allegedly has a nine month old baby girl with old pal Nia a 30 years old model.