Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Gandhi, My Father: First Flick in Sydney

gandhi my fatherFifth Australian Indian Film Festival (AIFF) will be soon set out on 17th Oct in Sydney. During its 10-days session the festival will travel to Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth also. Last year the festival drew the attention about 40,000 people and many big stars & filmmakers of our Indian Film Industry.

This year is so special for the exhibition the Indian film Gandhi, My Father starring by Akshay Khanna and directed by Feroz Abbas Khan. The film is produced by bollywood star Anil Kapoor, about the troubled relationship between Mahatma Gandhi (Darshan Jariwala) and his son Harilal Gandhi (Akshay Khanna).

It’s enough to say about the film that it has a huge charm in audience and appreciated by the critics all over the world and also got a nomination for the best screenplay category in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) held at the Gold Coast. Other wonderful filmy flicks with Gandhi - My Father are Dhoom-2, The Namesake, Shootout At lokhandwala, Cheeni kum, Eklavya, Ta Ra Rum Pum and including recent release Rani Mukerjee starring Laaga Chunari Mein Daag.

AIFF has turned into the largest foreign film festival in Australia and give the great feedbacks to those Hindi films which are shot in the beautiful locations of Australia with a number of local dancers and actors. Such few films are Farhan Akhtar’s Dil Chahta Hai, Siddarth Anand’s Salaam Namastey, Sajid Khan’s Heyy Babyy and Yash banner’s recent super hit picture show Chak De India!

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