25 Nov-2 Dec 2006. Seven classic Indian films are being screened at the National Theatre in a festival organised by the Indian embassy in conjunction with Whats Up Addis! The programme opens with English August, a comic film about a westernised civil servant in rural India, on 25 Nov; this is followed by Massey Sahib, a comedy set in colonial India, on 26 Nov, Train to Pakistan, about the India-Pakistan partition, on 27 Nov, Vastupurush, about a woman who encourages her son to defy his caste and study to become a doctor, on 28 Nov, Subha Mahurat, a murder mystery, on 29 Nov, Manthan, a fictionalised account of the development of the National Dairy Development Board, on 30 Nov and Bollywood blockbuster Baghban on 2 Dec. All films in original language with English subtitles. Tickets are available in advance from Bookworld Hilton, the Sheraton and the Lime Tree, or from the theatre before the screening.
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Indian film festival.
National Theatre, Churchill Road.