India has one of the world’s richest and most prolific film industries. Throughout
2017, as part of India@UK2017, the British Film Institute will celebrate the
diversity of Indian filmmaking and films about India – from Bollywood to
Tollywood – in cinemas and online from April – December 2017, including
the UK Premiere of Baahubali: The Conclusion on 27th April. The programme
will include previews of the biggest new movies, independent cinema and
restorations of classic titles, and opportunities to meet stars and filmmakers.
Indian cinema is increasingly exploring the ‘Mindie’ (mainstream+indie) space
with realistic yet entertaining films.
The BFI National Archive has also done a painstaking restoration of an Indian/
British/German co-production “Shiraz” which will premiere as the Archive
Gala at the 61st BFI London Film Festival on October 14th at the Barbican.