They bring a novel cycle of Indian cinema to Veracruz


Every Tuesday in March, commercial films will be screened at the J.J Herrera theater

The capital of Veracruz will host the Indian Film Fest, a sample of cinema from India. The film industry of this Asian country, one of the most powerful in the world, can be appreciated in this event that will be held every Tuesday in March, for the first time in this city.

The Gurudev Tagore Cultural Center of the Embassy of India in Mexico City makes possible this sample that consists of six current films, with all the visual resources that the commercial cinema of Tollywood, Bollywood and its actors have, with their stories sometimes surreal, magical and musical that will be presented at the J. J. Herrera Theater, which is located on the central street of Miguel Palacios.

Felipe Ortega, from the Red Xalapeña de Cine Clubes, assured that the choice of these films is for the Veracruz spectators to have a panorama of what India is today, one of the most populated countries on the planet, its social, cultural and political system.

It is a cinema that does not reach the theaters much and we want it to be known, that the nuances and contradictions of the human experience in the Indian context are appreciated,” said the expert.

The 2020 film Soorarai Pottru (Praise the brave) is one of the films by director Sudha Kongara, awarded internationally, that will be shown in this sample, as well as Bajirao Mastani, from 2015, by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, by director Sagar Puranik.

The sample is coordinated by the organization Maraña es Cultura, Asociación Civil, on whose platform you can consult the schedules and days on which these titles will be exhibited both in the theater and in open-air forums with free access.

The organizers also highlighted that, as part of the cycle, the Indian embassy will give away posters that will be exhibited during the functions and are from classic films of that country.

Source: Excelsior