Bollywood movies to charm Seoul

By Claire Lee
  • Published : Feb 28, 2012 - 14:00
  • Updated : Feb 28, 2012 - 18:39
Six Indian films will be screened for free in Seoul between Thursday and Monday, according to the Embassy of India and CJ CGV.

The Indian Film Festival at CGV Apgujeong features acclaimed Indian films with Korean subtitles. All of the movies to be shown have won awards at national and international film festivals, according to the Embassy of India.

“India is the biggest producer of feature films in the world and over 1,000 feature films are produced annually in Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and other cities in India,” the embassy said in a statement.
A scene from Aamir Kahn’s 2007 drama “Taare Zameen Par” (Stars on Earth), which is being screened during the upcoming Indian Film Festival in Seoul. (CJ CGV)

Featured films include director Ashutosh Gowariker’s 2008 epic “Jodhaa-Akbar,” which pivots around the romance between the Hindu Rajput Princess Jodhabai and Muslim Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, and Aamir Kahn’s 2007 drama “Taare Zameen Par (Stars on Earth),” which tells the story of a young boy who is dyslexic.

Other films include director Nila Madhab Panda’s 2010 drama “I Am Kalam,” the story of an impoverished Rajasthani boy, and Ayan Mukerji’s 2009 romantic comedy “Wake Up Sid.”

Free tickets for all of the films will be given out every day during the festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CGV Apgujeong on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each viewer will be offered a maximum of two tickets.

For the full lineups and schedule of the festival, visit www.cgv.co.kr.

By Claire Lee (dyc@heraldcorp.com)