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A Bollywood blockbuster based on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s novel of lost love is to be screened at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on Saturday 16 October.
Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit, Devdas is the story of Devdas Mukherjee whose life spirals out of control when his wealthy family forbids him to marry the woman he loves. Will Devdas stand up to his parent’s opposition and fight for true love, or will destiny lead him toward another path?
The screening of Devdas is in Hindi with English subtitles and will follow a pre-event curated by local South Asian Arts company Jaivant Patel Dance who are celebrating 15 years as a company.
Live Indian music and dance from an array of exciting artists. companies and community groups currently on the British South Asian arts scene will feature. Performers include sitarist/vocalist Debipriya Sircar, Bollywood Dreams Dance, Showmi Das and Nilakshi's Bells & Beats. There will also be a Q&A with Kathak exponent Ashwini Kalsekar - a dancer in the film's Kaahe Chhed Mohe song sequence picturised on Madhuri Dixit.
The live performance from Jaivant Patel Dance takes place at 2pm on Saturday 16 October and is followed by the screening of Devdas at 3pm. Tickets costing £5 (£2.50 concessions) are available from grandtheatre.co.uk
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