16TH SEPTEMBER, 2009
Bollywood fest coming to theater near you | River Oaks Examiner
The first Houston Indian Film Festival will debut in Houston, begining Monday at Studio Movie Grill at CityCentre and will culminate with a star-studded gala Saturday at the InterContinental Hotel.
The festival will showcase movies from India and beyond, including regional films in three categories: feature films, short films and documentaries.
The festival kicks off with the world premiere of acclaimed director Deepti Naval’s newest film, “Two Paisas for Sunshine, Four Annas for Rain,” starring Manisha Koirala. Both will be in Houston for the premiere.
Sutapa Ghosh, the driving force behind creating the Houston Indian Film Festival, has produced several award-winning films in India.
“Houston is a natural selection to become another Bollywood location,” Ghosh said. “There is a large Indian population here and throughout Texas and Houston has become an important film center. I am pleased to announce that I will be working with Worldwide Stage, Inc., the producing company of numerous international festivals and celebrity events.”
Movies start at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Check local theater listings; Tickets are $10 for feature film and $8 for short and documentary films
For more information call 713-260-9630 or go to www.iffhinc.org
Some notables who will attend the festival are:
Sonu Nigaam — op singer and performer Sonu has performed not only in India, but almost every continent. His concerts have been held in America, UK, Europe, South Africa, France, Germany, Pakistan, Dubai, Afghanistan, Africa, Singapore, Bangkok, New Zealand, Fiji Islands, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kenya, Mauritius, Australia and Egypt.
Megan Mylan — director and producer and a 2009 Oscar winner for the documentary film, “Smile Pinki.” Her film, “Lost Boys of Sudan,” co-directed with Jon Shenk, won an Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for two national Emmys.
Gulzar — Indian screenwriter and poet who wrote the lyrics of the Oscar award-winning original song “Jai Ho” from “Slumdog Millionaire.”
Mohammad Iqbal Khan — model, actor, television host. Talented, versatile and charming, he is an idol for national and international audiences.
Indian Film Festival of Houston is a nonprofit organization devoted to creating a greater appreciation of Indian Cinema and culture by showcasing quality films that honor entertainment industry performers and film makers while promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian Diaspora through an annual Festival within Houston’s diverse community.
For more information regarding the Festival, please visit the Indian Film Festival of Houston website at www.iffhinc.org.
16TH SEPTEMBER, 2009
17TH SEPTEMBER, 2009
September festivals in and around Houston | Examiner.com
Indian Film Festival: This festival will feature movies from India and beyond, including regional feature films, short films, and documentary films. Acclaimed actor and director, Deepti Naval, along with famous actress and star Manisha Koirala will be in Houston during the festival to attend the world premier of their newest film, Two Praise for Sunshine, Four Annas for Rain. This highly anticipated film will premier on September 21st, 8:00 p.m. at Studio Movie Grill at Town & Country City Centre during the Indian Film Festival. The festival runs September 21-25 and a schedule with movie locations and times can be found at
21ST SEPTEMBER, 2009
Hooray for ‘Bollywood’ in Houston | Video – Fox News
HOUSTON – Fans of the “Bollywood” film genre are in for a treat in west Houston.
People who have not witnessed movies that come out of India will have the opportunity to see many examples throughout a one-week period.
Sutapa Ghosh, founder and director of the first Indian Film Festival of Houston, previews the event on FOX 26 Morning News.
The festival will begin with the premiere of “Two Paise for Sunshine, Four Annas for Rain” at Studio Movie Grill at the Town and County CityCentre at 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21.