Indian cinema is increasing in popularity throughout the world. Such is
the demand for our films
that Indian film festivals are being organized
frequently in many cities on just about every occasion. Celebrating the
60th year of Indian Independence and 15 years of friendly bilateral
ties between India and Israel, an Indian Film Festival started in
Jerusalem on 20 August.
On the very first day, "Dosar", starring Konkona Sen Sharma
much applause from all. Director Rituparno Ghosh was present at the
inauguration of the festival and also received kudos for his style of
direction and screenplay.
The festival is also scheduled to showcase films like "Rain Coat",
"Munnabhai MBBS", "Black", "Krrish", "Parineeta", "Shootout at
Lokhandwala", "Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd." and Mani Ratnam
feature "Kannathil Muthamittal".
Most of them will be screened in the theatres of Jerusalem, Haifa, Rosh Pina and Tel Aviv in the coming weeks.
Then there are two television channels, "Hot Bombay" and "Yes India",
which cater to viewers hooked to Bollywood, all year round. The
increasing number of Israeli subscribers to these channels show how
Bollywood fare sells like hot cakes in the country.
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