The oldest and most prestigious film festival for Indian cinema in North America, the 13th Annual New York Indian Film Festival, will kick off its week-long festivities with a star-studded opening April 30.
On the eve of the Mumbai Film Festival, filmmaker Shyam Benegal had confidently said this is the best festival India has seen so far. As the festival came to a close amid the hits and the misses, the crowds cheering and hooting, his hyperbole became a fact.
The spotlight is on acclaimed Indian actress Vidya Balan at the ongoing 2011 Indian Film Festival (IFF): Bollywood and Beyond, which is screening a special retrospective of acclaimed Indian actress Vidya Balan`s finest films from "Parineeta" to "Ishqiya".
Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Dulha Mil Gaya", which was Trinidad and Tobago`s historic entry into the Bollywood movie arena, is one of the top films being shown in Port-of-Spain and Chaguanas as part of the first Indian film festival in the country.