Top 3 Movies of Prakash Jha

Shashank R. Chakerwarti

A hit after hit Jha has established himself as the godfather of movies that not only entertain but change perceptions about life and political system. 1. Gangaajal Gangaajal was a hit at the box office, directed by Jha and released on 29th August 2003 literally translated into the Holy Water of Ganges, an action-packed crime movie starring Ajay Devgun, Mukesh Tiwari and Gracy Singh. The film is premised around an honest Police Officer who is a Superintendent of Police, IPS Amit Kumar (played by Devgun) is given charge of Tezpur District in Bihar. The are is known for its high crime rate and t

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Prakash Jha

This year’s Chief Guest is none other than Prakash Jha, a distinguished film producer, director, actor and screenwriter, known for films based around Indian politics such as Gangaajal, Apaharan, Rajneeti, Arakshan, Chakravyuh, and Satyagraha.
This gem on India born to Shri Tej Nath Jha on 27th February, raised at his family farm in Bihar, finished his schooling in Jharkhand only to later join the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune in 1973 when he was inspired to pursue his career in filmmaking post witnessing a shooting of the

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Fokiyan Akhtar

Shashank R. Chakerwarti

Fokiya Akhtar, an Educator, Scholar, and Filmmaker is as an Assistant Professor at Zayed University. She has completed her master’s degree from the Mass Communication Research Centre of Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. Fokiya has previously directed, produced, anchored and hosted live shows, documentaries, current affairs program for production houses in Oman and India, she is known for her freelancing work as a Producer/Director and has successfully created educational documentaries and instructional TV programs for schools in New Delhi, India. Fokiya’s work has blessed her with m

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Parvatii Nair

Shashank R. Chakerwarti

Our second Festival guest is a young, talented lady who started her career as a model, a Computer Science and Engineering graduate from Manipal Institute of Technology and has achieved success in the South Indian Film industry at a very early age. Born to a Malayali family in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Parvatii  has a special connection to India. She was awarded “Navy Queen Kerela” post here appearance in numerous television and print adverts. Nair simultaneously work on short films, documentaries and music videos. Her early appearance in a jewellery commercial under the directorship of V.K. Prakash opened multiple doors

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Indian Films Festival of Ireland

Bollywood – the Jewel of Indian films, produces twice as many films as its American counterpart, has 50 percent more features, sells 50% more tickets and attracts double the audience on a global scale. The India film industry is both vibrant and contemporary in its approach to address not only social issues but also bring a smile on millions and millions of faces. 
The festival established in 2009 by a distinguished actor, director, writer and long resident in Ireland, Mr Siraj Zaidi ventured on to this journey when he got Swan Cinemas in Rathmines to open its doors to Indian films, the following week the small

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