[entry free] Om Puri film screenings at British Council Library, Mumbai

Om Puri film screenings

Om Puri film screenings


Event I: Film Screening: East is East

Date:     Saturday, 25 February 2017

Time:     5:30 p.m. onwards

In early 1970s England, a Pakistani father finds the authority he has previously maintained challenged by his increasingly Anglicized children.
Director: Damien O’Donnell
Writers: Ayub Khan-Din (play), Ayub Khan-Din (screenplay)
Stars: Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jordan Routledge

Rating: (15+) This event is closed to under-15s.
Parental guidance is recommended for 15-18 year-olds


Event II: Film Screening: West is West

Date:     Saturday, 4 March 2017

Time:    5:30 p.m. onwards

An immigrant father decides to take his truant son back to the old country.
Director: Andy De Emmony
Writer: Ayub Khan-Din (screenplay) (as Ayub Khan Din)
Stars: Aqib Khan, Om Puri, Linda Bassett

Rating:  (15+) This event is closed to under-15s.
Parental guidance is recommended for 15-18 year-olds


Event III: Film Screening: The Mystic Masseur

Date:       Saturday, 11 March 2017

Time:       5:30 p.m. onwards

In 1950s Trinidad, a frustrated writer supports himself as a masseur and soon becomes a revered mystic and politico.
Director: Ismail Merchant
Writers: V.S. Naipaul (novel), Caryl Phillips (screenplay)
Stars: Om Puri, James Fox, Aasif Mandvi

Rating:    Parental guidance is recommended for under-18s


Registration fees: Free

British Council,
901, 9th Floor, Tower 1, One Indiabulls Centre,
Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road (W),
Mumbai 400013.

Registration Details:

1) Participant’s name
2) Age
3) Contact numbers

Om Puri is an Indian actor who has appeared in both mainstream Indian films and art films. His credits also include appearances in British and American films. He has received an honorary OBE.

Puri was born in Ambala, Haryana. His father worked on the railways and served in the Indian Army. Puri graduated from the Film and Television Institute of India. He is also an alumnus of the 1973 class of National School of Drama. He has worked in numerous Indian films and in many films produced in the United Kingdom and the United States.


Piyush Chauhan is an apple farmer from Simla with an immense interest in films of all sorts, especially, Hindi. He has reviewed Hollywood films in the past for a semi-trade film magazine. And is a certified mountaineer. In his spare time, which isn’t much these days, he imagines climbing the impossible mountains. He dreams of, someday, touching the peak of Everest on his own as well as of introducing himself to popular Indian cinema as an actor-producer.

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