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August 10, 2006

BOLLYWOOD GOES TO TORONTO

K_kank_1KANK is going to the Toronto International Film Festival. The latest Bollywood flick from Karan  Johar, KABHI ALVIDA NAA KEHNA, will have already been released all over the world by the time the festival starts but Toronto is bending its rules to accomodate this prestige flick which stars Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee - who will all be present at the screening, ensuring sell-out crowds and near-riot conditions.

Johar is best known for his other two blockbusters, KABHI KUSHIE, KABHIE GHAM and KUCH KUCK HOTA HAI - better known as K3G and K2H2. This is the first Bollywood film to screen at Toronto in 31 years leaving us to wonder: what happens when Karan Johar makes a movie that doesn't have a catchy acronym?

(Thanks to Al for sending this in)

August 10, 2006 at 10:44 AM in News | Permalink

Comments

I thought Toronto showed LAGAAN a few years ago.

They may not be too fond of Bollywood - or, alternately, Bollywood producers and sales agents may not care about North American film festivals - but they seem to be the only people in the world who think Buddhadeb Dasguptas's a genius.

Posted by: Steve | Aug 10, 2006 11:05:34 AM

"This is the first Bollywood film to screen at Toronto in 31 years leaving us to wonder: what happens when Karan Johar makes a movie that doesn't have a catchy acronym?"

And just what is wrong with "KANK"? :D

Posted by: nemo | Aug 11, 2006 2:54:04 AM

Yep, the film just opened at my local AMC in the ontario (Canada) sub-urbs. Mile long line-ups to get into the film too, as the AMC was playing it in their biggest screen.

Posted by: Triflic | Aug 13, 2006 9:24:07 PM

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