So, get your sarees or sarongs, and join us on any or all of the following Fridays from 1 pm SLT.
4 May 2018
Kaliya Mardan (The Childhood of Krishna, 1919)
Directed by Dadasaheb Phalke, the father of Indian cinema. It shows the playful and mischievous nature of Krishna - one the key characters of Hindu mythology.
11 May 2018
Prem Sanyas (The Light of Asia, 1925)
This silent film interestingly belongs to the cinema of both Germany and India - it was directed by Franz Osten and Himansu Rai and co-produced by Great Eastern Film Corporation and Münchner Lichtspielkunst AG, starring actors from India: Himansu Rai, Seeta Devi and Sarada Ukil. It is an adaption of the book "The Light of Asia" by Edwin Arnold, telling the story of Siddharta Gautama - the Buddha.
|Seeta Devi and Himansu Rai|
18 May 2018
A Throw of Dice (1929)
Another Franz Osten - Himansu Rai work, considered the best out of 19 movie Osten filmed in India. It tells the story of two gambling-prone kings fighting over Suneeta, the beautiful daughter of a hermit (another role played by Seeta Devi).
25 May 2018
A silent comedy directed by Kalipada Das (who also wrote and starred in it). A country bumpkin goes to visit his in-laws in Calcutta and ends up having a lot of adventures in the big city.
I hope you will be able to join us! To reach Odie Cinema in Second Life, please follow this SLurl.