Bollywood Movie Night!

02sep7:00 pm10:00 pmBollywood Movie Night!

Event Details

Bollywood Movie Night also known as Vidhiism Events are pop-up movie fairs presented by Vidhi Salla, Vermont-based journalist and host of the international radio show, Vidhi’s Bollywood Jukebox. At Nova Arts on from 7pm onwards, Vidhi will be presenting the Bollywood film English Vinglish (2013). There will be Bollywood dance music before the screening and a brief cultural introduction to the film presented by Vidhi.

Audiences can shop for Vidhi’s pop-up stall of Indian handicrafts such as shawls, purses and silver jewelry sourced directly from the makers. Also available at the venue will be Indian snacks that audiences can enjoy before the screening and during the 10-minute intermission.

About the film:

English Vinglish, directed by Gauri Shinde, is the story of a homemaker named Shashi Godbole who secretly enrolls for a basic English-speaking class on her month-long trip to New York City. Shashi represents countless Indians who feel lost and under-confident in urban India due to their lack of proficiency in the English language. English Vinglish, the title alludes to the linguistic habit in India of attaching a rhyming made-up word to an existing one; for example coffee-vofee, sugar-vugar, course-vourse, talk-shalk, etc. Several classroom scenes in the film allude to the popular British sitcom from the 1970s, Mind Your Language. A major portion of the film is shot in New York City and audiences living in the US will be delighted to watch familiar locations in a Bollywood film. English Vinglish is a light-hearted film that connects with audiences across all age groups and ethnicities. The film has catchy upbeat music composed by contemporary music director Amit Trivedi. The primary language of the film is Hindi but the copy to be screened will have English subtitles.

About Vidhi Salla:

Vidhi Salla is a cultural arts curator, radio show host and journalist from Mumbai, India, now based in Vermont, USA. Through her internationally streaming radio show and movie events, Vidhi has cultivated an audience for Indian music and films around the world. Vidhi’s Bollywood Jukebox is a theme-based radio show in which she shares factual and anecdotal information as well as her unique ethnological perspective. Vidhi’s background as a journalist of Indian cinema and the performing arts lends an educational quality to the show. Vidhi’s Bollywood Jukebox is live every Thursday from 3-5pm on Brattleboro’s community radio station WVEW-LP and is available for streaming worldwide on Vidhi’s movie events present authentic, undiluted Indian culture to global audiences along with a memorable movie-watching experience.

Doors open at 7pm, the kitchen will be open until 8pm. The film will begin then.



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