Life Goes On opens in UK cinemas on 11 March, 2011

MUMBAI: Sangeeta Datta’s film Life Goes On , opened in UK national cinemas on Friday, 11 March,2011.
 
Distributed by Miracle Communications, the film is running in 20 cinemas In London and across the nation. The screening at Empire, Leicester Square ran to a full house with Girish Karnad and the Brit-Asian actors Rez Kempton, Mukulika Banerjee, Christopher Hatherall, Steph Patten in attendance. The Q& A with Datta and the cast ran for 45 minute.
 
Datta says, “The film is a freewheeling adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear in a contemporary British Asian context. “The same afternoon there was a special screening and student forum at London University, School of Oriental and African Studies,(SOAS) where post screening discussion ranged from Shakespearean adaptation, generational conflict and the urgent problem of prejudice and Islamophobia.
 
Shot almost entirely in London with a British crew, the film stars  Sharmila Tagore, Om Puri and Girish Karnad. Tagore is cast for the first time with her real life daughter Soha Ali Khan.
 
 
 
Life Goes on will release in India on 25 March, 2011 and is distributed by Priya Entertainment and Inox.
 

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