Kamal Swaroop's Rangbhoomi is an ode to the father of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke. Starting with his debut film, Raja Harishchandra in 1913, which is now known as India's first full-length feature, Phalke made 95 movies and 26 short films in his 19-year career. If the name Kamal Swaroop sounds familiar, it's because it probably is - he directed the cult classic Om-Dar-Ba-Dar.
While Rangbhoomi is worth watching in any setting, the fact that it's being screened at Everest Talkies makes it extra special. This hall is steeped in history, having run housefull blockbusters since it first opened 82 years ago. Now it's a rather sleepy institution that's reinventing itself in a world where multiplexes are stealing the show. As part of this transformation, Everest Talkies will be collaborating to screen a documentary made by an Indian filmmaker on a Thursday every month. Rangbhoomi is part of this process.
We think that this is an amazing opportunity to experience a Bangalore institution with other Trabblrs while also learning a bit more about Indian cinema!