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PREVIEW: Ankahi Kahaniya, Hindi (NETFLIX), Streaming starts September 17, 2021- Unravelling three unheard stories of love


By SAT News Desk

Mumbai/Melbourne, August 21, 2021: Netflix releases the trailer of its upcoming anthology film Ankahi Kahaniya, which promises to take viewers through an intriguing journey of love, longing, relationships, and many emotions. The three unique stories are set to premiere on Netflix on September 17, 2021.

‘Ek tha Raja, Ek thi Rani, Dono mil gaye, Khatam kahani’ is a story that everyone remembers from their childhood but what if someone finds comfort when they part ways? Netflix presents to you ‘Ankahi Kahaniya’ – three unheard and untold tales of love that will make you wonder – What is love?

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, known for her intriguing stories and captivating narratives, returns with a tale of love that blurs the lines between reality and fantasy. Talking about her film she said, “With every story I want to challenge myself as a storyteller and create varied emotional connections between the viewers and the characters that will last in their minds for a while. I hope with this story I can captivate the imagination of movie lovers with questions of untold and unanswered emotions every human goes through. I am very glad that our story will reach the world with Netflix belief and impact. ”

“This is a story of the city in the 1980s and young love in the world of single screen theatres. When you’re young and caged in Mumbai, looking for love’s a sweet escape. And what’s better than finding it at the movies, however fleetingly?


Bringing together some of the finest talents and best minds from the entertainment industry, Ankahi Kahaniya is produced by RSVP movies and directed by three acclaimed directors, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Abhishek Chaubey, and Saket Chaudhary – and boasts an impressive ensemble cast comprising – Abhishek Banerjee, Rinku Mahadeo, Rajguru, Dellzad Hiwale, Kunal Kapoor, Zoya Hussain, Nikhil Dwivedi & Palomi.

Speaking about the genre and storytelling filmmaker Saket Chaudhary said, “Love stories have always been one of my favourite genres. It is a pleasure to be a part of Ankahi Kahaniya’s thriving story theme. It was great working alongside a talented set of directors and collaborating with Netflix for this anthology.”

Pratiksha Rao, Director, Films and Licensing, Netflix India said, “As we expand our film slate in India, we are thrilled to announce our new anthology film, Ankahi Kahaniyan. These unexpected love stories are brought to life by incredibly talented filmmakers, cast and crew, and we can’t wait to bring it to our members.”


Ankahi Kahaniya will premiere exclusively on Netflix across over 190 countries on September 17th, 2021

Producers- Ronnie Screwvala & Ashi Dua Sara

Cast: Abhishek Banerjee
Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
Story: Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain & Nitesh Tiwari

Cast: Rinku Mahadeo Rajguru, Dellzad Hiwale
Director: Abhishek Chaubey
Story: Based On The Kannada Story ‘Madhyantara’ By Jayant Kaikini

Cast: Kunal Kapoor, Zoya Hussain, Nikhil Dwivedi, Palomi
Director: Saket Chaudhary
Story: Zeenat Lakhani & Saket Chaudhary


Bombay Talkies Exhibition in Melbourne from 8 February

Photo: ACMI

Indian cinema journey from silent to sound – 1920s to 1940s

By SAT Arts Desk

MELBOURNE, 10 January: For those who are Indian cinema buffs an exhibition treat called ‘Bombay Talkies’ will take place from 8 Feb to 2 July 2017 at the acmi Museum at the Federation Square, city. One can experience the excitement and glamour of Indian cinema from 1920s – 1940s.

For the very first time, the free Bombay Talkies exhibition will showcase the treasure-trove that is the Dietze Family Trust archive, a Melbourne-based collection of more than 3,000 cultural artefacts gathered from the legendary Indian film studio, Bombay Talkies.

This extraordinary archive, which traces Indian cinema’s journey from silent film to sound, represents the most comprehensive collection of 1920s to 1940s Indian film studio ephemera in the world.

Entrepreneurial filmmaker Himansu Rai (1892−1940) and his movie-star wife Devika Rani (1908−1994) played a crucial role in the development of mainstream Bombay cinema. After creating landmark silent films in the 1920s based on traditional Indian stories, which were largely seen in Europe, they turned their attention to home.

As co-founders of the legendary Bombay Talkies film studio, they aimed to make films about contemporary India that would speak to a wide audience.

Running for 20 years and releasing 40 films, Bombay Talkies was one of India’s most innovative and highly resourced movie studios. It is credited with introducing the musical narrative structure that characterises modern Bollywood, and launched the careers of several prominent Indian film industry luminaries including superstars Ashok Kumar (1911–2001) and Leela Chitnis (1909-2003).

Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne and is supported by the Australian and Victorian Governments.

Source: ACMI, Melbourne

Mind Blowing Films bids farewell to 2016 with a bang!!

The season commences with the free-spirited, contemporary love story Befikre produced and directed by Aditya Chopra! Followed by the most awaited release of 2016, Dangal, a biographical sports drama film starring Aamir khan.To keep the New Year’s festive fever alive, Sarvann will hit the screens on 13th January. 26thJanuary is going to be an action packed day with Kaabil and Raaes releasing on the same day. Kaabil is a romantic action thriller, featuring Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam in the lead roles. Raees, the film that has been in the news, stars Shah Rukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.



Release Date: 9 December 2016
Starring: Ranveer Singh, VaaniKapoor
Language: Hindi (With English Subtitles)
Producer: Aditya Chopra
Production House: Yash Raj Films
Director: Aditya Chopra


Befikre is a story that celebrates being carefree in love. A quintessential Delhi boy Dharam (Ranveer Singh) comes to Paris for work and in search of adventure. Just when he is about to embark on this journey of his life he bumps into a wild, free spirited, French born Indian girl Shyra (VaaniKapoor).

A feisty romance ensues between the two in which both of their personalities- one being an equal match for the other are tested to the limit. Battling their ups and downs, both realize that love is a leap of faith that can only be taken by those who dare to love.


Release Date: 23rd December 2016
Starring: Aamir Khan, SakshiTanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh
Language: Hindi (With English Subtitles)
Producer: Aamir Khan, KiranRao&Siddharth Roy Kapur
Director: Nitish Tiwari


Dangal, which means ‘wrestling’, revolves around the extraordinary life of Mahavir Singh, an ex-wrestler who could never accomplish his dream of winning India an international Gold medal in wrestling. He has to give up on his dream due to financial pressures.

Mahavir Singh pacifies himself and resolves if not him, his would be son would one day realize his dream. However, destiny has other plans. Over almost two decades he and his wife are blessed with four children, all girls. Mahavir Singh loses hope.

But, when one day his eldest daughter Geeta, now 14 years old and the second one Babita, now 12 years old, bash up some grown up boys from the neighborhood for teasing them, he realizes that his daughters have what it takes to be world-class wrestlers. Hope is back in his life. After all, a gold medal is a gold medal whether a boy wins it or a girl.

He trains them with boys, like boys, to beat boys in various local village-wrestling tournaments. He removes every temptation that comes between his daughters and wrestling. He makes sure they don’t just fight, but fight to win.

Against all odds he bravely embraces all criticism from the society, lack of money, apathy from officials and much more, but never gives up… all to see India win Gold.


Release Date: 13th January 2017
Starring: Amrinder Gill, Ranjit Bawa, Simi Chahal
Language: Punjabi (With English Subtitles)
Producer: Priyanka Chopra, Dr. Madhu Chopra, Deepshika Deshmukh
Production House: Purple Pebble Pictures
Director: Karaan Guliani


Actor Priyanka Chopra’s maiden Punjabi film as a producer, titled Sarvann, will hit the screens in January.The film features Amrinder Gill and will be produced by Priyanka’s mother Madhu Chopra under their home banner.


Release Date: 26th January 2017
Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam
Language: Hindi (With English Subtitles)
Producer: Rakesh Roshan
Production House: FilmKraft Production
Director: Sanjay Gupta


Kaabil isa romantic action thriller film featuring Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautum in lead roles both of which are blind but somehow manage to fall in love.

Rohan, 31, is a dubbing artist. His days are spent in the studio, nights at home. In today’s complex world, Rohan is a simple man with one dream – to lead a normal life and in time, to find someone with whom he can build a happy home. His journey leads him to meet the independent girl Supriya. Together, they begin to build the world of their dreams.

The grave tragedy leaves Rohan isolated and completely in the dark. In his quest for answers, Rohan stumbles upon the devastating truth of what really happened that compelled Supriya to leave him all alone. 

Driven by his loss, rage and his undying love for Supriya, Rohan is propelled into a no holds barred battle of strength and wit against the powerful people responsible for destroying his perfect life.


Release Date: 26th January 2017
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, NawazuddinSiddiqui
Language: Hindi (With English Subtitles)
Producer: RiteshSidhwani, FarhanAkhtar and Gauri Khan
Production House: Red Chillies Entertainment
Director: Rahul Dholakia
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Criticizing the prohibition of alcohol, prostitution and illegal drugs in Gujarat, this film unfolds the story of a cruel and clever bootlegger (Shah Rukh Khan), whose business is highly challenged by a tough cop (NawazuddinSiddiqui).