By: Subhadeep Bhattacharjee
Friday, October 19, 2007
Shahrukh Khan starer Chak De! India has won the Best
Film Award in the Fifth Australian Indian Film Festival (AIFF). A
major part of the movie directed by Shimit Amin was shot in
Melbourne and Sydney. The movie also featured 90 Australian hockey
players huge number of spectators.
The movie which is strikingly similar to Indian women hockey
team's win in the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games under coach
Mir Ranjan Negi. In the movie Shahrukh plays the role of the coach
and turns a bunch of ordinary players into a world beating
The awards which were announced at Sydney's Museum of
Contemporary Art also saw Akshay Khanna winning the Best Actor
Award for his of Harilal Gandhi in the movie Gandhi My Father
directed by Feroz Khan.
The ten day long festival is said to be the largest foreign film
festivals in the nation down under and will be screening some of
best movies from India. It kicked off with the screening of Gandhi
My Father. A lot of Bollywood celebrities are expected to take part
in the event which will be screening more than 20 movies.