Indian cinema art is bright and beautiful

A storyboard inspired by the silent film, which was based on the legend of Raja Harishchandra.
A storyboard inspired by the silent film, which was based on the legend of Raja Harishchandra.
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An exhibition celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema legacy gets under way this weekend.

Ten artists from across Kirklees and Bradford have created 12 large storyboards depicting scenes from the first Bollywood film, 1913’s Raja Harishchandra.

The project, by the Batley-based Kirklees Filmmakers, was shown briefly at September’s Batley Festival and is set to take up residence in Dewsbury Museum, Crow Nest Park, on Saturday.

Meirul Din, the creative and artistic director, said: “Our exhibition comprises art produced by very talented artists who have worked with participants from across Kirklees and Bradford. Legacy of Indian Cinema Art has been inspired by Indian cinema, bringing together the sparkle and rich and diverse colours from Bollywood, whilst using Kandinsky’s technique of representation and abstract art.”

The show runs until Friday March 10. Admission is free.