Lassi with Lavina Guide to Upcoming Events: Dhanak
Dhanak – In Search of Shah Rukh Khan
Looking to do something fun and rewarding with the whole family this Sunday (Feb 28)? Check out Nagesh Kukunoor’s ‘Dhanak’ at the Museum of the Moving Image at 2 pm. This film won the Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International jury at the Berlin International Film Festival. It is a heart-warming tale of Chotu, a blind boy and Pari, his sister as they journey across the Rajasthan desert in search of the Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan who they think can help restore Chotu’s vision. In the process they meet many characters, good and bad, and share many experiences.
A Magical Tale by Nagesh Kukunoor
A Journey into Light
Dhanak is in Hindi with English subtitles and is an enchanting modern fable from director Nagesh Kukunoor which tells the story of two orphans, ten-year-old Pari (Hetal) and her eight-year-old blind brother Chotu (Krrish Chhabbria), who live in a desert village in Rajasthan. Chotu wants nothing more than to have his vision back and Pari—inspired by a message she sees on a Shah Rukh Khan poster—promises him he’ll get it before his birthday arrives.
Determined to restore her brother’s sight before his ninth birthday, Pari leads Chotu on a journey across the desert to where the legendary actor is shooting his next movie. Along the way they encounter a host of colorful characters who both help and hinder their passage, leading to an exciting and magical finale.
Children’s Hope India is a cultural partner with the Museum of the Moving Image, and you can get 20 % off the tickets by adding in the special code Dhanakchi. ( CHI screens over 5000 children every year for eyesight defects through Sight for the Sightless project, provides corrective glasses, visual aids and medication and conducts restorative surgery through the K.K. Eye Institute in Pune.)
Tickets: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for members at the Film Lover level and above). Order tickets online. Tickets will be 20 % off for CHI supporters. It’s only on this Sunday at 2 pm so don’t miss out!
The Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106 http://www.movingimage.us/