In a nutshell, a version of Mother India (seminal 1957 Bollywood flick) has been re-visualised and re-scored and will be officially launched at The Drum (who co-commissioned it) on 2 August at 7.30pm.
This looks pretty much essential and I’m gutted that I’m not going to be around to see it.Â Instead, I’m going to torture myself by going through a few links.
This version of Mother India (or MI21 as they would have us call it) has been re-cut and remixed by Josh Ford, with the score re-interpreted by (ex-world champion) DJ Tigerstyle accompanied by Matt Constantine (cello) and David Shaw (drums).Â The Renderghost (great name) has been involved too.Â The music sounds fantastic and you get get a sneak peak on the Kala Phool MySpace.
The organisers assure us that, although it’ll appeal to a contemporary audience, it’ll stay true to the source material.Â After the screening there’ll be a panel discussion to round things off.
This project has been co-commissioned by The Drum and is launching in Birmingham (although it has been shown at Drop Beats Not Bombs) before touring nationally and, perhaps, internationally.
For more info, see the MI21 eflyer on Scribd (you can zoom in if the text is too small).