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The Polish premiere of “Aazaan”

“Aazaan”, Bollywood production we participated in, premiered last night at Off Plus Camera Film Festival. The evening screening was preceded by a panel “Aazaan – case study” in the Academy Off Plus Camera.

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Krzysztof Sołek, Film Polska

 

Last night at the Off Plus Camera Film Festival the Polish premiere of Bollywood film “Aazaan” directed by Prashant Chadha, took place. We participated in its production – our team headed by Leszek Iwaniuk spent 14 days at the Indian film set in 2010. Alvernia Studios provided equipment on the set – cameras and lenses, lighting, grip, and aggregates.

 

The film is an action drama about the attempt of a terrorist attack using a stolen biological weapon. Trying to save the world from destruction, the main character, played by Sachin Joshi, traverses Europe, Morocco and China. The Bollywood film ‘starred’ Krakow’s locations: Szczepański Square, Krak’s Mount, Pijarska Street, Floriańska Street, Market Square, Small Square, and districts: Kazimierz, Ludwinów and Balice.

 

Indian filmmakers arrived to Krakow thanks to the efforts of three parties: Film Polska, Alvernia Studios and Krakow Film Commission, a division of the Krakow Festival Office.

 

The premiere was preceded by a panel “Aazaan – case study” in the Academy Off Plus Camera, which was attended by Rafał Orlicki, head of the Krakow Film Commission, Maciej Żemojcin – the producer on a behalf of Film Polska and Leszek Iwaniuk – head of set operations at Alvernia Studios.  The meeting presenting the backstage of the Indian production was hosted by Rafał Stanowski , editor-in-chief of ‘Culture’ section at ‘Dziennik Polski’, a Polish daily.

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From the left:  Rafał Stanowski, Rafał Orlicki, Maciej Żemojcin & Leszek Iwaniuk

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