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South Africa Indian History

White Gold! Interesting South African movie about how the first people left India for South Africa and why.  Disturbing scenes on the ship, not as graphic as in Roots the television series, but disturbing none the less.

Executive Director Dinesh Naidoo took the correct route and provided enough money so that the film is shot in both India and South Africa.  I bought the DVD for my film library. The film is about sugar, so is my novel Sweetness.


BHTP South Africa

I am an NRI, translated into: no-real Indian.  I follow Indian cinema in my quest to find only one million original films before humanity as we know it disappears.  I will use the term Indian cinema sparingly because I only have access to Hindi films, not Malayalam, Punjabi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Nepali, Khasi, Dogri, Garo and other languages.
I blame Amitabh Bachchan for breaking my movie fast and forcing me to go to the Killarney Cine Centre yesterday to screen Buddah Hoga Tera Baap (BHTP), directed by Puri Jagannath.  I follow Amitabh Bachchan’s blog religiously because I’m in awe of the man.
I’m a writer, so I respect anybody who blogs every day, not re-hashing content from other sites, but breaking and entering the queen’s language and enriching me with the nuances of the Hindi language.  I follow his blog for his love of motherland India, Indian history, politics, cricket, Bengal and his in-laws but most of all, his love of cinema.
I won’t say Indian cinema because Bachchan writes ex…