Tongues on Fire celebrated 20 years of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (KKHH) and its UK Asian Film Festival’s 20th year with a sing and dance along screening of the iconic film on 7th December 2018 at The Harrow Auditorium, The University of Westminster.
We were honoured to invite and have Mr Avtar Panesar, the Vice President of International Operations at Yash Raj Films, introduce the film. He shared his own experiences of the film’s making and the global impact the film and its songs had and continue to have 20 years on.
Prior to the screening and to celebrate our on-going friendship with Yash Raj films, Dharma Productions, our loyal audiences and the film’s own friendship theme we handed out colourful friendship bracelets. The audience joined us in a personalised cake cutting with Mr Avtar Panesar, Dr Pushpinder Chowdhry (festival director), Mr Samir Bhamra (festival creative director) and Mrs Amandeep Dhillon (festival coordinator). The audience were excited to hold a basketball and pose for photographs.
Hridya (who is a part of the Tongues on Fire team and run’s her own dance classes, Sole Beat’s) led a dance workshop with friends and fellow dancers Zarine and Priya, to teach the film’s signature dance steps in preparation for the screening. They then in their character costumes got on stage during the film’s songs and mimicked the steps that were being played on the big screen. This was truly a delight to watch. The audience sang and danced along and commented on how much fun they had.
The Tongues on Fire team would like to thank Mr Avtar Panesar (Yash Raj Films), Hridya, Zarine and Priya (Sole Beats) and Mo (photography by Motion’s Media) and of course our wonderful audience for being a part of such a special event.