Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander anyone? In its original format, of course!
The Great Hyderabad Bicycling Club is screening an English movie "Breaking Away", on 29th October, at Lamakaan.
Breaking Away is a 1979 American film, the story of 4 teenagers in Bloomington, Indiana, who are unsure what to do with their lives. It stars Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley, Barbara Barrie and Paul Dooley. The movie was written by Steve Tesich (an alumnus of Indiana University) and directed by Peter Yates.
Dave (Dennis Christopher), Mike (Dennis Quaid), Cyril (Daniel Stern) and Moocher (Jackie Earle Haley) are 4 working-class friends, living in a college town, who have recently graduated from high school and are not sure what to do next. They often clash with the more affluent Indiana University students in their hometown of Bloomington.
Dave is obsessed with bicycle racing. His down-to-earth, blue-collar father, Ray (Paul Dooley), is puzzled and exasperated by his son's love of Italian music and culture, which Dave associates with bicycling, and his precious road racing bicycle. However, his mother, Evelyn (Barbara Barrie), is more understanding.
Dave poses as an Italian exchange student to romance a university student (Robyn Douglass).
When a professional Italian bicycling team comes to town for a race, Dave is thrilled to be competing with them, but after a clash with the Italians, he is disillusioned and depressed. Dave's friends persuade him to form a cycling team for the annual Indiana University Little 500 bicycle race.
The film won the 1979 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Tesich, and was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Barbara Barrie), Best Director, Best Music, Original Song Score And Its Adaptation (or Best Adaptation Score) and Best Picture.
Entry to the screening is free, on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please contact Sunil Menon at 97038-00504 for further details.