On 15th August 1947, India became a sovereign and democratic nation. To celebrate his native country's 72nd Independence, DJ Prashant
is teaming up with Portland Parks & Recreation
Chak De! India (2007 NR)
Hindi movie w/ English subtitles
This event is FREE for all ages, everybody of every culture & nationality is encouraged to attend.
Pre-movie entertainment (starting 6:30pm) will be provided by the team that produces Jai Ho! Dance Party
featuring interactive Bollywood and Bhangra dance. Movie begins after dusk.
Bring blankets or low-back chairs to sit on. Pack a picnic or try some of the tasty dishes from our onsite vendors. Individuals may enter and exit the site and enjoy events from a paved pathway.
Google Maps directions to this event:
Transit: 15, 19, 20, 75
Chak De! India tells a fictional story about the Indian women's national field-hockey team, which was inspired by the team's win at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and explores themes such as feminism and sexism, the legacy of the partition of India, racial and religious bigotry, and ethnic and regional prejudice.
The film stars Shah Rukh Khan
as Kabir Khan, former captain of the Indian men's national field-hockey team. After a disastrous loss to Pakistan, Khan is ostracized from the sport and he and his mother are driven from the family home by angry neighbors. Seven years later, to redeem himself, Khan becomes the coach of the Indian national women's hockey team and aims to turn its sixteen contentious players into a championship unit.
About Bollywood Dreams Entertainment:
Pursuing the artistic vision of Prashant Kakad
, Bollywood Dreams is a dynamic production house team focused on the creation of enticing, engaging & memorable Bollywood-Bhangra inspired music & dance events.
Host of the popular Jai Ho! Dance Parties in Portland, Seattle, New Orleans, San Francisco, San Diego, Eugene & Los Angeles.
TEDx Talk: http://youtu.be/TZQcjE2t-pM
“Vanguard for emerging cultural movement” – The Asian Reporter
One-of-a-kind Bollywood showman, Prashant sings, dances & DJs simultaneously with a simple agenda, to make people dance all night long. This charismatic performer instantly strikes a chord with audiences of all ages & nationalities. The interactive dance lessons cleverly disguised in his DJ set compel everybody to rock the dance floor, transforming any dance party into a full-fledged Bollywood musical within minutes.
Prashant's work has been featured on TV-Asia, King5-TV, KGW-TV & newspapers such as The Oregonian, The Asian Reporter & Helena Air. Through his energetic performance, Prashant has moved masses across the United States, Panama, Costa Rica & India.
About Movies in the Park:
Summer 2018 marks the 12th season of free Movies in the Park events throughout Portland. Evening after evening, summer nights in Portland parks offer families and friends the perfect backdrop to renew connections. Since 2007, crowds have gathered in parks to experience cinematic magic in an outdoor setting. The program has grown from 13 movies to a run of 39 movies screened during a 12-week schedule in 2017. What better and affordable way to enjoy a pleasant summer evening with family and neighbors?
For more information or to see schedule updates, please visit portlandoregon.gov/parks/sffa