Edinburgh Festival of Indian Films, Opening Film SatakarniCinema
24 November 17:30 - 20:30
EFIFD 2017 opens with an opulent historical war drama set in 1st Century CE on the rise and consolidation of the first pan-Indian empire by a warrior king from the southern parts of the Indian sub-continent, Satakarni. This authentically researched epic biography
depicts life and times under a ‘unique’ Indian dynasty of kings that took their identity from their mother. Satakarni’s coronation as the Emperor of 33 Indian kingdoms was commemorated with the launch of a new calendar system still in vogue in parts of southern and western India.
Tickets £6.00 (£4.50 concessions)
Post-screening Public Q & A with the Director Krish Jagarlamudi.