Bollywood’s Most Influential Film Maker, Yash Chopra, Receives Honorary Professorship from Trinity College Dublin, Marking 100 Years of Bollywood Film

Posted in Life on August 29th, 2012 by steve

“Bollywood’s most influential film maker and founder of Yash Raj Films, Yash Chopra, received an Honorary Professorship from Trinity College Dublin at a special event in Mumbai on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Bollywood film earlier this month …” (more)

[Trinity College Communications Office, 29 August]

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Bollywood in Trinners? Why Ek Tha Tiger will leaving you roaring for more

Posted in Life on August 25th, 2012 by steve

“‘Oh my god … There I am! That’s me! I’m a Bollywood star!’ shouts Khalehla, beaming at the sight of her back in the distance on screen. She’s not alone; voices all across the cinema gleefully echo in recognition as Trinity College makes its first appearance in Ek Tha Tiger, a bona fide Bollywood blockbuster and filmed extensively in and around our fair city …” (more)

[James Dempsey, Independent, 24 August]

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Rupee Tuesday

Posted in Life on August 21st, 2012 by steve

Ek Tha Tiger, shot on location in Dublin, looks like becoming the biggest Bollywood hit of all time after breaking a string of box office records in India over the weekend. Which can only mean one thing …” (more)

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Bollywood film shot in Dublin expected to be watched by 100 million people

Posted in Life on August 15th, 2012 by steve

“A film tipped to become the Bollywood blockbuster of the year is set for global release today – a year after it was filmed on location in Dublin. The romantic thriller Ek Tha Tiger (Once There Was a Tiger) stars two of the Indian film industry’s biggest stars …” (more)

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Irish universities chart a passage to India

Posted in Life on August 15th, 2012 by steve

“”While Bollywood is this week celebrating the launch of Ek Tha Tiger, partly filmed on the campus of Trinity College Dublin, education and tourism interests in Ireland were hoping the expected blockbuster will boost this country’s profile in India …” (more)

[Mary Sweetman, Irish Times, 15 August]

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‘Ek Tha Tiger’, Trinity’s Bollywood debut

Posted in Life on August 13th, 2012 by steve

“The first Bollywood movie to be screened in Ireland and Trinity College Dublin, Ek Tha Tiger, launched across India on August 15th 2012. We caught some of the excitement of the filming on campus!” (video)

[YouTube, 13 August]

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No Indian summer rain delays Bollywood film set

Posted in Life on October 12th, 2011 by steve

“To that old showbiz adage ‘never work with animals or children’ should come a third advisory. Never film a Bollywood dance sequence outdoors in Ireland in October. There were lights and cameras in Trinity College Dublin yesterday, but precious little action, as rain fell persistently through what was to be a setpiece film sequence …” (more)

[Ronan McGreevy, Irish Times, 11 October]

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Trinity lights up for Bollywood dance scene

Posted in Governance and administration on October 11th, 2011 by steve

“… Bollywood movies are known for their big singing and dancing numbers and ‘Ek tha Tiger’ is no different. The big routine is being filmed in Parliament Square in Trinity College and features a dream sequence as the title character – Tiger – fantasises about a beautiful dance student he has met at the university …” (more)

[RTÉ Ten, 10 October]

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