India Day on TV BRICS will be held on 15 August from 13:30
On 15 August, viewers will be able to watch a special broadcast on TV BRICS documentaries and feature films, as well as TV series on Indian culture. The programme includes exclusively dubbed content in Russian produced by Asian News International (ANI), a TV BRICS partner in India, as well as by Indian film studios. The special programming is timed to coincide with India's Independence Day, a public holiday of the Republic celebrated every year on 15 August.
On 15 August at 14:05 TV BRICS will show on Russian air the film directed by Jamer Bashi "Vagupparai". The film depicts life in an Indian village where the only free school is being closed. At the centre of the narrative is a fourth-grader. He wants to keep studying no matter what. The film won the II PlayButton International Short Film Festival.
Another film - "To India with Love" - is the memoirs of the Bolshoi Theatre soloist Ksenia Ryabinkina about the actor and director Raj Kapoor. The king of Indian cinema has been called one of the founding fathers of Bollywood. Kapuromania also reached the Soviet Union, when in 1959 the film "The Tramp" was shown on the big screen. And in 1979 the film "My Name is Clown" (Mera Naam Joker) was released and Ksenia Ryabinkina took part in the filming along with Raj Kapoor. TV BRICS will air the documentary "To India with Love" on 15 August at 14:30.
As part of India Day, TV BRICS will also air programmes from the 'My India' series (from 16:05). Each release of the project is a series of stories that introduce viewers to the unique culture and interesting traditions in different parts of the country: from the Himalayan mountains to Kanniyakumari.
“The fact that India and Russia have always been and remain close friends is a well-known and indisputable truth. Even though the states are far apart, the friendship of the two countries has made our people alike in some ways. And this, we believe, makes the Russian audience want to learn as much as possible about India. The My India project team, in collaboration with TV BRICS, is doing its best to satisfy this wish. The programme tells about the unique features of the country, about business opportunities, about interesting people. And we are very happy that Russian viewers will be able to see several episodes of the project on TV BRICS on 15 August, India's Independence Day, " the Asian News International editorial team said.
On this day (at 13:30 and 15:00) special news releases will also be aired: they will include, among other things, reports on the celebration of India Day in Moscow. TV BRICS traditionally covers the event. In 2022, it is expected to be visited by 2 million residents and visitors to the Russian capital.
In Russia, programmes will be available on tvbrics.com, through the network of cable operators (AKADO and others) in Moscow and the Moscow region, on major OTT platforms and online video services (Smotreshka, Peers.TV, 24ChasaTV, Vintera.TV, Telekarta Online, Megafon TV, Laim HD), live on Telegram and on video hosting site Rutube.