Culture Journal Ireland

Viceroy’s House

The central characters; or rather the central characters outside of Lord Mountbatten and his wife; namely Jeet Kumar, (played by Manish Dayal, who has been previously seen in the 100 Step Journey along with Om Puri who also appears in this film) Aalia Noor and her father Ali Rahim )played by Puri) represent the ordinary people in this film. Because the issue of a Hindu being attracted to a Muslim is addressed it is used as a metaphor for the bigger issue of the relationship between the fledgling states. There is a growing tension between these two characters, a result of Aalia’s long lost love returning from war. The metaphor…

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Bang on a Can All-stars – A blend of sound that awakens your every sense

Just as there were beginning to be rumblings of a virus making it’s way around the world but hadn’t entirely stood still yet Culture Journal Ireland was able to squeeze one more outing in. The low-key description of The Bang on a Can All-stars, through no fault of its own, did little justice to what awaited the audience at The Glassworks in Derry where the band were appearing as part of the Maiden city music Festival. Culture Journal Ireland, along with accompanying guests had sat at the front of the venue; only to be greeted by two enormous speakers at either side of the stage. We had been reassured by…

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