About Us Film Shows

Dadasaheb Phalke's “Raja Harishchandra”, a 40 minute silent film on a righteous king, was unveiled in Bombay in 1913. Since then, Indian cinema has travelled a long way. India makes more than 1000 films every year, in many different languages and from different centres across the country, although Bollywood has continued to rule the film entertainment market.  Today Indian cinema has come of age, offering audiences a wide range of genres, actors, experiments with music and visuals, use of technology, animation, etc. 

 Bollywood films are also released in Egypt from time to time considering the large number of fan following for Bollywood actors.  The popularity of actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, etc. is massive in Egypt.

 The Embassy of India in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture shows Indian films on a monthly basis at Hanager Theatre in the prestigious Cairo Opera House Complex. Films which were shown to the public free of cost during 2019 were: (1) Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2) Taare Zameen Par (3) 3 Idiots (4) Dhoom - 2 (5) Bodyguard (6) Rock Star (7) Ghajini (8) Band Baja Barati.

Moreover, as part of IBN 2019, Four films were screened at Cairo Opera House “Bhaag Milka Bhaag” “Stanley Ka Dabba” “Queen” and “Drishyam”. Two Films were screened at Lycee School, Port Said “Taare Zameen Par” and “Hawaa Hawai”.