Tea with four Dames and Bollywood
Coming up at the Regent in Pahiatua — from Bollywood action to British acting royalty.
Selling a million more tickets worldwide than Hollywood movies, Indian-made “Bollywood” movies bring a rich mixture of action, romance, song and dance, culture and drama making it an invigorating cinematic experience.
From time to time four old friends, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to reminisce and to laugh… this time they let the cameras in. Tea with the Dames is a unique celebration of the lives and careers of four of Britain’s most iconic actors: Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith. All four have gone from being fledgling actors in the 1950s to acting royalty today. The documentary invites you to join these acting legends as they talk about their lives and their professional experiences across theatre, film and television. Featuring rare archival footage, this is a candid, funny, irreverent, poignant and utterly engrossing film and is proof that there is truly nothing like a Dame. Tea with the Dames opens at the Regent on Thursday June 28.
Despite coming from a highly respected family of Indian cinematic legends and having a privileged upbringing and education at one of India’s top private schools, actor and film producer Sanjay Dutt was known as “the bad boy of Bollywood”. While his career reached dizzying heights of success, including multi award-winning roles in over 180 films he also battled addictions and other personal demons. The Bollywood bio-pic SANJU is based Sanjay Dutt’s extraordinary life and is one of the most eagerly-awaited Indian movies of 2018. The film follows the actor’s life, through three stages: his drug addiction, many love affairs, being charged with terrorism and jailed. SANJU screens at the Regent on Saturday 7 and Sunday July 8.
Tea with the Dames celebrates the lives of four British actresses.
Ranbir Kapoor in a scene from the Bollywood bio-pic SANJU.