Channel 4 is holding an ‘Indian Winter’ season in January, which will include a slew of Bollywood movie premieres and Danny Boyle’s blockbuster, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.
‘Indian Winter’ as the season has been branded celebrates India, exploring its rich culture, culinary traditions and the human stories that shape one of the world’s most diverse and captivating countries.
‘Indian Winter’ kicks off on Wednesday 13th January with the UK TV Network Premiere of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. The Oscar-laden film, directed by Danny Boyle, tells the story of how a Mumbai orphan ends up on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’. The film will be shown at 21:00.
Later the same evening, Channel 4 will premiere ‘Rang De Basanti’ starring Aamir Khan and Soha Ali Khan at 01:15.
‘Jodhaa Akbar’ starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, will be shown on Monday 18th January at 00:15.
‘Om Shanti Om’ starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone will also receive its terrestrial premiere on Channel 4 in January.
Other than movies, Gordon Ramsay travels to India for the first time to experience the staggering diversity of its cuisine in ‘Gordon’s Great Escape’. His epic journey showcases India’s stunning scenery, diverse people and an abundance of delicious, mouth-watering food that puts British take-away curries in the shade.
A special edition of ‘Dispatches’ reveals the brutal reality of life on the streets and in the slums of Mumbai from the vantage point of four of India’s real slumdogs; street children who are forced to reach adulthood long before they should. ‘The Real Slumdogs’ has been shot over the course of three months and throughout the treacherous monsoon season; it reveals how the lives of street children in Mumbai are blighted by substance abuse, hardship and heartache.
‘In Kevin McCloud: Slumming It’, Kevin McCloud travels to Mumbai to explore the city’s architecture and the way it shapes everyday life in this bustling metropolis.
Award-winning series ‘The Secret Millionaire’ returns with a special one-off episode, ‘Slumdog Secret Millionaire Special’, in which a British Indian female entrepreneur leaves behind her affluent lifestyle in the UK to go incognito in India, where an estimated 250 million people live in poverty. Living on a budget, the Secret Millionaire forges her own way in the metropolitan city of Mumbai.