Bollywood meets Hollywood with the appearance of successful Bollywood iconic actor, Amitabh Bachchan, in his first Hollywood feature film, the much-anticipated romantic classic, The Great Gatsby. The release of the film at Ster-Kinekor theatres nationally on Friday, 17 May, provides a wonderful opportunity for Bollywood fans to watch this star in a major studio production alongside major Hollywood stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan.
Today Amitabh Bachchan is one of India’s most recognised film actors. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s as the ‘angry young man’ of Hindi cinema, and has since appeared in over 180 Indian films in an incredible movie career spanning more than four decades. Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema. He plays the role of Jewish gangland boss, Meyer Wolfsheim, who is looked upon as some kind of mentor to Gatsby in The Great Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby is the latest 3D adaptation of the much-loved romantic classic by F Scott Fitzgerald, directed by Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge) and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby. The beautifully designed, elegant and opulent ‘20s-style costumes and jewellery that feature so prominently in the production and will have you drooling with desire, are the work of two-time Academy Award®-winning production and costume designer Catherine Martin (Moulin Rouge).
The narrating character in the story, Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), is an aspiring young writer who moves from the Midwest to a buzzing 1920s New York City, in an era of prosperity that was accompanied by loosening morals, bootlegging, jazz and razzle-dazzle parties.
Chasing his own American dream, Nick finds himself living next door to a mysterious, party-throwing millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and her boorish and philandering yet blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). Nick is gradually drawn into the captivating and alluring world of this group of the super-affluent, including their illusions, loves and deceit.
The Great Gatsby releases at Ster-Kinekor theatres countrywide on Friday, 17 May.
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