DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fathom Events’ brand-new “Best of Bollywood Event Series” begins with a 15th anniversary showing of the critically-acclaimed romantic drama, “Devdas,” from one of the leading Indian film studios, Eros International, on big screens nationwide this summer. The epic love story directed by the much celebrated and multiple Indian National award-winning director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, stars Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. It was also India's entry for an Academy Award® for best foreign film in 2002 and was hailed by Time Magazine as one of the top ten features of the millennium.
“Devdas 15th Anniversary” will be presented in U.S. movie theaters for two showings on Sunday, July 23 only, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time.
Tickets for “Devdas 15th Anniversary” are available now at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 200 select movie theaters. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants subject to change).
Commenting on the occasion, Pranab Kapadia, President Marketing & Distribution, Eros International plc, said, “With the celebration of ‘Devdas’ on its 15th anniversary, attendees will get to experience an Indian epic that wowed fans with a story of unrelenting love. The film's storied history from the Cannes Film Festival to its iconic duet dance numbers will be a delight for audiences young and old."
Devdas (Shah Rukh Khan) is a wealthy law school graduate who returns home from London to marry his childhood sweetheart Paro (Aishwaraya Rai Bachchan). Conflict arises when his family denounces the marriage, sending him into an emotional downward spiral fueled by alcohol. He meets Chandramukhi (Madhuri Dixit), a prostitute who helps him find temporary solace as he tries to mend his broken heart after seeing Paro move on with her life.
“Fathom is delighted to partner with Eros International to bring one of Bollywood’s most iconic and influential films to U.S. movie theatres for this special milestone,” Fathom Events VP of Studio relations Tom Lucas said. “’Devdas’ is known by many film lovers for its choreography, acting and heart-wrenching love story. We expect its presentation on the big screen here in the U.S. to win over the hearts of a new audience and rekindle the passions of those familiar with the title.”
The “Best of Bollywood Event Series” will also include the legendary “Veer-Zaara,” starring Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Rani Mukerji, from leading Indian filmmaker Yash Raj Films. More details and additional titles will be announced soon.
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About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like “Canelo Álvarez vs. Julio César Chávez, Jr.,” concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series, inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Facing Darkness, and anime titles such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 897 locations and 1,387 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Eros International
Eros International Plc (NYSE: EROS) is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry that acquires, co-produces and distributes Indian films across all available formats such as cinema, television and digital new media. Eros International Plc became the first Indian media company to list on the New York Stock Exchange. Eros International has experience of over three decades in establishing a global platform for Indian cinema. The Company has an extensive and growing movie library comprising of over 3,000 films, which include Hindi, Tamil, and other regional language films for home entertainment distribution. The Company also owns the rapidly growing OTT platform Eros Now. In 2015, 3 out of the top 4 box office films and 7 out of the top 15 box office films were from Eros. For further information, please visit: www.erosplc.com.