Join OMNI Television and celebrate IIFA 2011 with a special selection of films on Bollywood Free Time Movie from Sunday May 8 to Sunday, July 3 at 12pm ET/MT (2pm PT). This will lead up to OMNI Television’s special coverage of the much anticipated IIFA Weekend, along with the live-to-tape special broadcast of the IIFA Awards.
Shake, shimmy and sing to this amazing line up of Bollywood movies. Tune in to OMNI on Sundays to catch some of Bollywood’s most notable movies to date including the 2011 IIFA nominated film, Once Upon Time in Mumbai, the Canadian television premiere and the 2007 IIFA nominated film Taal. Get into the spirit of IIFA with nominated actress Kareena Kapoor in Golmaal 3 and the 2004 best actress winner Preity Zinta in Koi Mil Gayaa. Looking for comedy? Laugh along with last year’s winner for best film, 3 idiots and the 2001 movieDil Chahta Hai.
OMNI Bollywood Freetime Movie airs every Sunday on OMNI. 2 in Ontario, OMNIAlberta and OMNIBC. Offering a variety of both new and classic Bollywood feature films. OMNI Bollywood Freetime Movie includes the hottest and most sought after blockbuster hits in Indian Cinema. A new smash hit film is featured weekly in Hindi, with English subtitles and many of these films are Canadian television premieres, never before aired on terrestrial television.
OMNI Television is the Official Canadian Broadcast Partner of IIFA 2011. Leading up to the big celebration, OMNI will provide viewers with an exclusive, all access pass to extensive coverage of the star studded fashion show, IIFA Rocks; must-see film festival highlights; and the highly anticipated IIFA Awards Ceremony. One of the biggest nights in entertainment, the live-to-tape special broadcast of the IIFA Awards on OMNIwill showcase the best in Indian Cinema, giving viewers behind-the-scenes access to their favourite stars, show stopping fashion, and breathtaking performances. To find out more about OMNI South Asian programming visit www.rogersmediatv.ca. See below for the full line-up of IIFA themed films on OMNIBollywood Freetime Movie.
Om Shanti Om: Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 12pm ET/MT (2pm PT)
Set in the 1970s, small-time actor Om falls in love with superstar Shanti, but the two of them are later killed in a suspicious on-set fire. When he’s reincarnated 30 years later, Om is determined to punish the person who ignited the blaze.
Milenge Milenge: Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 12pm ET/MT (2pm PT)
Two former lovers leave their happily ever up to destiny, when they attempt to locate one another before getting married to other people.
3 Idiots: Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 12pm ET/MT (2pm PT)
While attending one of India’s premier colleges, miserable engineering students and best friends Ryan, Hari and Alok struggle to beat their school’s draconian system, which in their eyes, unfairly values grades over creativity.
Taal:Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 12pm ET/MT (2pm PT)
During his travels a wealthy businessman falls for a small-town singer and dancer, but then finds he must return to the city. In his absence, she becomes a big star under the guidance of a successful composer.
Koi Mil Gayaa: Sunday,June 5, 2011 at 12pm ET/MT (2pm PT)
A developmentally disabled young man tries to continue the work of his father, by communicating with extra-terrestrials from outer space.
Krrish: Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 12pm ET/MT (2pm PT)
A powerful, young superhero is forced to do battle with a mad scientist after following his true love to Singapore.
Dil Chanta Hai: Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 12pm ET/MT (2pm PT)
Following the lives of three distinct characters, Akash, Sameer and Siddharth, this film examines their individual relationships and the effect that these relationships have on them.
Golmaal 3: Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 12pm ET/MT (2pm PT)
India’s first ever trilogy Golmaal 3 highlights the story of hatred between two groups of siblings within a family. One of nature’s masterpieces, this is a family that eats together, prays together, lives together and a family that can’t stand each other.
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai: Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 12pm ET/MT (2pm PT)
A tale of two gangsters from the eras of past and present, whose lives enter parallel paths as they struggle to survive within Bombay’s criminal underworld.