LONG ISLAND, NY (TIP): The Long Island Premiere of Emmy Award Nominee Tirlok Malik’s new film “On Golden Years” was hosted on September 27, at Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas by The Indian Panorama and Prof. Indrajit Saluja who is also one of the lead actors in the film.
The premiere which was attended by many members of the cast and crew drew a huge gathering, filling up the theater. The guests included many media and community leaders from Long Island. At the premiere, filmmaker Tirlok Malik was presented a citation from Nassau County Office of the Comptroller. It was presented by Dilip Chauhan, Director of South East Asian Affairs with the office of the Nassau County Comptroller.
Many of the audiences from Long Island had witnessed Mr. Malik’s previous films such as Lonely in America, Khushiyaan and many more. Malik’s films have been about Indian American immigrant experience in America. His work has been shown all over the world and has won many awards. Malik has given chances to many new talents in front of the camera and as well as behind the camera. Same was the case with the film “On Golden Years”. Many Long Island residents such as Indu Gajwani, Sunita Babber, Professor Indrajit Saluja, Lovllien Kaurr, Reeves Lehmann and others are also a part of this movie “On Golden Years.”
The film also portrays the complex emotions, which come at the time of retirement for immigrants. Through various characters, who are residents of an Indian retirement community, the film deals with the conflicts such as India vs America, contentedness vs regrets and places to retire etc. This is the story about the retirement of the American Dream.
Some of the guests at the premiere who gave their felicitations included Dr. Parveen Chopra, Indu Jaiswal, Darshan Bagga, Rao Anumolu, Uma Sengupta, Sharanjit Singh Thind, Dharmatan Saran, Satnam Parhar, Jarnail Singh Gilzian, Parveen Chopra, Bidisha Roy, Dr.Krishna Jhaveri, Dr. Ajay Lodha.
Malik thanked Professor Saluja and The Indian Panorama for hosting the Long Island premiere. Malik also commented that Mr. Saluja has done the wonderful work as an actor in the film.
The film On Golden Years stars RANJIT CHOWDHRY who was also the lead of Lonely In America, JYOTI SINGH, REEVES LEHMANN, SHETAL SHAH, NOOR NAGHMI, TIRLOK MALIK, SHRUTI TEWARI, FAROKH DARUWALA, INDU GAJWANI, PROF. INDRAJIT S. SALUJA, LOVLLIEN KAURR, SANDEEP SURI, IGGY IGNATIUS, KAMLESH GUPTA and many more. There are some new talents making their debut in the film.
The film On Golden Years is written and directed by Tirlok Malik. The film is produced by Golden Movies. The idea of the story is inspired from the book Seeking Roots by Iggy. Iggy Ignatius is also the codirector of the film. The film was shot at the Indian retirement community Shantiniketan in Florida. Other credits of the film are Director of Photography Christo Bakalov B.A.C., Music by Peter Lobo, Art Direction by Sunita Babber, Editing by Tom Knight and others.
Singer Falu makes her film debut doing the item number song ‘Raba Raba’ in the film On Golden Years. The opening song of the film ‘Gayatri Mantra’ is sung by Sumitra Iyer who is an award winning Bollywood singer and who now lives in America.
The film On Golden Years is in English language and is made for NRIs and an international audience. It is a romantic emotional comedy. Its length is 85 minutes. Tirlok Malik and the team of On Golden Years are happy to share this film with the audience.
Tirlok Malik has recently launched the website which is the first ever streaming of Indian American movies www.nritvfilmclub.com. The purpose of the website is also promoting the new talents. One can go on the website and become a member. Malik’s dream is to create NRI-wood just like Hollywood and Bollywood. He invites everyone to join his vision.
Another attraction at the event was the soulful Ghazal singing by Sudhir Narain who follows the tradition of Agra Gharana. Sudhir who cut his first disc in 1995 has until now made many and is considered to be the best Ghazal singer after the late Jagjit Singh and Mehndi Hassan.