Majnu-Ka-Tilla: Bollywood Movie on Tibetan Movement

Debutant bollywood filmmaker Danish Iqbal is making a film titled ‘Majnu-Ka-Tilla’, which be staring Imran Zahid in the lead. The movie is proposed in the wake of the fact that the Tibetans who sought refugee and survived in India for more than half century years in year, keeping their fight for Tibet alive in India has not received wide recognition in India itself. The makers of the film therefore intends to bring the Tibetan movement to the mass audience of Indian cinema.

Majnu-Ka-Tilla is the proposed title of the film which is adapted from the name of the Tibetan colony in New Delhi and the film revolves around a love story between a millionaire Indian college student in Delhi and a Tibetan girl, who shows Imran Zahid, the boy the plight of the Tibetan struggle.

Bollywood tycoon director, producer Mahesh Bhatt has also joined the crew as creative director for the film. “The issue of Tibetan people, who have found home here in India is not known to many, especially the youth so it is important for us to bring the people of India closer to the journey of Tibetans who are now a part of our life through a simple, moving and interesting love story ” Mahesh Bhatt told in an interview.

The makers said that they will make the film through mass funding and they have already received lots of support from various spheres of profession and nationalities. Former Indian Football Captain, Baichung Bhutia has publicly expressed his unconditional support in monetary as well as personal resources and he said that would even work in the film is necessary. Mr. Bhutia has been a strong supporter of Tibetans and he even refused to run the Olympic torch for 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Besides celebrities like Mr. Bhutia and singer Zuben Garg, the makers said that they are receiving support from so many Tibetans from across the world.

The film is scheduled to start the shooting from December 2015.

Yeshi Paljor

Editor at Tibetan Journal, Yeshi Paljor is a computer engineer by profession.

3 thoughts on “Majnu-Ka-Tilla: Bollywood Movie on Tibetan Movement

  • November 27, 2015 at 7:02 pm
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    Love u bro for Ur Support n Love for Tibet BRING IT ON

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  • November 29, 2015 at 3:24 pm
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    Extremely excited to watch the movie. Best wishes to the whole team of M.T… longing for positive effect from the movie. Immense thanks!
    Free tibet!

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  • August 20, 2016 at 11:16 am
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    I want to thank Danish Iqbal, the maker of the Tibet film and also director Mahesh Bhatt who also joined in the production of movie, Majnukatilla. My thanks also goes to everyone who are involved to promote the cause of Tibetan freedom struggle which revolves around the love story between a Tibetan girl and an Indian college student, Imran Zahid from millionaire Indian family. Like in every Indian movie I wish and hope to see in keeping the real names of both girl and boy to make the story real. And finally, And I am also hoping to some kind formal blessing from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the soul of Tibet, in the beginning of the movie. Last but least I wish to know when the above movie will be meventually released to the public in the theatres.

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