Manukau Courier : February 24th 2011
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Clinic 1: Around The Green - putting, chipping and pitching Clinic 2: Using The Irons - how and when to use your short, mid and long irons Clinic 3: Using The Woods - how and when to use your woods and hybrids Book your Golf Clinic spot today, Ph: 266 8297 ext 1, and we will see you on a Tuesday soon. 2 for Starting Out Golf Clinics for Ladies Golf Clinics 6.00pm Tuesdays CURRY MUNCHERS, A CONTEMPORARY FILM ON KIWI SOCIETY OPENS TODAY Extra hot romance Movie talent: A locally made film which also features shots from New Delhi is being released today in Event Cinemas. Curry Munchers, a romantic comedy, challenges cultural stereotypes. Pictured is actress Jenny Li, line producer Gaurav Gupta and actor Ajay Vasisht. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By RHIANNON HORRELL A SMALL independent film shot in Auckland, New Delhi and in a Manukau restaurant has hit the big time and opened in mainstream cinemas today. Romantic comedy Curry Munchers pushes the bound- aries of cultural stereotypes and stars Shortland St heartthrob Ben Mitchell and Kiwi actor Ajay Vasisht among a plethora of local tal- ent. Line producer Gaurav Gupta says the film tells a universal story about a young Indian migrant. He s in college and back in India, you re really depen- dent on what your parents tell you. He thinks New Zea- land is a good place to come -- you ll have cars and girls -- but he realises life is not a bed of roses. The lead character Sid gets a part-time job in a res- taurant, filmed at Sangeet in Manukau, where he realises he enjoys cooking. He also has a love inter- est. But being a chef is not so respectable for his family. The climax is a cook-off com- petition they have, Mr Gupta says. Mr Visisht, who lives in One Tree Hill and plays Sid s father Dinesh, says the film is a contemporary take on Kiwi society. It s not a tragic saga of migration. There s a universalism beyond the Indian migrant stuff. It s about the clash between generations. There s a power struggle -- it s about dislo- cation. Mr Visisht says in particu- lar, Dinesh is bad at dealing with the local way of doing business. It s finding your identity again and accepting change, Mr Visisht says. A lot of Indians will relate to it, Mr Gupta adds. Mr Visisht, who describes himself as a Kiwindian , has been involved with New Zea- land film and television since 1989 with roles on Shortland St, Xena and Marlin Bay. In an ironic twist, Mr Visi- sht and actress Leila Patel played husband and wife not only in Curry Munchers but also in previous roles on Shortland St. Actress Jenny Li plays Lee Tall, the love interest of one of the chefs. New Zealand has different cultural expectations to India. We all have struggles and challenges. She says the film s name refers to the phrase being overused and pushes the boundaries of ethnic stereotypes. Mr Gupta is excited that the film, directed by Cristobal Araus Lobos, has been well- received so far. We re competing with Transformers, Spiderman and Harry Potter, Mr Vasi- sht says. It s a $3 million film made for a fraction of the cost. Curry Munchers opens today at Event Cinemas and is also being released in Fiji, Malaysia and Singapore. Trains off, buses on out south Buses will replace trains on the southern line between Otahuhu and Britomart this weekend. The closure will allow work on upgrading the rail net- work for electric trains. The Onehunga line and the eastern line between Newmarket and Britomart will also be closed on Saturday and Sunday with replacement bus services. KiwiRail and Auckland Transport say the significant work needed to prepare for electric trains means such closures will become a reg- ular occurrence for the fore- seeable future . Work will be scheduled at weekends, public holidays and during evenings to mini- mise disruption to peak-hour commuter services. After this weekend the next rail closure will be on March 5 and 6 on the eastern line. Go to www.maxx.co.nz for full details and the special bus timetables. Bicycles can- not be taken on rail bus services. Walsh efforts remembered The Takanini flying brothers Leo and Vivian Walsh are remembered in a special dis- play at the Museum of Trans- port and Technology that opens tomorrow. A photographic exhibition celebrates their making New Zealand s first powered, con- trolled and sustained flight on February 5, 1911, in a plane named Manurewa. They also set up the New Zealand Flying School to teach men who served in World War One how to fly. The photographic display opens tomorrow at the Walsh Memorial Library, at Motat s Great North Rd site, Western Springs. Entry $35 family of two adults and up to four kids, $14 adults, $8 children under 16 and students, $7 senior citizens, under-fives are free. Go to www.motat.org.nz. See www.manukau courier.co.nz to view a trailer of the movie.
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