Nitin Sawhney live score for Throw of the Dice in Trafalgar Square


Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Thursday, August 30, 2007

Nitin Sawhney and his band, accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra, perform at the Trafalgar Square screening of the BFI's digitally-restored version of the Indian silent classic, A Throw Of A Dice.

The British Film Institute is collaborating with Nitin Sawhney and the London Symphony Orchestra to present a live accompaniment to a very rare silent film film called A Throw of Dice in Trafalgar Square on Thursday 30th August.

The film has been restored by the BFI. It is a splendid epic of love and loss where a woman's fate relies on A Throw of Dice.



Directed by Franz Osten, a German, it was filmed in India and is a very rare example of an early film made in India. Based on the pivotal gambling episode from the Mahabharata 'A Throw of Dice' is a lovely story that tells the story of Ranjit and nefarious Sohan, two kings with a passion for gambling and the same woman, Sunita.

It is also hugely entertaining and Nitin Sawhney's score (soon to be released on CD) makes for a very special experience.

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