New York Premiere of Mystic India
17, 24 March 2007, Palisades Center IMAX Theatre, New York, USA
In a spectacular and colorful premiere of Mystic India hosted at the Palisades Center IMAX Theatre in New York, over 700 invited dignitaries and guests viewed the two special screenings held on March 17 and March 24, 2007.
The waiting area of the theatre was completely transformed with richly decorative Indian art and antiques. Before each of the shows, there was a brief introduction describing the commendable efforts by BAPS volunteers in the production of the film from concept to completion.
Among the many guests who attended the occasion were:
- Consul General of India, Ms. Neelam Deo
- Dy. Consul General, A.R. Ghanashyam
- New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins
- Assemblyman, Upendra J. Chivukula
- Paul Feiner, Town Supervisor, Greenburgh, NY
- Seema Singh, President of Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce
- Rich Lamb, Senior Reporter, WCBS Newsradio 880
- Dr. Bhupi Patel, President of American Center for Political Awareness
- Dr. Subramanian, Mr. Bharat Bhatt, Dr. Navin Mehta, Dr. Sudhir Parikh, Mr. Sunil Naik, Mr. Kenny Desai, other leaders of the Indian Community and journalists from various publications.
The guests were enthralled by the inspiring story of Neelkanth, the sights, the sounds, the colors and the awe-inspiring festivals of India, beautifully depicted on film. The following are some of the opinions of the guests:
“This is a spectacular revelation of a side of India I had never known. I am going to go to India with my wife.”
Senior Reporter, WCBS Newsradio 880
“Mystic India brought India back to life. It clearly depicts the way India stands. Every Indian should be grateful to BAPS for making this film.”
President of IACPA
“I learned from the film that you don’t need all the luxuries of life to be happy.”
Town Supervisor, Greenburgh, NY
“I would like to urge every parent to make sure that their children watch this film and learn from Neelkanth’s experience. Most importantly they should learn about our culture and values, and pass it on to their children.”
President of AICC