Mann (dir. Indra Kumar, 1999)

Crowdcast, Sunday 22 November 2020, 10am GMT

Running Time: 2hr 54


An almost shot by shot remake of An Affair to Remember starring Aamir Kahn, Manisha Koirala and Anil Kapoor. With an introduction by Monia Acciari, director of the UK Asian Film Festival (Leicester).

Aamir Kahn and Manisha Koirala in Mann

What is a “watch-along screening”?

Sadly we can’t actually stream films due to distribution rights, but we aim to create a sense of togetherness in isolation through sharing our love of Cary Grant. Before the start of the screening you need to source your own copy of the film and cue it up ready to play. After a brief 5-10 minute introduction on CrowdCast we will count down and all press play at the same time. The CrowdCast will end and we’ll watch-along together using the #CaryStaysHome hashtag on Twitter and Instagram @carycomeshome.

Viewing options:


Netflix (with subscription)

Free on Amazon Prime UK

Free on Amazon Prime USA


Dr Monia Acciari is an Associate Professor at De Montfort University and the Associate Director of the UK Asian Film Festival (Leicester). She is Principal Investigator of the research and diasporic community engagement project: Building Audiences. she is also a writer for the online magazine Festivalists, where she mostly contributes with articles on Indian cinema and Indian Film Festivals. She is regularly contributing to the magazine Pukaar in Leicester. She obttained her BA and MA in Film History at University of Bologna (Italy), and her doctoral research was conducted at the University of Manchester with a fully funded AHRC project entitled “Indo-Italian screens and the Aesthetic of Emotions”.

This introduction is in partership with the CATHI (Cinema and Television Research Institute) at De Montfort University DMU)


What is “Pay what you feel”?

We want to make our events accessible whatever your budget, but for those that can afford it, we’d really appreciate it if you can give generously to keep the festival afloat in these difficult times.

We rely on ticket sales as our main source of income, but Covid-19 has made this impossible this year, creating a huge shortfall in our finances. We’re a biennial festival so we’re hoping by 2022 we’ll be able to return to live events, but in the meantime we’re determined to celebrate Cary Grant as best we can virtually. If you’ve enjoyed watching this event, please consider donating.

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