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Wednesday 2nd July 2003
Broad Street goes Bollywood crazy
Pupils from King Ed VI Handsworth School
Pupils gather for the glittering premiere

Birmingham city centre had never quite seen anything like it. Hundreds of screaming pupils all dressed up to the nines. The occasion? The film THEY made had its debut at the UGC cinema.



See the film 'Obsession' and about how it was made

About First Light and see 'Who Do You Think I Am' by Kings Heath School

See another film made by Birmingham school children - 'Down The Plughole'



First Light Movies

King Edward VI Handsworth Girls' School

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Stretch limos brought them to the city centre and they were met with photographers flashbulbs as they emerged in their glittering outfits.

Office workers going home in the rush hour were agog trying to work out just what was going on. They stretched their necks to get a better look.

It was great fun. Pupils from King Edward VI Handsworth Girls School, and King Edward Boys' in Aston packed the pavements along with their parents and teachers to celebrate the film premiere of 'Obsession' - the Bollywood film they perceived and helped make, along with SAMPAD.

We were there along with our cameras to bring you a photo gallery of the evening's events.

Pupils and stars from the film Premiere Gallery


Chandeep Uppal
Star of the hit film 'Anita and Me', Chandeep Uppal was Special Guest.

Pupils from the schools acted in the film and helped in all aspects of production. The 'stars' arrived by limousine with special guest Chandeep Uppal from the hit film 'Anita and Me'.

The red carpet was lined with pupils - all of whom took part in some way - dressed in their finest outfits and screaming with pop idol pleasure everytime one of their colleagues entered the building.

UGC Broad street
Rush hour traffic saw an amazing scene outside the cinema.

The project came about because of King Edwards' Girls' Headmistress, the devoted Miss Insch, and her desire for her school to receive Performing Arts Specialist status. Last night she announced mission accomplished to a standing ovation in the cinema auditorium.


Scene from the film 'Obession'

To find out how the film was made and about the organisations involved - maybe you'd like to have a go yourself - take a look.

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