Caribbean Indians in Cinema

Indo-Caribbean Cultural Council (ICC) is proud to announce the publication of its latest magazine commemorating Indian Heritage Month (May 2005) in Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean). The theme of the magazine which marks the arrival of East Indians/South Asians from India to Trinidad during indentureship (1845-1917) is Caribbean Indian actors in cinematic movies

The magazine presents still pictures from cinematic movies in which Indian actors and actresses have starred. It highlights Indians in movies made in the Caribbean, England and Hollywood from 1964 to the present time. The magazine begins with the young Basdeo Panday in three British-produced movies: Nine Hours to Rama (1963), Man in the Middle (1964), and The Brigand of Kandahar (1965). It also captures shots of Ralph Maraj in The Right and the Wrong (1970), The Caribbean Fox (1970) and Bim (1974). It features Errol Sitahal in three Hollywood films: A Little Princess (1995), Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) and Tommy Boy (1995). And it takes snapshots of a host of other performers, most of whom have appeared in The Mystic Masseur (2001). It is important to celebrate these individuals because they have struggled against tremendous odds as ethnic minorities to achieve visibility and stardom on the sliver screen.


  • About Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Caribbean Indian actors in cinematic movies [editorial] By Dr. Kumar Mahabir
  • Greetings from the Prime Minister By the Honourable Patrick Manning
  • Nine Hours to Rama – Basdeo Panday as a laundryman
  • Man in the Middle – Basdeo Panday as an Indian journalist
  • Man in the Middle – Basdeo Panday’s career as an actor
  • The Right and the Wrong – Cast and Award
  • The Right and the Wrong – Ralph Maraj as the hero, Shyam
  • The Right and the Wrong – Angela Suekeran as Chandra
  • The Right and the Wrong – Filmmaker Harbance Kumar said It Happened!!
  • The Right and the Wrong – The song “O Mere Hamrahi” [O, I am for you]
  • The Right and the Wrong – Anthony Maharaj talks about a re-make
  • The Caribbean Fox – Kenneth Boodhu as Ramsingh, the astrologer
  • The Caribbean Fox – Kenneth Boodhu’s career as an actor
  • Bim – Cast, Credits and Award
  • Bim – Ralph Maraj as the hero, Bim/Bheem
  • Bim – Anna Seeratan as the heroine, Anna
  • Bim – Kenneth Boodhu as a heckler
  • Bim – Simon Bedasie as young Charlie
  • Bim – Grace Maharaj as Babsie
  • Bim – Background, Script and Censorship
  • If Wishes Were Horses – Habeeb Khan as the comic star
  • If Wishes Were Horses – Habeeb Khan’s career as an actor
  • Tommy Boy – Errol Sitahal as a business executive
  • A Little Princess – Credits and Cast
  • A Little Princess – Plot Outline
  • A Little Princess – Background Notes
  • A Little Princess – Errol Sitahal as the Indian servant, Ram Dass
  • A Little Princess – Extract about Ram Dass from the novel
  • Klash – Credits and Cast
  • Klash – Notes and viewer’s comments
  • Klash – Dinesh Maharaj as a Ragga Posse member
  • The Mystic Masseur – Hazare Imambaksh as the politician, Narayan
  • The Mystic Masseur – Grace Maharaj as the narrator’s distressed mother
  • The Mystic Masseur – David Sammy as the bookseller, Bissoon
  • The Mystic Masseur – Shastri Maharaj as one of the masseur’s patients
  • The Mystic Masseur – Anthony Harrypaulsingh in the wedding crowd
  • The Mystic Masseur – Ravi-ji as the wedding pundit [priest]
  • The Mystic Masseur – Dinesh Maharaj as a taxi driver
  • The Mystic Masseur – Patti-Anne Ali as the heroine’s sister, Soomintra
  • Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle – Errol Sitahal as Kumar’s father
  • Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle- Errol Sitahal’s career as an actor

May-June 2006. 11 x 8 ½ inches. Glossy pages and cover.
80 pages with advertisements and articles.
ISSN 1683-4143

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