Dalip Tahil features in new ulysses short film - A New Day Will Be

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MUMBAI: Noted film, television and theatre actor Dalip Tahil has featured in a Global short film to celebrate a unique Bloomsday. Titled ‘A New Day Will Be’ the short film uses James Joyce’s timeless words to create a contemporary take on Ulysses with performers from more than 40 locations across six continents. The performers, including Tahil, come together in the short film to chart our universal, shared humanity as we journey through these extraordinary times. The project is a collaboration of the Irish Embassies and Consulates worldwide and their network of local partners.

16 June is celebrated as Bloomsday, and is a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce.

(Also read: Dalip Tahil to be part of Karan Johar’s upcoming Netflix Original – Guilty)

“We are going through some very testing times. The short film is a poetic narration of all of humanity’s sentiment about this phase of our lives. From silence, isolation, the desire for human touch and the quest for a vaccine, through remembrance and resilience, to hope, love and finally affirmation, the film tries to capture the emotions of people across borders. I am happy to have been part of this project,” says Dalip Tahil.

Other than Tahil, the performers include actors Olwen Fouéré and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor; former US Democratic Presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke; novelist Colum McCann; leading actors from continental Europe including Yiannis Panagopoulos of the Greek National Theatre, Peter Bárnai from Budapest, Robert Roth from Bratislava, Ada Gales from Bucharest and Üllar Saaremäe from Tallinn; Aboriginal Australian artist Daniel Browning; Japanese kimono designer Satoko Baba; and performance artist Amanda Coogan.  The original score is composed and performed by Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh.

About Dalip Tahil: Starting off as a theatre artist working with ad guru Alyque Padamsee, Dalip made his film debut in Shyam Benegal’s Ankur in 1974. Since then, as an artist, he has done multiple roles in films, television, radio, and web series and has also continued his long standing association with theatre. Some of his memorable works in films include Shaan, Sir Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi, Baazigar and many more. Some prominent TV shows include The Sword of Tipu Sultan, Buniyaad, Siya Ke Ram. He has also been part of International soap operas including BBC1’s longest running show - East Enders and Bombay Blue. Other than in television, Dalip is internationally known for starring as Madan Kumar in the Andrew Lloyd Webber and A.R. Rahman theatre musical - Bombay Dreams in which he performed over 500 shows at the Apollo Theatre in London. Dalip is also an accomplished singer and has collaborated with singer composer Louis Banks and Shweta Shetty on a few independent projects.

(Also read: I will never get into politics or contest an election: Dalip Tahil)

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