Last month GemArts met Shakirul Alam, a very talented and passionate North East film maker, who has just completed his first feature film Teen Taal, filmed in Delhi, India. Teen Taal tells the true story of musician, Attar Singh Chowdhary, and also stars his son Guarav Chowdhary who is attempting to revive his father’s unfinished dream.

GemArts work with some of the UK and India’s finest tabla players, so when Shakirul started to tell us about his film, and the fact it portrays tabla player Attar Singh Chowdhary’s life, we were very excited. Although the film is due for theatrical release later in 2015, two special screenings of Teen Taal will be held at Tyneside Cinema next week, details of these Tux and Gown preview screenings are below.

Date: 9th & 10th March 2015

Time: 8pm – 11pm (includes Meet& Greet, Introduction, Screening, Q&A session and Photo session)

Venue: Classic Screen, Tyneside Cinema.

Tickets: £20 (includes film screening, popcorn and soft drinks) Advance bookings only, tickets available from or 07772084737  20% discount for children/students

Dress code: ‘Tux and Gown’, dress smartly for a photo session at the end with pictures going to press

For more information and to see interviews, and clips of the movie visit the links below:

Shakirul Alam is a Film Writer/Producer/Director/Actor, from Newcastle upon Tyne, and a student of Anupam Kher. He has just completed his first feature film, ‘Teen Taal’ in Delhi, India, due for theatrical release later this year. For more information on his work visit

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