The Search for Khanitou

Amine Hattou  |  Cinema  |  2011  |  Algeria
Aa Gale Lag Jaa (Come, Embrace me) is the most popular Bollywood film in Algeria. Generation after generation, the film has acquired an epic status becoming the absolute reference for the Indian culture. Algerians call the film JANITOU, after the movie’s theme song. Searching for Janitou is a journey to unravel the phenomenon that is this Bollywood film, between Algeria and India. It explores the connections between two cultures far away from each other yet bound together by the shared stories through their common factor ‘Janitou’.