Brett Lee with wife Lana at Cochlear UNindian premiere in Sydney
Wednesday night was the worldwide premiere of unINDIAN at Fox Studios in Sydney. unINDIAN is an Australian-Indian romantic comedy starring Cochlear Global Hearing Ambassador and cricketer, Brett Lee. Lead actress, Tannishtha Chatterjee’s character works for Cochlear in the film and part of it was shot at the headquarter office in Sydney with bilateral recipient, Jane Goodfellow as an extra (she plays the receptionist).
The premiere was a funfilled event – lots of Bollywood dancing and the crowd certainly frocked up for the occasion.
The movie is officially released to the general public on October 15. There is still no word on when the movie will appear in other countries.
Watch the official trailer below:
Cochlear Limited, Cochlear APAC and Cochlear India are co-sponsoring Australian-Indian romantic comedy unindian (pronounced UN-indian).
The film stars Brett Lee, former Australian international cricketer, who plays a teacher who introduces migrants to Australian language and culture. The lead actress is taken up by Tannishtha Chatterjee who portrays a divorced career woman, constantly urged to marry “a nice Indian man”.
Cochlear CEO Chris Roberts said, “unindian was a unique opportunity to increase public awareness about hearing issues. Our involvement with the film helps draw attention to the impact of hearing loss and the technologies that can help restore hearing for millions of people around the world.”
“360 million people worldwide have a disabling hearing loss. The problem is enormous but the reality is that many people are not aware of a cochlear implant. We have to do more to increase the awareness of severe to profound hearing loss and the solution. By supporting this film, we hope that it will play a part in helping to increase public awareness,” Roberts continued.
Image from Jane Goodfellow, who plays a receptionist at Cochlear Ltd in Sydney, in the movie
The film is due for release in June 2015.
Watch the teaser below: