New Delhi: On the screen once more, “Shahenshah” appears. Amitabh Bachchan, also known as “Big B,” is the person whom we are talking about. Amitabh Bachchan’s 80th birthday will be commemorated by a film festival, which the Film Heritage Foundation has announced will take place in 17 places throughout the nation and feature films starring the megastar. Shivendra Singh Dungarpur created this NGO. He is both a filmmaker and an archivist. Along with the top multiplex company, PVR Cinemas, Shivendra has put together a selection of 11 hit movies, including Don, Kaala Patthar, and Kaalia.
“Bachchan Back To The Beginning” is the name of the four-day event. The star’s birthday, October 11, falls between its opening and closing dates. This massive event will take place on 172 stages and 30 screens spread over 22 theatres all around India.
Bachchan claimed that he never imagined the day when all of his early-career films would be rereleased on the big screen.
To celebrate the 80th birthday of the biggest icon of Indian cinema, FHF and @_PVRCinemas proud to present “Bachchan Back to the Beginning” – a blockbuster festival for the first time ever of 11 films of @SrBachchan from Oc8 8 – 11, 2022 in 17 cities & 22 cinemas across India. pic.twitter.com/jiiPaXuvnm
— Film Heritage Foundation (@FHF_Official) September 30, 2022
It is an amazing endeavour from the Film Heritage Foundation and PVR to highlight not only my work but also that of the directors, performers, and technicians from the era who made these films possible.
“It recalls a time that is long past yet not forgotten.” “I hope that this is only the beginning of many festivals that will showcase iconic films of Indian cinema back on the big screen,” the 79-year-old actor said in a statement.
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Filmgoers will be able to see some of the legendary actor’s movies in theatres in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Surat, Baroda, Raipur, Kanpur, Kolhapur, Indore, and Bachchan’s hometown of Prayagraj, according to a press release from the Film Heritage Foundation.
Kabhie Kabhie, Amar Akbar Anthony, Namak Halaal, Abhimaan, Deewar, Mili, Satte Pe Satta, and Chupke Chupke are some of the other films that will be presented as part of the festival.