Ahead of Amitabh Bachchan's 80th birthday, special 4-day film festival announced; Shweta shares post

The four-day day event, titled 'Bachchan Back To The Beginning', will open on October 8 and close on October 11, the star's birthday.

Updated on Oct 01, 2022 12:59 AM IST  |  576.9K
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Ahead of Amitabh Bachchan's 80th birthday, special 4-day film festival announced; Shweta shares post

To mark the momentous occasion of the 80th birthday of the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan, Film Heritage Foundation on Friday announced a film festival titled 'Bachchan Back To The Beginning', as a part of which movies featuring the megastar will be screened in 17 cities across the country. The not-for-profit organization founded by filmmaker and archivist Shivendra Singh Dungarpur has meticulously curated a bespoke collection of 11 blockbuster films of the legendary performer. The 4-day event will open on October 8 and close on October 11, the date of the star's birthday.

Meanwhile, Big B’s daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda shared the poster of 'Bachchan Back To The Beginning' on her Instagram account. The post garnered the attention of her daughter and Big B’s niece Navya Nanda who dropped a heart emoji in the comment section.

Have a look at Shweta’s post:

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap also took to his Instagram and penned a sweet note for Big B. He wrote, “The man who shaped our childhood. He personified the angst of Salim Javed, Yash Chopra, the everyman of Hrishikesh Mukherji, the man from the street, the orphan, the unemployed sarcasm-laden young man who gave up on god and embraced the anti-hero. He shaped our childhood; he taught us to rebel. And now you can see all those films restored for the big screen again .. thank you Film heritage foundation and Shivendra Singh Dungarpur for giving us back our hero.” 

Amitabh Bachchan said he never thought he would see a day that all these films from his early career would be back on the big screen.

"It is a remarkable initiative of the Film Heritage Foundation and PVR to showcase not just my work, but the work of my directors, fellow actors and technicians of the time who made these films possible. "It brings back an era that is gone, but not forgotten. This is why saving India's film heritage is so important. I hope that this is just the beginning of many festivals that will celebrate landmark films of Indian cinema back on the big screen," the 79-year-old actor said in a statement.

According to the press release issued by an NGO, Film Heritage Foundation, the fans of the superstar across cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Surat, Baroda, Raipur, Kanpur, Kolhapur, Indore, including Big B's hometown Prayagraj will have a chance at watching the actor on the big screen and witness the 90s magic again.

Films to be screened as part of the festival are Don, Kaala Patthar, and Kaalia, in partnership with leading multiplex chain PVR Cinemas Kabhie Kabhie, Amar Akbar Anthony, Namak Halaal, Abhimaan, Deewar, Mili, Satte Pe Satta, and Chupke Chupke.

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Oct 01, 2022 04:52 PM
This is great ! Cool ! Thanks PV Team for posting this