Film festival to celebrate Amitabh Bachchan’s legacy ahead of his birthday
To mark the momentous occasion of the 80th birthday of the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan, the Film Heritage Foundation announced a unique film festival titled 'Bachchan Back to the Beginning'.
In collaboration with PVR Cinemas, the festival is sated to be one of the grandest film festivals to celebrate the icon through his films. The four-day celebrations will be conducted from 8 to 11 October 2022 in 17 cities, covering 172 showcases and 30 screens across 22 cinema halls all over India. The not-for-profit organization founded by filmmaker and archivist Shivendra Singh Dungarpur has meticulously curated a bespoke collection of eleven blockbuster films that gave birth to one of the biggest superstars of the nation who continues to shine as brightly over 50 years since his debut on the silver screen.
Audiences across cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad to Ahmedabad, Surat, Baroda, Raipur, Kanpur, Kolhapur, Prayagraj and Indore will get the exceptional opportunity to witness the sheer magnetism of the superstar on the big screen through his landmark films such as 'Don', 'Kaala Patthar', 'Kaalia', 'Kabhie Kabhie', 'Amar Akbar Anthony', 'Namak Halaal', 'Abhimaan', 'Deewar', 'Mili', 'Satte Pe Satta' and 'Chupke Chupke'.
Amitabh Bachchan shared his thoughts about this celebration. He said, "I didn't think that I would see a day that all these films from my early career would be back on the big screen across the country. It is a remarkable initiative of 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."