Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Director of the Film Heritage Foundation, says: “Growing up, I was the biggest Amitabh Bachchan fan. When I was in school, I broke rules to see his films. In fact, I was often kicked out of class in college for sitting on the back pews and writing notes on his films. I am very pleased that the Film Heritage Foundation is honoring his 80th birthday with this first nationwide, four-day festival of its kind. A special price of £80 has been set for each film (in homage to his 80th birthday) and those wishing to see all the films can purchase a special cinema pass for £400.
IMAGINE HEARING PYAAR HUMEIN KIS MOD PE LE AAYA ON THE BIG SCREEN: SRIRAM RAGHAVAN
Filmmaker Sriram Raghavan, who is a big Bachchan fan, says: “The organization of Shivender Singh Dungurpur did a wonderful job. Imagine if you could see Don, Kala Patthar
and Satte Pe Satta back on the big screen! Imagine watching and listening to Pyaar Humein Kis Mod Pe Le Aaya again. I grew up watching these films and saw most of them several times in school and college, sometimes even buying tickets in black. ”
Moviegoers from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad to Ahmedabad, Surat, Baroda, Raipur, Kanpur, Kolhapur, Prayagraj and Indore can watch these films.
Never thought there would be a day when all these movies from my early career would be back on the big screen: BIG B
Amitabh Bachchan says: “I didn’t think I would see a day when all these films from my early career would return to the big screen nationwide. It is a remarkable initiative of the Film Heritage Foundation to showcase not only my work, but also the work of my former directors, castmates and technicians who made these films possible. It brings back a bygone but not forgotten era. That is why it is so important to save India’s film heritage. I hope this is just the beginning of many festivals celebrating (and bringing them back to the big screen) the seminal films of Indian cinema.”
In addition, the FHF is planning to curate many more such film festivals. Shivendra says, “I want the producers to understand that there is a tremendous demand for these films, and cinema lovers who have never had the opportunity to see these iconic films in theaters would love to do so. There is a need for restoration of our old films. ”