Film Heritage Foundation Announces Amitabh Bachchan Film Festival To Celebrate Actor’s 80th Birthday
The four-day celebrations will be conducted from the 8th –11th of October 2022 in 17 cities
To mark the momentous occasion of the 80th birthday of the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan, the Film Heritage Foundation announces a unique film festival titled ‘Bachchan Back to The Beginning’ in partnership with PVR Cinemas.
Slated to be one of the grandest film festivals that celebrate an icon through his landmark early films, the four-day celebrations will be conducted from the 8th –11th of 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.
As a special incentive to his fans who want to enjoy all the films, PVR has made available a Movie Pass @ INR 400 that can be purchased online through the PVR App and Web. The pass can be redeemed across all days in any of the 22 cinemas where the movies are running. Single Movie tickets would be priced at INR 80.
Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Director, Film Heritage Foundation states, growing up, I was the biggest Amitabh Bachchan fan. I used to break bounds when I was in school to watch his films and was often thrown out of class in college for sitting on the back benches and writing notes about his films. I am so glad that Film Heritage Foundation is paying tribute to Mr. Bachchan on his 80th birthday with the first-of-its-kind country-wide four-day festival.
Ajay Bijli, Chairman & Managing Director, PVR Ltd, said, “PVR is delighted to partner with Film Heritage Foundation for ‘Bachchan Back to the Beginning’ to mark the 80th birthday of Amitabh Bachchan. We are so happy that for the first time ever we are able to stage a festival of this kind of Bachchan’s films across the country to celebrate his work at the scale that is befitting the biggest icon of Indian cinema.”
To coincide with the film festival, the Film Heritage Foundation which is dedicated to the preservation, restoration, documentation and exhibition of India’s film heritage will also set up an exhibition of rare Amitabh Bachchan memorabilia at PVR Juhu in Mumbai.
In 2021, Film Heritage Foundation was instrumental in getting Amitabh Bachchan honoured with the prestigious International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) Award at the hands of iconic filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan.
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