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Film Heritage Foundation Announces The Dilip Kumar Film Festival To Commemorate His 100th Birthday

Slated to be hosted on the 10th and 11th of December 2022, the celebration will honour the icon through a bespoke showcase of his milestone films

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Fresh off the success ‘The Bachchan Back To The Beginning festival, the not-for-profit organisation Film Heritage Foundation announces a unique film festival titled ‘Dilip Kumar Hero Of Heroes’ to mark the centenary celebrations of erstwhile film icon Dilip Kumar.

Slated to be hosted on the 10th and 11th of December 2022, the celebration will honour the icon through a bespoke showcase of his milestone films such as Aan (1952), Devdas (1955), Ram Aur Shyam (1967) and Shakti (1982) covering over 30 cinema halls in over 20 cities across India.

Audiences in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Pune, Bareilly, Kanpur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Raipur, Indore, Surat, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Hyderabad will get a first-hand experience of witnessing the sheer magnetism and versatility of one of the greatest actors of Indian cinema on the big screen through four of his landmark films over two days.

Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Filmmaker, Archivist and Director, Film Heritage Foundation states, “Dilip Kumar turning 100! What an incredible opportunity to bring back one of the greatest actors of Indian cinema on the big screen. He truly is the “Hero of Heroes” as even today he is an actor that the biggest stars look up to. Film Heritage Foundation could think of no better way to celebrate this milestone than a festival of his films back in theatres. Even though some of these films were released nearly seventy years ago, the power of Dilip Kumar’s performances, his craft as a method actor and his charisma make him ageless.”

Saira Banu states, “I am so happy that Film Heritage Foundation is celebrating Dilip Sahab’s 100th birthday on December 11th this year by screening some of his most popular films in cinemas across India. They could not have chosen a more apt title to commemorate India’s greatest actor ---- Dilip Kumar--- Hero Of Heroes”. He was my favorite hero from the time I was 12 years old when I first saw him in “Aan” in Technicolor. It will be a joy to watch him back on the big screen, larger than life, like he has been in my life.”

Amitabh Bachchan states, “As Dilip Kumar turns 100, I am so glad that we at Film Heritage Foundation are celebrating his legacy with this festival of films in theatres that will showcase some of his memorable performances in the cinema. I would urge every film lover and contemporary actor who has not watched Dilip Kumar larger than life not to miss the incredible opportunity of watching this giant among actors back on the big screen. It will be a master class in acting.”

Kamal Haasan states, “"Yousuf Sahab set an international bar for Indian actors to follow. Erudite, eloquent and excellent in his chosen field. Cinema can make people believe that those who have departed are still alive. In that context to me Dilip Kumar ji is one of the world's best actors alive. It's an incredible feat by the Film Heritage Foundation and I'm grateful to them for keeping my heritage alive."

Film Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Mumbai set up by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur in 2014. It is dedicated to supporting the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the moving image and to developing interdisciplinary programs to create awareness about the language of cinema.



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