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Amitabh Bachchan Retrospective at Kolkata International Film Festival 2012

By NewsDesk • Published on November 3, 2012

Amitabh Bachchan

The 18th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival will host a special section in the honour of Amitabh Bachchan. The festival will be inaugurated by Bachchan along with Shahrukh Khan.

 Six of Bachchan starrer films: Saath Hindustani, Abhiman, Saudagar, Deewar, Black, and Cheeni Kum will be screened under the special section “Big Story” (Amitabh Bachchan).

The festival will run from 10th to 17th November, 2012. The eight day festival will host 170 films from 62 countries.

This year the festival will hold various special sections. Some of them are:


This section will screen 13 films of Michelangelo Antonioni.

The Adventure (1960)

The Night (1961)

The Eclipse (1962)

The Red Desert (1964)

Identification of a Woman (1982)

People of the Po Valley (1947)

Lies of Love (1949)

Superstitions (1949)

Dustmen (1948)

Kumbha Mela (1989)

Roma 90 (1990)

Sicilia (1997)

Michelangelo Eye to Eye (2004)



Nicholas Nickleby by Douglas McGrath

The Pickwick Papers by Noel Langley



Raja Harishchandra by D. G. Phalke

Kaliya Mardan by D G Phalke

Jamai Babu by Kalipada Das

Chandidas by Debaki Kumar Bose

Joymati by Jyotiprasad Agarwala

Dhoop Chhaon by Nitin Bose

Sant Tukaram by V.Damle and S.Fattelal

Alibaba by Modhu Bose

Mukti by P C Barua

Sahar Thekey Dhurey

Nicha Nagar by Chetan Anand

Kalpana by Uday Shankar

Harishchandrachi Factory by Paresh Mokashi



This section will honour the film historian and Founding – Director  of National Film Archive of India.

Celluloid Man by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur



The Black Girl by Ousmane Sembene
The Price of Freedom by Jean-Pierre Dikongue Pipa

Finzan by Cheick Oumar Sissoko

Hyenas by Djibril Diop Mambéty

Kini and Adams by Idrissa Ouédraogo

Ali Zaoua, Prince of the Streets by Nabil Ayouch

Waiting for Happiness by Abderrahmane Sissako

Teza by Haile Gerima

Fantan Fanga Power of the poor by Ladji Diakité and Adama Drabo

A Screamimg Man by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Vivia Riva!

Tey by Alain Gomis

How to Steal 2 Million by Charlie Vundla

Nairobi Half Life by David ‘Tosh’ Gitonga

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