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Amitabh Bachchan, Yash Chopra to be honored at Indian film festival of Melbourne

By NewsDesk • Published on April 25, 2013

Amitabh-Bachchan_Superstar Amitabh Bachchan and filmmaker Yash Chopra will be honored at the Indian film festival of Melbourne (IFFM) that opens on May 3 with a screening of the silent film Raja Harishchandra.

Yash Chopra’s wife Pamela Chopra will accept a lifetime achievement award for her late husband and will open the newly renovated cinema at La Trobe University, now renamed Yash Chopra Cinema. His final film Jab Tak Hai Jaan will be screened at the festival.

Amitabh Bachchan will be present at the closing ceremony and will be honored with the IFFM’s ‘International Screen Icon’ award, to be presented by the Victorian Government.

A special program called ‘100 Years of Indian Film’ at the festival will screen 15 classics including Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali, Sholay, Achut Kanya, 3 Idiots and Garam Hawa.

IFFM will also present three programs on new films from India and the subcontinent.  ‘Hurrah Bollywood !’ features the best mainstream Hindi cinema from the last 12 months  including BarfiTalaash and Ek Tha Tiger.

‘Beyond Bollywood’ will feature films like  Kurmavatara (Kannada) / Anhey Ghorey Da Daan (Punjabi), Delhi In A Day, Kai Po Che and I.D.

A program specially curated for the festival by filmmaker Onir features films from the sub continent including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.

Closing the festival is the Australian premiere of The Reluctant Fundamentalist directed by Mira Nair.

Simi Garewal will deliver the Satyajit Ray Memorial Lecture on Evolution of women in Indian cinema. Kabir Khan will conduct a masterclass titled ‘Fact to Fiction from Documentaries to Blockbusters’ while documentary director Penny Vozniak will conduct a masterclass on ‘The trials and tribulations of shooting in India’. ‘Raising funding through social media’ will be conducted by Onir.

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