'Sholay', 'Black' and 'Piku' among six films that Amitabh Bachchan chose to be screened at IFFI
The 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will pay tribute to Amitabh Bachchan , this years Dadasaheb Phalke Prize winner, organizing a special screening of his films. For the retrospective, Bachchan has selected six films: Black (2005), Deewar (1975), Piku (2015), Sholay (1975), Badla (2019) and Paa (2009), which will be screened in different places. A special section of the festival has been dedicated to Bachchan, where fans can see a selection of their old and new films. To accommodate all moviegoers, multiple screenings of these films have been planned.
A source says, “Amitabh Bachchan has picked six films for IFFI, each one for a special reason. These movies include iconic films like Sholay & Deewar for this year's launch Badla . While Sholay It was a masterpiece, which began a different genre of cinema, Piku It is one of the best movies of recent times.
Every year, for Dadasaheb Phalke award winner’s retrospective, the award winner is asked to pick the films that he or she wants to be screened at IFFI. The source adds, The idea is that when the fans watch these films, they should know that their hero wants them to see this film and he selected it for them.
I&B officials have not yet confirmed whether Bachchan himself will open the retrospective or if he will be present during the projections or not.
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