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The show will have posters, lobby cards of his solo hit films in between the period of 1969 to 1971 along with others. Elaborating on what will be featured in the exhibition, Sumant Batra, museum curator and philanthropist who has put together the film collection, stated that there will be about eighteen original posters of the superstar, about two dozen lobby and show cards, song booklets and vinyl records. He added that along with the poster of his debut film Aakhri Khat, the other posters will be from the collection of some of his most iconic films like Anand, Aradhana, Safar etc.
1. ‘Aayega Aane Wala’ from Mahal (1949) – Though this song won’t be as well known amongst the younger generation, the song ‘Aayega Aane Wala’ from the chilling film Mahal, is important for one major reason. This song made India’s nightingale Lata Mangeshkar a nationwide superstar and she went on to sing for Bollywood films for another six decades.
Botown are a uniquely formed Bollywood/Soul Motown band. The founder/frontman of Botown, Ajay Srivastav, is a full fledged musician and has worked with artists like Jamirooquai and Shah Rukh Khan in the past. The name Botown has been inspired by the music genres of Bo(llywood) and (Mo)Town. Botown formed in 2009, even though auditions for the band began in 2008.
Botown has taken inspiration from the 1960′s band The Bluesbreakers who constantly changed their line up in order to promote new talent. However, regular members of the band are Pavan Verma (saxophone), Jeff Brown (trumpet), Renu Hossain (percussion). Vinod Kerai (percussion), Max Lauder (drums), Joel Ison (Keyboards) and Sam Sherawi (bass).
Their first single was a soulful cover of the super hit
That Sharmila Tagore plays the woman whom men of all ages gravitate to in pursuit of some heavy duty nurturing is a very happy situation for the screenplay. In the film a 7-year old boy and a 30-plus man both desire the same kind of emotional attention from her.This prostitute is not about sex. She is about soul. Sharmila brings to this timeless adaptation of Bibhutibushan Bandhopaddhyay’s story, a kind of simpering beauty that levitates the lyricism of the tragic
Mango, directed by Abbas Tyrewala, also marks the return of Kepl with a romantic comedy after Saathiya. Set in the heart of Goa, Mango is all set to recreate the same magic that Abbas created in his directorial debut movie, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. Cast of the movie includes Rannvijay, the winner of Roadies and an accomplished host who has made his mark in the film industry with his Hindi and Punjabi films. Also starring is the critically acclaimed Chandan Roy Sanyal, best
Sridevi, a star of the 1980s and 90s and who recently made a successful comeback in Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish (2012), is being presented with the Padma Shri. She may
Rajesh Khanna, fondly known as Kaka in the film faternity, began his career with “Aakhri Khat” in 1966 and in a career spanning five decades, he became a superstar like no other with hits like “Aradhana”, “Do Raaste”, “Safar” and “Anand”.Read More
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Directed by Shakti Samanta in 1969, the film featured Rajesh Khanna paired against Sharmila Tagore. The film's screening is scheduled to be held Godrej theatre at Ncpa on October 21 at 1.15 p.m. Apart from Rajesh Khanna, the festival is also paying homage to Dara Singh by screening his movie Samson directed by Nanabhai Bhatt and to A K Hangal by screening his movie Dattak directed by Gul Bahar Singh. Both will be screened at the Godrej theatre on October 23 at 1.15 p.m. and on October 20 at 4.00 pm respectively.
Despite the film being perfect as it is, nevertheless, Aditya is ardent to re-create it and reiterate its narrative to a new generation of audiences. In a recent interview to a leading Indian newspaper, Aditya stated the following: “Aradhana is the most commercial mainstream film I have seen till date and I
Entry is free, on first come first serve basis for all screenings and panel discussions.
This Retrospective is being organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Inauguration of the programme will be on August 18 at 12:30 pm in the presence of Choudhary Mohan Jatua, Minister of State (I & B), Rajeev Shukla, Minister of State (Parliamentary Affairs), Dimple Kapadia, actor and wife of the late superstar and Om Prakash, producer and director.
Aap Ki Kasam (1970) directed by Om Prakash will be screened after the inauguration.
The films to be screened are as follows:
18th August, 2012
Aradhana (1970) by Shakti Samanta
19th August, 2012
Aakhri Khat (1966) by Chetan Anand
Ittefaq (1969) by Yash Chopra
Amar Prem (1972) by Shakti Samanta
Panel Discussion- The
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