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IFFI 52, 09: Homage to stalwarts of Indian cinema

IFFI 52, 09: Homage to stalwarts of Indian cinema
Legendary actors Dilip Kumar, Puneet Rajkumar, Nedumudi Venu and Surekha Sikhri among others whose life and work are being to be celebrated at IFFI 52.

The 52nd International Film Festival of India, will pay homage to the stalwarts of Indian cinema whom the film industry lost in the recent past. The festival will celebrate their life and work by screening their noted films.

Legendary  actor Dilip Kumar’s Devdas, director Buddhadeb Das Gupta’s Kaalpurush , actress Surekha Sikri’s Badhaai Ho will  be screened at the festival under the homage section .

Apart from this, IFFI is paying homage to prominent Kannada film actors Puneet Rajkumar, Sanchari Vijay and Malayalam actor Nedumudi Venu by screening their films Raajakumara, Naanu Avanalla...Avalu and Maargam respectively.

The festival will also screen the movie Vaastupurush as a homage to director Sumitra Bhave and film editor Waman Bhosle.

The details of the screenings are as follows: 

S.No.

FILM TITLE

DIRECTOR/ PERSONALITY

YEAR

LANGUAGE

COL/B&W

FILM DURATION

HOMAGES

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Kaalpurush

Homage_Shri. Buddhadeb Das Gupta (Director)

2005

Bengali

Colour

120 min.

2

Devdas

Homage_Shri. Dilip Kumar (Actor)

1955

Hindi

B&W

2h 35 min.

3

Maargam

Homage_Shri Nedumudi Venu (Actor)

2003

Malayalam

Colour

1h 48min.

4

Raajakumara

Homage_Shri Puneeth Rajkumar (Actor)

2017

Kannada

Colour

2h 28 min

5

Naanu Avanalla...Avalu

Homage_Shri. Sanchari Vijay (Actor)

2015

Kannada

Colour

1h 55 min.

6

Vaastupurush

Homage_Ms. Sumitra Bhave (Director)

2002

Marathi

Colour

154 min.

7

Badhai Ho

Homage_Ms. Surekha Sikri (Actress)

2018

Hindi

Colour

2h 3 min.

8

Vaastupurush

Homage_Waman Bhosle (Film Editor)

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

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About Siraj Syed

Syed Siraj
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Siraj Syed is a film-critic since 1970 and a Former President of the Freelance Film Journalists' Combine of India.

He is the India Correspondent of FilmFestivals.com and a member of FIPRESCI, the international Federation of Film Critics, Munich, Germany

Siraj Syed has contributed over 1,015 articles on cinema, international film festivals, conventions, exhibitions, etc., most recently, at IFFI (Goa), MIFF (Mumbai), MFF/MAMI (Mumbai) and CommunicAsia (Singapore). He often edits film festival daily bulletins.

He is also an actor and a dubbing artiste. Further, he has been teaching media, acting and dubbing at over 30 institutes in India and Singapore, since 1984.


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