Amitabh’s film will be screened at ‘Kolkata Film Festival’, attended by ‘Big B’ himself
The Kolkata Film Festival is starting from December 15 in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Mamata Banerjee and others will be present at the opening ceremony.
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West Bengal Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Arup Biswas informed that the 28th edition will be held from December 15 to 22. Calcutta cinema Bollywood Actors at the Festival (KIFF) Amitabh Bachchan Glimpses of life and work will be shown. Biswas said in a press conference that in eight days Dr Movie lovers A total of 183 films including 52 shorts and documentaries from 42 countries will be screened across 10 venues. He also released a logo of the program.
Bachchan, popularly known as Big B, along with his wife Jaya will attend the inauguration of the event at the Netaji Indoor Stadium. The event will be attended by Governor CV Anand Bose, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan. Announcing it herself, CA Mamata Banerjee confirmed the presence of these dignitaries.
Abhiman will be screened at the beginning of the film festival
The minister told reporters that Bachchan’s 1973 film Abhiman, directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, will be screened first at the event. The films Diwar and Kaala Pathar will also appear as a showcase of Bachchan’s film career. KIFF will introduce a new category this year Game On which will showcase seven sports films including 83, MS Dhoni, The Untold Story and Koni (1984). A second exhibition on legendary director Jean-Luc Godard and a centenary tribute section to Hrishikesh Mukherjee are also planned for the festival.
Discussion will be held in OTT
Other directors honored at KIFF include Asit Sen and Tarun Majumdar. Renowned director Sudhir Mishra, known for his realistic film style, will deliver the prestigious Satyajit Ray Commemorative Lecture, which has been an integral part of KIFF since its inception, with this year’s theme ‘Understanding Cinema in the Changing Times of OTT’. We tell you that there is a lot of talk about OTT right now and this medium has become very popular in recent times.
The films will be shown in many cinema halls in Kolkata
Saturday’s press conference was attended by KIFF president Raj Chakraborty, well-known directors of the Bengali film industry, state minister for cultural affairs Indranil Sen and superstar Prasenjit Chatterjee. Venues where the movies will be screened include Cinema Shatabdi Bhavan, Rabindra Sadan, Nandan 1, 2 and 3, Shishir Manch, Rabindra Okakura Bhavan and Nazrul Tirth.