Film Heritage Foundation Announces Dilip Kumar Film Festival To Honor His 100th Birthday
The festival, called “Dilip Kumar Hero Of Heroes,” will take place on December 10 and 11. Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, a filmmaker, and archivist organized the non-profit organization. On Saturday, the Film Heritage Foundation announced a film festival to honor the 100th birthday of the late movie great Dilip Kumar.
According to a press statement from the nonprofit organization formed by filmmaker and historian Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, the event, dubbed “Dilip Kumar Hero Of Heroes,” will take place on December 10 and 11. The critically acclaimed films of Kumar, including “Aan” (1952), “Devdas” (1955), “Ram Aur Shyam” (1967), and “Shakti” (1982), will be screened in over 30 theatres and 20 cities across the nation during the film gala, which is being organized in collaboration with the top multiplex chain PVR Cinemas.
Veteran performer Saira Banu expressed her joy at the Film Heritage Foundation’s decision to coincide the festival with Dilip Sahab’s 100th birthday. “‘Dilip Kumar Hero Of Heroes’ is the most fitting tribute to India’s greatest actor that could have been given. Since I first saw him in technicolor in “Aan” when I was 12 years old, he has been my favorite hero. It will be wonderful to see him again on the big screen, as he has been in my life, she continued. The seasoned actor emphasized that his films would be acting master classes. Every time I watch one of his movies, I learn something new. My hero was and still is Dilip Kumar. I have yet to encounter an actor who could match his impeccable performance, perfect diction, intelligence, and dedication to his job.”
Bachchan urged everyone who enjoyed movies and modern performers to take advantage of the fantastic opportunity to see Kumar’s movies on a big screen…