IFFI 2019 To Honour Amitabh Bachchan With Special Screening Of Seven Of His Iconic Movies; Deets Inside

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 November 2019, 07:42 PM
IFFI 2019 To Honour Amitabh Bachchan With Special Screening Of His Iconic Movies
IFFI 2019 To Honour Amitabh Bachchan With Special Screening Of His Iconic Movies (Photo Credit : Twitter )

This year, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will be held in Goa from November 20 to 28 with close to 250 films from various countries to be screened at the premeir movie extravaganza. Amitabh Bachchan fans specially has a reason to rejoice and attend the festival as they will be treated to a retrospective of his films

While Paa (2009) will be the opening film, the other movies that are being screened are Sholay (1975), Deewar (1975), Black (2005), Piku (2015) and Badla announced national Film Archive of India.

The 50th edition of the festival is paying a tribute to Bachchan Sr, as he was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year. Incidentally, he is also the 50th recipient of this award.

Meanwhile, superstar Rajinikanth will be awarded with a special Icon of Golden Jubilee award announced Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar. 

 

The minister also announced celebrated French actor Isabelle Huppert as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. In its golden jubilee year, the festival will screen 50 films by 50 female filmmakers to acknowledge the contribution of women in cinema, Javadekar said.

Russia will be the partner country at the festival this year. 

First Published: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 07:32 PM

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