Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra’s 'Sholay' to be screened at IFFI 2019

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 11, 2019, 08.40 PM(IST)

Picture from 'Sholay' Photograph:( Twitter )

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The International Film Festival of India will begin on November 20 and will run for a week till November 28.

Amitabh Bachchan-Dharmendra starrer ‘Sholay’ is confirmed to be showcased at this year’s International Film Festival (IFFI) that is scheduled in Goa this month. 

As the film festival completes 50 successful years, the organisers have arranged some special showcases to show Indian movie lovers some of the most iconic movies. The film will be shown as part of a segment called Retrospective of Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan himself will be attending the opening ceremony of the festival on November 20.

According to the festival’s official website,  Amitabh Bachchan, who is the recipient of Dada Saheb Phalke Award, will be honoured at the film festival by showcasing six of his films. The movies which will be screened at IFFI this year apart from Sholay are ‘Deewaar’ (1975), ‘Black’ (2005), ‘Paa’ (2009), ‘Piku’ (2015) and ‘Badla’ (2019).

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to reveal the news, along with a list of other films to be screened at the festival. Apart from ‘Sholay’, movie watchers can also watch international silent films such as GW Pabst's ‘Pandoras Box’, Alfred Hitchcock's ‘Blackmail’ and Sergei Eisenstein's ‘Battleship Potemkin’. 

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Rajinikanth will attend the ceremony as he will be conferred with the Icon of Golden Jubilee Award by the Government of India for his outstanding contribution to cinema. Music composer and singer Shankar Mahadevan will perform at IFFI this year.

The International Film Festival of India will begin on November 20 and will run for a week till November 28.