Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2020 to pay tribute to Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor & Sushant Singh Rajput

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Oct 26, 2020, 02:11 PM(IST)

Bollywood actors Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput Photograph:( Twitter )

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To celebrate their contribution to cinema, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2020 will be commemorating their legacy and as part of IFFM's tribute section, the festival will be screening Irrfan Khan's 'Song of Scorpion', Rishi Kapoor's '102 Not Out' and Sushant Singh Rajput's 'Kedarnath' this year. 

The Hindi film industry has been hit especially bad during the pandemic as we lost some of the greatest actors -- Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput. 

To celebrate their contribution to cinema, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2020 will be commemorating their legacy and as part of IFFM's tribute section, the festival will be screening Irrfan Khan's 'Song of Scorpion', Rishi Kapoor's '102 Not Out' and Sushant Singh Rajput's 'Kedarnath' this year. 

In a statement, festival Mitu Bhowmick Lange, said, "Artistes live on through their legacy. These were some fine men who did some incredible movies that resonated with everyone. It was important for us to celebrate their memory. We handpicked some great films  for our audience so that we relive a little bit of their lives with them. Their loss to the film industry is irrevocable but the magic of their movies will continue to entertain generations hereafter."

It may be noted that while Kapoor's 102 Not Out (that also starreD Amitabh Bachchan) and Rajput's Kedarnath (which marked the debut of Sara Ali Khan were commercial successes in domestic and worldwide markets; it's the first time that the Indian diaspora world over will get access to Song of Scorpion. The 2017 film saw Irrfan Khan reunite with his 'Qissa' director Anup Singh and the movie starred Golshifteh Farahani. The film was reviewed after its premiere at the Locarno Film Festival in 2017.

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