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  • 4-day film festival to mark Big B's birthday
  • The actor said that this is an unexpected moment for him
  • Anurag Kashyap called him a man who shaped his childhood

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To celebrate Amitabh Bachchan’s 80th birthday, the Film Heritage Foundation on Friday announced a 4-day film festival in which his 11 iconic movies will get screened in 17 cities across the country.   

Amitabh Bachchan will turn 80 on October 11, and the legendary actor will be witnessing special celebrations on his birthday. To mark his special day, the Film Heritage Foundation on Friday announced a film festival titled 'Bachchan Back To The Beginning'. The 4-day film festival will open on October 8 and close on October 11, in which Big B's 11 iconic movies will get screened in 17 cities across the country.

The megastar’s daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda also shared the poster of the event on her Instagram account.

According to Pinkvilla, Amitabh Bachchan said he never thought he could witness such a day when all these films from his early career would be on the silver screen again. ‘It is a remarkable initiative of the Film Heritage Foundation and PVR to showcase not just my work, but the work of my directors, fellow actors and technicians of the time who made these films possible. "It brings back an era that is gone, but not forgotten. This is why saving India's film heritage is so important. I hope that this is just the beginning of many festivals that will celebrate landmark films of Indian cinema back on the big screen,’ the actor said.

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap also shared a post on Instagram that read, ‘The man who shaped our childhood. He personified the angst of Salim Javed, Yash Chopra, the everyman of Hrishikesh Mukherji, the man from the street, the orphan, the unemployed sarcasm-laden young man who gave up on god and embraced the anti-hero. He shaped our childhood; he taught us to rebel. And now you can see all those films restored for the big screen again .. thank you Film heritage foundation and Shivendra Singh Dungarpur for giving us back our hero.’

The press release issued by Film Heritage Foundation states that audiences across cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Surat, Baroda, Raipur, Kanpur, Kolhapur, Indore, including Big B's hometown Prayagraj will get a chance to watch the actor’s hit films on the big screen again.

As a part of the film festival, the prominent films that will be premiered are ‘Don’, ‘Kaala Patthar’, ‘Kaalia’, ‘Kabhi Kabhie’, ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, ‘Namak Halaal’, ‘Abhimaan’, ‘Deewar’, ‘Mili, Satte Pe Satta’, and ‘Chupke Chupke’.

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