Raj Kapoor retrospective at MoMA

MUMBAI: As part of a retrospective it has organised of Raj Kapoor, the New York-based Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will showcase eight classics of the legendary actor, director-producer. The retrospective, which will roll from 6 January, will go on till 16 January.

Presented in 35 mm prints, ‘Raj Kapoor and the Golden Age of Indian Cinema‘ offers an introduction to one of the most ravishing and influential periods of world cinema.

The exhibition is curetted by Noah Cowan, Artistic Director, TIFF Bell Lightbox, and organised by TIFF, IIFA, and RK Films, with the support of the Government of Ontario. It is organised for MoMA by Joshua Siegel, Associate Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA said in a statement.

Largely unknown in North America, except to filmgoers of South Asian descent, Kapoor is revered not only in India but also throughout the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and beyond.

Kapoor founded RK Films in 1948, and it became the most important Hindi studio of the post-Independence era-and the one most commonly associated with the nebulous and often misunderstood expression Bollywood.

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