Sri Devi to inaugurate MAMI festival

MUMBAI: Actor Sridevi will light the ceremonial lamp to mark the opening of the city‘s most eagerly awaited cultural event, the 14th Mumbai Film Festival, organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI).

The Mumbai Film Festival will pay homage to Indian cinema‘s first superstar, Hindi film legend Rajesh Khanna by dedicating a special segment to screen one of the late star‘s most memorable films Aradhana. Directed by Shakti Samanta in 1969, the film featured Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore. The film‘s screening is scheduled on 21 October at 1.15 p.m. at the Godrej theatre at National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA).

The festival will also pay homage to Dara Singh and A K Hangal who expired this year. While Dara Singh‘s film Samson directed by Nanabhai Bhatt will be screened on 23 October, Hangal‘s Dattak directed by Gul Bahar Singh will be screened on 20h October at 4.00 pm.

The festival will also host a special event segment to mark the centenary year of Indian cinema by screening a handpicked list of silent films accompanied by melodies from a live orchestra.

The festival is scheduled from 18 to 25 October at NCPA and Inox- Nariman Point, Liberty Cinemas, Marine Lines as the main festival venues and Cinemax-Andheri and Cinemax-Sion as the satellite venues.

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