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IFFI Goa pays centenary tributes to Bimal Roy, Devika Rani and LV Prasad



MUMBAI: The ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is paying tributes to Bimal Roy, Devika Rani and LV Prasad in a special section of ‘Centenary Tributes’.



In total, eight movies are being screened in the Centenary Tributes section.


Retrospective of Bimal Roy opened with his classic Do Bigha Zamin on the first day of the festival preceded by Remembering Bimal Roy, a non-feature film and Indian Panorama entry by his son Joy Bimal Roy. 11 July, 2009 will mark the birth centenary of the legendary film maker Bimal Roy.



Roy had ushered a new chapter in Indian cinema in terms of both, a deeply human content and a realistic style of film-making, with films like Udayer Pathey and Do Bigha Zamin, says festival brochure of Indian Panorama.






Also, the Retrospective includes Bandini, Devdas and Gautama the Buddha.


Among the others are Devika Rani and LV Prasad. Rani had been a dominant presence on the Indian film scenario in the early years of Indian cinema. She, along with her husband Himansu Rai, contributed significantly through collaboration on international projects and professionally run Bombay Talkies. In the festival, Karma, a 1933 classic produced by Himansu Rai and directed by JL Freerhunt (casting both Himansu and Devika), is being screened as a tribute.


Akkineni Lakshmi Varaprasada Rao, popularly known as LV Prasad, was a Dada Saheb Phalke Award winner with a huge repertoire in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada. His Dadi Maa and Ek Duje Ke Liye are being featured as tribute to the doyen.


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