MUMBAI: Through its 100 glorious years of existence, Hindi cinema has steadily built a fabulous guild of talented actors. From the talkies era to masala potboilers to current day art films, the Indian movie industry has grown and audiences have many memorable performances to cherish for life. Through its dedicated film festivals, Zee Classic is set to keep the best of such performances from the Golden era alive for current day movie-goers and will present a festival of the superstar - Rajendra Kumar. Starting April 19 to May 31, 2014, the ‘Jubilee Kumar’ Festival will see some of the most acclaimed and evergreen movies of Rajendra Kumar every Saturday at 8:00pm.
The festival kicks off with a romantic drama ‘Gaon Humara Sheher Tumhara’ on Saturday, April 19. The month long festival will see a mix of romantic and thriller movies like Arzoo for which he won the Filmfare Best Actor Award, Sangam where he bagged the Best Supporting Actor award, followed by Geet, Do Jasoos and Ganwaar. Geet received global acclamation as it became one of the longest running film in Sri Lanka and created history in the country for being the only language film running for over a year.
Commenting on the new festival, Ruchir Tiwari, Deputy Vice President -Head of Programming – Hindi Movie Channels said, “As a channel that aims to recreate Hindi cinema’s golden age for today’s viewers, Zee Classic is happy to showcase ‘Jubilee Kumar’ - a month long festival to celebrate and pay tribute to the inspirational actor - Rajendra Kumar. He is an actor who carved a niche in the film industry and played varied and challenging memorable roles. With many more festivals lined up to give viewers the ultimate cinema experience at home, Zee Classic will continue to enthrall movie lovers with its latest tribute to Rajendra Kumar. ”
Go back in time to the era of the Jubilee King all this month on India’s only classic Hindi movies channel – Zee Classic - and relive the ‘Timeless Movies. Timeless Moments’.