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Celebrating 100 Years Of Indian Cinema In Melbourne

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For the first time the lives of the truthful Raja Harishchandra, lovable guide Raju, Mother India Radha, angry young man Vijay and his Maa, the eternal male servant Ramukaka, the baddie Gabbar, Thakur -the cop without hands, the gloomy Babumoshai and his cheerful patient Anand suffering from an irremediable disease, the chocolaty lover boys Rahul and Prem and the damsels Anjali and Simran that are forever in distress shall be celebrated on one platform in Melbourne. Indian Cinema has completed 100 glorious years of its existence in the world and managed to create over 100 memorable characters. These characters dispersed around thousands of films that were produced in a span of 100 years, still remain freshly etched in the minds of the audience and kept alive till date.

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) is preparing to celebrate 100 glorious years of Indian cinema. This event is scheduled to be held from 3rd—15th May. It shall be screening some of the most memorable movies that were created in 100 years of existence of Bollywood. Memorable films like Raja Harishchandra (1913) shall be screened at this event. The event will also screen Yash Chopra’s last directorial venture Jab Tak Hai Jaan as a tribute for his contribution to the Indian cinema. The event shall close with the Australian premiere of the movie ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist'(2012).Melbourne small image

Versatile and highly acclaimed actress Vidya Balan shall represent this international film festival for the second time in her 9 years in the realm of Hindi Cinema. This event shall also be graced by Pamela Chopra, wife of the late legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra, who will be attending this event to accept the posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the ace filmmaker. This event shall also see the presence of other talented Indian cinema stalwarts like Simi Garewal, Farah Khan, Onir, Kabir Khan and Prabudeva. So, let us all look forward to this magnanimous event that recognises and decorates 100 years of hardwork of Hindi films that made people laugh, cry and taught the audience to live and love.

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