Amitabh Bachchan's movies Kaala Patthar, Amar Akbar Anthony, Don, and Deewar will be screened across venues at the SFF.
Jun 20, 2023
Legendary Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan’s superhit films from the 70s and 80s will be screened at the 70 th Sydney Film Festival (SFF) 2023, to be held at 13 iconic venues across Sydney. The festival organizers chose four films out of the eleven that were curated and restored by the Film Heritage Foundation, and screened in 19 Indian cities in 2022, to mark Bachchan’s milestone 80th birthday.
The selected films, Deewar, Amar Akbar Anthony, Kaala Patthar, and Don, will be screened at various venues between June 7-17. Courtesy of his role in the above films, Bachchan came to be known as the ‘Angry Young Man’ of Indian cinema. A huge aspect that contributed to the success of these was the music. Keh Doon Tumhe, Khaike Paan Banaras Wala, Arey Deewano Mujhe Pehchaano, Yeh Mera Dil Pyaar Ka Deewana, Jiska Mujhe Tha Intezaar, Taiyabali Pyaar Ka Dushman, Parda Hai Parda, Shirdi Wale Sai Baba, are all evergreen songs that people still groove to.
High-voltage action, and drama, coupled with great music were a constant in Bachchan movies. The screening schedule of the films is as follows:Deewar will screen on June 7 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales at 7 p.m. Amar Akbar Anthony will play on June 10 and 11 at the NSW Art Gallery (10:15 a.m.) and Casula Powerhouse (1 p.m.) respectively. Don will be screened on June 10 and June 17 at the NSW Art Gallery (1:45 p.m.) and Casula Powerhouse (7 p.m.)respectively. Kaala Patthar will screen at Event Cinemas George Street – Cinema 9on June 12 at 1:15 p.m.