Set to take place on 10 and 11 December 2022, the celebration will honor the icon with a bespoke showcase of his milestone films.
Fresh off the success of ‘The Bachchan Back to the Beginning Festival’, non-profit organization Film Heritage Foundation has announced a unique film festival titled ‘Dilip Kumar Hero of Heroes’ to celebrate the centenary of yesteryear film icon Dilip Kumar.
Set to be held on 10 and 11 December 2022, the celebration will honor the icon with a specific showcase of his milestone films like Aan (1952), Devdas (1955), Ram Aur Shyam (1967) and Shakti (1982). Covering more than 30 cinema halls in more than 20 cities across India.
Visitors to cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Pune, Bareilly, Kanpur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Raipur, Indore, Surat, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad will get a first-hand experience of witnessing the sheer magnetism and versatility. One of the greatest actors in Indian cinema on the big screen with four landmark films in two days.
Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, filmmaker, archivist and director of the Film Heritage Foundation said, “Dilip Kumar is 100 years old! What an incredible opportunity to bring one of the greatest actors of Indian cinema back to the big screen. He is truly the “Hero of Heroes” as even today he is the actor that the biggest stars look up to. The Film Heritage Foundation couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate this milestone than with a festival of its films in theatres. Although some of these films were released almost seventy years ago, the power of Dilip Kumar’s performance, his craft as a method actor and his charisma make him ageless.”
Saira Banu said, “I am delighted that the Film Heritage Foundation is celebrating Dilip Sahib’s 100th birthday on December 11 this year by screening some of his most popular films in cinemas across India. They could not have chosen a more appropriate title to commemorate India’s greatest actor —- Dilip Kumar — Hero of Heroes. He has been my favorite hero since the age of 12 when I first saw him in the Technicolor film “Un”. It will be a joy to see him back on the big screen, larger than life, as he has come into my life.”
Amitabh Bachchan said, “As Dilip Kumar turns 100, I am delighted that we at the Film Heritage Foundation are celebrating his legacy with this festival of films in theaters that will showcase some of his most memorable performances in cinema. I would urge every film lover and contemporary actor who hasn’t seen Dilip Kumar larger than life, don’t miss the incredible opportunity to see this giant of actors on the big screen. It will be a master class in acting.”
Kamal Haasan said, “”Yusuf Sahab set an international bar for Indian actors to follow. Wise, eloquent and brilliant in his chosen field. Movies can make people believe that those who are gone are still alive. In that context Dilip Kumar ji is one of the best actors alive in the world for me. This is an incredible achievement by the Film Heritage Foundation and I am grateful to them for keeping my heritage alive.”
Film Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Mumbai founded in 2014 by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur. It is dedicated to helping develop interdisciplinary programs to preserve, preserve and restore the moving image and create awareness of the language of cinema. .