Homage to Stalwarts of Cinema: IFFI to pay tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput, Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan by screening their films


Actors Irrfan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Rishi Kapoor and Hollywood star Chadwick Boseman are among 28 names from the world of cinema to be honoured during the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI). The festival on Thursday announced that the upcoming movie gala will showcase films of 19 artists from India and nine international names who passed away in the year gone by.

IFFI will pay homage to Rishi, Irrfan, Sushant, Soumitra Chatterjee and Chadwick by screening their movies Bobby, Paan Singh Tomar, Kedarnath, Charulata and 42, respectively. Other Indian artistes who would be given tributes are filmmakers Basu Chatterjee, Nishikant Kamat, Manmohan Mahapatra, Urdu poet Rahat Indori, choreographer Saroj Khan, singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, actors Jagdeep, Kumkum, Nimmi, Bijay Mohanty, Shreeram Lagoo, Ajit Das, music composer Wajid Khan, lyricist Yogesh Gaur and costume designer Bhanu Athaiya.

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From global cinema, films of actors Kirk Douglas, Olivia De Havilland, Max Von Sydow, directors Alan Parker, Ivan Passer, Goran Paskaljevic, cinematographer Allen Daviau and composer Ennio Morricone will be screened.

IFFI will be held from January 16 to January 24. A total of 224 films will be screened under different sections at the 51st edition, which will be organized in a hybrid format in the wake of the pandemic.

(Source: Twitter)