Akira Kurosawa comes to Delhi!

  • Parmita Uniyal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Sep 11, 2009 16:39 IST
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He was one of those rare filmmakers who was awarded an Academy award for Lifetime achievement. Akira Kurosawa (23 March 1910 – 6 September 1998), the genius Japanese filmmaker left behind a rich legacy of some of the most influential movies in the world. Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Madadayo are some of his memorable films. <b2>

Now eleven years after his death, on the occasion of the director's birth centenary, Shemaroo Entertainment is organising a series of film festivals across the country, that would be dedicated to the path breaking moviemaker of his time. His Seven Samurai inspired Hollywood movie The Magnificent Seven.

While Mumbai has seen the best of Kurosawa on between September 1-4, Delhi would witness his works from September 21-29. .

World cinema seems to be strengthening its foothold, as Kolkata and Bangalore festivals reportedly gets an amazing response from people.

Hiren Gada, Director, Shemaroo Entertainment, shares his excitement, "We were anticipating 100-120 people. We had to send the people back."

"World cinema is working in India due to the distinctive narrative style, subject treatment and content. People are trying something new apart from the regular Bollywood stuff," he adds.

That's certainly a good news for moviegoers!

 

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