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Classic Bollywood film fest begins in Ahmedabad

The four-day long fest will provide a glimpse into the Bollywood genius of the 60's.

india Updated: Mar 03, 2006 13:28 IST

Providing a glimpse into the "Bollywood genius" of the 60's, the four-day Classic film Festival 2006 started inAhmedabad today.

"Five carefully picked classics - Awaara, Sahib Bibi aur Gulam, Guide, Chaudhvi Ka Chaand and Teesri Kasam - which present different shades of romances from the films made during the 1950's and 60s will be screened during the festival," Farouque Sheikh, renowned film and theatre personality, said.

"The idea behind showcasing these films is to make the present-day audience aware about the geniuses that existed in Bollywood in the past," he said.

"The Classic Film Festival has been a huge success for the past two years and so we have decided to make it an annual event," said Sunil Sood, Director, Operations of Hutch.

Sheikh, who will host the festival which has 'Classic Romances' as the theme, said "Cinema has essentially been a part of the Indian lifestyle and the aesthetics of Bollywood films, especially the songs, attract huge audiences even after 60 years."

"Before the screening of every film Sheikh will himself talk to the audience regarding certain intresting anecdotes, memories and the gossips behind these films," Sood said.

A special CD with the songs of the films being screened is also being released as part of the festival.

The film festival will also be held in Vadodara on March 10-12, Sood added.