Tribute to Sunil Dutt at fest
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Tribute to Sunil Dutt at fest

The late actor-parliamentarian's debut film as producer, Mujhe Jeene Do, was showcased at IFFI as part of his retrospective.

india Updated: Dec 03, 2005 14:09 IST

Noted actor-parliamentarian Sunil Dutt, who passed away in May this year, was remembered at the ongoing 36th IFFI with the screening of his debut film as producer Mujhe Jeene Do, considered one of the most sensitive films on dacoits at the INOX.

Contrary to the expectation, Sanjay Dutt did not make it to the presentation. But, it was his brother-in-law actor Kumar Gaurav who was present. Mujhe Jeene Do was close to Sunil Dutt's heart because it was his foray into production.

Mujhe Jeene Do, starring Sunil Dutt himself and Waheeda Rehman, was part of the competition section at Cannes film festival in 1964.

Festival director Afzal Amanullah said he had personally chosen the film because it was inspiring to the youth to shun violence.

From a idealistic young man in films like Sujata, Hum Hindustani to the anti-hero in Mother India, Mujhe Jeene Do and Amrapali, Dutt has done it all, not to forget comedies like Ek Phool Chaar Kante, Padosan, social dramas like Ghazal, Mehrbaan and Meri Bhabhi.

First Published: Dec 03, 2005 13:03 IST