Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2020 to pay tribute to Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput with a special screening of their films
The Hindi film industry has been marred with some deeply personal losses this year. With the tragic deaths of Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor and then Sushant Singh Rajput, the sense of a void has been omnipresent. It was, thus, necessary for the year’s first Indian film festival – Indian Film Festival of Melbourne to commemorate their legacy. As a part of IFFM’s tribute section, the festival will be screening Irrfan Khan’s Song of Scorpion, Rishi Kapoor’s 102 Not Out and Sushant Singh Rajput’s Kedarnath this year.
In a statement, festival Mitu Bhowmick Lange, said, “Artistes live on through their legacy. These were some fine men who did some incredible movies that resonated with everyone. It was important for us to celebrate their memory. We handpicked some great films for our audience so that we relive a little bit of their lives with them. Their loss to the film industry is irrevocable but the magic of their movies will continue to entertain generations hereafter.”
It may be noted that while Kapoor’s 102 Not Out (that also starreD Amitabh Bachchan) and Rajput’s Kedarnath (which marked the debut of Sara Ali Khan were commercial successes in domestic and worldwide markets; it’s the first time that the Indian diaspora world over will get access to Song of Scorpion. The 2017 film saw Khan reunite with his Qissa director Anup Singh and the movie starred Golshifteh Farahani. The film was reviewed after its premiere at the Locarno Film Festival in 2017.
*Bollywood celebrities Aman Verma, Lilliput & director Partho Ghosh grace the inauguration of an upcoming App Digiflix TV’s new office in Mumbai.*
On the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, Sunday . 25th October, 2020 ,Nishant Awasthi, CEO & MD, of Digiflix TV along with actors like Aman Verma, M. M. Faruqui aka Lilliput ,Vishal Roy and director Partho Ghosh inaugurated the new Digiflix TV office in Andheri, Mumbai.
Digiflix TV is a soon to be launched entertainment app which will be divided into 2 sections i.e. Digitok & Digimovies. Digitok will allow users to upload their own videos showcasing their talent whereas Digimovies is an online streaming platform for movies and web series.
“Digital platforms are where all the youth are today, they spend hours shooting a video or watching movies, web series etc. Digiflix is the project I created keeping in mind PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India Movement’ Youth today , if given the opportunity would love to engage with more homemade apps, so this is what we have created. Digiflix will give you all the content you need both for watching as well as for entertainment. ” Said Nishant Awasthi , the CEO & MD of Digiflix.
Celebrity Guest actor Aman Verma came forward to support the Digiflix team, “I am here to wish the entire team of Digiflix great success, and this is a really good opportunity that Nishant has started amidst difficult situations of the lockdown. This will provide a good opportunity for actors, directors in the industry who are extremely talented but do not get the right platform to showcase their work. I am looking forward to working with this great team.”
Veteran Director Partho Ghosh (Agnisakshi ,Ghulam -E- Mustafa fame) was also present at the inauguration wishing and encouraging the Digiflix team. Also present at the inauguration was Vishal Roy (COO of Creative & Production) Inder Mohan Singh (Chief of Finance & Business Development) and Rahul Dwivedi (COO of Content and marketing).
So get set to watch some good content and be blown away with a mix genre right from horror, comedy, thriller, romance etc