New Delhi: The pioneer film university of the country AAFT University of Media and Arts in association with International Film And Television Research Centre conducted a webinar to pay gratitude to the makers of feature film ZANJEER, one of the most successful films of Indian film industry.
Studying film through its makers is always a rare commodity in a film school. The pain of producing and directing the film can only be seen in the eyes of producer and director. Hit and flop films should always be the part of the syllabus of young film aspirants,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of the University initiating the powerful webinar in AAFT School of Cinema.
Zanjeer in real was the turning point of the career of now so called the Masiah of Indian Film Industry- Amitabh Bachchan. The film was produced and directed by then the most popular commercial film maker Prakash Mehra who went out of way to cast Amitabh Bachchan even after two mediocre hits and 11 flop films. Film Zanjeer is evaluated as “The Birth of A Super Star”.
Well-known writer, critic and eminent scholar of Asian Cinema Aruna Vasudev expressed that the film is made to see again and again. The gripping story is the key to success.
Special invitee on the occasion Rakesh Kumar a well-known film director known for his films like Khoon Pasina, Mr. Natarwarlal, Do Aur Do Panch and Yarana with Amitabh Bachchan and Suryavanshi with Salman Khan narrated and unfold many stories of making of Zanjeer. “Amitabh Bachchan is one of the finest actors cinema has seen,” said Rakesh.
The guest of honor and first assistant that time known director Sushil Malik popular for his films Imaandar with Sanjay Dutt and Jaan Ki Kasam with Sumit Sehgal and Rohan Kapoor also recounted stories on creation of Zanjeer. “It is life time certificate to work with legend Amitabh Bachchan,” Malik added.
Film Director Ashok Tyagi now Secretary General of International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry introduced and paid vote of thanks to the speakers of the day.