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Bachchan's 'Angry Young Man' image celebrated through an exhibition

The exhibition, which is being held at Gaganendra Shilpa Pradarshashala and Nazrul Tirtha, will continue till December 22

PTI | Published 17.12.22, 08:25 PM
Veteran actor and Samajwadi MP, Jaya Bachchan, inaugurated the exhibition on Friday

Veteran actor and Samajwadi MP, Jaya Bachchan, inaugurated the exhibition on Friday

PTI

The `Angry Young Man' of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan is being celebrated at the Kolkata International Film Festival being held here with an exhibition dedicated to his life and work.

One of the biggest draws in the exhibition has been a section dedicated to showing the rise of Bachchan showcasing his roles in movies such as Zanjeer (1973), Deewar (1975), Sholay (1975), Kala Pathar (1979) and Shakti (1982), which established him as the `Angry Young Man' of Bollywood.

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Exhibition curator and KIFF office-bearer Sudeshna Roy told PTI, "Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had first broached the idea of doing something as a mark of tribute to Big B, and KIFF chairperson Raj Chakraborty and others decided to hold the exhibition."

KIFF is holding an exhibition on a living legend for the first time. Earlier, similar exhibitions were held on legends such as Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Chatterjee, Ingmar Bergman and Akira Kurosawa.

The exhibition, which is being held at two venues in Gaganendra Shilpa Pradarshashala and Nazrul Tirtha, will continue till December 22.

Other sections of the exhibition covers Bachchan's childhood, his stint in the corporate world as an executive at Bird & Company in Kolkata and his family's ties with that of Jawaharlal Nehru., his foray into politics in 1984 and ups and downs in his political career till 1987.

It also shows his return to the film industry and his success since then.

A section also shows Bachchan as a family man, with photographs of the couple in their youth and their two children.

Jaya Bachchan, who had co-starred with Big B in Abhimaan, inaugurated the exhibition on Friday.

Last updated on 17.12.22, 08:25 PM
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