A celebration of sublimity, intensity and poetry in - gasp - Bollywood. Hyderabad salutes Bimal Roy.
The Bimal Roy Birth Centenary Committee, in association with Moving Images, the Hyderabad Film Club and the University of Hyderabad, is celebrating the birth centenary of the legendary Hindi film director Bimal Roy, from 22nd January to 1st February, at various venues. Details are as below:
22nd to 31st January
- Reflections: Photographs By Bimal Roy
, at the Kalakriti Art Gallery
27th to 31st January
- World Of Bimal Roy, Exhibition Of Posters And Photos
, at the first floor of Prasad's Imax
Felicitation Of Manna Dey & Actor Jagdeep, at the Marriott Hotel
29th to 31st January
- The Bimal Roy Film Festival
- Screening of 9 films directed by Bimal Roy (Udayer Pathey, Do Bigha Zameen, Parineeta, Madhumati, Sujata, Devdas, Yahudi, Parakh and Bandini), at Cinemax and Prasads IMAX
- Remembering Bimal Roy
- A documentary by his son Joy Roy, at Cinemax
- Symposium: Outsiders, Migrants And Indian Middle Class In Bimal Roy's Films
, at CV Raman Auditorium, Science Complex, University of Hyderabad.
Bimal Roy (12 July 1909 - 7 January 1966) was one of the most acclaimed Hindi film directors of all time. He is particularly noted for his realistic and socialistic films like Do Bigha Zameen, Parineeta, Biraj Bahu, Madhumati, Sujata, and Bandini, making him a significant part of Hindi cinema.
Roy was born to a Bengali family in Dhaka, and after India's independence, moved to India. He entered cinema as a camera assistant with New Theatres Pvt. Ltd, during which time he assisted director P C Barua on the 1935 hit Devdas starring K.L. Saigal. He then went on to win a number of awards throughout his career - including 11 Filmfare Awards, a National Film Award, and the International Prize of the Cannes Film Festival.
Please contact his daughter Aparajita Sinha at 98496-16063 / 93910-202 for further details.