A story of a man who's being asked to find the most honest man around - a task as easy as making a Nitin movie a hit.
The Bimal Roy Centenary Committee, in collaboration with Moving Images and the Hyderabad Film Club, is organising a film festival
of the legendary director the late Bimal Roy, from 29th to 31st January, at Prasads IMAX and Cinemax.
A total of 9 films - Devdas, Do Bigha Zameen, Parakh, Yahudi, Madhumati, Bandini, Sujata, Udayer Pathey and Parineeta, and a documentary titled Remembering Bimal Roy, will be screened during the 3-day festival.
Parakh, a 1960 film, will be screened at Cinemax, on 30th January. The film stars Nazir Hussain, Sadhana, Vasant, Motilal, Kanhaiyalal, Asit Sen, Rashid Khan and Tandav.
Parakh netted Bimal Roy his 3rd consecutive Filmfare Award for best direction (he won earlier for Madhumati and Sujata). The story - written by music director Salil Choudhary - is a satirical fairytale set in rural India, and comes complete with wicked people, good people, a damsel in distress, a hero and a fairy godfather.
The movie starts with Niravan (Nazir Hussain) who is a post master in a village. One day while working, he receives an envelope with a cheque which contains a large amount of money. Some instructions are also written on the envelope that he is to turn this cheque over to the most honest man in the village. Therefore Niravan calls a village meeting and informs them about this envelope and the conditions provided. Then it is decided that there are only 5 people who are honest but according to the conditions only one can get the said amount. Therefore they decide to hold elections in the village so that everyone can decide who the most honest man in the village is.
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.
Entry is free for everyone, and passes are available one hour before each screening. Please contact 98496-16063 / 93910-202 for further details.