Series of activities including return of marquee property ‘Retro in a Metro’ to mark Big B’s birthday celebrations
11th October 1942. A boy’s shrill cries announced his birth in Allahabad. His father, a renowned poet, changed his name at the suggestion of a fellow poet. He grew up to become one of India’s biggest entertainers. In 1982, a near fatal injury while filming his movie sent the nation in a frenzy. 11th October 2017, this entertainer will now be 75 years young. He is Amitabh Bachchan, whose fan-following transcends generations and geographies. Celebrating his 75th birthday, Zee Classic, with its proposition Woh Zamana Kare Deewana, is launching a month-long festival called ‘Bachchan Bemisaal Poore 75 Saal’. Through a series of initiatives titled Retro In a Metro and Har Din Bachchan, Zee Classic will put the spotlight on this effervescent actor throughout October 2017.
Returning for a second season will be Zee Classic’s hugely popular proposition, Retro In A Metro. Showcasing some of Amitabh Bachchan’s most epic movies, Retro In A Metro will be an Amitabh Bachchan-loving movie buff’s ultimate paradise. Taking the Bachchan mania to unprecedented highs will be ticketed screenings to be held at Cinepolis in Andheri (Mumbai) at 8 PM on 11th and 12th October 2017.
Kicking off Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday celebrations with a bang, the first movie will be screened on his birthday (11th October 2017). The film will be Bachchan Sr.’s 1972 adventure laughter riot Bombay to Goa. A movie which defined Amitabh Bachchan’s career, Bombay to Goa also features actors Shatrughan Sinha, Aruna Irani and veteran comedian Mehmood in key roles.
This will be followed by double dose of the superstar with K. Bhagyaraj’s Aakhree Raasta where Amitabh Bachchan donned the dual roles of father and son. A roaring blockbuster hit which released on 1986, Aakhree Raasta is a much-watch for all Amitabh Bachchan fans who have loved listening to one of his evergreen songs Gori Ka Saajan Saajan Ki Gori. With a cast boasting of acting legends like Jaya Bachchan, Sridevi, Anupam Kher and Sadashiv Amrapurkar, this movie, being screened on 12th October, will appease every film buff!
Schedule for ‘Retro in a Metro’ at Mumbai’s Cinepolis at Andheri West, every Wednesday, 8 PM starting from Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday.
And, if you’re not based in Mumbai, don’t worry! There’s plenty of Bachchan-mania in store for all Zee Classic viewers through the ‘Har Din Bachchan’ film festival. Starting 9th October until 20th October, every Monday to Friday at 7:00 PM, Zee Classic will air some of the choicest Amitabh Bachchan movies. Some of the titles specially put together for Bachchan aficionados include Naseeb, Mr. Natwarlal, Deewar, Coolie, Toofan, Andha Kanoon, Ajooba, Mard, Trishul, and Ganga Jamuna Saraswati to name a few.
So, book your seats to celebrate Amitabh Bachchan’s blockbuster film legacy as Zee Classic celebrates his 75th birthday with Bachchan Bemisaal Poore 75 Saal this October!