By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Channel 4, one of the U.K.'s most popular and acclaimed channels, and second only to the B.B.C. in popular perception, is paying tribute to Yash Chopra through a film festival specially created in his honor.
Starting Monday, 18th September and continuing right up to 6th November and entitled 'The World of Yash Chopra', the festival will air on Mondays on Channel 4. Each of the movies will have a special introduction either by Yash Chopra or the director and star of the movie. No other Indian film-maker till date has had a festival of such extended length devoted to him or her on one of the most important TV channels in U.K.
Included in the festival will be films both directed by Yash Chopra or produced under the banner of Yash Raj films. The festival aims to introduce a wide section of British television audiences to the more contemporary films of Yash Raj films as well as the latter day hits directed by Yash Chopra.
The films directed by the auteur, which will be a part of the festival, include Veer-Zaara, Dil To Pagal Hai, Darr and Lamhe. Also part of the festival are the latest Yash Raj blockbusters Dhoom, Hum Tum and Bunty Aur Babli. The festival wraps up with the Aditya Chopra-directed Mohabbatein on 6th November.
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