Bollywood's megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be restoring one of Charlie Chaplin's rare films titled The Floorwalker for the Mumbai Film Festival. Bachchan will be restoring the 1916 masterpiece for the 15th edition of Mumbai Film Festival organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI).
"Restoration is an important aspect of cinema. It is great that people from film industry are restoring films and Bachchan doing this is a big thing. The film is a masterpiece," said Shyam Benegal, filmmaker and Chairman of MAMI.
The festival will be held from October 17 to 24. The Floorwalker stars Chaplin, in his traditional Tramp persona, as a customer who creates chaos in a department store and becomes inadvertently entangled in the nefarious scheme of the store manager, played by Eric Campbell, and the store's floorwalker, played by Lloyd Bacon, to embezzle money from the establishment.
Mumbai Academy of Moving Image was stared in 1997 as a non profit Trust. The main intention of this foundation was to organise an annual International Film Festival of which the film industry and the country can be proud of. MAMI aims to foster a climate of good cinema. It appreciates cinema be as an art. We look forward to this film festival and we will surely update you with more information on the festival.