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Amitabh Bachchan lauds ‘Olympics in Reel Life’, says will remind people of Indian Olympians’ achievements

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says many aren’t aware that some of the most renowned filmmakers have made more than 50 official films that represent “some of the greatest sport documentaries made in the world”, but the audience will finally get a chance to view them.

Film Heritage Foundation has partnered with Olympic Museum to present Olympics in Reel Life – A Festival of Films and Photographs. The week-long fest will celebrate over a century of film heritage beginning from the 1912 film of the Stockholm Olympiad.

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Amitabh Bachchan, Film Heritage Foundation ambassador, said audiences in Mumbai and Delhi will have the “rare opportunity” to indulge in an Olympic movie marathon.

“Being an Olympian is a mark of great honour for a sportsperson and a goal that many of them strive for years to achieve often under great hardship. The festival will remind us of the achievements of our Indian Olympians in photographs and films which capture not just the incredible human endeavour of sport, but also the historical and social context in which the Olympic Games are held around the world.

“We are fortunate that the Olympic Museum has preserved and restored these films so that the film heritage and culture of this majestic sporting event is available for future generations to enjoy,” Bachchan said in a statement.

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According to the organisers, the festival will take place in Mumbai from October 1-7, followed by Delhi from October 7-14. Filmmaker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, archivist and founder director of Film Heritage Foundation, said the upcoming festival will showcase the heritage, art and culture of the Olympic Games “captured on still and moving images.”

“The film programme includes 33 films and 10 series that is a feast for cinephiles, sports and history buffs and children offering them a rare opportunity immerse themselves through the day for a week to watch not only some of the greatest sporting moments of both Indian and international champions over the decades, but also the changing history of the world reflected in these moving images,” he added.

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Movies of acclaimed filmmakers like Carlos Saura, Milos Forman and Kon Ichikawa will be screened. The festival will also include glimpses of India’s journey at the Olympic Games.

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