Amitabh Bachchan saves Charlie Chaplin restoration

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Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

With the Mumbai Film Festival soon to begin, there is much excitement about the films that are to be included. One being the late Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Floor Walker’ (1916). However, there was a slight chance that this film was not going to show, until Amitabh Bachchan stepped in to help fund the films restoration.

The Film Festival will also be showing past films which will be restored especially for the event. Having compiled a list of these film’s in advance, the organisers, Mumbai Academy of Moving Image, found that they did not have enough funding to restore Chaplin’s film. NDTV��reported film maker Ramesh Sippy, who is also a trustee of the organisation, explaining, “We have a special section of restored films shown in the festival and one of the films is restored by none other than Amitabh Bachchan.”

Just like the many characters Bachcan has played, like the perfect hero he has once again saved the day. Bachchan worked with Sippy, in their major blockbuster hit ‘Sholay’ (1975). The film maker went onto add, “The film is titled ‘Floor Walker’��by Charlie Chaplin. Mr Bachchan funded the restoration work and this shows his love for cinema. If he has taken the trouble to restore the film, then it must be a classic and a masterpiece.”

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