Channel 4 acquires Yash Chopra movies


Channel 4’s Bollywood season returns next week with a selection of Yash Chopra movies being premiered for the first time on UK terrestrial television.

The Yash Chopra movies will be showcased under a slot called “World Of Yash Chopra”. The channel is also paying tribute to director Ritwik Ghatak, marking the 30th death anniversary. ‘Discovering Ritwik Ghatak’ will begin Channel 4’s Bollywood Season this Monday with the telecast of ‘Meghe Dhaka Tara’.

Remembering Bimal Roy is a season of films to mark the 40th anniversary of the director�۪s death. The films being shown are from the 50s, with the highlight being ‘Do Bigha Zamin’, Hindi cinema�۪s early neo-realistic film, rewarded with two awards at Cannes.

Cinema Bangladesh marks the 50th anniversary of Bangladeshi cinema ��� even before Bangladesh became a separate nation in 1971, there was a thriving film industry in East Bengal. Highlights are ‘Shyamol Chhaya’, the country�۪s submission to the 2006 Oscars, and ‘The Clay Bird’, which won director Tareque Masud the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes.

The full list of films are:

Discovering Ritwik Ghatak
Meghe Dhaka Tara
Komal Gandhar
Titash Ekti Nadir Naam

The World Of Yash Chopra
Veer Zaara
Bunty Aur Babli
Hum Tum
Dil To Pagal Hai

Remembering Bimal Roy
Do Bigha Zameen

Cinema Bangladesh
Shyamol Chhaya
The Clay Bird

Please note: Films above are not in telecast order. Please check TV listings for further details. Films will be shown on every Monday after midnight.

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