Channel 4 will be holding its annual Bollywood movie season in September.

As every year, a new theme will base around the twelve movies scheduled for telecast. This year’s theme selected is ‘Movie Mahal: The Golden Years of Indian Cinema’, which will include some of the biggest classic Boollywood movies ever to be released.

Channel 4 will kick the series off with a special 75-minute show on Sunday 6th September at 23:50 with ‘The Golden Years of Indian Cinema’. The programme provides an insight into the glorious years of Hindi cinema from the late 1940s to the early 1960s.

‘The Golden Years of Indian Cinema’ show will pave way to the Channel 4 12-film season of Indian films, which focus on songs, singers, composers and lyricists, with interviews with key film personalities Lata Mangeshkar, Helen, Javed Akhtar and Gulzar as well as archive footage featuring songwriters and singers Talat Mahmood, Majrooh Sultanpuri and Laxmikant.

The programme also looks at the work of actors including Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand and Amitabh Bachchan. Despite the tremendous increase in production and far wider reach of what is called ‘Bollywood’ today, ‘The Golden Years of Indian Cinema’ shows the enduring impact of the ۪50s, in which great masters of Indian film made world class cinema.

Movies will be shown on Sunday and Monday nights on Channel 4. The list includes:

Mother India (Sunday 6th September)

Andaaz (Monday 7th September)

Mahal (Sunday 13th September)

Mr & Mrs 55 (Monday 14th September)

Pyaasa (Sunday 20th September)

Madhumati (Monday 21st September)

Awaara (Sunday 27th September)

Shree 420 (Monday 28th September)

Junglee (Sunday 4th October)

Mere Mehboob (Monday 5th October)

Gunja Jumna (Sunday 11th October)

Sholay (Monday 12th October)