Doha Tribeca Film Festival to Host Tribute to Bollywood Filmmaker Yash Chopra
LONDON -- Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF), the annual cultural event from the Doha Film Institute (DFI), is to play host to a special tribute to India's legendary Bollywood director Yash Chopra.
The festival will unspool two films helmed by Chopra, including his swansong, Till I Breathe This Life (Jab Tak Hai Jaan), which marked his return to the director’s seat after eight years off during a career spanning over 50 years.
Starring Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has a huge following among Arab film-lovers, as well as Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, the movie boasts music by A. R. Rahman, and is billed as a "vintage Yash Chopra romance."
In addition to the gala presentation, DFI is hosting a complimentary screening of Till I Breathe This Life (Jab Tak Hai Jaan) for the construction workforce and technicians from the wider community that enjoy Bollywood films at Gulf Cinemas, one of the oldest screening venues in Qatar druing the festival.
DTFF 2012 will also screen the 1995 blockbuster The Brave Heart will Take the Bride (Diwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge), produced by Chopra and directed by his son Aditya Chopra.
Regarded as one of the longest-running Bollywood movies, the film also stars Shah Rukh Khan, and narrates the story of a man’s attempts to win the hand of the woman he loves, and is set in the backdrop of the silent clashes between modernity and traditional values.
Chopra has over 40 credits to his name as a producer, and over 20 as a director.
The festival runs Nov. 17 through 24.