The Hindi film industry was conceived a century ago, with the release of the first Indian feature film by the father of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke. In commemoration of the long legacy of films that have rolled out of India, the History TV18 channel will pay tribute with a show that highlights some of the biggest moments of the film industry and bring to life untold tales from Bollywood.
The show will be hosted by one of India’s most acclaimed filmmakers, Karan Johar. Bollywood@100 will have Karan Johar narrating the story of Bollywood and will also feature veterans and newcomers from the industry. The show will have appearances by the likes of Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Javed Akhtar, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan. “We’re delighted to launch Bollywood@100, an initiative celebrating 100 years of existence of this industry. This is a unique series cum interactive initiative that is looking at Bollywood from a historical perspective while engaging audiences in selecting the best over the decades,” says Ajay Chacko, President, A+E Networks | TV18.
And that’s not all. In commemoration of the 100 years of Hindi cinema, a film titled Bombay Talkies will also be released in May. This film will be made up four individual short-films directed by filmmakers Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Anurag Kashyap and Zoya Akhtar. Each of these short films will run for 20 minutes and are expected to be somewhat connected and intertwined with each other.