One of many main up to date Indian filmmakers Rajkumar Hirani, yesterday submitted the unique negatives of PK to be added to the Nationwide Movie Archives of India assortment.
“It is the duty of a filmmaker to ensure that the original negatives of his or her films are preserved for posterity and for the entertainment and study of future generations of cineastes and scholars. I appeal to all filmmakers to support the NFAI in this important endeavour,” stated Mr. Hirani, an alumnus of Pune’s Movie and Tv Institute of India (FTII).
Starring Aamir Khan, the movie was a well-liked satire that was acquired nicely by audiences and critics alike. Hirani as well as additionally handed over almost 300 cans consisting of preliminary rushes of the movie and in addition outtakes of his different vastly fashionable 2009 movie, 3 Idiots to Director, NFAI Prakash Magdum.
“The significance of the acquisition of the negative of PK (2014) is that it is one of the last films to be shot on celluloid. Mr. Hirani also generously gave us a large number of posters, lobby cards, and still photographs from films that constitute his body of work,” stated Mr. Magdum.
Directed by Mr. Hirani, PK, which featured Aamir Khan within the quirky titular function of a humanoid alien, smashed all of the field workplace data.
“The film is a wonderful, unique comment on superstition and other foibles of contemporary Indian society and hence we were looking forward to acquiring the negative despite the film being a fairly recent one. Mr. Hirani, who is known for his light-hearted yet trenchant takes of social issues, had co-produced it along with Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Moreover, as the transition from celluloid to digital in terms of production of films in India happened during 2013-14, it was all the more important to have this film for preservation,” Mr. Magdum stated.
Earlier movies of Hirani, like Munnabhai MBBS (2003) Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006), and 3 Idiots (2009) are already part of the preserved negatives at NFAI.
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