The film club at India International Centre is organising a Retrospective for National Award winner Pavan Malhotra, wherein they will showcase some of his most powerful performances, curated from over 25 years of his acting. You might know him as Tiger Memon from Black Friday, or the uncle from Jab We Met.
You can also catch Saeed Mirza, Amit Rai, Mrityunjay Devvrat, Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra, Khalid Mohamed and Faisal Alkazi at the occasion.
Buddhadeb Dasgupta will be presenting the film; he was the one who chose Pavan Malhotra as the lead role. Based on a short story by Prafulla Roy, Bagh Bahadur explores the cultural displacement of a traditional village artist in changing times, when most traditional art forms are being edged out by development.
When: 11 January
Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro
Watch the legend play the role of an angry under-world leader and roadside gangster here. Saeed Mirza will be presenting the film. Salim is a petty criminal, who operates in Mumbai to support his parents and sister. Under the influence of his sister's fiancé, he begins to view his world with an enlarged vision, and seeks to find a path for earning a living that does not involve crime.
When: 12 January
Brothers in Trouble
Pavan portrays the role of a sensitive illegal immigrant, with a grounded approach to life's challenges in an alien environment. This British drama chronicles the daily existence of one household of illegal immigrants from India. The film centers on Amir, who journeys to a grungy northern English industrial town, staying in a ramshackle house with 17 other illegal male immigrants.
When: 15 January
Children of War
This one is particularly on our list because it won the Dadasaheb Phalke Film Festival Award for Best Character Actor. The director, Mrityunjay Devvrat himself, will be presenting the film. Pavan Malhotra is brilliantly evil and slimy as the man who believes that if Pakistani soldiers rape and impregnate enough Bangladeshi women, the separatists and freedom fighters would stop dreaming of their own homeland.
When: 16 January
Pavan portrays the role of a ruthless police inspector in this film. And apart from winning accolades and awards for this film, this is also National Award winning cinema that one must not miss. A woman’s search takes her on a journey across many villages and towns as she tries to discover her son's fate.
When: 18 January
Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe
A biopic on Shree Bhagat Puran Singhji, the lead character was played by Pavan Malhotra, and the director was Harjit Singh, who will introduce the movie. The film is an important chapter in the history of post-Partition Punjab.
When: 21 Jan
Where: Main Auditorium, IIC, 40, Max Müller Marg
Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market
Timings: 6pm onwards
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