NFDC’s classic JAANE BHI DO YAARO to re-release on 2nd November 2012

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It’s time for movie connoisseurs to plan a re-union with one of India’s favourite legendary film in November with the cult classic JAANE BHI DO YAARO revisiting the theatres! NFDC Cinemas of India in association with PVR Director’s Rare will re-release the digitally restored version of Kundan Shah’s film on 2nd November, 2012, exclusively across PVR Cinemas in 11 cities including Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Surat, and Gurgaon. The film will be released in 2K projection.

A dark satire on the rampant corruption in Indian politics, bureaucracy, news media and business. The film comprises an ensemble cast of Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Shah, Bhakti Barve and Neena Gupta. Released in 1983, the film resonated very well with the audiences for its superb satirical depiction of the essential, timeless, human condition, supreme self-interest and some moral/ethical anchor.

Commenting on the occasion, Director of the film, Kundan Shah, said, “Hats off to NFDC and PVR Director’s Rare for taking this initiative to re-release my film again. I am very excited and hoping that the audiences are as excited as well to watch JAANE BHI DO YAARO in theatres!

Speaking on this occasion, Nina Lath Gupta, Managing Director, NFDC, said, “We are glad to re-release the digitally restored version of an old time classic like JAANE BHI DO YAARO! We discussed our intent to re-release the film with Kundan Shah at the time of the film’s DVD launch, fully knowing its potential for a theatrical release, and are confident that the younger audiences of today who are yet to see the film will love the plot and the characters. The film will release under the PVR Director’s Rare banner, fitting perfectly with the nature of the initiative taken by PVR.”

Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, Joint Managing Director, PVR Ltd., said, “We are completely thrilled to bring to the movie connoisseurs one of the most epic movie of the 80’s and is confident to receive a positive response from the audience. Re-releasing a digitally restored version of an old classic is a novel initiative taken by PVR Director’s Rare with NFDC. As a multiplex chain we are wholly committed to bring to our discerning audience a cinema that is amazingly entertaining, meaningful and engaging.”

Director Kundan Shah won the Indira Gandhi Award for the Best First Film as a Director in 1984. The film was also a part of the NFDC Retrospective at India International Film Festival in 2006.

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