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Ramesh Sippy to get inaugural Raj Kapoor Award

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Veteran filmmaker Sippy, who directed the classic blockbuster "Sholay" and tele-serial "Buniyaad", would be conferred the first 'Award for Excellence in Cinema', an said here on Monday.

Instituted by the (ACEE) with various international organisations like World Bank, UNICEF, USC Annenberg Normal Lear Cenre, Hollywood Health and Society, and CMS, the 'Trophy' will be unveiled here on Wednesday.

"The global awards are being launched in memory of Raj Kapoor, the quintessential 'Showman of Post-Independent India', who was a rare filmmaker to have placed mainstream and popular entertainment which he created in contemporary social contexts," said ACEE

was making films from virtually the birth of onwards, when the violence of Partition marked the translation from British rule to democracy, and even without a close reading of history, it is clear that undercurrents in his work often measured the changes, both economic and social, in Indian society, she explained.

Sippy, 71, will receive the first Award for Excellence in Cinema at the two-day 'Elevate 2K18' bi-annual conclave of ACEE's programme, The Third Eye in Mumbai, she added.

Honoured with a Padma Shri, has attained legendary status with his memorable "Sholay" (1975) and later the popular serial on Doordarshan, "Buniyaad" (1987), based on the Partition of

Veteran actors and sons of Raj Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, and Rajiv Kapoor, will take part in a discussion on 'The Unparalleled Social Commentator, The Showman Raj Kapoor', which will be moderated by

Besides the launch of the global award and trophy at the 'Elevate 2K18', Nanda said the team behind the latest release "Pad Man", including and shall be felicitated at the conclave.

The first trailer of the upcoming film, "102 Not Out" directed by Umesh Shukla of "OMG - Oh My God!" fame - which brings together industry veterans and together on screen after a 25 year gap - shall be released at the conclave.



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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 13:46 IST