AR Rahman, Kamal Haasan Advocate Need for Film Preservation

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AR Rahman additionally known as for assist for Shivendra Singh Dungarpur led Film Heritage Foundation that’s working in direction of preserving the movie heritage of India.

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  • Last Updated:March 14, 2021, 11:02 IST
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Ahead of Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan being offered with the distinguished FIAF 2021 award by the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) for his dedication and contribution in direction of the reason for movie preservation, actor-filmmaker-politician Kamal Haasan and Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman, emphasised the necessity for movie preservation and restoration.

“‘Roja’, my first film that became a major success has been preserved by Film Heritage Foundation so that audiences can still enjoy it, almost 30 years later. In these unprecedented times when we are talking about survival, cinema has the power to help us survive. Film Heritage Foundation has been fighting a lone battle with very little support to save our films and music for six years now, and we need to support them when they are preserving our work as an integral part of culture and history for posterity,” says Rahman.

He additionally known as for assist for Shivendra Singh Dungarpur led Film Heritage Foundation that’s working in direction of preserving the movie heritage of India.

Said Kamal Haasan: “Films are our heritage and if we forget where we came from, we might not be able to fix our destination at all. We need to preserve most of our great works that are lost now. Unlike in Hollywood, we have lived for the day and are repenting now. For the sake of the film industry, we owe our gratitude to the Film Heritage Foundation for doing what the industry should have done, for reviving that passion and reminding us what needs to be done for our film heritage.”

Filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan, who additionally share a long-standing relationship with India by way of their affiliation with Film Heritage Foundation, will bestow the award on Big B at a digital presentation, on March 19.

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