The year 2020 has been really bad for the entire world and more so for the Hindi film industry as we lost some great gems. The deaths of Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor, and Sushant Singh Rajput felt more like personal losses to everyone and it’s heartbreaking to imagine the industry without these three great actors.
They might have left the physical world but their movies continue to keep their legacy alive. To celebrate their legacy and give them a special tribute, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2020 will be screening Irrfan Khan's Song of Scorpion, Rishi Kapoor's 102 Not Out, and Sushant Singh Rajput's Kedarnath.
Mitu Bhowmick Lange of IFFM, said in a statement, "Artistes live on through their legacy. These were some fine men who did some incredible movies that resonated with everyone. It was important for us to celebrate their memory. We handpicked some great films for our audience so that we relive a little bit of their lives with them. Their loss to the film industry is irrevocable but the magic of their movies will continue to entertain generations hereafter."
Irrfan died on April 29 after a two-year battle with a neuroendocrine tumour. Rishi died a day later on April 30 after battling cancer for a year while Sushant died on June 14.
It was Sushant’s death that changed how people looked at Bollywood and questioned how the industry functions. People are calling the tribute a devious plot and are saying that this will not change anything in how people have started perceiving Bollywood now.
Ek aur chaal....hum nahi fasenge...chahe jo bhi drama karlo gutterwood walon— Madhusmita panda (@Madhusm54006407) October 26, 2020
@TeamKangna @AnupamPKher @atulreellife
WE need to BOYCOTT Indian Film Festival of Melbourne
IFFM gang work hand in hand with Bollywood Mafia members. One of them is Rajeev Masand#ArrestDishaSSRKiller#BoycottIFFM#SushantSinghRajput#BoycottBollywoodFilms
RT if U agree with me pic.twitter.com/fobUe9GnAJ
Respected @DanielAndrewsMP @JoanneRyanLalor @VicGovAu @ACMI @FilmVictoria
Pls we want our voices heard. #BanIFFM We do not want Australia to associate or support the #IFFM event that fund nexus of drug cartels & money launderers in Bollywood. #BoycottIFFMhttps://t.co/rYfl1X1MGV
@FilmVictoria #IFFM should be boycotted in Melbourne. We Indians want to boycott and its against our sensitive views on #SSRMurderCase who hasn't got justice yet and many Bollywood personalities are involved and it's still under investigation. Please watch @republic news channel.— Prags (@prags_1981) August 28, 2020September 17, 2020
Is it a marketing gimmick or genuinely a special tribute? What do you have to say about this? Let us know in the comments section below.