UK's Prestigious Channel 4 Announces A Special Festival Of Yash Chopra Movies

by YRF User1 | May 26, 2016

Veer-Zaara


The magic of Yash Chopra seems to have cast an enduring spell on the UK. Channel 4, one of the UK's most popular and acclaimed channels, and second only to the BBC in popular perception, is paying tribute to Yash Chopra through a film festival specially created in his honour. Starting Thursday 21st September 2006, and continuing right up to the 9th of November, and entitled “The World of Yash Chopra”, the festival will air on Thursdays on Channel 4. Each of the movies will have a special introduction either by Yash Chopra or the director and star of the movie. No other Indian filmmaker till date has had a festival of such extended length devoted to him or her on one of the most important TV channels in the UK.

Included in the festival will be films both directed by Yash Chopra or produced under the banner of Yash Raj Films. The festival aims to introduce a wide section of British television audiences to the more contemporary films of Yash Raj Films, as well as the latter day hits directed by Yash Chopra. The films directed by the auteur which will be a part of the festival include his latest magnum opus 'Veer-Zaara' in addition to 'Dil To Pagal Hai', 'Darr' and 'Lamhe'. Also part of the festival are the latest Yash Raj Films’ blockbusters 'Dhoom', 'Hum Tum' and 'Bunty Aur Babli'. The festival wraps up with the Aditya Chopra directed 'Mohabbatein' on November 9th.

Coming closely on the heels of Yash Chopra being awarded the membership of BAFTA, this is yet another indication that Hindi movies in general, and Yash Chopra movies in particular, have begun to reach out to a very wide community of British viewers, more than just Indians residing there. Reacting to the news, Mr. Chopra said, “I am truly grateful for this honour. It has always been my belief that at Yash Raj Films we make movies for the entire world, and this special festival simply reaffirms this belief".

The full schedule of films is appended below:

THE WORLD OF YASH CHOPRA
Thursday, 21st September 2006
Introduction by Yash Chopra
VEER-ZAARA – duration 184' 42"

Thursday, 28th September 2006
Introduction by Shaad Ali
BUNTY AUR BABLI – duration 163' 20"

Thursday, 5th October 2006
Introduction by Yash Chopra & Uday Chopra
LAMHE – duration 179' 18"

Thursday, 12th October 2006
Introduction by Sanjay Gadhvi & Uday Chopra
DHOOM – duration 123' 37"

Thursday, 19th October 2006
Introduction by Yash Chopra
DARR – duration 168' 52"

Thursday, 26th October 2006
Introduction by Kunal Kohli
HUM TUM – duration 136' 25"

Thursday, 2nd November 2006
Introduction by Yash Chopra
DIL TO PAGAL HAI – duration 178' 72"

Thursday, 9th November 2006
Introduction by Yash Chopra
MOHABBATEIN – duration 215' 14"

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UK's Prestigious Channel 4 Announces A Special Festival Of Yash Chopra Movies
04 September 2006

Veer-Zaara


The magic of Yash Chopra seems to have cast an enduring spell on the UK. Channel 4, one of the UK's most popular and acclaimed channels, and second only to the BBC in popular perception, is paying tribute to Yash Chopra through a film festival specially created in his honour. Starting Thursday 21st September 2006, and continuing right up to the 9th of November, and entitled “The World of Yash Chopra”, the festival will air on Thursdays on Channel 4. Each of the movies will have a special introduction either by Yash Chopra or the director and star of the movie. No other Indian filmmaker till date has had a festival of such extended length devoted to him or her on one of the most important TV channels in the UK.

Included in the festival will be films both directed by Yash Chopra or produced under the banner of Yash Raj Films. The festival aims to introduce a wide section of British television audiences to the more contemporary films of Yash Raj Films, as well as the latter day hits directed by Yash Chopra. The films directed by the auteur which will be a part of the festival include his latest magnum opus 'Veer-Zaara' in addition to 'Dil To Pagal Hai', 'Darr' and 'Lamhe'. Also part of the festival are the latest Yash Raj Films’ blockbusters 'Dhoom', 'Hum Tum' and 'Bunty Aur Babli'. The festival wraps up with the Aditya Chopra directed 'Mohabbatein' on November 9th.

Coming closely on the heels of Yash Chopra being awarded the membership of BAFTA, this is yet another indication that Hindi movies in general, and Yash Chopra movies in particular, have begun to reach out to a very wide community of British viewers, more than just Indians residing there. Reacting to the news, Mr. Chopra said, “I am truly grateful for this honour. It has always been my belief that at Yash Raj Films we make movies for the entire world, and this special festival simply reaffirms this belief".

The full schedule of films is appended below:

THE WORLD OF YASH CHOPRA
Thursday, 21st September 2006
Introduction by Yash Chopra
VEER-ZAARA – duration 184' 42"

Thursday, 28th September 2006
Introduction by Shaad Ali
BUNTY AUR BABLI – duration 163' 20"

Thursday, 5th October 2006
Introduction by Yash Chopra & Uday Chopra
LAMHE – duration 179' 18"

Thursday, 12th October 2006
Introduction by Sanjay Gadhvi & Uday Chopra
DHOOM – duration 123' 37"

Thursday, 19th October 2006
Introduction by Yash Chopra
DARR – duration 168' 52"

Thursday, 26th October 2006
Introduction by Kunal Kohli
HUM TUM – duration 136' 25"

Thursday, 2nd November 2006
Introduction by Yash Chopra
DIL TO PAGAL HAI – duration 178' 72"

Thursday, 9th November 2006
Introduction by Yash Chopra
MOHABBATEIN – duration 215' 14"

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