Our Bollywood film industry has personally lost the best gems of Indian cinema in the form of late actors Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput and while Sushant’s death shocked the entire world, this is also true that our industry is still mourning deeply for them and but there’s a happy silver lining in midst of the darkness which is that late actors Irrfan, Rishi and Sushant receive special tribute at MIFF (Melbourne Indian Film Festival) 2020.
The Melbourne Indian Film Festival (MIFF) that has been happening since a decade now every year in Australia, has decided to mark their valuable contribution to the Indian cinema where Irrfan, Rishi and Sushant receive special tribute at MIFF 2020.
Our industry has been completely mourning some deeply irreplaceable and personal losses within this year of 2020 where with the tragic and catastrophic death of Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput now a permanent feeling of void and emptiness is omnipresent even now. Thus it became more important and pivotal enough for this year’s Melbourne Indian Film Festival 2020 to pay homage and honour the immense contribution of all these late Bollywood actors to our film industry and Indian cinema following which, as a part of IFFM (Indian Film Festival Melbourne)’s tribute section, The festival will be screening Irrfan Khan’s international critically acclaimed film Song Of Scorpion, Rishi Kapoor’s 102 Not Out and Sushant Singh Rajput’s Kedarnath this year.
It should be noted here especially that while 102 Not Out and Kedarnath were nation-wide commercially successful and critically acclaimed films of that year which had been seen by every Indian audience and fans across the globe, this is going to be the first time ever that late actor Irrfan’s 2017 internationally acclaimed film Song Of Scorpion is going to be accessible and will be screened at the film festival where this is an interesting fact that the film will be available to every netizen, fan and twitteratis across the globe who are Indians for watching where this film saw Irrfan reunite with his Qissa director Anup Singh and starred actress Golshifteh Lakhani as the female lead alongside him in the movie where the film was reviewed and assessed after its premiere at the Locarno Film Festival in 2017.
In a statement Festival director Mitu Bhowmick Lange explaining about the same said, “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”.