Museum to exhibit Raj Kapoor's classic films in NY


By Hindustan Times

American audience will soon get a glimpse of legendary Indian filmmaker Raj Kapoor's repertoire of cult cinema, with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) here exhibiting eight films by the showman including Awara and Bobby.

The exhibition, titled Raj Kapoor and the Golden Age of Indian Cinema will run from January 6 through January 16. It will showcase Kapoor's eight legendary films, presented in newly struck 35mm prints, offering an "introduction to one of the most ravishing and influential periods of world cinema."

"Largely unknown in North America—except to millions of fans of South Asian descent actor, director, and mogul Raj Kapoor is revered not only in India but throughout the former Soviet world, the Middle East and beyond for the films he made during the golden age of Indian cinema," MoMA said.

The exhibition will open with Kapoor's Awaara, followed by Barsaat, Boot Polish, Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai, Shree 420, Meera Nam Joker and Bobby.

The exhibition is being curated by artistic director of TIFF Bell Lightbox Noah Cowan, who also wrote the introductory text and film descriptions for the exhibition.