Pune: A rich collection of classics from RK Studios, of the Golden Era of Indian Cinema, will be handed to National Film Archives of India (NFAI), which include ‘Awara’, ‘Shri 420’, ‘Aag’, ‘Barsaat’, ‘Mera Naam Joker’, ‘Sangam’, ‘Dharam Karam’, ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’, ‘Bobby,’ etc.
As many as 23 negatives produced under the RK banner will be added to the treasure trove.
“We are thankful to the Kapoor family for entrusting NFAI with this prestigious collection so that it can be preserved for future generations. The original negative is the ideal format for long-term preservation, with the best picture and sound quality,” said Prakash Magdum, Director of NFAI.
The collection will be symbolically handed
over by Randhir Kapoor during the inaugural function of the Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) on January 11.
NFAI will be screening ‘Bobby’ (1973), for which Rishi Kapoor is slated to be present, besides the screening of ‘Mera Naam Joker’, ‘Sangam’, ‘Shri 420’ and ‘Aag’, as a part of Special Focus on Raj Kapoor during PIFF.