Friday, September 13, 2013

Kamal Haasan to be presented with Lifetime Achievement Award at Mumbai Film Festival

Acclaimed French filmmaker Costa-Gavras and renowned Indian actor Kamal Haasan will be felicitated with the trajectory Awards in Mumbai Film Festival 15th.

Oscar winner Costa-Gavras is known for his political thrillers as Z, Missing, The Little Apocalypse and Amen.

Gavras has also met with the title of the French cavalry. He has been a judge of several film festivals and has won numerous international film awards.

Mumbai Film Festival, an initiative of the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), begins October 17 and more than 200 films from 65 countries will be screened at the eight-day festival.

“We are honored to award the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Costa-Gavras. His films have been loved and celebrated by millions of movie lovers around the world. We are honored that you have agreed to receive this award,” Shyam Benegal, Chairman, MAMI, said in a statement.

Haasan has recently completed 50 years in the industry and it has over 190 films to his credit, across genres and languages, such as Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. He is best known for his performances in films like Moondram Pirai, Nayagan, Pushpak, Appu Raja and Hey Ram.

“He is a legend in every sense of the term’s A writer, singer, director, author and actor par excellence. We are honored to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Kamal Haasan,” said Benegal.

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