Thursday 4 April, 8.15pm | Phoenix Cinema, Leicester
Ramesh Sippy is an Indian film director and producer, best known for directing the popular and critically acclaimed film Sholay featuring an ensemble cast including Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar and Amjad Khan in his most iconic role as the dacoit Gabbar Singh. Sholay still remains one of the most iconic films in Hindi film history and a favourite for Hindi film audiences globally.
Winner of the civilian honour of Padma Shri in 2013, his first film job came at age nine, when he played Achala Sachdev’s son in Shahenshah (1953). His directorial debut Andaz (1971) which starred Shammi Kapoor, Hema Malini and Rajesh Khanna in lead roles and was a box office success. His Seeta Aur Geeta (1972), featuring Hema Malini playing dual roles propelled her to superstardom.
In 1985, he directed Saagar, which starred Rishi Kapoor, Kamal Hassan and marked Dimple Kapadia’s comeback to films after 12 years since her debut film Bobby. He directed a successful television serial titled Buniyaad which focused on the Partition of India and aired on Indian television channel Doordarshan in 1987.
Venue: Phoenix Cinema, Leicester
Thu 4 April, 8.15pm
Ticket Price: £15.00