‘Mughal-e-Azam’ screenplay enters Oscars library to mark 60th anniversary

London, August 4

Indian cinema basic ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ celebrates its 60th anniversary this week with director Ok Asif’s son Akbar Asif presenting the screenplay of the movie to the Oscars library in Hollywood.

Akbar Asif, the UK-based son of the late director, stated he introduced the screenplay to the Academy Awards to mark the large anniversary of his father’s historic epic starring Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Madhubala, which falls on Wednesday.

Three variations of the legendary screenplay— in Hindi, Roman textual content and English translation—are now out there on the Margaret Herrick Library, a world-renowned reference and analysis assortment of the Academy dedicated to the historical past and improvement of the movement image as an artwork type and an trade.

“The journey of ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ started with words from the greatest writing team ever assembled in Hindi cinema and I thought the best way to honour them was to permanently preserve their screenplay in the world’s most renowned film library,” stated Akbar Asif, a businessman based mostly in London.

“I hope future generations can learn and get inspired by the work of my late father and his incredible team of writers. I want to humbly thank the Academy Awards for accepting the screenplay,” he stated.

The screenplay of the movie, which hit the screens in India on August 5, 1960, was crafted by a group comprising Aman, Kamal Amrohi, Wajahat Mirza, Ehsan Rizvi in addition to director Ok. Asif.

‘Mughal-e-Azam’ went on to interrupt each field workplace file and remains to be thought-about one of many highest-grossing Bollywood movies of all time.

In 2004, the movie grew to become the primary full-length Indian function movie colourised for a theatrical re-release.

In 2013, to mark the 100th anniversary of Indian cinema, it was declared the best Bollywood movie ever made.

In 2016, an official reside musical based mostly on the movie made historical past as one of many greatest theatre productions ever staged wherever on the planet.

Filmmakers can submit their movies to the Oscars library by filling up a type. Movies launched in Los Angeles are robotically invited to be part of the library. PTI


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