“I love the way that movie was shot,” says Ahmadlou, who insisted on keeping Bachchan’s picture as the backdrop, when a fan approached him for a photo.
His critically-acclaimed movie, Cinema Khar (Cinema Donkey in English) was houseful on day one of BIFFES, where 225 films from 60 countries will be screened at four different venues till March 4.
“For example, I loved Sholay so much that it made me fall in love with India.
That’s the magic of cinema and it’s how you should spread love too,” he says, adding that it is saddening to see the current political situation that India is going through.
OUR PICKS FOR TODAYLunana: A Yak in theClassroom (Bhutanese)Director: Pawo Choyning DorjiVenue: PVR Cinemas, Orion MallTime: 10 amHeroic Losers (Spanish)Director: Sebastian BorennszteinVenue: PVR Cinemas, Orion MallTime: 12:20 pmThe Sacrifice (Swedish)Director: Andrey TarkovskyVenue: Suchitra Film Society, Banashankari 2nd StageTime: 1:30 pmCharulata (Bengali)Director: Satyajit RayVenue: PVR Cinemas, Orion MallTime: 7:20 pm