Celebrate Indian Cinema with ‘Zee Classic Memory Lane’
Zee Classic sets up installations at Bandstand Promenade saluting the best of Indian Cinema
A city with numerous layers of history, the ethnic and cultural diversity of Mumbai is unparalleled. The Hindi film industry based in Mumbai is celebrated as one of the biggest film industries of the world and Indian Cinema is ingrained in the lifestyle of millions of people of India. With its brand promise of Woh Zamaana Kare Deewana, Zee Classic recreates the charm of classic Indian Cinema with ‘Zee Classic Memory Lane’ at the Bandstand Promenade in Mumbai. ‘Zee Classic Memory Lane’ is a collection of iconic symbols that traces the history of Indian Cinema and celebrates its glory. Exclusively curated objects d’art will delight cinema enthusiasts, students of cinema as well as viewers of the channel. Bandra is home to several Bollywood landmarks including Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan’s residences. The Zee Classic Memory Lane at Bandstand is the latest addition that will surely be a visual treat to all who see it!
Connoisseurs of Indian Cinema often say the best films were made when resources were few but creativity was ample!
Every morning when India wakes up, it breathes cinema. Bollywood is not just a word, but a religion in our country. Timeless masterpieces through its stories, performances, direction and music have left an indelible mark in the hearts of people. The collection includes a tribute to Raj Kapoor with an installation, ‘Joker – The Misunderstood Masterpiece’. The Showman of Indian Cinema is known for his distinctive portrayal of a clown in the film, ‘Mera Naam Joker’. One of India’s finest films, the film had a very strong philosophical message and was regarded as a ‘misunderstood masterpiece’. Take a few steps ahead and another facet of the legend will greet you… ‘Raj Kapoor and Nargis Statue– The Eternal Love’. This illustration of the unforgettable romantic couple will take visitors on the journey of love reminding them of movies like ‘Barsaat’, ‘Shree 420’ and ‘Awaara’.
Add a hint of music to the expression of romance and memories, and you will find yourself humming songs that will take you back in time. The fun of rewinding a cassette holds a special place in the heart of every music lover depicted by the next installation, ‘Cassette – Classic Rewind’. Talking about music, the piano is one instrument that remains etched in our minds forever. Be it the flirtatious ‘Pyaar deewana hota hai’ or the emotional ‘Jeevan ke din’, the piano has represented emotions in the simplest way. To recreate the same magic, the collection will feature a ‘Timeless Piano’ art object, depicting these musical emotions.
There’s romance and music, but what’s cinema without some action? The man with ‘Dhai Kilo Ka Haath’- Sunny Deol, has been the viewers’ favorite as one who ensures that right prevails over wrong. His film Gadar, the first ever Indian film to gross 100 crores, introduced the iconic hand pump as the weapon that inflicted damage across international borders. With the ‘Hand Pump – Lethal Weapon’ installation, this cinematic journey incorporates all the elements that make Bollywood what it is today!
From candy floss romances sprinkled with extravagant song-dance sequences shot in exotic locales, gritty underworld flicks, action escapades to social melodramas, Indian Cinema has touched every genre of entertainment. Zee Classic raises a toast to this Indian Cinema with this one-of-its-kind installation, ‘Zee Classic Memory Lane’.
So Mumbaikars and all those who visit Mumbai, take a trip of the ‘Zee Classic Memory Lane’ at the Bandstand Promenade!