Friday, November 10, 2017

Prem Nath Film Festival to air on Zee Classic!

What comes to your mind when you hear the words Prem Nath? The legendary actor who made us go wow with almost every character role that he portrayed on the big screen? *High Five*. The classical and exemplary actor, Prem Nath, who made his presence felt in more than 150 movies not only by bringing the characters to life, but also making them immortal in our memories. When everyone wanted to be the leading hero, Prem Nath opted to be antihero who made everyone cringe by his sheer presence.
Prem Nath Film Festival to air on Zee Classic!
Prem Nath Film Festival to air on Zee Classic!
Be it any emotion, you already know what Bollywood demands, he had mastered them all and even Rishi Kapoor was quoted stating, “I haven’t seen any actor emote so well in my entire career." Right from being the villain who disseminated his thoughts and conversed by tapping on a glass in the movie Karz to being a terrifying saint in the movie Sanyasi, we kind of remember them all.

Zee Classic with its proposition "Woh Zamana Kare Deewana" will air a four week film festival in the month of November, which also happens to be the month of Prem Nath's birth and death anniversary, titled Prem Nath Film Festival starting November 11, 2017. Okay, out of nowhere, a quick trivia. Did you know that Prem Nath was the maternal uncle of the Kapoor family? Ask Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor to confirm!

Apart from the movies, Zee Classic will also air a special feature created by his son, Monty Nath, titled 'Amar Prem Nath" which comprises of never seen before rare interviews of another set of celebrated actors and eminent personalities that worked with Prem Nath over the course of his film career like Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Manoj Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Shammi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Jeeetendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Subhash Ghai, Amrish Puri and many others. Amar Prem Nath, is the retelling of his journey in the film industry and his rise as one of India's much-loved villains.

So what is the schedule for the Prem Nath Film Festival? Here you go...
  • 11-Nov
    8:30 AM : Kaalicharan
    11:30 AM : Amar Prem Nath Part 1
  • 18-Nov
    8:30 AM : Kabeela
    11:30 AM : Amar Prem Nath Part 2
  • 25-Nov
    8:30 AM : Gautam Govinda
    11:30 AM : Amar Prem Nath Part 3
  • 2-Dec
    8:00 AM : Johny Mera Naam
    11:30 AM : Amar Prem Nath Part 4

Monty Nath, who himself is a filmmaker, shared his thoughts about the airing of the feature and a few other celebrities who spoke about Prem Nath.

Even in his time, Dad was a visionary. His approach towards movies was very different. He didn’t want to be the hero, he just wanted to entertain everyone. He soon realized that playing the antagonist brought him real thrill. Amar Prem Nath is my way of showing the world what kind of person my father was, and I am really thrilled to be able to share this film with the younger generation and everyone. I would like to sincerely thank Zee Classic for celebrating my father’s life journey! - Monty Nath

I have seen many of his films and admired his work like Barsaat, Rustom Sohrab and Aan have been terrific films. What made him stand out was that whatever he did, he was original. He was a very daring, authoritative powerful and an excellent man. He never aped anyone and neither was he jealous of any actor, in fact even the greatest actors would feel inferior to him. They say nobody is indispensable but with Prem Nathji that holds no truth. - Shatrughan Sinha

His manliness was often the talk of the town and as college students we would always say that one should have a physique like Prem Nathji. Prem Nathji would do his stunts himself and never used a body double.  For the fight scene with him in the movie ‘Loafer’, he asked me not to use a stunt man and that we would do the fight scene ourselves. I agreed, although I was afraid that he is older to me and may get hurt - Dharmendra

He played the role of a villain opposite his closest friend. The villain’s role over shadowed the hero’s role and left a lasting impression.  He was not jack of all traits but the master of all traits. He knew 72 raagas. In the film industry there is no actor who even knew 12 raagas - Manoj Kumar

He was highly knowledgeable; you could discuss any topic with him. He was a very dedicated and devoted actor. Whenever given a role, he would research thoroughly to understand that character - Prem Chopra

So tune in to watch 'Prem Nath Film Festival' that takes us through his amazing films followed by a very special feature on him, Amar Prem Nath every Saturday at 8.30 AM and 11.30AM respectively only on Zee Classic!
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