Film screening

Amitabh Bachchan: Re-imagining stardom in popular culture

Dates: 19 & 20 April 2018

Film screenings and talk by Sunny Singh (London Metropolitan University), author of the book Amitabh Bachchan (2018).

Organised by the International Institute for Asian Studies and in cooperation with Leiden University.


With in-depth analyses of key films and their wide-ranging social contexts, Singh offers a provocative and in-depth study of the superstar, his extensive career to date as well as the nature of Indian, Asian, and global stardom. 
Source: Palgrave Macmillan



19 April 2018     

17:00-19:00   Film screening of Deewar (1975)

20 April 2018     

14:00-16:00   Film screening of Piku (2015)  

17:00-19:00   Talk by Sunny Singh, followed by drinks.


Read the film synopses of Deewar and Piku: 


Registration (required) 

Please register by Tuesday 17 April via the webform provided below.

Registration Amitabh Bachchan