Film screening

Amitabh Bachchan: Re-imagining stardom in popular culture

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

Please note: the film screening of Deewar on the Thursday 19 April has been canceled.

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