IIFA and Tiff to host Raj Kapoor Retrospective in Toronto

The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) and Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) have joined hands to host a tribute to Raj Kapoor on June 26, 2011 in Toronto. A retrospective film series called “Raj Kapoor and the Golden Age of Indian Cinema” will be held for six weeks at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the permanent home of the TIFF Festival.

This event will take place after the 12th IIFA Weekend and Awards in Toronto, Ontario from 23rd -25th June 2011. The Gala opening on June 26 will be hosted by director Karan Johar.

Raj Kapoor opened his own studio, RK Films at the age of 24. Called ‘The Showman of the Millenium’, Raj Kapoor won several awards and was awarded the ‘Padma Bhushan’ and the ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award’ for his contributions to Indian Cinema. His films Awaara and Boot Polish were nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival.

source: IMDB