Instituted to commemorate the glory of Hindi cinema and to provide a platform to exchange thoughts with the industry experts, Whistling Woods International (WWI) recently inaugurated the 7th edition of Celebrate Cinema by celebrating the birth anniversary of the legendary director, late Yash Chopra.
As WWI paid homage to late Yash Chopra, the audience were amazed at the legend’s vision, who created iconic and blockbuster movies and paved the way for generations to come. The event commenced with an AV highlighting the journey of the director. It provided the audience with insights into the life of a maestro, characterized by sheer hard work and determination to achieve success. To further celebrate the legend’s glory to the fullest, the event witnessed students from the WWI School of Music performing on the popular songs from the late director's movies. The students attained valuable insights from the panel discussion on screenwriting where Subhash Ghai (Founder & Chairman, WWI), Ramesh Talwar (film director and associate of Late, Shri. Yash Chopra) and Anjum Rajabali (HOD, Screenwriting, WWI) highlighted about the incredible cinema of the director.
Ramesh Talwar narrated Yash Chopra's journey from creating movies, which catered to depict social issues to being the ‘King of Romance’. Commenting on Yash Chopra's movies, Subhash Ghai shared, “Yash Chopra was a magician. He had a great understanding of the 4C’s- Casting, Costume, Camera and Content.” Further explaining to the students, Subhash added, “Yash Chopra’s cinema is celebrated to acquaint young aspirants like you with a legend who was not only passionate but obsessed about cinema.”
In addition, Anjum Rajabali discussed how the director would always be on an expedition to discover good scripts and talented writers. Emphasizing on the importance of scriptwriting in a movie, he enlightened, “A good script may make a bad movie. But a bad script can never make a good movie.”The illustrious event ended with thunderous applause as Ramesh Talwar was presented with a sketch of late Yash Chopra and a token of appreciation by Subhash Ghai and Meghna Ghai Puri.