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Amitabh Bachchan's cinematic legacy takes center stage in 'Bachchanalia' auction

  • 'Bachchanalia' auction by deRivaz & Ives celebrates Amitabh Bachchan's legendary career ahead of his 81st birthday

  • Scheduled from October 5th to 7th, the auction promises to offer a piece of cinematic history to admirers of the iconic actor

  • Notable highlights of the auction include first-release Zanjeer showcards, rare posters from Bachchan's acclaimed films, potraying the glimpse of Bollywood's golden era

30 Sep 2023

As the legendary superstar Amitabh Bachchan approaches his 81st birthday on October 11, fans and collectors are in for a treat with the upcoming "Bachchanalia" auction. Hosted by deRivaz & Ives, one of India's fastest-growing auction houses, this unique event pays homage to Bachchan's illustrious five-decade career in the Indian film industry.

Scheduled from October 5th to 7th, the auction promises to offer a piece of cinematic history to admirers of the iconic actor. The auction will feature an array of items, including iconic film posters, rare photographs, showcards, film booklets, and original artworks, providing an exclusive glimpse into the magic of Bachchan's cinematic journey.

Among the notable items set to go under the hammer are two first-release Zanjeer (1973) showcards, handcrafted with silver gelatin photographic prints, poster paint, and intricate hand and screen-printed lettering. These showcards are a testament to the artistic craftsmanship of yesteryears that brought cinema to life. Additionally, collectors will have the opportunity to acquire rare posters from Bachchan's acclaimed films like  Majboor(1974), Silsila(1981), Kaalia (1981), and more. The auction also features exclusive private photographs from Ramesh Sippy's party following the release of the iconic film Sholay, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Bollywood's golden era.

Speaking about the auction, a spokesperson for deRivaz & Ives expressed their dedication to preserving India's cinematic heritage through this carefully curated sale, celebrating Amitabh Bachchan's international iconic status.

This event follows the success of their recent Satyajit Ray memorabilia auction, indicating a continued interest in preserving India's rich cultural legacy associated with cinema. The "Bachchanalia" auction promises to be a delightful experience for fans and admirers of Amitabh Bachchan worldwide while contributing to the preservation of India's cinematic heritage


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