UK’s Channel 4 to air Yash Chopra movies

MUMBAI: The magic of Yash Chopra seems to have cast a spell in the UK. Channel 4 in the UK will be paying tribute to Yash Chopra through a film festival specially created in his honour.


Starting 18 September and continuing right up to 6 November, the festival called ‘The World of Yash Chopra,’ will air on Mondays on Channel 4. Each of the movies will have a special introduction either by Yash Chopra or the director and star of the movie.


Included in the festival will be films both directed by Yash Chopra or produced under the banner of Yash Raj Films. The festival aims to introduce a wide section of British television audiences to the more contemporary films of Yash Raj Films, as well as the latter day hits directed by Yash Chopra.


The films directed by the auteur, which will be a part of the festival include his latest magnum opus Veer Zaara in addition to Dil To Pagal Hai, Darr and Lamhe. Other films that will be aired are Dhoom, Hum Tum and Bunty Aur Babli. The festival wraps up with the Aditya Chopra directed Mohabbatein on 6 November.


Coming closely on the heels of Yash Chopra being awarded the membership of BAFTA, this is yet another indication that Hindi movies in general, and Yash Chopra movies in particular, have begun to reach out to a very wide community of British viewers, more than just Indians residing there.


Chopra said, “I am truly grateful for this honour. It has always been my belief that at Yash Raj Films we make movies for the entire world, and this special festival simply reaffirms this belief.”


Schedule of films is appended below:

18 September
Introduction by Yash Chopra

25 September
Introduction by Shaad Ali
Bunty Aur Babli


2 October
Introduction by Yash Chopra & Uday Chopra


9 October
Introduction by Sanjay Gadhvi & Uday Chopra


16 October
Introduction by Yash Chopra


23 October
Introduction by Kunal Kohli
Hum Tum


30 October
Introduction by Yash Chopra
Dil To Pagal Hai


6 November
Introduction by Yash Chopra

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