Big B to restore Charlie Chaplin's 'The Floorwalker' at MAMI

Sep 25, 2013, 22:16 IST | PTI

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan will be restoring one of Charlie Chaplin's rare films "The Floorwalker" for the Mumbai Film Festival

 Bachchan will be restoring the 1916 masterpiece for the 15th edition of Mumbai Film Festival organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI).

Amitabh Bachchan

"Restoration is an important aspect of cinema. It is great that people from film industry are restoring films and Bachchan doing this is a big thing. The film is a masterpiece," filmmaker and Chairman of MAMI Shyam Benegal said here. 

The festival will be held from October 17 to 24. "The Floorwalker" stars Chaplin, in his traditional Tramp persona, as a customer who creates chaos in a department store and becomes inadvertently entangled in the nefarious scheme of the store manager, played by Eric Campbell, and the store's floorwalker, played by Lloyd Bacon, to embezzle money from the establishment.  

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