Thursday, August 2, 2012
Aamir Khan and Kingdom of Dreams take lead to become first time collectors from film world.at the first ever OsianCinefan Film Festival Auction of Indian Cinema Memorabilia
It will be great if you could carry the news in your esteemed publication.
First OsianⳭCinefan Film Memorabilia Auction Breaks All Records ༯span> Aamir Khan and Kingdom of Dreams take lead to become first time collectors from film world ༯span> Mumbai, 1 August: Setting a new landmark, the first ever OsianⳭCinefan Film Festival Auction of Indian Cinema Memorabilia turned out to be a grand success with sales of INR 69.55 lakh and 86% Lots Sold with records established across all types of publicity material and memorabilia. ༯span> For the first time the auction received generous participation from the film fraternity and cinema enthusiasts and saw lively competitive bidding from the floor and telebidders which enthralled the attendees. ༯span> Superstar Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao bid for six collectorⳠitems valued at INR 321,233 including Shammi KapoorⳠjacket (Lot 74 for INR 88,000) while the Gurgaon-based Kingdom of Dreams successfully bid INR 15.6 lakh for the full rights to the last recorded song of legendary Kishoreda for its new musical show Jhumroo that celebrates the spirit of Kishore Kumar. ༯span> The average lot price of INR 46,679 was a major improvement with more than 200% rise over the last five years. Total percentage value of the lots sold over the Higher Estimates was 88.09 % while those sold above Lower Estimates was 140.94 %. ༯span> Auction lots on offer consisted of vintage and rare posters, show-cards, stills, song-synopsis booklets among other artifacts. The highlights that comprised the auction lots were 45 signed black and white photographic stills by the evergreen Dev Anand (INR 400,000); rare Satyajit Ray designed film posters of the 1960s; the turquoise ring set in silver worn by Farooque Sheikh in Muzaffar AliⳠfamous Umrao Jaan (INR 96,000);ʡ cricket bat signed by Aamir Khan and the team from Lagaan (INR 156,000); ༯span> The auction also had very rare photographic stills mounted on lobby cards and Show-Cards from Aan, Mother India, Dil Diya Dard Liya, Leader, Humraaz, Zanjeer, Aan Milo Sajna, the famous scarf from Junglee (1961) worn by Shammi Kapoor (INR 156,000), the sweater from Andaz (1971) (INR 150,00), the Shehnai, and the last unreleased song by Kishore Kumar completed just three days before his demise in October 1987. It also included many posters from films with Rajesh Khanna, such as Aradhana, Amar Prem, and Andaz fared exceedingly well with new records for all. ༯span> てter eleven years of hard work by Osianⳬ India can proudly say it has the basis of an international standard market for its cinematic heritage; hereafter no one will dismiss these items as raddi (garbage). They are collectibles and they have significant financial value. Though there is still a significant distance to cover for an in-depth market to emerge, and hundreds of galleries and dealers to surface in a legitimate manner䠳tated Neville Tuli, Founder Chairman Osianⳬ who has pioneered the movement with the art world over the last decade. ༯span> He added that the auction emphatically indicated that an enormous potential exists for developing the market for Indian cinema memorabilia, and that the film fraternity now feels a sense of respect for its cinematic heritage and the growth will be exponential and hopefully the task of preserving our cinematic heritage will be somewhat easier. ༯span>