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Irrfan Khan’s smiling face in The Academy’s video on hope during a pandemic wins over followers: ‘This is just brilliant’


The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science shared a video on discovering hope and persevering in the face of challenges on Wednesday. However, what caught everybody’s consideration was a clip on the very finish, that includes late actor Irrfan Khan.

“A celebration of hope—through the lens of movies we love,” The Academy wrote in their tweet. The video is a montage of inspiring moments from well-liked movies similar to Her, The Shawshank Redemption, Captain Marvel, The Martian, Parasite, Interstellar, Black Panther and extra. It reveals Al Pacino from The Scent of Woman, speaking about ‘containing the spirit’ in the long-lasting courtroom scene. A clip from Children of Men performs as a voiceover talks about folks being out of labor and afraid of dropping their jobs. A scene that includes Matt Damon reveals him telling folks to take again the management of the scenario. “Get busy living or get busy dying,” says Tim Robbins in a scene from The Shawshank Redemption.

 

However, the video ends with a clip of Irrfan from his movie The Life of Pi. At the top of his interview in the movie, Irrfan is requested if his story had a completely happy ending. “Well that’s up to you,” he says.

The late actor’s followers grew emotional on seeing him in the video. Writer Aseem Chhabra wrote, “This is so beautiful – celebration of the sense of hope and ending with #IrrfanKhan’s smiling face!” Actor Nimrat Kaur wrote, “A heavy heart smiles with the last frame. Such a rich, moving collage. #IrrfanForever.”

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“Pride of our Nation, #Irrfan your departure created a huge vacuum in the Broken heartheart.. Cinema will never be the same as it was before. We will cherish your stories your legacy. LEGEND,” wrote a fan. Another thanked the Academy for sharing the video. “I can’t be alone in thinking a lot of us really need pick-me-ups like this. Thanks Academy. Props to the writers who crafted the lines, the DPs who shot them, the performers who breathed life into it and the editor who put this all together,” they wrote.

Irrfan died in April after a two-year lengthy battle with neuroendocrine tumour. His loss of life was mourned throughout the nation and the world by movie lovers.

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