10th Jagran Film Festival: Ghawre Bairey Aaj, Jhalki, Virus And Zollywood Were Showcased on Day 1
The 10th Jagran Film Festival, a four-day celebration of cinema commenced at Cinepolis, Fun Republic yesterday, albeit with initial hiccups, including not giving away the press kits and the catalogs for delegates and media to refer to the synopsis of the films which are being showcased at the festival, as a result of which everyone had to, opt for blind watching of movies without knowing what it would entail, though the press desk was managed with aplomb by super efficient Belinda, Jagdish and Nitin Jaitapkar of the pr agency which manages the festival- Perfect Relations.
Notable film personalities like Rahul Bose, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, Divyendu Sharma, Radhika Apte and Kalki Koechlin attended the festival.The first day of the film festival started with film critics and personalities discussing “The Future of Cinema” at the Cinema Summit sessions. The first session began with Aneez Bazmee sharing his views, followed by the second session with Rahul Dholakia and Ritesh Sadhwani and lastly the third session by Nitesh Tiwari and Sajid Nadiadwala. All the panel discussions were moderated by Rajeev Masand. World Premiere of “Ghawre Bairey Aaj”, directed by Aparna Sen, was screened as the Opening Film of the 10th Jagran Film Festival in Mumbai. The Festival showcased several World and India premier, feature films, short movies/documentaries on the first day.
4 World/India premiere movies & Documentary: Ghawre Bairey Aaj (World Premier), Shit One Carries (Indian Premier), Breast and House (India Premier), T for Taj Mahal (India Premier) and Jhalki (India Premier)
Feature films: Mr. India (Indian Retrospective of Anil Kapoor)
Short films/documentaries: Widows of Vrindavan and Hasina
Marathi movies: Zollywood and Mardaani Mavla
Other regional movies: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur (Punjabi), Virus (Malayalam), Bultir Result (Bengali) The Jagran Film Festival kick started in Delhi on 18th July and traveled through Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Agra, Meerut, Dehradun, Hisar, Ludhiana, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Gorakhpur, Raipur, Indore and Bhopal. The festival will culminate on September 29 in Mumbai.
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