Manoj Bajpai, Anubhav Sinha, Sanjay Gadhvi, Hansal Mehta, Arjan Bajwa and many more grace day 3 of 5th Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai

Manoj Bajpai, Anubhav Sinha, Sanjay Gadhvi, Hansal Mehta, Arjan Bajwa and many more grace day 3 of 5th Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai

​Cine goers walked down the memory lane as Day 3 commemorated Bimal Roy 1963 classic ‘Bandini’ and Patrice Chéreau’s ‘Phèdre’

Day 3 mesmerizes movie buffs with an enviable mix of retrospective screenings, Asian premiers, regional cinema, master classes and lots more!

Screening of ‘Queen’ and ‘Shudh Desi Romance’ add a desi zing to an already sizzling lineup of world class cinema

Day three of the 5th Jagran Film Festival had something to appeal every cine buff with an impressive lineup of world cinema from a variety of genres. Not only that, the day took a retrospective time leap to pay a tribute to creations of legendary veteran directors Patrice Chéreau and Bimal Roy. All in all, with a 360 degree dose of Asian world premiers, Indian regional cinema, some classics and some award-winning world cinema, it was a day that truly traversed from the big screen to the hearts of Mumbai movie goers in every aspect.

At PVR Andheri, Asian premieres were in vogue on Day three as well. The day opened with Asian premiere of100 minute Chinese romantic drama ‘Takao Dancer’ directed by Wenshing Ho and Ouchal Hwang, followed by a Serbian emotional drama ‘Barbarians’ by first time director Ivan Ikic’s, a film that skillfully presents director’s hyper-realistic view at modern Serbia’s youth. Next in line came 2014 Spanish film ‘Bad Hair’ directed by Mariana Rondon that traces the big impact of a small scaled drama in the life of a 10-year-old boy who garners a simple wish to straighten his kinky hair. Featuring in the middle order of the day was Indian director Vikas Bahl’s fresh and power-packed comedy drama ‘Queen’ that had won a million hearts on its release early this year. A screening that particularly stood out at PVR Andheri was Jagran’s thoughtful tribute the late French director Patrice Chereau with his 2003 film ‘Phedre’.

The cine-goers at PVR Andheri also bagged an exceptional opportunity to personally witness and interact with eminent achievers of the Indian film fraternity such as director-producer Anubhav Sinha known for his directorial spree with ‘Ra.One’, ‘Dus’, ‘Cash’ and for producing ‘Gulab Gang’, actor Arjan Bajwa of ‘Bobby Jasoos’, ‘Son of Sardar’, ‘Tell Me O Khuda’, ‘Fashion’ and ‘Guru’ fame, actress Priyanka Bose who earned laurels for her work in films like ‘Johnny Gaddaar’, ‘Guzaarish’ and ‘Gulaab Gang’, casting director for ‘Titli’, ‘Daawat –e-Ishq’, ‘Lootera’, and Shanghai Atul Mongia and director of Dhoom and Dhoom 2 Sanjay Gadhwi. These masters of their crafts presented an unbiased view of the industry on ‘What Do The Director’s Look For’, a valuable session for aspiring actors who learnt an insider view on skills and talent needed to make a mark in the competitive industry.​

The intial three days have so far been a welcome dose of movies, master classes and more for every movie-loving Mumbaikar. Film fans and connoisseurs from every corner of the city are equally looking forward to the upcoming four days as it unveils its true and treasured cinematic colors. The 5th edition of the Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai 2014 is taking place at PVR Andheri West and Cinemax Versova from the 22nd – 28th September, 2014 where the underlying theme of ‘World peace’ continues to bind the world together under one roof.


Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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