Jagran Film Festival at siri fort auditorium
07/03/2013

Jagran Film Festival (JFF) 2013 is back again. July 1 2013 was the first day of JFF which had an amazing screening of the T20s Of Indian Cinema. Three classic movies of Indian Cinema "Bhuvan shome" , "Nayagan" and "Sholay" were screened on the first day.

Online PR News – 03-July-2013 – Delhi – July 01 2013- Jagran Film Festival (JFF) is an initiative by the Jagran Group to generate a discussion on the various aspects of Cinema and its impact on society and popular culture. Before the grand kick start to the Jagran Film Festival 2013, Jagran group came out with “Pre-festival Screenings - The T20s Of Indian Cinema”, showcasing some of the finest films that Indian Cinema has ever produced at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi.
Three cult classics of Indian Cinema were screened on the first day of Pre-festival screenings.
Bhuvan Shome (1969):
An offbeat Hindi movie directed by Mrinal Sen and starring veteran Utpal Dutt as ‘Bhuvan Shome’ is a comic tale about a rigid bureaucrat, who after 25 years of service in railways has lost any sort of delight in his job and seeks escape in a holiday. He commences on an amateurish hunting expedition, in the wilderness of Gujarat he meets Gouri- a cheerful and simple village woman. From there, his transformation begins, from a rigid personality to a fun-loving person. The joyful experience with a bullock-cart driver, his fear of buffalo and hunting tips from Gouri presents a simple yet elegant form of humor. The unorthodox style of its visuals and editing had a major influence on the rise of parallel cinema in India. The film brought into focus the class and social barriers and gives a satirical look at corruption.

Nayagan (1987):
Nayagan, a Tamil movie, directed by Mani Ratnam and starring Kamal Hassan
A story of a small boy from Tamilnadu sees his father, a labor leader, killed in cold blood by a policeman. He kills the policeman and runs away to the city of Bombay. From there, the story traces his ascent to become a mafia chief. The story revolves around Shakti Velu and how he establishes a parallel judicial system to help underprivileged and needy people. The soothing and touching music of movie intensifies the emotions delivered by Kamal Hasan. Duirng the climax, Velu’s grandson asks him a straight question, “Are you a bad or a good person?” With couple of sighs, he only manages to say, “I don’t know.”

Sholay (1975):
An epic film directed by Ramesh Sippy, classy piece of writing by duo- Javed Akhtar and Salim Khan, and a strong star-cast. Sholay is easily one of the top Indian movies ever produced. The immortal dialogues, mesmerizing music by R.D Burman and unforgettable characters are the factors responsible for the huge success of this film. What sets Sholay apart is the scope of its story, the sensitivity with which it portrays the triumphs and sufferings of its characters, and of course, flat-out excellent song and dance sequence.