Richa Chada, Bhumi Pednekar, R Balki, Shaan attend the 6th Jagran Film Festival

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The 6th Jagran Film Festival on day 4 continued to enthrall, engage and entertain movie goers in Mumbai with a stellar blend of world cinema, regional films, panel discussions, master classes and lots more.


The day opened on a happy note with Michael Curtiz’s 1942 American classic ‘Casablanca’. Later, Karin Albou’s 2005 French film ‘Little Jerusalem’ and Raj Kapoor’s 1970 film ‘Mera Naam Joker’ followed in the ‘Happiness’ category.


Keeping up the worldwide appeal alive, the day also showcased Takashi Nishihara’s 2014 Japanese indie movie ‘Starting Over’, Donald Mugisha’s coming of age 2015 African drama ‘The Boda Boda Thieves’, the contemporary Serbian drama about 1999 Belgrade bombing ‘The Sky Above Us’ and Jan Prusinovský’s 2015 Czech crime drama ‘The Snake Brothers’.


Indian showcase brought to film lovers a feat of films such as Shiladitya Moulik’s debut Hindi film ‘Mrs Scooter’ and Sabyasachi Mohapatra’s award-winning 2014 Odiya film ‘Aadim Vichar’. Satyen Bose’s 1964 Bollywood classic ‘Dosti’ and Lekh Tandon’s 1983 Hindi film ‘Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Mann Bhaye’ recreated the golden era in the Indian retrospective category. As the sun went down, Ananth Mahadevan‘s award-winning biopic ‘Gour Hari Dastan: The Freedom File’.


Screening of the 2003 Bollywood family drama ‘Baghban’ paid a heartfelt homage to late director Ravi Chopra. Fun Cinemas also served to be a perfect show time venue to Sergei Yutkevich’s 1955 Soviet film ‘Otello’ based on Shakespeare’s classic play, Othello.


Day 4 also presented an enchanting mix of Jagran Shorts with films spanning six to 30 minutes. The lineup included Firdaus J’s English film ‘Gen X 01’, Mrinal Dev’s Bhojpuri film ‘Gunjaa’, Chandan Roy Sanyal’s Hindi film ‘Hiroshima’, Enrique Diego’s Spanish film ‘Ruperstre’, Aban Bharucha Deohans’s Hindi film ‘Teaspoon’,  Biswanath Rath’s Odiya film ‘The Right Glass’, Prasanna Ponde’s Marathi film ‘Vithya’ and Pranav Harihar Sharma’s Hindi film ‘Watermelon’.


Learning remained in vogue with workshops that offered tremendous level of engagement and creativity. Sessions on ‘Reviewing Cinema: What You Need To Know’, ‘The Return Of The Mahatma - Directors’ Speak’ with film stalwarts, Ketan Mehta and Shama Zaidi moderated by Atul Tiwari  and a Coffee Table panel with film makers amassed those with keen interest in the intricacies of the film world.


True to its fame, Jagran Film Festival is serving as a one stop film destination year after year. Day 5 of the Mumbai edition also has incredible written all over it with experiences as rare and resplendent as the first four days.

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