Jagran Film Festival: News

Review Hindi

Binnu Ka Sapna review: An experimental short film about the deeply embedded patriarchal mindset

Binnu Ka Sapna shows us how the patriarchal mindset and sense of entitlement of some men is passed down, unknowingly, from one generation to the next.

5 months ago — Suyog Zore

Article Tamil

Wanted the film to give people hope: Madhumita Sundararaman on KD

Filmmaker Madhumita Sundararaman speaks about creating KD, the film's original ending, and the accidental discovery of its eight-year-old star, Nagavishal.

6 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Tamil

Madhumita Sundararaman's KD to be released on 22 November

The festival favourite, after winning awards at the Jagran Film Festival and the Singapore South Asian Film Festival, is set to arrive in Indian theatres.

7 months ago — Our Correspondent

Review Tamil

KD review: A journey back into childhood with two fantastic and lively characters

Entertaining, witty and sparkling with chemistry, Madhumita Sundararaman's little film is a cinematic treat.

7 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review Hindi

Chintu Ka Birthday review: A six-year-old's birthday party descends into chaos in war-torn Iraq

Co-directors Satyanshu and Devyanshu present an Indian family stranded in Baghdad trying to make the best of their circumstances in this uneven film set in 2004.

7 months ago — Sonal Pandya

Review Hindi

Mera Ram Kho Gaya review: Keeps oscillating between documentary and fiction

The film features three tracks that are poles apart but have a common point in the form of the current socio-political scenario.

7 months ago — Keyur Seta

Review Hindi

Lihaaf review: Ismat Chughtai gets the Manto treatment, weakly

Rahat Kazmi weaves in Chughtai's life during her infamous trial for obscenity with her story Lihaaf, but without the passion and humanity that drove both.

8 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Article Hindi

Despite 10 editions under its belt, Jagran festival continues to be chaotic and harrowing for fans

The travelling festival's tenth edition began in Delhi on 18 July and ended in Mumbai on 29 September.

8 months ago — The Cinestaan Team

Review Tamil

Sethum Aayiram Pon review: Nuanced tale of love-hate relationship between a woman and her granddaughter

Directed by first-time filmmaker Anand Ravichandran, Sethum Aayiram Pon is a heartwarming piece of cinema about the simple lives of small-towners.

8 months ago — Suyog Zore

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Virus, Sir, KD nab awards at the 10th Jagran Film Festival

The awards were decided by a jury comprising filmmakers Farah Khan, Ketan Mehta, Nikkhil Advani, producer Shobu Yarlagadda, actress Dia Mirza and writer-director Sameer Saxena.

8 months ago — Our Correspondent

Article Hindi

My ghost story won’t be scary, I can’t scare people, reveals Karan Johar

The head of Dharma Productions also revealed that he has not even spoken to the writer who has written the story for his short film in Ghost Stories. 

8 months ago — Keyur Seta

Article Hindi

Am already living my dream, says Kartik Aaryan at the Jagran Film Festival

The young actor was in conversation with film journalist and critic Rajeev Masand about his recent stardom and his upcoming big projects.

8 months ago — Sonal Pandya

Review Bengali

Ghawre Bairey Aaj review: Aparna Sen's modern retelling loses the human drama amidst the politics

Aparna Sen's take on the iconic story by Rabindranath Tagore is defeated by a disjointed screenplay that struggles to keep the balance between ideology and human drama.

8 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review Hindi

Jhalki review: A sister's love and determination triumph over all odds in this drama

Co-directed by Brahmanand Siingh and Tanvi Jain, the film shows us the emotional and physical toll on two young siblings caught in a child slavery ring.

8 months ago — Sonal Pandya

Review Bengali

Widows Of Vrindavan review: Sorry tales in a holy place

Filmmaker Onir brings to light the stark reality of the abandoned widows living out the rest of their lives in Vrindavan.

8 months ago — Keyur Seta

Article Hindi

Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh are relevant even today: Karan Johar on Takht

Takht is the first historical film that Karan Johar is directing and also the first time he is not part of the screenwriting team.

8 months ago — Keyur Seta

Article Hindi

Am blamed for nepotism for no rhyme or reason, says Karan Johar

The filmmaker and television personality said he does not feel the need any more to justify his hard work and sincerity of the past 20 years.

8 months ago — Keyur Seta

Review Hindi

Sir review: Tillotama Shome's restraint and poise shine in Rohena Gera's wonderful class romance

Rohena Gera's debut feature film offers a nuanced take on unspoken trust, friendship and love that form across the class divide in Mumbai.

8 months ago — Shriram Iyengar

Review Marathi

Zollywood review: This docu-fiction sheds light on Vidarbha's zhaadi-patti theatre tradition

The film, directed by first-timer Trushant Ingle, has a lot of potential given the subject but ends up scratching the surface.

8 months ago — Suyog Zore

Article Hindi

Want to make Don 3 as soon as possible, says producer Ritesh Sidhwani

The Excel Entertainment co-founder set out to clear the air on the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer and left it just as confounded.

8 months ago — Keyur Seta