Jagran Film Festival: News

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.

3 days 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.

4 days 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.

4 days 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.

9 days 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.

15 days 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.

17 days 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.

18 days 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. 

18 days 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.

20 days 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.

20 days 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.

20 days 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.

20 days 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.

20 days 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.

21 days 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.

21 days 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.

21 days 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.

21 days ago — Keyur Seta

Review Hindi

T For Taj Mahal review: Lovely, earnest tale about how community and education can transform lives

The film, written by Ashish Aryan and director Kireet Khurana, leaves you with a warm, fuzzy feeling as you walk out of the theatre.

22 days ago — Sonal Pandya

Article Hindi

Ultimate form of storytelling in the arts is cinema: Ishaan Khatter

On the closing day of the 10th Jagran Film Festival, the young actor spoke about his love for cinema and his experiences of working in the industry thus far.

3 months ago — Our Correspondent

Article Hindi

Veeru Devgan was a great asset to film and director: Rohit Shetty pays homage to late action choreographer

In an engaging conversation, filmmaker Rohit Shetty shared his experiences of working with late action choreographer Veeru Devgan and spoke about what draws him to action films.

3 months ago — Our Correspondent