Jagran Film Festival Organized; India’s Solo Travelling Film Festival Saw Huge Turnout of Celebrities

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The second day of India’s only Travelling Film Festival, Jagran Film Festival, was held at Sri Fort Auditorium, with huge participation of cinema lovers from Delhi and also, visitors from outside the city. The occasion was graced by the esteemed presence of reputed ‘biography writers’ including leading names such as Yasser Usman, Aseem Chhabbra, Udayan Mitra, Poonam Saxena and Prakash K Ray. Manoj Bajpayee enticed the audience, during the special screening of the movie Naam Shabana and also shared Bollywood trivia.

The audience was seen cheering loudly for the ‘sports legend’, Sachin Tendulkar, while enjoying watching the documentary ‘Sachin: A billion Dreams’. Tannishtha Chatterjee, the famous Indian actress, who starred in the British Film Brick Lane, also graced the occasion with her presence during the special screening of her yet to be released movie, Doctor Rakhmabai. The film is based on the life of a lady practising doctor, whose story on her fight against gender discrimination, has been retold brilliantly through the movie.

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Since its inception in 2009, the organizers of this Film Festival have been doing a lot of groundwork to gain attention from cinema-goers belonging to different corners of India and bond them, through movies, on socio-cultural and real life aspects.

Day 2 also saw the screening of some recent Bollywood blockbusters like Agneepath, Pink, and the Ghazi Attack. It also retained its flavour of multi-cultural film affair by showing Black Cat (English) and Pretty Far From Okay in German and English both.

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From Delhi, the journey will continue to Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Dehradun, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhopal, Indore, Hisar, Ludhiana, Meerut, Raipur, and culminate in Mumbai.

The third day of the film festival saw the presence of Bollywood actress Tisca Chopra, who interacted with the audience and spoke on the subject of evolving style of Indian cinema.

Priyanka Dutta

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