Monday 22 September 2014

Cutting Chai with Bhawana Somaaya - Day 442

5th Jagran Film Festival

 The 5th Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai paid homage to the late Oscar-winning actor-filmmaker Richard Attenborough by screening Gandhi on Monday, 22 Sept at Cinemax Versova.

The 1982 epic dramatized the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India's non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United Kingdom's rule of the country during the 20th century. Written by John Briley and produced and directed by Richard Attenborough, the film copped eight Oscars, including two for Attenborough as best director and for producing the best picture.

This year’s Homage Section of the festival will also pay tribute to character actor Pran, director Bapu and the versatile stage and film actor Farooque Shaikh. The respective films selected are Upkar, Who 7 Din and Lahore

Besides Homages the festival has several sections like Cinema of the Uprising, International Competition, Indian Showcase and Country Focus (Cyprus).Conceptualized to bring world-class cinema to its intended audience, the aim of the Jagran Film Festival is to mix all kinds of cinema and evolve the students. For further information, please call: Crisscross Communications Tejal Daftary | | 09820404621

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