Indore, and Ranchi Host the Jagran Film Festival with Remarkable Enthusiasm

Jagran Film FestivalIndore &Ranchi 03rd October 2023: After the success of the 11th Jagran Film Festival in Siliguri, Patna, and Raipur, the world’s largest traveling film festival commenced with a stunning inauguration ceremony in the cities of Indore and Ranchi. Presented by Rajnigandha in collaboration and in association with the Government of Uttar Pradesh, the inaugural day of this event unfolded as a promise for an extraordinary cinematic journey at INOX C-21 Mall, AB Road in Indore, and JD Cinemas, JD HI Street Mall in Ranchi.
The inaugural ceremony of the three-day film festival in Ranchi was graced by the esteemed presence of Mr. Banna Gupta, Minister of Health, Government of Jharkhand, and Smt. Mahua Majhi, Member of Rajya Sabha.
Addressing the audience,both gave wishes to Jagran on doing this biggest fest in 18 cities including Ranchi.They specifically mentioned that the film festival by Jagran encourages society to do something new and motivates them for their future.
On the second day of the festival in Ranchi, during a captivating conversation renowned actor, Lakshya Kochhar urged everyone to come out from the thinking and start working he said that success would come sooner or later. Further to the conversation, he added how small cities are pockets filled with big potential and are evidently proving their mettle on the silver screen as directors, actors, or writers. On the third day of the event, the audience witnessed another in-conversation with one of the most polished actors in the industry Sourabh Sachdeva highlighted how he enjoyed teaching cinema and training a lot of young kids on the streets who don’t have any dream apart from their daily survival. He also expressed his desire to open acting schools for these kids and provide them with the platform they deserve. For the aspiring artists, he suggested the first thing one needs to do is take off the mask one carries in their real life.
In Indore, the inaugural ceremony was graced by the esteemed presence of Indore Rural Superintendent of Police (SP) Sunil Mehta, he appreciated the efforts of the Jagran team and also said that films are not confined to being a medium of entertainment but also they show the reflection of our society and show and addressed how they imprint dialogues and geed thoughts in us by addressing few iconic dialogues of the movie Om Shanti Om and the legendary series of Mahabharat by B.R. Chopra.
In an interesting in-conversation with Dr. Mohan Agashe, Siddharth Shaw & Varun Narvekar, on the second day of the festival, Dr. Agashe said that an actor is a postman who extracts a complete package of emotions and thoughts from the story and delivers it to the audience. He said that a good film is one thatinitiates thoughts and discussions after the film ends. Siddharth Shaw said that the movie served as the equivalent of a compensated workshop where he not only learned the art and the craft but also made money. He said that he wanted to play a role that has an impact on other people’s lives and teaches them how to follow the correct road. Also, director Varun Narvekar said that when this web series was being made, the message was not clear. The series was presented by connecting the situations observed in the surroundings.
On the third day of the festival in Indore witnessed a captivating in-conversation with renowned actress Kirti Kulhari, where she shared her experiences and emphasized the importance of having a passion for creating films on new subjects and doing something different. She mentioned that it’s essential to have a bit of madness when venturing into such projects. Furthermore, Kirti stated that in her pursuit of filmmaking and acting, she has made a commitment to herself that every time she works on a project, it should be something that makes the audience say, “This isn’t just Kirti Kulhari.” She wants to break away from her previous image with each new endeavor.
Also in an engaging conversation with the renowned actor Kumud Mishra and director Avaneesh Mishra, some key elements were highlighted by Avaneesh. He advised young writers, directors, and artists to understand the direction of the market. He further emphasized that striking a balance between what is good and what is successful is quite challenging. It’s not necessary that what is good will always be successful, and what is successful may not necessarily be good. It’s crucial to have an understanding of both, which comes from reading good literature and watching good films. This is a long journey, and the more effort you put into it, the more it will shine.
At the Ranchi screening, the inaugural film was “Chidiakhana” and the concluding film was “Akeli”, and at the Indore screening, the retrospective film was “Shiv Shastri Balboa” and the closing film was “Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai”.
The festival engaged the audience with movies like Chidiakhana, Akeli, Shiv Shastri Balboa, Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai, Maja Ma, Lamhe, The Storyteller, I Have Electric Dreams, Khosla Ka Ghosla, Mrs. Chatterjee VS Norway, Mohabbatein, Shershaah, Do Gubbare, Roop Nagar Ke Cheetey, Unnad, and Kacchey Limbu. The festival also presented an array of short films which included, Once Upon A Lahore, The Last Meal, The List, Avval, Ticket Please, and Pataal-Tee. The diverse selection of films offered something for everyone, and all attendees were sure to enjoy the captivating cinematic experience.
The world’s largest traveling film festival is all set to enrapture audiences with an exceptional array of world-class films from all around the globe. The Jagran Film Festival started in Delhi from 3rd August and has traveled through Kanpur, Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Gurgaon, Dehradun, Hisar, Ludhiana, Patna, Raipur, Darbhanga, Siliguri and have now reached the city of Ranchi, and Indore.