Curtains were drawn on the 7th Jagran Film Festival, but not before mesmerising film lovers on the fifth day with a noteworthy selection of movies, master classes and memories to cherish. The festival came to an end with the Asian premiere of Romanian film, Sieranevada.
The last day of the festival opened with Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s Nil Battey Sannata followed by Sriram Raghavan directed film Raman Raghav, Pakistani director Sabiha Sumar’s Chotay Shah, Ram Madhwani’s Neerja, and Satyajit Ray’s classic Shatranj Ke Khiladi. Short Films garnered some spotlight under the Jagran Shorts segment with screenings of Enemy, Tree Without White Flower, The Flove and Destiny. A coffee table session on Regional Cinema and its Challenges with Manoj Srivastava, Sabyasachi Mohapatra and Nitin Chandra took place to help those interested in movie-making. Producer Anand L Rai participated in a session on Our Cinema, Their Cinema, where the producer highlighted some important aspects of filmmaking.
Anand L Rai
India’s only travelling festival in its 7th edition culminated on a high and promised to be back next year with another edition of films, fun and interaction at its best.