5th Jagran Film Festival: Films to watch on Day 4

Sep 25, 2014, 07:57 IST | The Hitlist Team

Here's a list of movies you must watch on day four of Jagran Film Festival

Desi Kattey
Director: Anand Kumar
Lowdown: It’s the story of two orphans who grow up in a remote village and make country guns to earn their livelihood. The film traces their journey as they go on to become national level shooters. It has Suniel Shetty playing a top cop.
Time: 11am

A Patriotic Man
Director: Arto Halonen

A Patriotic Man
A Patriotic Man

Lowdown: Fifty-something Toivo isn’t much to look at —or so he thinks. It turns out that his blood, rich in red blood cells, holds a secret weapon that the Finnish Olympic Ski Team is bent on exploiting in the name of patriotism.
Time: 2pm

The Man of the Crowd
Director: Marcelo Gomez
Lowdown: A metro driver and a station controller live in a state of complete solitude — each in their own particular way. One refuses to be alone and strolls through the streets of this metropolis, while another seeks relief in the virtual world of social networking.
Time: 3.30pm

Ankhon Dekhi
Director: Rajat Kapur
Lowdown: Set in old Delhi, a man in his late 50s is living a dreary but eventful life along with his extended family in a small house. A random incident then changes his life in a dramatic way.
Time: 6pm

Break Loose
Director: Aleksev Uchital
Lowdown: Set against the backdrop of the final days of 1999, here the filmmakes dwells on meagre use of political subtext, but it does boast of the director’s infectious love for borderline-goofy fight scenes, as brilliantly choreographed as they are.
Time: 9pm

Director: Sanjeev Gupta
Lowdown: Somewhere in rural India, a six-year-old girl gets sold for R8,000. She has no family, knows no school, no love; the only person she talks to is her doll. Then one day, this guy takes her to a big city.
Time: 11.30pm

Director: Manoj Kumar
Lowdown: Manoj Kumar plays villageman, Bharat, who sacrifices everything for the sake of his brother’s education. His brother then goes abroad and comes back only to show his selfish streak as he demands his share of the family property. A clash between the two brothers follows.
Time: 2pm

Punjab 1984
Director: Anurag Singh
Lowdown: The film traces the impact that the Punjab insurgency had on social life. Set during the 1984-86 period, it is the story of a mother and her missing son. Starring Diljit Dosanjh and Kirron Kher, the film is the fourth collaboration between director Singh and actor Dosanjh.
Time: 4.30pm

Director: Pradeep Sarkar
Lowdown: The film tells the story of a female cop whose pursuit of the case of a kidnapped teenage girl leads her to uncover secrets about human trafficking by Indian mafia.


The story has the protagonist travel from Mumbai to Delhi in search of the elusive kingpin.
Time: 7pm

Dekh Tamasha Dekh
Director: Feroze Abbas Khan
Lowdown: A social and political satire about a true incident, it revolves around the search for the religious identity of a poor man who has been crushed to death under the weight of a politician’s hoarding. The film explores an India where bizarre is normal.
Time: 9pm

Cosi Fan Tutte
Director: Patrice Chereau
Lowdown: Patrice Chéreau is among the few directors, who truly excel in both film and opera mediums. His trademark is the extremely thorough analysis of text as well as individual directing the singers.
Time: 11.35pm

Chhatrapati Shivaji
Director: Bhalji Pendharkar
Lowdown: The film tells us how Shivaji established a competent and progressive civil rule with the help of well-structured administrative organisations and a disciplined military. The humane side of this warrior has been well-showcased in this Marathi film.
Time: 2pm

Do Bigah Zameen
Director: Bimal Roy

Do Bigah Zameen
Do Bigah Zameen

Lowdown: The film, known for its socialist theme, is an important work in India’s early parallel cinema and it’s rightly considered to be a trendsetter.
Time: 5pm

Kerala Verma Pazhassi Raja
Director: Hariharan

Kerala Verma Pazhassi Raja
Kerala Verma Pazhassi Raja

Lowdown: This is a 2009 Malayalam historical drama film that’s based on the life of Pazhassi Raja, a Hindu king who fought against the British in the 18th century. The film has been shown at many film festivals in India.
Time: 7.30pm

A group discussion on making advertising films is slated to take place at 6pm. The panel will include Preet KS Bedi, former head of Lintas; Kireet Khurana, CEO of Climb Media; and N Padmakumar, former creative head of Rediffusion.

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