Jagran Film Festival will pay tribute to Bollywood legends Shashi Kapoor, Kundan Shah, Sridevi

Indo-Asian News Service

Jun,22 2018 13:02:12 IST

New Delhi: The ninth edition of the Jagran Film Festival will pay tribute to Bollywood legends Shashi Kapoor, Kundan Shah and Sridevi, whose demise left their family, friends, fans and the fraternity in mourning.

Shashi Kapoor at Jagran Film Festival. Image from Jagran Film Festival official website

Shashi Kapoor at Jagran Film Festival. Image from Jagran Film Festival official website

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor not only supported commercial films but also openly encouraged the production of alternative cinema. There will be a special screening at the festival, displaying his artistic excellence in the movie New Delhi Times, directed by Ramesh Sharma.

Shah's Bonga will be screened at the festival, where the works of beloved Sridevi will also light up the screen. Gauri Shinde's English Vinglish and Yash Chopra's Lamhe will be showcased.

The Jagran Film Festival, a travelling gala, has curated a line-up of over 200 films from over 100 countries. It will connect 18 cities, beginning the journey in Delhi and concluding it in Mumbai. In the capital, it begins on 29 June and concludes on 3 July.

The Jagran Film Festival is scheduled to start from Delhi, traveling through Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Meerut, Agra, Gorakhpur, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhopal, Indore, Ludhiana, Hissar, Raipur, Dehradun and finally culminates in Mumbai. This probably makes it the sole film festival in the world to cover such a large geographical area. An important aspect of the festival is to generate discussions on the various aspects of cinema and its impact on society and popular culture.

Updated Date: Jun 22, 2018 13:02 PM