8th Jagran Film Festival concludes amid huge fanfare in Delhi

Posted by: at 7/06/2017 05:54:00 am

·  Vinay Pathak, Sarika and Seema Kapoor grace the occasion with their esteem presence
·  People from all corners of the city attended the candle lighting ceremony paying homage to Om Puri

New Delhi, July 05, 2017- The five-day cinema extravagance, the Jagran Film Festival 2017, ended on a high note in Delhi today, with a houseful of people, who made their presence felt at the venue to share their everlasting passion for everything- Bollywood.

People from all walks of the city came together for the candle lighting ceremony to pay homage to Om Puri at Siri Fort Auditorium. The ceremony was followed by closing ceremony and screening of the closing film Mr. Kabaadi which is the last movie in which Om Puri acted. People were also enthused with the presence of leading Hindi movie stars, Vinay Pathak and Sarika, director Seema Kapoor, and Lalit Behl of Mukti Bhawani who graced the last day of the event in a celebratory mood.

The last day of the traveling film caravan saw, even more people visiting together, to bond over movies during special screenings and later, engaging in a social rendezvous of sorts and participating in conversations concerning nothing else except the trendsetting in the Indian Cinema. Since its inception in 2009, India’s only Travelling Film Festival has received a lot of warmth and receptiveness from its audience. Movie lovers, from all walks of life, are amused to watch their favourite movies again and even some unique Hindi/English/Foreign language titles, experience the absolute delight of watching something they have not seen before. The very fact that some of them are stepping out of their familiar (cultural) boundaries, to watch something new and bold, is a great expression of the changing mindsets, in turn, influenced by their love of cinema and passion.
In Delhi, the opening ceremony saw famous film personalities including Mr Rishi Kapoor. The following days saw many leading personalities from the industry, but not necessarily actors and actresses, sharing snippets of their journey in the Indian Cinema. The audience was very receptive as many new facts about the world of movies slowly unfolded in front of them.

During the five days, many popular movies including the likes of MS Dhoni: The Untold Story; The Social Network; Pink; Hindi Medium and The Ghazi Attack etc were applauded by the audience. The event began on a high note with the premiere of THE FAKIR OF VENICE (starring Farhan Akhtar). Many more movies were premiered during the film festival adding to the celebratory delight.
Like every year, the 8th edition of the Jagran Film Festival will travel across 16 cities in India and this year, it begins with Delhi and travels through, Kanpur followed by Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Dehradun, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhopal, Indore, Hisar, Ludhiana, Meerut, Raipur, and culminate in Mumbai.

There is a lot of ‘live’ action waiting to happen in India’s largest state of Uttar Pradesh now. It starts with Kanpur and from there to Lucknow, Allahabad and Varanasi. People from the hinterland of India are expected to attend the event in huge numbers as they love their cinema staple and await the screening of movies to enjoy. It is nowhere else where people throng the venue to experience the ‘big’ moment of cinema.

(L to R) Salnoy Luthra, Manoj Srivastava, Paaki A Tyrewala and Tisca Chopra during Coffee Table Session on Short is Big (1)
 (L to R) Salnoy Luthra, Manoj Srivastava, Paaki A Tyrewala and Tisca Chopra during Coffee Table Session on Short is Big (1)

Actor Asmita Sharma and Director Pratik Sharma of Gutrun Gutergu) during day 4 at Jagran Film Festival
 Actor Asmita Sharma and Director Pratik Sharma of Gutrun Gutergu) during day 4 at Jagran Film Festival

Actor Lalit Behl during the 8th Jagran Film Festival
 Actor Lalit Behl during the 8th Jagran Film Festival

Actor Lalit Behl during the 8th Jagran Film Festival
 Actor Lalit Behl during the 8th Jagran Film Festival

Actor Producer Tisca Chopra during Jagran Film Festival
 Actor Producer Tisca Chopra during Jagran Film Festival

Actor Producer Tisca Chopra during Jagran Film Festival
 Actor Producer Tisca Chopra during Jagran Film Festival

Actor Rakesh Bedi during the Jagran Film Festival (
 Actor Rakesh Bedi during the Jagran Film Festival (

Actress Sarika, Director Seema Kapoor and Actor Vinay Pathak paid homage to actor OM PURI during Jagran Film Festival
 Actress Sarika, Director Seema Kapoor and Actor Vinay Pathak paid homage to actor OM PURI during Jagran Film Festival

Actress Sarika, Director Seema Kapoor and Actor Vinay Pathak paid homage to actor OM PURI during Jagran Film Festival
 Actress Sarika, Director Seema Kapoor and Actor Vinay Pathak paid homage to actor OM PURI during Jagran Film Festival

Actress Sarika, Director Seema Kapoor and Actor Vinay Pathak paid homage to actor OM PURI during Jagran Film Festival
 Actress Sarika, Director Seema Kapoor and Actor Vinay Pathak paid homage to actor OM PURI during Jagran Film Festival

Adil Hussain, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Divya Dutta
 Adil Hussain, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Divya Dutta

Anand Surapar and Punit Desai from Fakir of Venice
 Anand Surapar and Punit Desai from Fakir of Venice

Asmita Sharma (actor of Gutrun Gutergu) during day 4 at Jagran Film Festival
 Asmita Sharma (actor of Gutrun Gutergu) during day 4 at Jagran Film Festival

Basant Rathore and Divya Dutta
 Basant Rathore and Divya Dutta

Coffee Table Session by Mayank Shekhar Writing Stars Biography with Yasir Khan, Aseem Chhabbra, Udayan Mitra, Poonam Saxena, Prakash K Ray (2)
 Coffee Table Session by Mayank Shekhar Writing Stars Biography with Yasir Khan, Aseem Chhabbra, Udayan Mitra, Poonam Saxena, Prakash K Ray (2)

Director Pratik Sharma and Actor Asmita Sharma of Gutrun Gutergu) during day 4 at Jagran Film Festival
 Director Pratik Sharma and Actor Asmita Sharma of Gutrun Gutergu) during day 4 at Jagran Film Festival

Director Seema Kapoor (2)
 Director Seema Kapoor (2)

Director Vinod Pandey, Manoj Srivastava (Strategic Consultant Jagran Film Festival), Rakesh Bedi
 Director Vinod Pandey, Manoj Srivastava (Strategic Consultant Jagran Film Festival), Rakesh Bedi

8th Jagran Film Festival concludes amid huge fanfare in Delhi

Manoj Bajpai during the day 2 of Jagran Film Festival (1)

Manoj Bajpai during the day 2 of Jagran Film Festival (1)

Manoj Srivastava (Strategic Consultant Jagran Film Festival) in a session with Paakhi A Tyrewala
 Manoj Srivastava (Strategic Consultant Jagran Film Festival) in a session with Paakhi A Tyrewala

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Sanjay Gupt released a stamp during the inauguration of 8th Jagran Film Festival
 Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Sanjay Gupt released a stamp during the inauguration of 8th Jagran Film Festival

Paakhi A Tyrewala (Director of Kajal [Short movie]) (12)
 Paakhi A Tyrewala (Director of Kajal [Short movie])

Rakesh Bedi and Vinod Pandey (Director Chaloo Movie) (
 Rakesh Bedi and Vinod Pandey (Director Chaloo Movie) (

Ravi Bhagchandka, producer of Sachin A Billion Dreams during the day 2 of Jagran Film Festival
 Ravi Bhagchandka, producer of Sachin A Billion Dreams during the day 2 of Jagran Film Festival

Rishi Kapoor during the opening of 8th Jagran Film Festival  (
 Rishi Kapoor during the opening of 8th Jagran Film Festival  (

Rishi Kapoor during the opening of 8th Jagran Film Festival  (
 Rishi Kapoor during the opening of 8th Jagran Film Festival  (

Rishi Kapoor, Sanjay Gupt, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi during the inauguration of 8th Jagran Film Festival in the National Capital (1)
 Rishi Kapoor, Sanjay Gupt, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi during the inauguration of 8th Jagran Film Festival in the National Capital

Salony Luthra (Actress of Kajal)
 Salony Luthra (Actress of Kajal)

Sandip Kapur, Swara Bhaskar, Avinash Das and Ishtiyak Khan during day 4 at Jagran Film Festival (3)
 Sandip Kapur, Swara Bhaskar, Avinash Das and Ishtiyak Khan during day 4 at Jagran Film Festival

Swara Bhaskar during day 4 at Jagran Film Festival
 Swara Bhaskar during day 4 at Jagran Film Festival

Tanishtha Chatterjee, Divya Dutta, Rishi Kapoor, Sanjay Gupt during the inauguration of 8th Jagran Film Festival in Delhi
 Tanishtha Chatterjee, Divya Dutta, Rishi Kapoor, Sanjay Gupt during the inauguration of 8th Jagran Film Festival in Delhi

Tannishtha Chatterjee
 Tannishtha Chatterjee

The Moroccan Ambassador H.E. Mr. Mohamed Maliki, Manoj Srivastava, Strategic Consultant Jagran Film Festival
 The Moroccan Ambassador H.E. Mr. Mohamed Maliki, Manoj Srivastava, Strategic Consultant Jagran Film Festival

Vinay Pathak, Manoj Srivastava, Seema Kapoor
 Vinay Pathak, Manoj Srivastava, Seema Kapoor
Vinay Pathak, Manoj Srivatava, Seema Kapoor, Sarika
Vinay Pathak, Manoj Srivatava, Seema Kapoor, Sarika


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