10th Jagran Film Festival (2019 Edition)

by nairtejas | created - 5 months ago | updated - 4 months ago | Public

A list of essential films to watch at the 10th Jagran Film Festival in Mumbai, India. The fest will take place between 26 September and 29 September (4 days).

These are my personal picks.

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1. Sir (I) (2018)

99 min | Drama, Romance

A prosperous young Indian man falls in love with his servant, a widow with the dream of becoming a tailor.

Director: Rohena Gera | Stars: Tillotama Shome, Vivek Gomber, Ahmareen Anjum, Amit Chakrabarty

Votes: 757

Opening film

2. Jhalki (2019)

104 min | Drama

A life-altering disappearance of her 7-year old brother sets Jhalki off on a mission to find him at all costs. Armed with an intimate folk-tale and her own sharp mind, is Jhalki's journey ... See full summary »

Directors: Brahmanand S. Singh, Tanvi Jain | Stars: KrishnaKant Bajpai, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Sailesh Dubey, Divya Dutta

Votes: 460

3. The Sweet Requiem (2018)

91 min | Drama

At the age of eight, Dolkar fled her home with her father to escape Chinese armed forces, and faced an arduous journey across the Himalayas. Now 26, she lives in a Tibetan refugee colony in... See full summary »

Directors: Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam | Stars: Tenzin Dolker, Jampa Kalsang Tamang, Tashi Choedon, Tenzin Dechen

Votes: 38

4. Missing Johnny (2017)

104 min | Drama

Hsu Zi Qi is a young woman who lives alone in the city. Lee is the autistic son of Zi Qi's landlady, who tries to free himself from his protective mother. Feng is a shy young builder, who ... See full summary »

Director: Xi Huang | Stars: Rima Zeidan, Lawrence Ko, Sean Huang, Kuo-Chu Chang

Votes: 151

5. KD (2019)

123 min | Drama

KD, an 80 year old villager overhears his children say that they want him dead to claim their inheritance. Realising he has never truly lived, he enlists the help of a young orphan boy ... See full summary »

Director: Madhumita Sundararaman | Stars: Yog Japee, Nagavishal, Mu Ramaswamy

Votes: 410

6. Bhayanakam (2018)

105 min | Drama, Thriller

A World War I veteran is sent to Kuttanad as a postman to deliver money orders and letters to the families of soldiers. Soon, the happiness that his visits brought to the families turns into sadness with the outbreak of the World War II.

Director: Jayaraaj | Stars: Jojo George, Bilas Chandrahasan Nair, Renji Panicker, Asha Sharath

Votes: 45

7. Nakkash (2019)

Drama

Nakkash is the story of a gifted craftsman who believes in no religious boundaries and his talent becomes a symbol of accord in all the communities.

Director: Zaigham Imam | Stars: Inaamulhaq, Sharib Hashmi, Kumud Mishra, Pawan Tiwari

Votes: 18

8. Lada Kamenski (2018)

71 min | Comedy, Drama

Frano, a film director, is preparing his debut feature, which will focus on women affected by the collapse of the textile industry in the region. The topic, as well as the main character, ... See full summary »

Directors: Sara Hribar, Marko Santic | Stars: Frano Maskovic, Natasa Dorcic, Ksenija Marinkovic, Doris Saric-Kukuljica

Votes: 67

9. #Gadhvi (He thought he was Gandhi) (2018)

109 min | Drama | Completed

When a retired, widower inadvertently takes on the establishment, the nondescript Ram Nath Gadhvi becomes the social media sensation, #Gadhvi. The story unfolds with a Gandhian (read ... See full summary »

Director: Gaurav Bakshi | Stars: Sanjay Mishra, Rasika Dugal, Akshay Oberoi, Richa Tiwari

11. Chintu Ka Birthday (2019)

80 min | Drama

During US invasion of Iraq some illegal migrants are waiting to get back home to India. As one such family prepares to celebrate the 6th birthday of their youngest member Chintu, their kind-hearted Iraqi landlord lends them a helping hand.

Directors: Devanshu Kumar, Satyanshu Singh | Stars: Vinay Pathak, Tillotama Shome, Seema Bhargava, Nate Scholz

Votes: 58

12. Soorma (2018)

PG-13 | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Soorma is the story of the triumph of the human spirit, about a player, who made headlines for his miraculous comeback after facing a near death experience through sheer determination, hard work and unrelenting passion for the sport.

Director: Shaad Ali | Stars: Diljit Dosanjh, Taapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi, Vijay Raaz

Votes: 4,007 | Gross: $0.39M

Closing film

13. Samskara (1970)

113 min | Drama

Naranappa, a man born in the community of Madhwa (A community of Brahmins from Karnataka) is dead in the Agrahara of the village Durvasapura. As per the Madhwa customs, the last rites of ... See full summary »

Director: Pattabhi Rama Reddy | Stars: Girish Karnad, Snehalata Reddy, P. Lankesh, B.R. Jayaram

Votes: 80

14. Blinded by the Light (2019)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

71 Metascore

In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Billy Barratt, Ronak Singh Chadha Berges, Viveik Kalra, Lee Barnett

Votes: 12,513 | Gross: $11.90M

15. Dying Candle (2016)

126 min | Drama, Family

A sister fights all odds to take care of her young brother, until things fall apart, and she is left with no option, but sell her dignity to save him.

Director: Naresh Kumar Kc | Stars: Bidhya Karki, Saugat Malla, Kesab Rai, Srijana Subba

Votes: 26

16. Chousar Firangi (2019)

95 min | Drama

Youngsters from humble backgrounds get unwittingly dragged into the dirty world of politicians and gangsters, and must now devise a plan to escape from this dirty game in the course of a single night.

Director: Sandeep Pandey | Stars: Prateek Pachori, Rekha Mishra, Anudeep Singh, Amol Deshmukh

Votes: 43

17. Blindspotting (2018)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

77 Metascore

While on probation, a man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend.

Director: Carlos López Estrada | Stars: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones

Votes: 21,838 | Gross: $4.33M

18. Earth (2018)

86 min | Drama | Completed

In a dilapidated rural courthouse a mother seeks justice for her son abducted by paramilitary men during the 1988/89 insurgency in Sri Lanka.

Director: Visakesa Chandrasekaram | Stars: Nita Fernando, Nadie Kammallaweera, Jagath Manuwarna, Nilmini Buwaneka

Votes: 7

19. T for Taj Mahal (2018)

104 min | Drama

A young man's journey to bring literacy to his village through a unique social enterprise.

Director: Kireet Khurana | Stars: Subrat Dutta, Pitobash, Manoj Pahwa, Ali Faulkner

Votes: 86



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