The 20-day film festival will showcase critically acclaimed films of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Satish Kaushik, Amit Sadh, Naseeruddin Shah, Ira Dubey, Supriya Pathak, and Anurag Kashyap.
JioCinema is geared up to host a digital film festival, JioCinema Film Fest, starting 29th September. The 20-day festival will showcase 20 remarkable films. These captivating and award-winning stories will bring together a distinguished repertoire of artists such as Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Naseeruddin Shah, Ira Dubey, Supriya Pathak, Sheeba Chaddha, Amit Sadh, Satish Kaushik, Rajat Kapoor, and Adah Sharma amongst others.
JioCinema Film Fest includes a robust line-up of films such as The Comedian which will throw light on an ageing comedic actor in the Indian film industry who has no laughter left in his life and Birha (The Journey Back Home), a winner at multiple international film festivals that describes the heart-wrenching story of a family that tears apart due to the unjustified ambitions of a young child.
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Other films in the line-up include Ghuspaith: Between Borders, which is inspired by the life and tragic death of renowned Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui; Rat in the Kitchen, a Neo-Noir Thriller is a story of a man going through loneliness and witnessing surreal experiences while being home alone; Bebaak is a gripping film about a woman’s identity crisis as a Muslim woman in India, trying to make her own place in a prejudice-ridden world. Set in an Indian town under curfew, The Daughter is a film about a young woman who sets out in search of a man who can help her carry out an act that will test her limits.
Talking about the festival and his film Bebaak, producer Anurag Kashyap said, “India is like a never-ending library of stories, with storytellers waiting to be discovered. And the JioCinema Film Festival is a reflection of these amazing storytellers and stories. The wide array of films truly shows that the fest is for everyone who enjoys cinema in its true form. It’s an amazing opportunity to celebrate the art of storytelling. I am really thrilled to be a part of this celebration through my film Bebaak.”
In addition to this, the film festival boasts of some exceptional stories that include Ring Mili Kya, Munna Ka Bachpan, Laar, Mein Mehmood, Gangster Ganga, Armaand, Maachis Ki Dibiya, Phone Call, Murakh (The Idiot), Before We Die, Dammy, The Last Envelope, Coming Out with the help of a Time Machine and Kofuku. Jio Cinema Film Fest will start on September 29 and will steam exclusively on JioCinema Film Fest.