Sunday, March 26, 2023

Padma Shree awardee Vidya Balan is admired for captivating the audience with her versatile acting and indelible roles. The impressive characters that she chooses to play not only brings out the best in her but also elevates the film altogether. Be it the role of an upcoming actress in ‘The Dirty Picture’, a woman avenging the murder of her husband in ‘Kahaani’, a forest officer in ‘Sherni’ or a single mother who raises a 12-year-old boy with a rare genetic disorder in ‘Paa’, she has proven herself to be an acting powerhouse time and again. And now, she brings the best of her in the psychological thriller ‘Jalsa’. Here’s a chance for viewers to watch an unforgettable story line in this exceptional film as Sony MAX is all set to air the World Television Premiere of this hard-hitting slow burner on Friday, 22nd July 9PM.

Commenting on the World Television Premiere, director Suresh Triveni said, “I am extremely excited that Jalsa is having its World Television Premiere on July 22nd on Sony MAX Jalsa is a unique drama peppered with the right amount of thrill along with powerful and emotionally complex performances by the ensemble. It’s been a very special film for me for many reasons and I hope it resonates similarly with the millions of viewers who will now get a chance to watch it.”

Here are a few reasons why you would not want to miss watching ‘Jalsa’:

Riveting human drama that brings real to reel: There is absolutely no doubt about how well written and beautifully executed the film is, but the engrossing portrayal of the human psychology, the guilt and self-introspection is what contributes towards stirring up emotions gradually yet naturally. ‘Jalsa’ has a layered form of storytelling that showcases the easy way out for those in power against the vulnerability of a common man whilst touching upon numerous subjects including, class divide, morality, and the struggles of a single mother. If you are prepared to have your mind blown, this film will ensure just that!

Collaboration of powerful female leads: ‘Jalsa’ is blessed with not one powerful female protagonist but two. The film marks the coming together of two supremely talented actresses, Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah, for the very first time on screen. Their chemistry and built-up palpitating tension amidst the complicated moral clock that continues to tick in their minds, makes it an intriguing watch. Moreover, the brilliance of the film lies in the two lead characters (Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah) abstaining from confronting each other verbally and letting their deafening silence speak volumes.

A performer to remember: Despite having the stalwarts of acting in the same film, there’s another actor who walks tall among them – Surya Kasibhatla, a 14-year-old boy of Indian origin who currently lives in Texas and is diagnosed with Cerebral palsy. And in the film too, he is essaying the role of a boy who suffers from an identical disability. The manner in which Surya portrayed his character was truly exceptional and stood out in the overall narrative.