Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star announces the 4th edition of India’s only Movie Carnival – Movie Mela
India’s biggest film festival for cinematic disruption and discovery, Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star announces the 4th edition of one of its most anticipated properties ‘Movie Mela’. A celebration of popular cinema, Movie Mela is a one of a kind event where cinema lovers can catch their favourite filmmakers and actors in candid conversations, while soaking in the ultimate FAN experience. The day-long movie-carnival is scheduled to be hosted on 13th October in Mumbai at Balgandharva Rangmandir, Bandra.
The power packed event will host sessions that are guaranteed to keep you at the edge of your seat. The day will kick off with Bollywood’s favourite, international style and youth icon, and award-winning actor Deepika Padukone. The actor will chat about creating her top five roles and her journey in the dazzling but challenging film world.
This will be followed by a session with some of the biggest directors of the Indian filmmaking industry – Amit Sharma, Amar Kaushik, Sriram Raghavan, Meghna Gulzar, and Sujoy Ghosh, giving audiences a peek into their on-set personalities and their quirks behind the scenes. Both sessions will be moderated by MAMI Festival Director, Anupama Chopra and Film Critic, Rajeev Masand.
The day will end with the inimitable Karan Johar, returning to Movie Mela with another edition of Big Talk, this time with Alia Bhatt and a surprise guest. He will engage with the guests the way only he can- deep, insightful but personal.
Speaking about the 4th Edition of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival Movie Mela, Artistic Director, MAMI, Smriti Kiran said, “At the end of the day we are all film fans. Jio MAMI Movie Mela with Star gives fans a front row seat to listen to and chat with some of the most talented names in the Indian film industry. No barriers, no negativity, no posturing. Just film lovers chatting with film personalities they love…Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Karan Johar – speaking to the people who have made them what they are. The whole event centers around their audience. The energy in that room has to be experienced to be believed. The mainstream industry each year ushers in the eight-day blast for independent cinema – The Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star. The idea is to create a space where everyone’s sensibility is respected. We are inclusive and we love all kinds of movie lovers.”
ABOUT JIO MAMI MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL with STAR
Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star is the most immersive and comprehensive program that celebrates the diverse cinematic voices of our country through an international annual platform that instills pride in audiences and unites the film fraternity. The festival is organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), which was founded by a group of film industry stalwarts in 1997 and was conceived and created with an aim to engage film lovers from all walks of life, and to foster an ideal climate of good cinema across the country by presenting the best of global and Indian cinema. The academy’s vision is to celebrate cinema by hosting the annual international film festival in Mumbai, India’s film and entertainment capital.