‘Jalsa’: Vidya Balan, Shefali Shah come together for much-awaited drama thriller

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new Delhi: Prime Video today announced the global premiere of the much-awaited drama thriller Jalsa. Directed by Suresh Triveni, Jalsa is jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar (T-Series), Vikram Malhotra and Shikha Sharma (Abudantia Entertainment) and Suresh Triveni.

The film features a stellar ensemble cast like Vidya Balan, Shefali Shah, Manav Kaul, Rohini Hattangadi, Iqbal Khan, Vidhatri Bandi, Shrikant Mohan Yadav, Shafin Patel and Surya Kasibhatla. Suresh Triveni has previously worked with Vidya Balan for the critically acclaimed Tumhari Sulu, and now the pair is coming together for another feature. This is also the third collaboration between Prime Video and Vidya Balan.

After successful titles like Shakuntala Devi, Lioness, Chhori, Durgmati, Ram Setu and the popular Amazon Original series Breathe, ‘Jalsa’ marks the seventh collaboration between Prime Video and Abudantia Entertainment. This is also the third collaboration between Prime Video and Vidya Balan.

Directed by Suresh Triveni, the film stars Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah in lead roles and is jointly produced by T-Series and Abudantia Entertainment.

Jalsa is the next step in the long-standing association between Prime Video and Abudantia Entertainment that includes Shakuntala Devi, Sherni, Chhori, Ram Setu and the hugely popular Amazon Original series Breathe. Jalsa will have its global premiere on March 18 on Amazon Prime Video in India and in 240 countries and territories around the world.

“At Prime Video, while selecting stories, we look for authenticity and freshness. Stories that are nuanced and go beyond traditional storytelling are gaining viewership around the world. In the perfect blend of drama and thrill, Jalsa truly delivers a different story, which has been enhanced by performances from a stellar cast,” said Manish Menghani, Head, Content Licensing, Amazon Prime Video. “Jalsa is another milestone in our long-running, successful collaboration with Abudantia Entertainment with titles like Shakuntala Devi, Sherni, Chhori and many more. We are delighted to be back in the house with yet another scintillating performance by Vidya, which the audience will surely love.”

Vikram Malhotra, Founder and CEO, Abudantia Entertainment said, “Effective storytelling mixed with engaging entertainment is at the core of what we do at Abudantia Entertainment”. “Featuring two of the finest actors of our time, Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah, Suresh weaves Jalsa into a brilliant narrative of complex emotions, well-carved characters and a gripping pace. I am also excited to extend our successful partnership with Prime Video after Shakuntala Devi, Sherni Aur Chhori and look forward to the global premiere of Jalsa in 240 countries and territories around the world.

“Jalsa is one of the most entertaining and entertaining films we have been a part of for T-Series and I am thrilled that it is with one of our most trusted partners, Abudantia Entertainment.” Bhushan Kumar, Chairman and Managing Director, T-Series, said, “We have had hugely successful collaborations in the past with films like Airlift, Sherni and Chhori and I am looking forward to recreate the same magic with Jalsa. I am excited to premiere the film on Amazon Prime Video as it will allow the film to get the truly global audience it truly deserves.

Jalsa is a fascinating and captivating story of struggle, as shown through the life of a top-line journalist and her cook. Filled with mesmerizing performances and heart-wrenching storylines, Jalsa promises to keep you on the edge of your seat, and keep you motivated for more.

First published:February 28, 2022, 11:19 am

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