Wednesday, November 30

“Wanted to venture into the territory of an ethical drama, which I did with ‘Jalsa’’ says filmmaker Suresh Triveni on what made it special & successful

After the light-hearted ‘Tumhari Sulu’, Suresh Triveni explored a redemption-revenge story with ‘Jalsa’ headlined by powerhouse performers Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah. The human drama received rave reviews and created a splash on Amazon Prime Video as the film explored dilemma, fear, denial and manipulation like never before.

Described as “a highly engaging and captivating tale of conflict”, Jalsa follows the lives of a top-line journalist (Balan) and her cook, played by Shefali Shah. This was a story of strong characters, fearless mothers, who all fall victim to an event.

Talking about how the success of ‘Jalsa’ was different from that he enjoyed in the past, Suresh Triveni says, “Just like a review mentioned that Jalsa is a film of many a things so is the success. It’s a success of many a things. My producer’s relentless pursuit in such challenging times, my phenomenal actors and my crew’s blind trust and many many things. I experienced the raw power of Amazon Prime Video and its subscribers. I am not on social media and yet the messages reached me piercing all walls. Messages, short of essays and emotions no less than my characters. If the first phone call can happen at 6:30 am I think the job is done. There is only one word. Humbled.”

‘Jalsa’ had its global premiere on Amazon Prime Video on March 18, 2022, in India and across 240 countries and territories worldwide.