Screening of Jagjit Singh’s documentary “Kagaz Ki Kashti” to be showcased today


Jaipur: The screening of Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh’s documentary “Kaagaz Ki Kashti” will be showcased today at Indralok Auditorium  which is situated near Narayan Singh Circle. The event will be held today at 2:45 PM.

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The film has been made by National Award winner film maker Brahmanand Singh, who has won a lot of critical acclaim for his previous film “Pancham Unmmixed”. The director Brahmanand Singh will be coming from Mumbai for this special screening.  Jagjit Singh’s elder brother Jaswant Singh ji will also be present at the screening.

The documentary “Kaagaz Ki Kashti” is an evocative account of a down-to-earth small-town boy from Ganganagar, Rajasthan who made it big by adding that extra something in his music giving it a polish and a soul at the same time choosing simple but touching urdu poetry, setting them to simple tunes and introducing western instrumentation to make them textured, contemporary and rich.

This lyrical feature-documentary uses his music and the poems he chose to sing to tell his own story of his exciting life-journey to stardom, of love and loss, of tribulations and triumphs. In the process, the film captures the man behind the visible and the childlike artist behind his creations.

The film has been shot in Ganganagar, Rajasthan, where he was born and grew up as well as Punjab where he spent some formative years and finally Mumbai, where he flowered and established himself as a legend, the film promises to be also one of the best visualized accounts of his compositions, so rich in irony and nuances about shades of life.

The documentary will feature Chitra Singh, Gulzar, Subhash Ghai, Pankaj Udhas, Ghulam Ali, Anup Jalota, Talat Aziz, Ashok Khosla, Vinod Sehgal, Roop Kumar Rathod, Harsh Goenka, Daman Sood, Abhinav Upadhyay, Deepak Pandit, Ronu Majumdar, Atul Reninga, Geeta Prem, Ameesha Patel, Juhi Chawla and many others.

The entry for the public is free.

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