Jalsa Preview: Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah star in the intriguing drama thriller streaming March 18th

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Jalsa, a captivating chronicle of thrill and vengeance that reflects on a gripping story of human emotions, is all set to begin streaming on Amazon Prime Video on March 18th. The drama-thriller, directed by Suresh Triveni, is headlined by the stellar combination of two of the finest actors In the world, Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah. Jalsa also stars a fantastic ensemble of actors like Manav Kaul, Rohini Hattangadi, Iqbal Khan, Vidhatri Bandi, Shrikant Mohan Yadav, and the young Surya Kasibhatla and Shafeen Patel. An Amazon Original Movie, Jalsa, is all set to premiere on Prime Video on 18th March in India and across 240 countries and territories.

Vidya Balan never ceases to surprise with her choice of narratives and acting prowess. So, every time a project starring her is in line, her fans get excited. Known for acing every character with her acting, the actor plays the role of Maya, a journalist Jalsa.

“With every film I do, my attempt is to tell a new story and be a different person from the characters I’ve played so far, and Jalsa ticked those boxes,” said Vidya Balan. “ Jalsa gave me the opportunity to delve into the gray, and it’s been a very challenging, enriching, and fulfilling experience for me as an actor. Also, teaming up with Suresh again on a film that is poles apart from our previous project – Tumhari Sulu, was so exciting. This is the third time that I’ve worked with Abundantia Entertainment and with Amazon Prime Video, and I have to say the experience has been exceptional, as it was with the first two films. Needless to say, I cannot wait for people to watch Jalsa on Amazon Prime Video when it drops on the 18 March. And working with a bunch of wonderful actors, particularly Shefali Shah, has been a highlight for me.”


“There are certain stories, you can’t not be a part of; Jalsa was one such experience for me.” Esteemed actor Shefali Shah said. “Unlike my recent portrayals, my role as Rukshana in Jalsa is a complete contrast. However, the vulnerabilities and dilemmas that of a mother are like any other, and living through them has been really fulfilling as an artist. It feels great to know that our hard work shall reach such a huge number of viewers at once, and I am sure Jalsa will resonate with them.”

Director Suresh Triveni shared, “Jalsa is a drama peppered with the right amount of thrill. The film attempts to deliver a compelling story of secrets, truths, ironies laced with powerful, emotionally complex performances by Vidya and Shefali and the rest of the ensemble. My attempt is to make a film that is engaging and connects with a wider audience. I am thankful to my producers, T-Series, and Vikram Malhotra from Abundantia, who believed in my vision as well as Prime Video for enabling us to take Jalsa to a global audience, and I hope the film manages to connect with them.”

Check out Jalsa gripping trailer, which introduces us to the two lead characters – Maya (Vidya Balan) and Rukshana (Shefali Shah), a world with the chaos around them, secrets, and lies, truths and deceit, and a life-altering incident that ruffles the world around them. What follows is a duel of redemption and retribution. Backed with a riveting narrative, Jalsa thrives on spectacular performances and engaging storytelling that promise to leave you awed and spellbound.

Much like the viewers, Vidya sounds excited as she shares why this film is special to her: “ Jalsa is a very important title for me, it is a celebration. And, I think, we keep talking about you should celebrate yourself, you should celebrate your womanhood, your life every single day. In that context, at the end of the film, you feel like once you’ve been through something and once you emerge on the other side of it is like a celebration. When you’ve been through the wringer, and you emerge on the other side, every little struggle or challenge that you overcome is a Jalsa, or rather, calls for a Jalsa that is a celebration of life as is with its ups and downs.”

Jalsa will have a global premiere on Amazon Prime Video on March 18, 2022, in India and across 240 countries and territories worldwide.

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