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IFFI52 Indian Panorama Film ‘Jugalbandi’ transcends the fusion of Indian Classical Music and Painting

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IFFI52 Indian Panorama Film 'Jugalbandi' transcends the fusion of Indian Classical Music and Painting

Posted On: 27 NOV 2021 7:48PM by PIB Mumbai

Panaji, 27 November, 2021

Jugalbandi transcends the fusion of Indian Classical music and painting, said Chetan Bhakuni, Director of the film, while addressing at the 'Meet the Director' session organised by PIB at 52nd International Film Festival of India, in Goa today.

He said that in Indian classical music, julgalbandi roughly translates to a duet. "Being a Painter, I could feel the similarity between these two art forms of singing and painting. There exist an eternal bonding and semblance between a Khayal (a Hindustani Classical music form) and a corresponding painting. I have tried to present that through my short film", he added.

The film was screened at IFFI under Indian Panorama Non-Feature Film section.


Meet the directors of Indian Panorama Non-Feature Films

Witch (Santali)
Murmurs of the Jungle (Marathi)
Jugalbandi (Hindi)

- PIB India (@PIB_India) November 27, 2021

The Indian Panorama Non-Feature Film 'Jugalbandi' is a mixture of Indian classical music and the Indian philosophy.

This is my first time at @IFFIGoa and I am very grateful that I am here - Chetan Bhakuni, Director of

- PIB India (@PIB_India) November 27, 2021


(Indian Panorama Non-Feature films)

Director & Producer: Chetan Bhakuni is a painter who emphasizes on maternal relationship in his drawings, paintings, and video animation. He has a Masters degree in Studio Art from Burren College of Art.

Cast & Crew

Director, Producer, Screenplay: Chetan Bhakuni

DOP: Chetan Bhakuni

Editor: Chetan Bhakuni

Cast: Chetan Bhakuni



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