Harpreet hailing from Kurukshetra, is an independent musician who composes his own songs and music. Harpreet has been composing poetry of Hindi and Punjabi poets, some known and somenot so known, including Baba Bulleh Shah, Avatar Singh ‘Pash’, Suryakant Tripathi ‘Nirala to name a few. Recently he composed his first Urdu song, a poem by Faiz Ahmad Faiz- Bol ke lab Azaad hain tere. He also likes to use contemporary poets for his compositions. His music is a bridge, an offering to his generation, to walk the path to a deeper life, to perspectives that can be transformative. He has been part of some of the country’s most prestigious festivals like Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Jaipur Literature Festival, Taj Mahotsav, Music in the Hills, Friends of Music, Aquajam, BYOFF, Sonapani Music festival, Hindi Diwas- Aurobindo Society, Amarrass Desert festival, SAHMAT, Sangeet Natak Academy – Chandigarh, Gaiety Theatre – Shimla, Theatrefest Repertwahr- Lucknow and many more. In Nov 2015, he made his international debut at Esplanade, Singapore at Kalaa Utsavam 2015.
Mukhtiyar Ali is a folk singer from Bikaner in Rajasthan. He was born in a small village called Pugal on the North-West frontier of India and belongs to the semi-nomadic community of Mirasis, who have been the traditional carriers of the oral tradition of SufianaQalam in India. Mukhtiyar blends the Rajasthani folk idiom with refined classical to sing the poetry of Kabir, Mira and Sufi poets such as Bulleh Shah. Through the Kabir project, Mukhtiyar was spotted by world music circuits and made his international debut in July 2007. Since then, he has performed in Belgium, Sweden, China, Canada, Germany, and France. He has also lent his voice to a few films including Tashan (2008), Bombay Summer (2008), Kathai (2010) and Delhi in a Day(2011).
Sudhir Mishra in conversation with Mayank Shekhar presented by Jagran Film Festival Jagran Film Festival (JFF) is an initiative by the Jagran Prakashan Ltd. towards creating a culture of cinema appreciation and an honest and sincere attempt to create a platform that connects great content with audiences across the country. The 9th edition of Jagran Film Festival will start from Delhi, travelling through Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Meerut, Agra, Gorakhpur, Patna, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhopal, Indore, Ludhiana, Hissar, Raipur, Dehradun and finally culminates in Mumbai. This makes it geographically the largest film festival perhaps in the world. Jagran film festival associates with Under the Banyan tree on a Full Moon Night to kick-start this year's festival and present to you a conversation on the nostalgia and the dynamics of India’s largest film festival. The conversation will share the magic of cinema and immense travel stories spread across 18 cities about the plethora of movies across various genres and the bundle of joy it spreads through the motion art.