Jalsa, Suresh Triveni, Vidya Balan, Shefali Shah
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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 what he enjoyed in the past, Suresh Triveni says, “Just like a review mentioned that Jalsa is a film of many things so is the success. It’s a success of many 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.


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Bollywood Bubble gave 3 stars to Jalsa. A part of the review read, “There are not many films in India that can pull off a crime drama sincerely. We have had a Talash, or a Sacred Games, or Delhi Crime, in past, but the ratio is far less than one would expect. Jalsa, starring Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah, makes an honest attempt to bridge that gap with two powerful actresses at the helm of it. Set in Mumbai, in the midst of high-rise buildings and chauls, conflicting emotions take over. With one’s morality put to test, Jalsa, as someone I know quoted, is “a celebration of multiple ironies.

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