Zee Studios' upcoming feature Joram, directed by Devashish Makhija, had its World Premiere at the 52nd International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) on February 1st and received an overwhelming response from the audience. A survival-thriller about a displaced indigenous man, stars Manoj Bajpayee, Mohammed
IFFR returns with this edition to play as a bigger, robust on ground festival after 2 online editions in 2021 & 2022 because of the pandemic. JORAM is Devashish's third collaboration with Manoj Bajpayee, and his third film to be screened at IFFR after Ajji and Bhonsle. The film was also part of FBR section of the Viewing Room at NFDC’s Film Bazaar,
JORAM director & partner, Makhijafilm, Devashish Makhija adds, “It is a privilege for a film to have its first ever public screening before an audience as engaged, enthusiastic and emotional as the one at IFFR. With a take-off as energising as this, we are hopeful ‘Joram’ has found wings that will help her soar.” Shariq Patel, the CBO, of Zee Studios explains, "Thrill and drama power packed with great screenplay make the artillery for Joram. We are elated over the selection at IFFR. We are dedicated towards backing content-driven films that leaves an international mark."
Actor Manoj Bajpayee adds, “I am touched with the overwhelming response we received for ‘Joram’ at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. I am pleased to know that the riveting survival story of ‘Joram’ and its intricate characters struck a chord with those who watched it. It was an honour to have been a part of the grand event in Rotterdam. I was fortunate to meet other critically acclaimed filmmakers whose films I would be interested to experience. On behalf of director Devashish Makhija, Zee Studios and all those involved in making ‘Joram’ I express my gratitude to all those who supported and shortlisted our film for viewing at your prestigious festival.”
Actor Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub describes, “It is an absolute honour to witness ‘Joram’ being received so wonderfully by an equally perceptive global audience at the Rotterdam festival. This project is a dream come true in terms of the story and talent involved. So it’s assuring that stories told with honesty have an audience across the globe”.
To read our detailed conversation with the filmmaker, follow the link here.