JIO MAMI FILM CLUB PREMIERED “LA LA LAND”
Directed by Damien Chazelle, the film received an overwhelming response.
The Jio MAMI Film Club with Star hosted the India premiere of La La Land yesterday in association with Viacom18 Motion Pictures. La La Land is a Lionsgate movie and will be exclusively distributed by Viacom18 Motion Pictures in India. Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, who made his directorial debut with the musical Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench followed by the enormously popular feature film Whiplash.
The screening was a huge success with an astounding turnout, so much so that MAMI couldn’t accommodate all its film lovers. The Film Club in association with Chandon India hosted a pre-screening soirée for their guests. The screening was attended by Co-chairperson Kiran Rao, Festival Director Anupama Chopra, Vasan Bala, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Adah Sharma, TV Actor Sana Khan, TVF team including Naveen Kasturia, Nidhi Singh, Jitendra Kumar, Maanvi Gagroo and others.
Co-Chairperson of MAMI, Kiran Rao said, “La La Land has received accolades at International film festivals including TIFF and we are really happy that Viacom18 Motion Pictures gave MAMI the opportunity to screen the movie as a premiere. La La Land reminds us that movies can still be magical and it is heartening to see this genre return to the big screen.”
Commenting on the association, Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, said, “Viacom18 Motion Pictures has continually presented the Indian audience with the most entertaining cinematic experience. From the plethora of Hollywood movies this year, La La Land has stood out, by receiving lauding appreciation from critics and reviewers, and we are elated to bring this enigmatic movie to the Hollywood movie-lovers. It has been our honor to be associated with Jio MAMI with Star for a special Indian premiere of this very riveting musical that is sure to leave the audience gasping for more.”
Jio MAMI with Star, Creative Director, Smriti Kiran said, “Everyone had been waiting for La La Land. The rousing response has been heartening but was expected. We are grateful to Viacom18 Motion Pictures for giving the India Premiere of the film. The 19th year of the festival will see the programming of the film club strengthening.”
Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor said, “There’s a conversation between the characters in La La Land that’s about staying true to yourself and holding onto your artistic integrity and being passionate and staying true to it and believing that if you say that way people will eventually feel it and come around and be as excited about your art as you are, this was such a fantastic movie watching experience for me because it just reiterates that.”
Jio MAMI with Star, Festival Director, Anupama Chopra said, “I am thrilled to be here for the La La Land premiere at MAMI Film Club. I am excited and good things to look forward at the 19th edition of the festival.”
Director, Vasan Bala said, “I am really excited to catch the movie on the big screen since the trailer broke out a few months back and I’m so glad to be here at the MAMI Film Club.”
La La Land tells the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. The movie reunites Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone for the third time after Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) and Gangster Squad (2013). The film was also premiered at Venice Film Festival in August this year and has won multiple awards at international festivals such as Hamptons International Film Festival, Hollywood Film Awards and Toronto International Film Festival.