This year, the Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival With Star India introduces the Movie Mela – a one-day celebration of cinema.  On Saturday, October 31st, when delegates of the festival walk into Mehboob Studio, they will enter a different world – a world of movie characters, movie merchandising and above all, movie conversations.

The Jio MAMI Movie Mela With Star India is a platform for movie fans to connect with the films, actors and filmmakers they love. The one day event, which is open to all delegates of the Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India is choc-a-bloc with filmy sessions and activities. One of the major highlights of the event will be a panel discussion with veteran actors Anil Kapoor and Sridevi along with Satish Kaushik and producer Boney Kapoor as they journey back in time to share their experiences from the making of the much loved 1987 cult classic ‘Mr. India’. Open to all registered delegates of the festival, this platform will provide the ultimate opportunity for fans and film enthusiasts to interact with the stars they admire.

‘Jio MAMI Movie Mela with Star India’ will be a one-day event that celebrates the movie fan in all of us. Mehboob studios will transform into a movie carnival with figurines of famous movie characters, movie merchandising and movie conversations with top of the line celebrities through the day . In addition to the Mr. India panel, actor Rishi Kapoor will also conduct a masterclass talking about his cinematic journey spanning over four decades. Celebrated director Rajkumar Hirani and writer of 3 Idiots , PK and Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Abhijat Joshi will talk about creating blockbusters and creative collaborations.

Anupama Chopra, Festival Director, 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival With Star India said,”An on-ground fan event around movies is a dream that I’ve nurtured for many years.  I’m thrilled that it’s finally coming true.  The MAMI Movie Mela is our tentpole event.  It’s a celebration of cinema, an all day film party to which all delegates are invited.”

Talking about the event, superstar Anil Kapoor said, “I am delighted to be a part of ‘Jio MAMI Movie Mela with Star India’. This unique concept of an all encompassing cinematic celebration in a typically Indian style is exciting!  ‘Mr. India’ is definitely one of the most loved films in the country, I can’t wait for our cast reunion. Mr. India is also a special film because my character, Arun Verma had an instant connect with fans across the sub-continent because of his warmth and humble nature.”

Along with Co-Chairs, Mrs Nita Mukesh Ambani and Kiran Rao and Festival Director Anupama Chopra, the members of the new Board of Trustees of MAMI are Filmmakers Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Vishal Bharadwaj, Vikramaditya Motwane, Dibakar Banerjee, Actors Riteish Deshmukh and Deepika Padukone, Mr. Anand Mahindra, Chairman & MD, The Mahindra Group, Mr. Ajay Bijli, Chairman and MD, PVR Ltd, Mr. Siddharth Roy Kapur, MD, Disney and Mr. Manish Mundra, Founder and CEO, Drishyam Films. These eminent personalities, outstanding achievers in their respective fields, are bringing together their expertise and experience to give Mumbai and India a bigger, better and even more exciting 17th edition of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star India.

The Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival with Star India will be held in Mumbai from October 29th to November 5th 2015. The film screenings will take place at PVR Juhu, PVR Citi Mall, Andheri, PVR LP, Phoenix Mills, PVR Ghatkopar and Regal-Colaba. To attend the festival, viewers can register online at or visit registration counters at the festival venues listed above.