MUMBAI: Through its 101 glorious years of existence, Hindi cinema has steadily built a fabulous guild of talented actors. From the talkies era to masala potboilers to current day art films, the Indian movie industry has grown and audiences have many memorable performances to cherish for life. Through its dedicated film festivals, Zee Classic, India’s only classic movies channel, is all set to keep the best of such performances from the Golden era alive for current day movie-goers and will present a festival of the superstar – Jeetendra aka Jumping Jack. Starting August 2-30, 2014, the ‘Masti Ka Caravan’ Festival will see some of the most acclaimed and evergreen movies of Jeetendra every Saturday at 8:00pm. And what’s more… catch Jeetendra’s exclusive interview during the ad breaks which will give you an in-depth deep dive knowledge about each of his films.
Through his long career that spanned over 25 years, Jeetendra managed to be a producers' pet thanks to his indisputable run of several box office hits. His energetic dancing in Farz won Jeetendra the epithet, Jumping Jack. While his charm continues till today with some of his all-time hits being remade, Zee Classic, India’s only Classic Hindi movie channel, is brings his best movies for viewers this month. Jeetendra has done nearly 200 films as a hero, a feat matched by just a handful of his peers since the inception of Hindi cinema. He has shared screen space with the biggest heroines of his time.
The month long festival will screen some more famous movies of Jeetendra that blend in to give you a perfect mix of fun, comedy and romantic superhit movies. The festival kick starts with a classic romantic movie ‘Mere Humsafar’ on August 2 that stars Jeetendra, Balraj Sahni and the beautiful Sharmila Tagore in a love triangle. The festival will also air other blockbusters like ‘Jigri Dosti’, ‘Anokhi Ada’ and ‘Ek Nari, Ek Brahmachari’. The festival ends with a blockbuster spy thriller movie ‘Farz’.
Commenting on the Jeetendra Film Festival, Ruchir Tiwari, Vice President, Head of Programming, ZEEL Hindi Movie Channels stated, “It has always been our endeavour at Zee Classic to offer the best of classic movies to audiences across generation. We are privileged to get an insight into his films through an exclusive interview with Jeetendra ji where he shared not only his experiences, but also unknown trivia which will keep our viewers entertained through the breaks. We look forward to audiences enjoying these evergreen hits all this month in the comfort of their homes”.