Jugni – Beat of the Soul, the Free-Flying Spirit

Jugni is an upcoming Indian romantic musical film written and directed by debut filmmaker Shefali Bhushan. The movie deals with the a music composer who travels to a village in India in search of a golden voice. The term ‘Jugni’ is a double meaning. It’s literal translation means ‘female firefly’, while its meaning in the context of music refers to a narrative device commonly used in Punjabi folk music in which an outside observer comments with humorous and sad remarks on occurring events.

The film is a traditional musical which is being composed by Clinton Cerejo and consists of contributions from several acclaimed Indian film composers including Vishal Bharadwaj and Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman. The film is being distributed by PVR Pictures and is set to release nationwide in India on January 22nd, 2016.

Plot
Jugni (Firefly) is the beat of the soul, the free-flying spirit. Jugni is Vibhavari or Vibs (Sugandha Garg). Vibs is a music director, working on her first big break in the Hindi film industry. When work and home affairs, with her live-in boyfriend Sid (Samir Sharma) hit a high tide, Vibs hits the road with a glint of hope; to find music. The journey takes her to a village in Punjab in the search of a Bibi Saroop (Sadhana Singh), whose voice holds the promise that Vibs is searching for. But as the twist of fate would have it, Mastana (Siddhant Behl), Bibi’s son and a proficient singer himself, is the voice and man who winds his way into Vibs’ heart. From here on, Jugni is about striking balances, making tough decisions while trying to soften the blows and dealing with the studied dramatic turns and unpredictabilities of life and finding the place which one can call home; home of the heart, where the firefly is at her brightest.

Dialogues

  • She: Tum Na Yahan se meri life se bahar ho jao.
    He: I’m sorry sweetheart, tumhe koi haq nahi banta mujhe mere ghar se nikalne ke, tumhe shauk hai to tum chali jao yahan se.
    She: Haan theek hai main ja rahi hoon.
    He: Haan to jao na.
    She: Na milne mein jo maja hai shayad milne mein nahi.

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