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‘Jubilee’: 5 Reasons Why This Vikramaditya Motwane Directorial Is The Talk Of The Cinephile Town

Vikramaditya Motwane has directed this Amazon Prime Video series. The series has been garnering a lot of praise. Here are a few reasons why you must not miss this goldmine of a show.


Visually stunning and aesthetically poetic, ‘Jubilee’ has been talked about, raved about, dissected and analysed by cinema lovers and audiences all around the globe since its premiere. With a cleverly casted ensemble, Vikramaditya Motwane’s genius and stunning worldbuilding and Soumik Sen’s expertise, ‘Jubilee’ has many good things that have touched the audience’s hearts. From calling it a cinematic brilliance to commending the grandeur of the series, fans and critics have showered immense love on the series.

For those who haven’t yet seen the show, here are a few reasons why ‘Jubilee’ is becoming the talk of the cinephile town, and why it’s a must-watch:

Stars In The Making

With such clever characters where they all play a pivotal role in building the story, 'Jubilee's creators made clever choices when it came to casting. Be it the formidable studio honcho Prosenjit Chatterjee, whose screen presence gives the perfect energy for his role, or period drama queen Aditi Rao Hydari, who lights up the screen with her presence. Aparshakti Khurana, who surprised the audience with his understated performance, Wamiqa’s Gabbi’s charming innocence, and Sidhant Gupta’s show-stealing acting, 'Jubilee' has a perfect mix of talent who all have delivered their best to their already intriguing characters.

A Perfect Ode To Yesteryear

There’s a different kind of nostalgia that viewers love to indulge in where period pieces are concerned. From Gramophones to Bombay trams, from imported cars to Jazz bars, 'Jubilee' doesn’t impose the vibe of the late 1940s and early 1950s India on the audience, as much as it lures them in. Mukund Gupta and Aparna Sud as production designers did a spectacular job to bring Motwane’s grand vision to life.

Love Letter To The Art Of Filmmaking

The glitz and glamour of the film industry that the world sees from the outside versus the abject loneliness that one suffers being on the inside, is brought on screen through stunningly visualised shots. Be it the cleverly placed elements of fire, the sepia undertones, or be it the subtle portrayal of emotions through deeply thought-out shots, 'Jubilee's visual extravaganza keeps viewers hooked to its each and every frame, and that’s the biggest highlight of the show.

Amit Trivedi Surprises Yet Again With His Sheer Range

Award-winning music director Amit Trivedi chose the perfect amalgamation of peppy and sad musical tracks, that not only do justice to the stunning picturisation but also stay in your mind long after you’ve heard them. With Sunidhi Chauhan, Papon, Swanand Kirkire, Devendrapal Singh, Shahid Mallya, and Mohammed Irrfan’s voices coming together, clubbed with Kausar Munir’s heartfelt lyrics, 'Jubilee's music album is a perfect ode to the golden age of Hindi cinema.

Perfectly Bringing Golden Age Of Cinema To Screen

Who hasn’t fantasised about being a part of the shiny, glamorous world of the film industry? 'Jubilee' is not just an unabashed celebration of cinema, it also is a glaring spotlight on the intoxicating yet dreary underbelly of fame. 'Jubilee's relatability lies in its honesty, in the fact that life is all about making choices, yet some choices rot your souls to eternity. 'Jubilee' is all about the underdog’s shot to success, but it is also an earnest dissection of the sacrifices that happen along the way.

Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and created by Soumik Sen and Vikramaditya Motwane, 'Jubilee' has been produced by Andolan Films in association with Reliance Entertainment and Phantom Studios. The series is led by a stellar ensemble cast featuring Prosenjit Chatterjee, Aditi Rao Hydari, Aparshakti Khurana, Wamiqa Gabbi, Sidhant Gupta, Nandish Sandhu, and Ram Kapoor in pivotal roles.