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Vidya Balan-Shefali Shah’s ‘Jalsa’ to Premiere on Amazon Prime Video on March 18

Jalsa, the upcoming Hindi film starring Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah, is set to premiere on March 18 on Amazon Prime Video. The streaming platform announced the release date on Monday.


Directed by Suresh Triveni of Tumhari Sulu fame, the film is jointly produced by T-Series and Abundantia Entertainment.

Balan also took to Instagram to share the first-look posters of herself and Shah. Her post was captioned, ”The real story hides beneath her smile.”

According to a press release, Jalsa is a tale of conflict, as shown through the life of a top journalist and her cook. The film’s supporting cast comprises of Rohini Hattangadi, Iqbal Khan, Vidhatri Bandi, Gurpal Singh, and Surya Kasibhatla, who will be making his debut with this film. Actor Manav Kaul will also feature in a special appearance.

The film marks the seventh collaboration between Prime Video and Abundantia Entertainment, following films like ChhoriiDurgamati, Ram Setu, and the popular Amazon Original series Breathe.

It is also the third consecutive film of Balan’s to premiere on Prime Video after Shakuntala Devi and Sherni.


Talking about the film, Vikram Malhotra, founder and CEO of Abundantia Entertainment, said, “Jalsa is a detailed narrative of the complex human psyche and emotional triggers showcased against the premise of an incident that changes so many lives.”

Manish Menghani, Head of Content Licensing, Amazon Prime Video, added that the film boasts of a story that makes it stand apart. “In a fine blend of drama and thrill, Jalsa offers a truly differentiated story, made better by performances from a brilliant cast,” he said.

Jalsa, which went on floors in August last year, is also a reunion for Triveni and Balan, following the 2017 comedy-drama Tumhari Sulu.

Balan was last seen in Sherni, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video in June 2021. Directed by Amit Masurkar, it also featured Sharat Saxena, Vijay Raaz, Ila Arun, and Brijendra Kala, among others.