Karan Johar ‘succumbs to the magic’ of Jubilee; praises Sidhant Gupta’s performance
The show is directed by Vikramaditya Motwane
Karan Johar took to Instagram recently to praise Vikramaditya Motwane’s period drama series Jubilee. The show, based on the Hindi film industry of the 1950s, stars Aparshakti Khurrana, Aditi Rao Hydari, Ram Kapoor, Sidhant Gupta, Nandish Sandhu and Wamiqa Gabbi among others. It is written by Atul Sabharwal.
The filmmaker shared a poster of the series and wrote, “A slow-burning, immersive, referential tale about the post-independence origin and advancement of Hindi cinema. This set piece of brilliant set pieces and performances is exquisite and twisted in equal measure. Grey rules the character graphs and the unsaid is so much more powerful than the expressed dialogue. Motwane is an auteur. He sets up the studio world of the 40s and 50s with such clever finesse. It took a beat to plunge into his world and when I did, I succumbed to his magic and his technical crew of magicians.” (sic)
The Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani director gave a special mention to Sidhant Gupta, who plays Jay Khanna, an aspiring filmmaker in Jubilee. “BUT it is in Sidhant that you find the essence, heartbeat and the soul of Jubilee. His act that oscillates between studied awkwardness and heart-wrenching intensity is the piece de resistance of this spectacular show! An ACTOR is here to stay and conquer!!!!!” (sic)
Jubilee was released in two parts on Prime Video, on April 7 and 14, respectively.
You can read our review of Jubilee here.