Monday 29 June 2015

Scenes from Marriage-DAY 608

After the success of Badlapur, NH10 and Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Eros presents another content gem, Bengali film  Belaseshe- In The Autumn of My Life co-directed by Shiboprosad Mukherjee and Nandita Roy. Released in Bengal 1 May, 2015 the film has been running house-full in cinema halls for over 6 weeks. 

A heart rending tale of an ageing businessman Biswanath Majumdar who takes a bold decision of divorcing his 66 year old wife Aarati after 49 successful years of marriage. The movie brings out the complexities of human relationships; marriage and social perceptions. Starring the renowned Bengali actors Soumitra Chatterjee, Swatilekha Sengupta, Rituparna Sengupta, Indrani Dutta, Shankar Chakrabarthy it is a must match film.

I recommend Shoojit Sarcar make the film in Hindi with Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan.

Bhawana Somaaya /@bhawanasomaaya

Friday 26 June 2015

Self/Less -DAY 608

Mumbai, 21st June 2015: Reliance Entertainment will release film Self/Less on 10th July, 2015 in India. The film is a Hollywood science fiction thriller film which is directed by Indian filmmaker Tarsem Singh, of the films The Cell, The Fall, Immortals and Mirror Mirror previously and is written by David Pastor and Alex Pastor. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley and Matthew Goode.

The film is about an extremely wealthy man (Ben Kingsley), dying from cancer, who undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause. In addition to Ben Kingsley, Ryan Reynolds and Matthew Goode, Selfless also features Victor Garber and Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary, Michelle Dockery. 

Sunny Deol starrer Ghayal completes 25 years-DAY 607

 Rajkumar Santoshi directed and Dharmendra produced Ghayal has completed 25 years and the good news is that Sunny Deol is directing sequel of the film Ghayal-Once Again gearing up for a Diwali 2015 release.

Ghayal Once Again will introduce four teenagers in pivotal roles. Ghayal may have been an action film but Ghayal Once Again combines action with music. The film has music has by the talented trio Shankar Ehsan Loy and lyrics by the flavour of the season, Amitabh Bhattacharya. Syunny Deol has hired Hollywood's ace action director Dan Bradley to choreograph the action.

Bhawana Somaaya / @bhawanasomaaya

Wednesday 24 June 2015

MAMI Jiyo 29 Oct- 5Nov- DAY 607

The Mumbai Film Festival is an inclusive movie feast that will showcase the latest cutting-edge, independent cinema art house fare alongside genre movies from Bollywood and Hollywood and cult international movies. It promises to offer the best of world cinema to the people of Mumbai along with the best of Indian cinema to the world.

The festival is run by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image popularly known as MAMI. This is a platform that revels in the sheer pleasure of cinema and enhances our lives. The goal is to nurture and ignite a passion for movies. MAMI Jiyo aims to become the shorthand for excellence in cinema.
Bhawana Somaaya / @bhawanasomaaya

RDBurman lives on-DAY 606

Everytime I see advertisements of associations, groups celebrating RDBurman birthday a thought crosses my mind, where were all these people when he was sad, lonely and without work?
Everybody acknowledges that RD Burman is a genius yet nobody came forward to reassure him when he needed it the most.
The filmmakers abandoned him when his films started flopping at the box-office and turned to younger, less talented music composers who made a life copying RDBurman.
The media that cannot stop raving about RD now and continue to celebrate RD music on their channels and who could have kept the artiste alive and in the news when he needed it, never had time for him.
That is show business or perhaps that is life.
My colleague Bramanand S Singh has devoted his career to research of RD Burman produced outstanding book and album on the maestro and today, brings a sequel to same.
Where ever he is RD would approve of Bramanand’s restoration of him for sure.

Bhawana Somaaya / @bhawanasomaaya