Thursday 31 March 2016

Presenting metropolis - DAY 792

The best artistes have to paint the iconic images of the city because without it the experience is incomplete. Interestingly all of them have presented the heritage buildings in a different perspective and artist Mahesh Madhukar Karambele is included.

Karambele presents a view from the top and the Gateway of everyone’s desire, the crowning glory of Mumbai city.
You can contact MMK 9867478907/ 9222842414.


Wednesday 30 March 2016

Observer of life - DAY 791

The strength of his brush dipped in oils etches the silhhouettes of veicle traffic, bridges, carts; hawkers including Mumbai’s dabbawalas. Wet streets , cloudy skyline, crammed by lanes and people rushing is what makes Mumbai the city it is.

As the clouds gather in the sky during the monsoons Mumbai turns gloomy and those traveling home , after a hard day’s work are prepared that it will be a long journey before they can be over the bridge.

You can contact MMK 9867478907/ 9222842414.


Tuesday 29 March 2016

Artist who walks - DAY 790

Karambele is a keen observer of metropolis and says he is able to do this effectively because he enjoys walking and spends all his time on the streets discovering life.

In the olden days women of the house went to showrooms to buy jewellery today they do window shopping sitting in their car as the dabbawala who is the heart beat of the city goes about his work unconcerned of what is happening around him.

You can contact MMK 9867478907/ 9222842414.


Monday 28 March 2016

Ye hai Mumbai meri jaan - DAY 789

Born in Aagave, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, Mahesh Madhukar Karambele completed graduation from Ruparel College, Mumbai in 2004. A year later he completed Fine Arts from a lesser known Pranav Art Institute in Mumbai’s suburb Vikhroli. Since then Karambele has participated in solo and group shows allover India and abroad.

The car headlights brighten a wet street and the red post box that was a part of all our growing up has been replaced by the email.  
You can contact MMK 9867478907/ 9222842414.


Friday 25 March 2016

Rocky Handsome is far from rocking or handsome

John Abraham produced aur Nishikant Kamath directed Rocky Handsome wohi drug mafia aur crime world ki kahani hai.
Iss baar baat sirf cocaine ki nahi balke bache aur baddon ke body organs ke vyapar ki hain…
Goa ki ek andheri gali mein, ek benaam hero, jisse sab Handsome pukarte hain, uss ilake ka sahukaar hai, jiske paas sab zarurat ke samay apni keemti vastu girvi rakhkar, paisa uthate hai.
Unme se ek grahak hai Handsome ka neighbour Anna aur uski aath/8 saal ki beti Naomi.

Rocky Handsome Korean film Man from No where ki copy hai aur aisa ek bhi scene nahi jahan koi hathyaar istamaal na hua ho.
Har scene mein kissi na kissi par atyachar ho raha hai. Film behad dark hai, behad depressing hai aur bina matlab ke mindlessly violent hai…
Burri se burri film mein, kuch toh acha hota hai, magar Rocky Handsome mein itna andhera hai ki John Abraham bhi achcha nahi lagta…

Rocky Handsome ko Big Entertainment Ratings milte hain 1 star.


Remembering Faroque Shaikh - DAY 788

Cannot believe that somebody you have known in flesh and blood, shared thoughts, laughed and smiled is suddenly no more…
It is important therefore to cherish moments and if we have the opportunity to freexe them in camera so that on special days we can look at the pictures and the memory is bound to bring a smile on our faces.

 Happy birthday Faroque Shaikh for being special and always make everyone around you feel so precious!


Thursday 24 March 2016

Holi Hai - DAY 787

Wishing everybody a Happy Holi... Play safe, remain safe.


Tuesday 22 March 2016

Writers’ Bloc - DAY 786

We live in turbulent times. The Indian playwright - and Indian playwriting - in general is truly in danger of extinction; young writers, tempted by the lucre of television and the lure of cinema, are evading theatre altogether. The few that have stuck to their passion are continually concerned that their plays will die unperformed on dusty bookshelves. So how do young playwrights survive and keep their focus? What impels them to keep honing their drafts and continue working on characters? How do they keep their stories, let alone their dreams, alive?

Rage watches over the journeys of young playwright with concern and provides a platform to support their dream. Writers’ Bloc was conceived as a unique initiative to train and discover exciting new playwrights to Indian audiences and is collaboration between the British Council, JSW and Rage.The process was simple. A question was asked, Can you write drama? The answer was a resounding ‘yes’! The next step was to ask writers to send us their plays – full length, one act- or even a scene.  The first time they tried it was in 2004, then 2007 then 2012 and now the stage is set for Writers Bloc 4 and the year is 2016.
Every time, scripts poured in from all over India in all languages - English, Hindi, Marathi, etc. which were short listed to twelve of the most promising writers.  Once this is done, the writers are invited to the idyllic Jindal guesthouse in remote Vasind, for a series of workshops to interact with some of the finest theatre professionals from the Royal Court – April de Angelis, Carl Miller, Elyse Dodgson, Phyllida Lloyd, Ramin Gray, Richard Twyman and Vivienne Franzmann.

The participants get an opportunity to nourish their ideas into a full length scripts over the span of a year, resulting in a festival of the performance of all the plays. Writers’ Bloc has since  2002 introduced 54 playwrights and 40 new scripts, including three more chosen for the book and staged by various theatre groups and institutions in India and abroad.


Monday 21 March 2016

Woman’s World - DAY 785

Osians always does things differently.While the rest of us celebrated Women’s Day in the regular way, Osians celebrated with a festival to remember.



Friday 18 March 2016

Kapoor & Sons is about loving your family again - DAY 784

Dharma Productions produced aur Shakun Batra directed Kapoor & Sons kahani hai 90 Daadu urrf Rishi Kapoor aur uske pariwar ki.
Daadu ke do bete hain, ek Rajat Kapoor jo unke saath rehte hain aur chota beta jo pardes mein hain.
Rajat kapoor ke bhi do bete hain, bada beta Rahul yaane Fawad Khan jo novelist hai aur chotta beta Arjun, jo abhi struggle kar raha hai.
Daadu ki khwaish hai, ki unke janam din par, saara pariwar saath rahe ke liye, pariwar saath aate hain…
Film ka plus:  Writer Ayesha Dhillon ki bahtareen kahaani detailed writing aur engaging kirdaar, iske alava film ke saare performances.
Film ka sabse bada minus:  film ka no recall music.  Interval ke baad film behad dheemi aur bohat zyaada complicated ban jaati hain…
Kapoor & Sons dramatic hai, sensitive hai, realistic hain aur iska shrrey jaata hai director Shakun Batra ko!
Saare actors’ itne natural hai ki sach mein ek pariwar ka hissa lagte hain aur Rishi Kapoor ka makeup itna badhiya hai ki wo sach mein 90 saal ke Daadu lagte hain.
Kapoor & Sons dekhni chahiye ko Big FM Ratings milte hain 3.5 stars.


Thursday 17 March 2016

It is Pink for Shoojit Sircar - DAY 783

For a long time many titles were in speculation for Shoojit Sircar’s next film. Now finally the title has been cleared by Sircar office. It is Pink an will be released on Sept 16 2016. Pink will be a Rising Sun Films production and directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.

The film stars Amitabh Bachchan along with Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang and they have been shooting at a stretch in Kolkatta.


Wednesday 16 March 2016

Vir Das-Boman Irani pair up for Santa Banta - DAY 782

Boman Irani and Vir Das two talented actors and popular for their brand of films have formed a pair for the comic caper Santa Banta set to release on 22 April 2016. 
This is the first look of the actors in the film.


Tuesday 15 March 2016

Good times for Gujrati cinema - DAY 781

Hututu – Aavi Ramat Ni Rutu, a film that has proved to be a game-changer in Gujarati filmdom has set a new record and released in Adeleide, Australia. Currently running housefull in the tenth week,
Hututu is directed by the first woman director of the Urban Gujarati Cinema, namely Shital Shah.

The film has so far clocked in an estimated gross collection of approximately Rs. 6 crore from Gujarat and Maharashtra, and is now reaching out to the Gujarati audiences settled in foreign shores.


Monday 14 March 2016

Loretta comes to town - DAY 780

Sunil Shanbag’s Arpana Theatre is bringing to life tiatr — a form of musical theatre that finds its roots in Goa — with its brand new production Loretta set in the 70s on a river island in Goa.  About a widower Antonio Piedade Moraes, a bhatkaar (landlord), lives a rather comfortable life in his resplendent home, with much help from a lot of locals. Surrounded by bakers, gardeners, a Man Friday and a whole lot of others, Antonio, a great votary of the Konkani language, is rather protective of his island.

Sunil Shanbag says Loretta is inspired by tiatr and will see familial and social issues being dealt with in a manner that’s typical of the genre. Among the unique characteristics of the genre are the side shows. Typical of the theatre form, these shows happen at the front portion of the stage, traditionally giving those backstage some extra time to change props and backdrops. They provide a good measure of satire, something Shanbag intends to bank on while also recreating the ambience of a bygone era through its music. Even as they serve as a distraction for the audience, these shows often tackle important social issues in a thought-provoking, satirical manner.


Friday 11 March 2016

Terra Surror is Time pass - DAY 779

Shawn Arranha directed Teraa Surroor saal 2007 ki film Aap Kaa Surroor ka sequel hai. Isse hum gangster ki kahani keh sakte hain, mobaat ki kahani keh sakte hain ya phir sirf Himesh Reshamiya ki kahani keh sakte hain...
Hero Raghu, yaane Himesh Reshamiya ki girl friend Ireland ki jail mein qaid hain aur usse wahan se faraar karwane mein uski madad karte hain: Vakil Monica Dogra, police officer Kabir Bedi, Indian Ambassador Shekhar Kapur aur qaidi Naseerudin Shah.

Film ka plus: film ke exotic loactions, lajawab cinematography, anokha music aur Naseerudin Shah.
Film ka minus: sach poocho toh kuch nahi aur wo isliye, kyon ki Himesh Reshamiya aap ko sochne/samajhne/ achcha/ burra lagne ka mauka hi nahi dete hain.

Camera pure 2 ghant, 16 minute Himesh ke saath chalta hai aur Himesh music/ drama/ romance/ action/ dialogue delivery, yahan tak ke shirt utaar ke humara manoranjan karte hain.
Agar aap Himesh Resamiya ke fan hai toh Terra Suroor dekhni zaroori hai. Agar aap HR ke fan nahi hai toh Teara Suroor aur bhi zaroori hai kyon isss se badkar manoranjan na mumkin hai.
Terra Suroor ko Big Entertainment Ratings milte hain 2 stars.

Thursday 10 March 2016

Marathi Cinema turns to Horror - DAY 778

For some time now Marathi cinema has been in the headlines. It is visible in the multiplexes in regular shows and making news internationally too.  Now there imore reason to celebrate and add a new feather in Marathi cinema’s already colorful cap.         

For the first time in the history of Marathi cinema over a hundred years a classic horror Lapachhapi is being made.

 Directed by Vishal Furia and produced by Ramachandran Srinivasan Lapachhapi made on an ambitious scale stars Pooja Sawant, Usha Naik, and Vikram Gaikwad in stellar roles. Lapachhapi music is jointly created by Ranjan Patnaik, Tony Basumatary and Utkarsh Dhotekar with lyrics by Swayeshree.


Wednesday 9 March 2016

Sunny Leone campaigns for anti-smoking - DAY 777

Sunny Leone's anti-smoking ad has been trending at the top of you tube for almost a week now since its launch last Tuesday.  The advt has garnered 4 million views within a week, an unprecedented feat for any digital video in the past year. And there are reasons for this. It is a quirky ad starring the sexy Leone with Babuji, Alok Nath and ace comedian Deepak Dobriyal.

The message is not preachy and appeals to youngsters today who are into smoking and want to seriously give it up.
So if you have not as yet seen the trending ad tune into Aur Dikhao Channel and watch the Haryanvi bride and Deepak Dobriyal playing a dying man craving for his last wish. Clearly Alok Nath features in his best role so far.


Tuesday 8 March 2016

Nostalgia Revisited - DAY 776

Staying true to its brand promise of Woh Zamaana Kare Deewana, Zee Classic will soon present its latest offering Dettol presents The Golden Years 1950 – 1975, A musical journey with Javed AkhtarThe show celebrates classical melodies from the golden era of music and will unravel many behind the stories of the magical melodies.

In the early decades of filmmaking, when there was a dearth of advanced musical instruments, the music composers struggled in a different way as compared to musicians today. Javed Akhtar in his unique style will travel us through time gone by. This is Akhtar’s third season with the channel on the nostalgia series.


Monday 7 March 2016

Now Indian Drama in Turkey - DAY 775

The Star Network’s new serial Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon is the first television show to showcase in Turkey. The Hindi serial dubbed in Turkish as Bir Garip Aşk, has been delighting viewers of local Turkish channel Kanal 7 to such an extent that it has quadrupled its ratings, increasing the channel’s ranking significantly across different target groups in the slot in which it is airing.

The lead actor of the serial Barun Sobti was in Istanbul to celebrate the show’s success and overwhelmed with the response of the audience.

The other successful global shows from Star India’s Drama Series are Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, epic Mahabharat and Sapna Babul Ka…Bidaai in Europe; Saraswatichandra and Ek Hasina Thi in more than 30 countries; Diya Aur Baati Hum in 15 countries, and Sadda Haq, a show hugely popular in South Africa. 


Friday 4 March 2016

DAY 774 - Jai Gangajal belongs to Priyanka

Prakash Jha likhi directed Jai Gangajal unhi ke banner ki saal 2003 ki Gangajal ka sequel hai. Gangajal mein SP Amit Kumar, yaane Ajay Devgan, Bihar ke Tezpur disctrict mein appoint hote hain aur wahan ke gundo ko eint ka jawab pathar mein dekar logon ko rahat dilate hain.  Jai Gangajal mein SP Aabha Mathur, yaane Priyanka Chopra, Bihar ke Bankipur zilla ki pehli mahila officer hain jo Bankipur aur Lakhisarai zille ke neta aur goondo ko nidar hokar, muh tod jawab deti hain. Film ki kahani wohi – police/politician ka nexus hain, jahan Gangajal  mein villains’ baap bete thhe, iss baar khalnayak do bhai, yaane Manav Kaul aur Rahul Bhatt hain. Prakash Jha ki baaki filmon ki tarha, iss baar bhi, hum Bihar ki rajneeti hum shehar ki beech sadak anubhav karte hain. Zilla ke neta bheed ko cheerte hue aam aadmi par kabhi bhi, kahin bhi laathiyaan aur goliyaan barsate hain! Film ka plus: film ka music, engaging narrative aur dialogues, film bahtareen likhi or darshayi ki gayi hai. Film ka minus: Plot predictible hai aur background score bina wajeh shor machata hai. Film excessively violent hai har ek hadh ke baad asahay ban jaati hai…

Film ka surprise, film ke writer/director Prakash Jha actor ke avtaar mein… Jha ki dialogue delivery impressive hai bas thodi camera se dosti karni baaki hai... Film ki shaan Priyanka Chopra hai – jo apne kirdaar ko na sirf action scenes mein, magar police station aur court kacheri ke bahar bhi saath lekar chalti hai. Ek scene mein wo apne dushman ko maarte hue kehti hain, ‘Vardi aurat mard ka antar nahi karti’ aur ye saabit karti hai! Jai Gangajal dekhni chaiye, film ke nek sandesh ke liye: ke shaalat chahe kitne bhi badtar kyon na ho jayein, samaaj mein sab se taqatwar hota hai aam aadmi aur usse bhi badhkar, uska zameer!

Jai Gangajal ko Big Entertainment Ratings milte hai 3 stars.


Tuesday 1 March 2016

DAY 773 - Kothanodi – The River of Fables

NFDC in association with GFA Film Society screened debut filmmaker Bhaskar Hazarika’s Assamee film Kothanodifollowed by an In Conversation with the director of the film.  The audience was moved by the screening and waited till the end of the evening to express their views to the filmmaker.