Monday, May 28, 2012

Cabin in the Woods,releasing soon


Synopsis:
Five teenagers head off for a weekend at a secluded cabin in the woods. They arrive to find they are quite isolated with no means of communicating with the outside world. When the cellar door flings itself open, they of course go down to investigate. They find an odd assortment of relics and curios but when one of the women, Dana, reads from a book she awakens a family of deadly zombie killers. There's far more going on however than meets the eye as the five campers are all under observation.
Directed by: Drew Goddard
Stars: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison.
Click below to watch the official trailer for The Cabin in the woods.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ujGfEGGBrM&feature=fvst

Monday, May 21, 2012

Snow White and the huntsman


after 'Mirror Mirror' yet another variation of the children's fairytale SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN Genre: Epic action-adventure Cast: Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin Directed by: Rupert Sanders Writer: Evan Daugherty Produced by: Joe Roth, Sam Mercer Executive Producers: Gloria Borders, Palak Patel In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) who was dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White’s beauty and power. The breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale is from Joe Roth, the producer of Alice in Wonderland, producer Sam Mercer (The Sixth Sense) and acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders. www.snowwhiteandthehuntsman.com

Hindi film 'Maximum' Releasing on the 29th June 2012


'Maximum' Releasing on the 29th June 2012
Vainteya Film Pvt ltd releases ‘Maximum’ on the 29th June 2012 directed by Kabeer Kaushik, starring Naseeruddin Shah,
Sonu Sood, Vinay Pathak, Neha Dhupia, Amit Sadh, Arya Babbar, Anjana Sukhani.
A maze of local trains. Gangsters, alive & encountered. Big land Deals & intense politics. There, in the centre of it all, a volatile story. Two cops. One journey & a struggle for power. MAXIMUM POWER. But are not alone in this game. There are other players. The conspirators moving at every level. Taking the drama through layers of emotions. Betrayals. Chaos. Catapulting everything to an unpredictable climax. 2003 ki Mumbai kafi alag thi. Kuch Encounter Cops ke kandhon par charh kar Underworld ke khilaaf jang ka elan kar diya gaya tha. Unhi mein se ek kandha tha Pratap Pandit ka. Aur doosra, Arun Inaamdar. Dono ka tagda informer base, khatarnaak strategy, aur encounters ki lambi fehrist. Magar shayad dikkat bhi yehi thi. Kyonki Maximum City Mumbai mein sara khel power katha. Aur woh, Pandit ke paas. He was the king. Not Inaamdar who was twelve years his senior, now the old guard. Inhi sab uljhhano ke beech se kahin shuru hoti hai kahani Jismein Caesar agar Pandit hai, toh Cassius, Inaamdar. Ambitious. Conniving. Silent. And ruthless. Dono ka maksad sirf ek. Maximum control. In terms of treatment, pehle Pandit establish kiya jata hai, in all his glory. Then enters Inaamdar. Aur phir samney aata hai dono ke beech ka complex interplay. Aur saath mein: chaaron taraf uljhi hui siyasat, har tarah ki land deals, gangsters, farzishoot-outs aur paisa. Ganda paisa. Ek aisa khel jo paanch saal ke lambe safar baad, khatm hota hai railway platform par.Raat ke andhere mein. Chalti traino ke beech. Goliyon ki gunj ke saath. Please find attached the Cast & Crew of the film & below in the link of the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqnb1FDWlAA Regards,

Amhi Ka Tisre, Marathi feature film about the third sex


Marathi film 'Bhartiy' shooting in progress


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Interview with actor Abhimanyu Singh


“I have done an item number in Department” so says Actor Abhimanyu Singh.
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Onscreen he personifies pure evil but off it he is diametrically different. Well-known for his negative role in films like Gulal, Rakht Charitra, ABHIMANYU SINGH in person is far more likable and approachable than his onscreen persona hints at. Abhimanyu Singh hasn’t been seen much on the small screen but he returns to the world of small screen with his ongoing serial Upanishad Ganga, produced by Chinmaya Mission and Directed by Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi, the serial is currently running on DD. Abhimanyu talks to Johnson Thomas about his newest ventures.

Firstly, tell us something about this new serial “Upanishad Ganga”, what is it all about?
The serial is based on the teachings of Upanishads. This serial will bring the audience closer to the Indian Philosophy and explain them the Vedas and Upanishads in the form of stories. The serial is a treasure trove of rare stories. The stories are old yet presented in a new format.

So what will be your character in this serial?
Well, I am playing 33 different characters in this serial. So you will see me in the avatar of Lord Krishna, Lord Indra, Emperor Ashoka and many more. 33 characters in one serial is quiet a score, so which one of these is your favourite character? All the characters that I played were quite exciting but for some reason I liked playing Lord Indra. May be, because I could relate to him. His is more human than a god can be, with his own share of virtues and vices.

Now that we are talking about the characters, what is your dream role?
Oh! I would love to play the character of Maharana Pratap and Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj someday.

Is it that you love to just work in strong, off beat films like Gulal and Rakht Charitra ?
It nothing like I work only in strong, off beat films. But I am willing to work in all kinds of films.

You come from Patna, so did you have to struggle a lot to get to this position?
Ups and downs are always there. But it was much of a trouble for me. I hail from Patna but I moved to Delhi for my graduation. When in college I often worked in college dramas. And later realizing it as a career goal, I moved to Mumbai. Here I took proper theatre training and while doing theatres my work got noticed. After which the offers started flowing in.

Talking about serial, did it take a lot of preparations for the kind of characters you portrayed?
Preparations weren’t much except what I usually do for every character that I play. Since I believe in method acting, I research before portraying any character. For me creative satisfaction is very important. I get into the skin of the character so as to make it more alive and realistic.

So is that why they call you “Critics’ Favourite Baby”?
(Laughs) They call me that? Well, maybe that’s because I put in all my sweat and blood into the work that I do. And not just me, but any actor who works this way towards the characters he plays, his performance will be remembered for ages even though the movie failed to hit the score in box office.

Coming back to Upanishad Ganga how was the experience of working in it?
It was the most enriching and difficult experience of my career. I have grown as an actor with this serial. For me this serial is more like a service to art. And working with Director like Dr Dwivedi was yet another pleasurable experience for me.

What about your forth coming projects?
I am working with RGV in Department. In Department I play negative role that has positive shades.Also I have done an item number in this movie (smiles).Apart from Department I am working in Telugu remake of “Dabbang” and in a movie called Alaap directed by a debutant director Manish Manikpuri.

MARATHI FILM CHINTU RELEASING ON 18th MAY ALL OVER MUMBAI and MAHARASHTRA


SONY PICTURES LAUNCHES ITS BIGGEST SUMMER LINE-UP EVER


SONY PICTURES LAUNCHES ITS BIGGEST SUMMER LINE-UP EVER
~Brings back MIB, Spider-Man, Bond, Total Recall this year ~
~ Will release THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN on 29 June before US ~

Sony Pictures is all set to launch its biggest summer line-up ever to set off what looks like a major year for Hollywood at the Indian box office. The studio also announced that the India release of the much-awaited blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man is being advanced to 29 June so that Indian fans can watch the film before it releases in the US on 3 July. Sony Pictures’ summer line-up starts with Men in Black 3 (3D, worldwide 25 May) going back in time with the original pairing of Will Smith-Tommy Lee Jones and addition of Josh Brolin, followed by a fresh reboot of the Spider-Man franchise The Amazing Spider-Man (3D, 29 June) starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans and India’s own Irrfan, and ending with a remake of the 1991 blockbuster Total Recall with Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel (worldwide 3 August). The action doesn’t stop with the end of summer. Later in the year, there’s Adam Sandler comedy That’s My Boy, high octane action film Premium Rush starring Joseph Gordon Levitt, followed by the return of another big franchise with Resident Evil: Retribution (3D, worldwide 14 September), Here Comes the Boom starring Kevin James and Salma Hayek and 3D animated film Hotel Transylvania starring Adam Sandler and teen star Selena Gomez, from cult animation director Genndy Tartakovsky known for such Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, The Powerpuff Girls.
The year ends with the 23rd Bond film titled Skyfall (releasing one week before the US on 2 November) and Sparkle, starring Jordin Sparks and featuring the last film appearance of the late great Whitney Houston. 2013 is another cracker year with Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio, sci-fi drama Elysium starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, Captain Philips starring Tom Hanks, After Earth starring the father-son pairing of Jaden and Will Smith, a return of the horror classic Evil Dead, Roland Emmerich’s White House Down, and follow-ups of super-hit films The Smurfs 2 and Grown Ups 2. "After completing 75 years as a studio in India, 31 of which I have personally been part of, I can say without a doubt that this is our biggest and most exciting line-up ever with tried and tested record-breaking performance at the Indian box office,” said Kercy Daruwala, Managing Director - Sony Pictures India. “On the whole, we have an ideal mix of the biggest blockbuster action movies as well as comedy, drama and family films with an arsenal of great directors and top rung stars.” Commenting on the advance of the release date of The Amazing Spider-Man, he said, “Each of the Spider-Man franchise films has broken records on its release in this territory. We are very confident that Indian audiences will enjoy the new reboot of the franchise even more because they are watching it before the US and also as this film has an India connect.” “Our line-up of strong franchise films with mass appeal and already established high brand recall is ideal for unique and exciting co-promotional activities with like-minded brands, both local and international,” said Divya Pathak, Director – Marketing. “Many brands are choosing to partner with our blockbusters because of the incomparable scale of these movies.”

Josh Brolin’s apprehensiveness over playing young Agent K


Josh Brolin’s apprehensiveness over playing young Agent K

No country for old men guy Josh Brolin is a new kid in the Men in Black Franchise. Men in Black 3 which releases in 3D all over India on 25 Th May, also stars Josh along with Will and Tommy. Josh will be seen playing the character of young Agent K. Josh certainly felt like the new guy on the block especially in the beginning not only because he had not worked with Will before but also because of the strong chemistry Will and Jones share on screen and off screen as well! Josh was apprehensive of playing the character of young agent K as he recalls “I have fun with doing Nick Nolte or Tommy Lee Jones (impersonations), but really bad versions of them. And when I said yes for the role I started studying it, I went, ‘Boy, I said yes, what's the matter with me, I'm trying to sabotage my career, what am I doing!’” Talking about his role Josh said “It was much harder to play the character played by Tommy Lee Jones before for a lot of reasons. First of all, because it’s one of the greatest characters ever. It was a novelty when the movie came out, a fun, interesting character. If he says the same word twice it doesn’t sound the same. It's not Tommy, it is K, and he has a ‘kayness’ that I had to play.” However, the character of young agent K turns out to be open, friendly, and interested and is positively different from the dry, grumpy and reserved agent K.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Kashish Film Festival


KASHISH 2012 will be held between May 23-27, 2012, at a multiplex theater in suburban Mumbai and Alliance Francaise de Bombay in South Mumbai. KASHISH is not only a festival that spotlights LGBTQ cinema, but has also become a landmark festival in Mumbai’s cultural event calendar. With no government support and corporate sponsorship in India still difficult to come by, we rely heavily on support from individuals and organizations to make the festival happen. We are crowd-funding the festival this year through Wishberry.in and LGBTSupports.org. For two years, Kashish has entertained while trying to mainstream queer identities through the medium of films. This year, we promise a bigger show, for queer persons, their families, friends and for Everyone.
KASHISH is the only mainstream queer film festival in India with approval from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. The film festival is a not-for-profit event and one of the few festivals of its kind in the world that doesn’t charge ticket prices or registration fee as we firmly believe we need to reach out to Everyone.
For Personal Contributions: http://www.wishberry.in/EVERYONE-can-contribute-to-KASHISH-Personal-13359
For Corporate Contributions: http://www.wishberry.in/EVERYONE-can-contribute-to-KASHISH-Corporate-13358
For Dollar contributions : http://www.solarispictures.com/supporters2012.htm
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is looking for financial contributions. All the money collected is used to cover festival expenses like venue costs, printing and stationery, promotional materials, trophies and awards and making your festival experience most enjoyable. This year we have special gifts for Everyone who contributes. http://kashishmiqff.blogspot.in/

India Radio Forum 2012, May 22, J W Marriott

Radio is playing as loudly as ever, with new licenses, new digital options, new funding sources and a host of innovative ways to connect with a wide range of audiences. And not only in India. Around the world, the radio dial is being revitalized and recognized anew as a valuable part of the media and content creation mix. Radio's long history means many of the questions about listening and hearing have already been answered. But new media environment means as many remains to be answered.

'The Forest' Ashwin kumar's long delayed film to hit the screens under the PVR Directors Rare initiative




Ashvin's film "The Forest" is being released by PVR in theaters across India on Friday - 11 th May, 2012. His documentary Inshallah Football recently won the National Award for best film on social issues. This same film was banned last year by the Indian Censor board. His first fiction feature film, The Forest (www.theforestmovie.com), is a thriller with an ecological message, a chilling tale of a man-eating leopard set in the jungles of North India. The Forest is the third release under PVR Cinema’s ‘Director’s Rare’ series and will hit Indian screens on 11th of May 2012. The film premiered at Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose in February 2009, and had its market premiere at Cannes Market ‘09. The youngest Indian writer/director with an Academy Award Oscar® nomination, Ashvin is also the first Indian to be nominated at the European Film Academy with his film ‘Little Terrorist’ which has been part of official selections to over 130 film festivals, winning awards in 25 of them, including the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) LA.

PVR’s Rare initiative releases third movie under its banner on Friday the 11th of May Oscar Nominated film short-film ‘Little Terrorist’ will also feature as a double-bill May9th, 2012: Dr. Vijay Mallya, PVR Director’s Rare initiative and Alipur Films brings an ecological thriller – The Forest. The film directed by Academy Award nominee Ashvin Kumar, starring Jaaved Jafferi, Nandana Sen and Ankur Vikal. It’s is the story of a vacationing couple disturbed by the arrival of the wife’s ex-lover, opening wounds that are best left unhealed; yet, unknown to them their troubles have only begun. They are being hunted by a leopard that has turned man-eater due to a failed poaching attempt, and it will stop at nothing to satisfy its hunger. True to life, for more than a 150 people are killed in leopard or tiger attacks in India every year due to mounting poaching and encroachment on our dwindling wilderness. Unable to hunt their natural prey, such animals find it easier to hunt human beings and become man-eaters. The film is about a wounded leopard, whose only choice for survival is to hunt humans and is inspired by Jim Corbett’s man-eater tales as one who has lived through such attacks...
In ‘The Forest’, a couple from a big city are on vacation in the Indian jungle to sort out a troubled marriage when they run into the wife's ex-lover. As husband and lover lock horns for the woman, primitive instincts find voice in the wilderness and they become blind to signs of a lurking presence. A starving leopard has been shot by poachers and can’t hunt his normal prey. Desperate for a kill he turns on the weakest animal in the jungle - man. In a night of terror, survival will depend on outwitting a formidable hunter of the wild, a perfect killer who has become so accustomed to hunting man that he's begun to think like us... Ashvin Kumar’s Oscar nominated short film Little Terrorist will also be released along with The Forest. The film is about a twelve year old Pakistani Muslim boy who mistakenly crosses the mine-field strewn border into India and finds an unusual ally - Bhola, a Hindu school teacher who must find a way of hiding him from Indian soldiers looking for the ‘terrorist’ who crossed over - www.little-terrorist.com

The director, Ashvin Kumar, says, “FINALLY! The Forest has been lost in the woods for five years and it’s been a heart-breaking journey. There can’t be a more humbling and educating experience than winning an Oscar nomination, producing your first feature film, then being turned down at every door in Bombay for its distribution and release. But thanks to those rejections my journey, in the intervening years, saw me making a kids film ‘Dazed in Doon’ (the most uplifting experience of my life, then needlessly banned and under litigation now with the Doon School); and, with Jaaved Jaffery as producer, Inshallah, football and Inshallah, Kashmir films, which gave me the chance to be with some of the most courageous and generous people I have had the privilege of knowing. Seeing their world, their struggles put certainly rendered my woes relatively insignificant and changed my outlook on life. I was convinced that The Forest would never release in a conventional way in India. I was waiting for a time when a forward-thinking distributor would collaborate on a platform release i.e. a release that is not expecting to make all its money in two days. That distributor turned out to be PVR, who are known to be a first-mover in our industry. I think we are witnessing a coming-of-age for Indian cinema. That day, when a network of alternative theatres will run independent cinema, is not far. The Forest has been a coming-of-age for me, and I am delighted to be a small part of this bold new experiment. Commendations to Mr. Sanjeev Bijli and Mr. Shiladitya Bora for creating this space – I hope audiences will vindicate our stand and come out in droves to see The Forest and celebrate this new way of releasing independent cinema! ” The Forest, along with Little Terrorist will release on Friday the 13th of April in PVR cinemas at Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Gurgaon, Chennai, Chandigarh, Raipur, Indore and Lucknow through the PVR Director’s Rare banner.

About Director’s Rare Film Banner
PVR Director’s Rare is the recently launched alternative programming initiative of PVR Cinemas to support the theatrical release of critically acclaimed, small independent films. Hardcore film buffs will no longer have to choose between catching world cinema masterpieces on a small screen or waiting for once a year festivals to bring the latest independent films to theatres. Director’s Rare will be regularly bringing award winning and critically acclaimed films from across the globe to the discerning audience. It includes masterpieces of iconic filmmakers as well as latest films from the film festival circuit. The films are carefully handpicked by PVR’s expert curators. In a given week the audience can watch a much admired classic or a relatively lesser known gem. These selected films will be highly content driven, engaging and entertaining & will be showcased at PVR Director's Cut and at selected PVR Cinemas pan India.

About The Forest : www.theforestmovie.com
The Forest was shot near Jim Corbett National Park and Bandavgarh National Park. The wildlife photography was done by award winning wildlife film makers Rajesh and Naresh Bedi. As a producer, Ashvin has brought together financiers from all over the world to his projects. The Forest, is his debut feature film, it has Dr Vijay Mallya as its presenter and financier, among a consortium of others. The costumes in The Forest were designed by designer Ritu Kumar under her LABEL collection. Ashvin has worked with an international crew who have stayed with him through the productions of Little Terrorist and Road to Ladakh. The Forest boasts the talents of a Swiss director of photography, a French production designer and an English sound designer. Not to mention superb SFX (Special Effects) designers and animal wranglers from France and a VFX (visual effects) team from Canada.

About Ashvin Kumar: www.ashvinkumar.com & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashvin_Kumar
The youngest Indian writer/director with an Academy Award Oscar® nomination, Ashvin is also the first Indian to be nominated at the European Film Academy with his film ‘Little Terrorist’, official selections to over 150 film festivals, winning top awards in 25 of them, including the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) LA. His first documentary film produced by Jaaved Jaffery is a touching human story set in Kashmir - Inshallah Football (awards at Dubai, Pusan, Mumbai and official selection in Chicago among others) recently won the National Award after having initially being banned by the Government of India. www.inshallahfootball.com & http://www.facebook.com/ inshallahfootball Ashvin wrote and directed the fictional feature, Dazed in Doon, as a participatory project where children from The Doon School took up key roles among the cast and crew. The film was banned by the school, and remains unreleased. The sequel to Inshallah Football, also produced by Jaaved Jaffery, called Inshallah Kashmir (http://www.facebook.com/inshallahkashmir) was released online on 26th January, 2012 – on the Indian Republic day to reach out to as many people as possible. The film got over fifty thousand views in under a week along with a hundreds of comments - positive and negative - sparking off conversations and debates on Kashmir, censorship and freedom of speech. A seven minute clip of the same film can be found here : http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=nUnZGnZZVws

About PVR Ltd.
PVR is one of the largest and most premium film entertainment companies in India. PVR currently operates a cinema circuit consisting of 158 screens spread over 20 key cities in India. PVR’s service offerings include low-cost multi-screen cinemas that offer superior ambience and high hygiene standards for consumers in Tier II cities; branded as ‘PVR Talkies’ at one end of spectrum. On the other hand, PVR has launched the premium brand of multiplexes called "PVR Premiere" which includes Gold Class Cinemas that caters to the esteemed urban consumers with facilities like fully recliner seats, personalized menu, lounge areas, and many such services. PVR also operates a film distribution and production business through its subsidiary, PVR Pictures, which is involved in production of films across genres and distribution of Indian and international films across India. It also operates a bowling business PVR BluO, internationally a well established bowling brand, in partnership with Major Cineplex Group, a leading provider of lifestyle entertainment in Thailand. BluO brings fashion bowling to Indian consumers, who have long aspired for lifestyle entertainment.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Amol Shetge’s film ‘LOVE RECIPE’ all set for release in 25th May 2012


Amol Shetge’s film ‘LOVE RECIPE’ all set for release in 25th May 2012

Amol Shetge’s film Love Recipe starring newcomers Suhail Karim and Rani Agarwal along with Manoj Joshi, Upasana Singh, Vrijesh Hirji, Sanjay Narvekar, Atul Parchure, Avantika Kamat, Imran Khan, Suzanne Bernert , J. Brandon Hill and Dawood Khot is all set to hit theatres on 25th May 2012. LOVE RECIPE is directed by noted film director Amol Shetge who won the national award for his film ABOLI & has directed several other films like Naam Gum Jayega , Gunaah, Kabhi Kahin to name a few. The film is produced by Noor Bano Khot. Love Recipe as the name would suggest is a fun-filled film. Its about a D.J. Rahul Kher who is in love with Tia, a bubbly girl who happens to be the daughter of retired I.G. of police Pratap Singh who post retirement has suddenly decided to become Hindustani in every sense of the word. He has suddenly shifted from his starched uniform to traditional kurta pyjamas, does not like the use of English words in conversation. So D.J Rahul does not fit into this profile, the film is fun filled as Rahul’s effort to woo Tia’s father to approve their relationship & how he becomes the Real Hindustani in her dad’s eyes. All ends well and Pratap Singh ultimately agrees Hindustaniyat is not about clothes and language after all. The heart has to be Hindustani.
Meanwhile Carlos, the international terrorist is being briefed by Music Ali, a freaky terrorist leader immersed in old Hindi film songs. The plan is to blast a peace conference happening in Mumbai ten days from now. He sets out on his mission giving rise to another hilarious track. In a freaky incident Carlos en route his mission gets his head severed and the severed head somehow manages to end up in Rahul's custody. Getting rid of the head becomes the main concern out of which many hilarious situations occur as Rahul and Tia are yet unaware of the fact that the head is of the international terrorist Carlos on which such a huge reward lies. But fortune provides an opportunity to Rahul to prove his patriotic zeal to his prospective father-in-law when a news telecast announces that the severed head that has been missing belongs to none other than Carlos Randall. Situations lead to an interesting climax and Rahul becomes responsible for causing the arrest of the dreaded terrorist Music Ali Pratap Singh can get no bigger a hero than Rahul for his son-in-law and all ends on a happy note. The film is Directed by Amol Shetge and Produced by - Noor Bano Khot, Written by Sham Goyal, M. Salim and Amol Shetge, Dialogues by M. Salim, Amol Shetge Cinematography by Najeeb Khan, Choreographerd by Nimesh Bhatt, Art Direction by Ajay Jadhav, Excecutive Producer - Bansilal More, Music by Sameer Phaterpekar, Lyrics by Sudhakar Sharma, Costumes & style by Kamal Khan, M. Atique Ajmeri and Vikaram Purohit. Cameraman Najeeb Khan.

Wide Angle Media Pvt. Ltd and Tulips Films Ltd. Present Karan Razdan’s comedy caper with ANUPAM KHER – ‘MR. BHATTI ON CHUTTI’ All set for release on 18th May, 2012


Wide Angle Media Pvt. Ltd & Tulips Films Ltd. Present Karan Razdan’s comedy caper with ANUPAM KHER – ‘MR. BHATTI ON CHUTTI’ All set for release on 18th May, 2012

World Wide Records releases the Music today Wide Angle Media Pvt. Ltd & Tulips Films Ltd. presents an Ashwani Chopra & Gian Kharaud Production’s film ‘Mr. Bhatti on Chutti’ all set to release across India on 18th May, 2012. Director Karan Razdan’s first comedy film ‘Mr Bhatti on Chutti’ stars Anupam Kher, Bhairavi Goswami, Ashwani Chopra, Abid Ali, Shakti Kapoor, Emma Kearney, Pawan Shankar, Neha Phendse and Amitabh Bachchan in a special appearance. Mr Bhatti on Chutti is a madcap comedy with the powerhouse performance packed by the most talented Anupam Kher. A free trip abroad goes horribly wrong for Mr.Bhatti. Now it is to be seen if Bhatti’s desire to meet Bush and more importantly Mr. Bachchan is fulfilled or not. Now will his screen idol (Mr.Amitabh Bachchan) help him get out of a living nightmare? But how? ‘Mr Bhatti on Chutti’ talks about the common man Mr. Bhatti’s dream of a workable peace plan in a world ravaged by war and hunger. The film is also a celebration of Mr. Amitabh Bachchan’s stardom. He plays Mr Bhatti’s conscience and also his inspiration as he is in real life to millions of us. A fun and melodious song “Good Boys Bad Boys” has been added to the film of leading singer Bandana Sharma, Sonu Kakkar and Neha Kakkar and music by Tony Kakkar and Remixed by Nikhil Chinappa, Dj Nawed. “The Music of Mr. Bhatti on Chutti is a great combination with renditions by Mika, Taz, Mona Singh, Anupam Kher and Bandana Sharma. The music has compositions by Channi Singh, Siddhartha Suhas, Taz and Tony Kakkar and is in keeping with the essence of the film.” – Ratnakar Kumar, MD - Worldwide Records said while releasing the Music of MR.BHATTI ON CHUTTI. Wide Angle Media Pvt. Ltd & Tulips Films Ltd’s ‘Mr. Bhatti on Chutti’ is written and directed by Karan Razdan. Produced by ASHWANI CHOPRA & GIAN KHARAUD, Associate Producer is JAWED HABIB, Director of Photography by AATISH PARMAR Executive Producers is VIKRANT CHOPRA & PAWAN KHARAUD, Cinematography by Aatish Parmar, and Music is by Channi Singh, Siddharth-Suhas & TAZ-Stereo Nation, Editor- Sanjay Verma and Lyrics - Dev Narayan.

CAST AND CREDITS: Director - Karan Razdan Producers - Ashwani Chopra and Gian Kharaud Presenters: Wide Angle Media & Tulip Films Associate Producer -Jawed Habib Executive Producers - Pawan Kharaud and Vikrant Chopra Cinematography - Aatish Parmar Music -Channi Singh Editor - Sanjay Verma 1st Assistant Director - Sandip Jain 2nd Assistant Director - Vikrant Chopra Lyrics - Dev Narayan Singers -Mika and Mona Line Producers -Hanif Chattriwala and Meraj Sheikh

CAST: Anupam Kher Abid Ali Shakti Kapoor Anjan Srivastav Emma Kearney Pawan Shankar Bharavi Goswami Neha Pendse

Synopsis : Mr.Bhatti on Chutti is a story based in 2005-06, the times of military aggression and war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Set in this time is our central character of Mr Bhatti (Anupam Kher) a bank clerk, a lovable yet lonely nerd. Mr Bhatti dares to do what we prefer to discuss with our morning cuppa and forget soon after. He has the passion to implement his peace plan aimed at ‘Saving the World’. And he will not stop at anything until he achieves it… Suddenly, Mr Bhatti realizes that he has actually won a FREE trip to Europe, though he has entered no contest. Who has sent him the ticket and the hotel package free of cost? How can Mr. Bhatti go on this trip without telling his favorite star, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan about it? Never mind, if he has only met him in his dreams, thus far…In reality, all Mr Bhatti can manage is to stand outside Mr. Bachchan’s bungalow with a crowd, awaiting a glimpse of his hero. A plot within a plot. And all hell breaks loose. And Bhatti gets one shock after another. Bhatti finds himself face to face with death, and utilizes his last wish to call up Mr Bachchan. Bhatti tells Bachchan, ‘marwa diya aapne’.. .But can one keep Bachchan down? Mr. Bachchan once again, inspires Bhatti so much that his fan can defy death and fight to save humanity. Its action stations after this. And Bhatti whom we all thought was an idiot, a buffoon, now turns the tables and to what effect!!!. We realize that to be single-minded about world peace, even at the cost of one’s life, can turn an ordinary man in to a hero. Now it is to be seen if Bhatti’s desire to meet Bush and more importantly Mr.Bachchan is fulfilled or not… Mr Bhatti on Chutti is, on the face of it, a comedy. But there is much more to it in the larger sense, Mr Bhatti on Chutti talks about the common man MrBhatti’s dream of a workable peace plan in a world ravaged by war and hunger. The film is also a celebration of Mr Amitabh Bachchan’s stardom. He plays Mr Bhatti’s conscience and also his inspiration as he is in real life to millions of us.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Who is the True Father of indian Cinema? Dadasaheb Phalke or Dadasaheb Torne??

Ramchandra Gopal Torne (13 April 1890 -19th january 1961) had made a recording of a play 'Pundalik' and sent it for processing to London to later on release it in Coronation Cinematograph, Mumbai on 18th May 1912. the event was reported in the times of India and a review was published in the same paper a few weeks later. The film ran to a packed house with more than three-fourths of the then Hindi population having viewed it within the two weeks of it's run there.
Considering this unquestionable fact can we still honestly say that Dadasaheb Phalke whose first film 'Raja Harishchandra' was released only a year later on May 9th , 1913, is the father of Indian cinema???
The Directory of Filmmakers and Film states Torne to be the first Indian to make and release a full-length story based film and therefore he is the father of Indian Cinema
Another reputed and established reference archive-Oxford's Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema(Page 227) mentions Torne's 'Pundalik' as the first Indian movie.Shouldn't he be given his due too , in the annals of Indian History? Shouldn't the state and the Central government , as well as the film industry constitute a series of awards in his honor too????
Check out the facts in the pics appended below and type down your comments on this issue!