Archive for May 1, 2009

its-a-wonderful-after-life1We got our hands on the synopsis of Gurinder Chadha’s new film Its a Wonderful Afterlife. Shabana Azmi plays the lead role in the film and it also features Sally Hawkins.

Here is the synopsis…

MRS. SETHI, a widow, can’t bear the thought of her daughter being alone and unhappy. Okay, she’s a little plump and opinionated&but she’d make a great wife for some lucky man, if only she were given a chance. When MRS. SETHI can no longer stomach the rudeness of families who refuse her daughter, she takes matters into her own hands with the only way she knows…

Suddenly a police hunt begins for a serial murderer who cooks a killer curry. MRS. SETHI doesn’t feel too guilty until the SPIRITS of her victims come back to haunt her – complete with tandooried bodies and kebab skewered heads, they’re unable to be reincarnated until their murderer dies.

MRS. SETHI has no problem killing herself she’ll get to see her dead husband again but how can she go before her daughter is married? The SPIRITS realize that helping Mrs Sethi daughter find a suitable husband before the police catch her is their only chance for a wonderful afterlife.

It’s a big bloody wedding and a comic feast which takes the phrase ‘I could murder a curry’ to hysterical new heights.

its-a-wonderful-after-lifeThats the name of Gurinder Chadha’s new film.

With Shabana Azmi in the lead, it also stars Sally Hawkins, Zoe Wanamaker, Jimi Mistry and Mark Addy. Shooting now in the U.K., the picture reunites some of Chadha’s “Bend It Like Beckham” cast including Shaheen Khan, Ash Varrez and Adlyn Ross.

Its a Wonderful Afterlife is a comedy, about an Indian mother who takes her obsession with marriage into the world of serial murder. Its billed as My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Shaun of the Dead,

Producer-director Chadha’s latest was penned with her writing partner and husband, Paul Mayeda Berges.

Those of you who are interested in writing for television, check this out.

tvWhat : Film Writers Association ( FWA), in collaboration with Whistling Woods International, announces a 4-day TV writing workshop from 14-17 May, 2009.

There will be 17 interactive sessions, of 2 hours duration each. While some of these will cover the theoretical aspects of writing, more will be about getting the participants to write and learn as they do so.

Who : The instructor of the workshop will be Vinod Ranganath. Additionally, there will be guest sessions by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, Sidharth Sengupta, Atul Tiwari, Ashwini Dheer, Lilliput, Purnendu Shekhar & Rajesh Dubey.

How : Members wanting to attend may either collect the application forms from the FWA office or write to us at for a copy by e-mail. You’ll need to fill in the form and submit it at the FWA office with a passport size photograph, plus the workshop fee of Rs. 3000/-. (This is inclusive of lunch and tea/coffee for all the four days).

This workshop is for FWA members only. (If you want to become one, e-mail us for details.) Participants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. The last date for accepting applications is 11th May 2009.

FWA Address : Film Writers Association, 201-202 Richa Building, Plot No. B-29, Off New Link Road, Andheri west, Mumbai 400053. Phone Number:- 26733027, 26733108.

Where : Whistling Woods International, Film City, Goregaon (E), Mumbai – 400 065

Workshop Timings : 9.30 AM – 1.30 PM and 2.30 PM – 6.30 PM

 ranbir-kapoor-new-look2Indiafm has a pic of Ranbir Kapoor in his new get look. He was in hiding since last few days. Only because he was strictly told not to reveal his new look to the press. The order came straight from Aditya Chopra and when Aditya demands, nobody says no.

Ranbir Kapoor’s bearded look is for Shimit Amin’s new film Salesman Rocket Singh in which Ranbir plays the lead role. The film is produced by Yashraj Films.

On the voting day in Mumbai (thursday), Ranbir came out to cast his vote and all that hiding went into toss. Have a look.

The film is written by Jaideep Sahni. And we are agerly looking forward to it. Shimit and Jaideep will surely make Rocket Kumar rock!!

rakhisawantWe never believed it. We still dont. 12,515 marriage proposals for Rakhi Sawant ??!! WTF is this ??!! Do we have so many insane men in this country ? Are they all sure that its a marriage proposal and not a fuck buddy proposal ?

When NDTV Imagine announced the show Rakhi Ka Swayamwar, we were ROFL!! Because Rakhi Sawant is drama queen and we love dramas! But this news report gives a new meaning to this drama.

 According to this news report, the city wise break up of the proposals is as follows…

The capital has topped the list of Rakhi’s prospective grooms with 2, 465 entries ( we trust Delhi to be a horny city). Mumbai follows a close second with 1, 980 entries. Most entries are in the broad age group of 18 to 35 ( No rich Daddies??) .

This piece of news should straight go to Ripley’s Believe it or not. We are now waiting for the show to go on air, just to look at the species of men who wants to marry Rakhi. And who knows, Rakhi’s Swayamwar might do the trick for NDTV Imagine. Just imagine!

We thought Ramu doesnt need songs. And more so, if its a horror film. But this time he has got one (as of now) for his new film Agyaat..

Ram Gopal Varma (Ramu) has released the first song of Agyaat on his blog. The song is sun sakte tho. Music is by Bapi-Tutul and lyrics by Prashant Pandey. The song tries to capture the mood of the film, but to our ears it doesnt sound anything new or interesting.  The song is released with the video, which Ramu says, is not a promo or a song cut. Just some visuals put togther to go with the song. Have a look.