Archive for May 11, 2009

kites1Its one of the most awaited film of the year. Anurag Basu’s Kites. Produced by papa Rakesh Roshan and starring beta Hrithik Roshan with Barabara Mori and Kangana Ranaut. Every small detail about the film has been kept under wraps.

Indiafm has published the synopsis of the film. Incase you have missed it, here it is.

In the harsh terrain of the Mexican desert, a mortally wounded man is left for dead in the heat of the desert sun. This is J (Hrithik Roshan) – once a street smart, carefree young guy and now a wanted man. As death looms, the only thing that keeps him alive is the quest to find the love of his life, Natasha (Barbara Mori). A woman, betrothed to another man, surely destined for J. A woman, who comes into his life like a bolt of lightning, and changes his life forever.

Love is a moment. The moment J and Natasha saw each other, words were not necessary. In that moment, they knew instantly that they belonged together. But, something went wrong. The ensuing fight of the two lovers results in a deadly chase. J battles death but nothing can prepare him for what he is about to discover.

Kites is a story of love that goes beyond barriers, boundaries and cultures. It is a story of passion that defies every rule, of a relationship which takes two lovers on a journey that is filled with violence and death, of precious moments that are unforgettable. Finally it is a story of betrayal that is beyond comprehension.

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Nothing can beat Subhash Ghai’s enthu. He is making one after another crap, living in those woods, and he still believes that whatever he has made or making, its all classic. Not now, but 20 years later. Audacity of Hope. Anyway, here comes one more to add to the Ghai crapfest, Paying Guests.

Have a look at the promo or is it theatrical trailer or whatever it is, and you can make out the call for the auditions – The morons of the world, everyone get together. Produced by Mukta Arts, Paying Guests is directed by Paritosh Painter, stars Shreyas Talpade, Vatsal Seth, Aashis Chowdhary, Javed Jaffri, Raima Sen, Celina Jaitley, Sayali Bhagat and Neha Dhupia.

ram-gopal-varmaControversy’s child Ramu doesnt want to sit silent. After Censor Board banned his jana gana rann promo of the new film Rann, Ramu has now decided to move to High Court to appeal againt the ban.

The film stars Amitabh Bachchan,  Ritesh  Deshmukh, Sujeet and Paresh Rawal in the lead. 

Here is Ramu’s letter about the ban and his plan to move to High Court.

The Censor Board has decided to refuse to certify ‘Jana Gana Rann’ for Public Viewing.

The Censor Board order alleges that the promo violates guidelines 2(xix) of Section 5B2 of the Cinematograph Act 1952 and also constitutes an offence under The Insult to National Honours Act, 1971.

 This action of the Censor Board is arbitary and unconstitutional. Guideline 2(xix) of the Section 5B2 of the Cinematograph Act 1952 says :

“national symbols and emblems are  not shown except in accordance with the provisions of the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use), Act 1950.”

 According to this interpretation by the Censor Board, no Indian Film can show the Tricolor, Rashtrapati Bhavan or the Parliament House. And, if the Censor Board did take that position, they could ask us for relevant cuts in the promo. In the whole promo of  2 mins and 10 secs there are two shots of the same for exactly 8 seconds.

The Second objection raised by the Censor Board is The Insult to National Honor Act amended in 2003. The relevant section (Section 3) states as under:

 “3. Prevention of singing of Indian National Anthem, etc.

Whoever intentionally prevents the singing of the Indian National Anthem or causes disturbance to any assembly engaged in such singing shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.”

The act relates to preventing the singing of the National Anthem in public or causing disturbance to any assembly. In this case there is no such violation.

Article 19 guarantees freedom of speech and expression and freedom of trade amongst others fundamental rights. Every citizen has the right to freely express and freely carry the trade unless it is contrary to the peace and integrity of the country. By denying me the right to release this promo to the public at large, the Censor Board is violating my fundamental right.

Ramgopal Varma

i didnt. I have never done. Its Mothers Day. Its all over the place.

Do you feel guilty ? I dont. I never do. I dont even remember her birthday. I dont bother. Like a true anti-family anti-social guy, i never cared much about birthdays of my siblings,parents and relatives. They all know. They dont feel bad now when i dont wish them on their birthdays. I dont even like celebrating my birthday. Wish everyone could erase that day from their diary. Reason ? Just like that. Are there are more like me ? or am i the only one ?

If you want to know more about how and why of Mother’s Day, here is the wikipedia link. And if you want to know more about Ana Jarvis, who took the intiative for celebrating Mother’s Day and how it became one more holiday, here is the wikipedia link. 

And if you are just a selfish inglorious bastard like me, here are two songs for the d-day, enjoy. Mother’s Day is just another excuse. One is mumma from Dasvidaniya, sung and composed by Kailash Kher. The other is from Rang De Basanti. Luka chhupi, sung by Lata Mangeshkar and A R Rahman. Music – A R Rahman.