Archive for May 19, 2009

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We had no clue about this film till we saw the poster. Paresh Rawal, Om Puri and Pawan Malhotra on the poster, in lead roles. Wow. It rarely happens that such actors get any space on the poster of a film. We were sold, googled and here is more on the film.

Directed by Amit Rai ( any clue ?), here is the synopsis of the film…

Husmatullah (Paresh Rawal) is a mechanic and has a workshop in one of prominent muslim locality of Allahabad . He also is an office bearer of local mosque committee and is popular between peers and friends though not on good terms with the President of the committee Nawab Kasuri (Om Puri), a hardliner with a bitter history.

An old vintage engine comes to his workshop for repair which not only has a very significant national value but also is related to a very important event in the history.

As he sets to get it started, things around him take a different turn.

After a blast in the city, the local police does some arrest which is opposed by the community leaders and the local mosque committee. In the ensuing protest a young innocent boy is killed leading to a call of boycott from the mosque.

Hasmat joins the boycott only to realize the importance of the work at hand. As knowledge of the engine and its significance grows, Hasmatullah is drawn more and more towards a crossroad. As time and events grow around him, he finds himself standing on a rift with two sides parting further away with every passing moment. He has to take his call which will not only rekindle his philosophy but also will lead his community to a process of realization of higher motives and higher responsibilities.

 It all about that old ford engine which once carried the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi….on the road to sangam. Mahatma is back! We are in. 

For more details, pics and promos of the film, here is the official website. 

Ramu has released new teasers and clips of his forthcoming film Agyaat.The film stars Nisha Kothri alonwith a bunch of other actors.

We sincerly hope that Ramu manages to scare us this time, and without any gimmick. In recent years, Ramu has failed again and again to scare his audience (not counting RGV ki Aag as we guess that was unintentional) and has only one formula to do so…the dhoom-dham-dhadak musical score which not only sounds jarring but make us laugh. Govinda…govinda…govindaaaaa!

( SPOILER ALERT – if gossipmongers are to be believed, the “agyaat” factor is all about a deadly man-eating python! )

pankh……thats the problem. Nude scenes always make news in India…no, make it anywhere. Its the same. And this one is about Pankh.

The film has been in news since it was announced. Its inspired by the story of child actor Ahsaas Channa. (remember the kid in Ramu’s Vastu Shastra/Phoonk….she is not she, we mean, he is always dressed up as a girl. His dad filed a case against the mother for exploiting Ahsaas…making him dress up like a girl to get more work in films. Nobody had any clue about his gender till the matter reached court)

In similar way, Pankh is about a man who is treated as a woman by his mother since childhood and how, subsequently, he is confused about his sexuality. It stars Bipasha Basu, Lilette Dubey, Mahesh Manjrekar and Maradona Rebello (in lead role) and its directed by Sudipto Chattopadhya.

According to Mumbaimirror, the problem is regarding a nude scene in the film which Censor Board is not willing to certify. In the scene, the male actor (Maradona) is completely nude in front of his mother (Lillete Dubey) and his rear is exposed to the audience.

The film is produced by Sanjay Gupta and he has been asked to edit out the scene. But Guptaji is not  is not willing to do so as he thinks the scene is crucial for the film.

Osian Film Festival- Call for volunteers

Posted: May 19, 2009 by moifightclub in bollywood, cinema, etc, News
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Osian Film Festival is looking for volunteers. Do read the post for more details. We have simplified it and cut out the extra gyaan. All you vella film buffs who got nothing better to do, should check this out. Who knows, you might bump into your favourite filmmaker for some chai n more!

what : CALL for Voluneteers – 11TH OSIAN’S-Cinefan Film Fetival,  New Delhi

When : 17-26 JULY 2009

Details : OSIAN’S-CINEFAN is looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of preparation and on-site organization of the festival. The Festival will give Volunteers an opportunity

· To understand how an international film festival is organized

· The possibility of interacting with filmmakers, critics, writers, artists and cultural activists.

How :  Application Form and details about the Festival are available on Osian site. Here is the link.  

Deadline : Last Date for receiving Applications : 6 June, 2009

Interviews of short listed Applicants : 2nd week of June onwards

Contact : Shubhendu Chakravorty, Osian’s Connoisseurs of Art Pvt. Ltd., B 35, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi 110016

Phone : 91-11-41743166, 41743157, 41743159

Email : volunteer@osians.com