Archive for February 19, 2010

In an interview to LA Times, Vidhu Vinod Chopra has revealed the plot of his new film Broken Horses. Its his first Hollywood film which he has been threatening to make for quite sometime. To quote from the feature…..

His English-language directorial debut about two brothers, one a violinist in New York, the other a hired gun, set against the drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border.

As Chopra points out, “there is nothing Indian about the movie except the director. The heart of the movie is the relationship between these two brothers, but within that is a story about how we destroy what we love. It’s about the choices we make in life.”

This sounds exactly like Vishal Bhardwaj’s Kaminey! Ok, not exactly but lot of similarities. Two brothers (Ok, not twins), there is gun, there is violin (not guitar), drug and war too! How we destroy what we love ? Its about the choices we make in life ? We might be reading too much between the lines and the words but doesnt it all sound like Guddu & Charlie’s world.

Ofourse everything else will be different. But we could not resist connecting the dots. Its written by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Abhijaat Joshi and Jason Richman is the script consultant ( Swing Vote, Bangkok Dangerous). To give you the mood & feel of the film, VVC has already cut a trailer from the recce footage. Go to , click on the pic of Broken Horses and select trailer.

And to read the complete feature published in LA Times, click here. In a separate interview to Hindustan Times, he has clarified that 64 Squares and his ambitious project Talisman to be directed by Ram Madhvani is NOT happening. Other two projects, Ferrari Ki Sawaari to be directed by Rajesh Mapuskar and Paachisvi Saalgirah are in development. Click here to read the full interview.

Nirmal Pandey. Not sure when was the last time we heard the name. Every friday a new actor is born somewhere and human memory is quite short. Once you start missing your friday attendance, you slowly start vanishing. And then suddenly we heard the news today afternoon that Nirmal Pandey had a heart attack.

A gradute from Delhi’s National School Of Drama, he made his mark as Vikram Mallah in Bandit Queen. Long curly hair, pointed nose, sharp features and quite tall – you could not miss him easily. Soon there was Sudhir Mishra’s Iss Raat Ki Subah Nahi, Amol Palekar’s Daayra, Train To Pakistan and Godmother. After that he slowly started missing his friday roll call. Soon it was almost zilch. Not sure what happened.

Its a cut-throat world here. You dont even realise when, how and where you get replaced. We all now know that Nirmal Pandey is dead..not sure how many of us knew how was he alive..the irony of bolly life continues!

RIP. More here. And Imdb list here.

Here is an absolute favourite song featuring him, from Sudhir Mishra’s Iss Raat Ki Subah Nahi…chup tum raho…