Archive for June 3, 2011

It’s raining trailers and how! The two new theatrical trailers are of Ajay Devgn’s Singham and UTV’s Chillar Party which is directed by Nitesh Tiwari and Vikas Behl. Salman Khan has come on-board as the co-producer of the film with his new banner Salman Khan Being Human (SKBH) Productions. Check it out.

(PS : Was Singham shot on the sets of Golmaal ?)

Naah, we are not talking about Himesh Reshammiya. Delhi Belly and Shaitan – the two most exciting soundtracks of the season. New sounds, new singers, innovative arrangements and the not-so-mahi-way lyrics. The combo is deadly at places.

One more strange thing has happened with the album of Shaitan. Not sure whose idea was it, or if it was just an accident, but Shaitan has made it possible to catch the culprits who downloaded the songs (btw, who doesn’t?) instead of buying it. But the worst is that it seems even the music critics are doing so. How? Well, one track is missing from the album which is available online. But if you buy the album, there is one extra track – the Hawa Hawai remix. And since most people downloaded the songs, most of them have missed it. Check out Shaitan’s music reviews.

Got to know about it when i played the album on www.gaana.com and have been playing it non-stop since then. With a strange twang in her voice, Suman Sridhar gives it a complete makeover. Not sure who is the composer behind the remix as there are four music composers in the album. Here it is…

BTW, remember the new version of “tum jo mil gaye ho” in Coke’s tvc featuring Imran Khan? That’s also Suman Sridhar. Gimme more!

Delhi Belly also has a track which is a kind of experiment with the nasal twang. The immensely talented voice artist Chetan Shashital does a Saigal number and it’s called Saigal Blues. The music director is Ram Sampath. Do check it out.

And if it’s a remix, this is the way to go. No point in buying the rights of a popular classic number and kill it with an item number. Isn’t it all about the sound first? Even Bally Sagoo and Leslie Lewis will agree.

Taj Enlighten Film Society has organised the 1st European Film Festival in Mumbai. According to the official release, the festival attempts to relocate the myth-like status of European cinema by playing it to an audience much more used to the unmediated kitsch of ‘Bombay cinema.’ The selection also includes a Jean-Luc Godard retrospective and a Swiss film package.

The Swiss film package has a retrospective of the Swiss master Daniel Schmid, who was also a colleague of the legendary German film maker Rainer Fassbinder. The contemporary curations include films that view Switzerland as the ‘other’ within the discourse of the European ‘self.’  Also included is a workshop by the significant Swiss-Indian film maker Kamal Musale at the World College-School of Media Studies, emphasizing the importance of documentary film practice even in conventional, narrative cinema and the importance of filming over script construction.

The schedule for the month of June is as follows:

NCPA

3rd June, 2011, 6.30 PM -Inauguration by Kamal Musale and Amole Gupte

Screening: 2 short films by Kamal Musale: Three Soldiers (1987) and Raclette Curry (1999)

Screening: Two English Girls (Francois Truffaut, 1971)

24th June, 2011-6.30 PM– Bed&Board (Francois Truffaut, 1970)

Cinemax

5th June – 12 Noon— Army of Shadows (Jean Pierre Melville, 1969)

12th June – 12 Noon-Le Petit Soldat (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963)

19th June- 12 Noon– Daniel Schmid: The Thinking Cat (Benny Jaberg and Pascal Hoffman, 2010)

26th June – 12 Noon– Soul Kitchen (Fatih Akin, 2009)

Metro Big Cinema

5th June, 2011 – 10.00 AM – Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959)

12th June – 10.00 AM– Hecate (Daniel Schmid, 1982)

19th June – 10.00 AM – Oh Woe is Me (Jean Luc Godard, 1993)

26th June – 10.00 AM – Shoot the Piano Player (Francois Truffaut, 1962)

World College-School of Media Studies

4th June, 2011, 4.00 PM – Workshop by Kamal Musale on documentary film making.

Screening of Sound of Insects (Peter Leichti, 2009) along with works by Kamal Musale: Courrier Du Pacifique (1998) and Raclette Curry (1999).

11th June, 2011 6.30 PM: Three Swiss short films: Yuri Lennon’s Landing on Alpha 46 (Anthony Vouardoux, 2010), Au Café Romand (Richard Szotyori, 2008) and Cartography: the Pool (Phillipe Saire, 2008)

Mumbai Times Cafe

18th June 2011 6.00pm : Stealing Beauty (Bernardo Bertolucci,1996)

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