Posts Tagged ‘acting’

We struggled really hard to figure out what to write on this D-day, how to write a new post on the legend, and write something that has not been written or said before.  Or something that his fans haven’t seen before. Naah, everything has been discussed and dissected million times in trillion ways. 116 (chaand ki raatei) has turned into a magical number too, with everyone having their own theory about it.  From Bandini to Beera, Kinara to Kaminey, Dil Se to Dil toh baccha hai ji, he never fails to surprise. Will there ever be any Gulzar ? Well, we all know the answer.

Click on the play button to see if the video surprises you…if you have seen Gulzarsaab in this avatar before…

Got it ? If no, read on. The film is Jallianwala Bagh and was produced and directed by Balraj Tah. As the name suggests, its based on the historical Jallianwala Bagh incident. Gulzarsaab played an Indian student studying in England, and as a part of freedom movement, he delivered speeches in the campus. He played a friend to Parikshit Sahni, who was one of the main characters in the film. The music was by R D Burman.

As the story goes, most of the people were associated with this production because there were in good terms with the makers of the film. Hrishikesh Mukherjee was also involved with the film as a “friendly” director. In Gulzarsaab’s words..

Kyonki production mein bahut saari cast ki zaroorat thi, isliye jitne bhi log film mein backstage pe bhi involved the un sabko in front of camera khada kar diya..(except Pancham) aur sabse kaha ki ek ek role kar lo.. meine jo specific character kiya wo sirf isliye kiya ki film Thand ke dino mein shoot huyee thi.. aur film mein kewal mera character ki dress pullover (fully covered) mein thi :)… isliye wo character meine maang liya.”

And now its time to test your GQ – Gulzar Quotient. Guess the names of  the films in which he has made onscreen appearance.   Clueless like us ? Well, check out this song from Basu Bhattacharya’s Griha Pravesh starring Sanjeev Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Sarika and Dinesh Thakur.

Can you remember any other film where he has made onscreen appearance ? Do let us know in the comment section.

PS – And as always, thanks to Pavan Jha for everything!

Santosh Sivan is the new one to join the club after Farhan Akhtar, Rituparno Ghosh, Anurag Kashyap and Hansal Mehta. Cinematographer turned director Sivan is now in front of the camera for a Malyalam film titled Makaramanju. The film is directed by Lenin Rajendran.

Sivan plays the role of renowned painter Raja Ravi Varma in the film and Karthika, yesteryear actress Radha’s daughter is the lead actress in the film. And we can bet for one thing. Sivan will be much better than Randeep Hooda in Ketan Mehta’s Rang Rasiya because atleast he knows how to hold the paint brush as he comes from a painting background. Rest we are not so sure! Take a look!

ram-gopal-varmaBelieve it or not but its  reported in today’s DNA. You can read the full article here.

The film Mujhe Ramuji Se Milna Hai is directed by Adeep Singh and its all about the struggle in the film industry. Casting couch, exploitation ouch and much more. And since the title has Ramu, the maker of the film wanted him to do a cameo and Ramu happily obliged.

The film is about an actor (Proshant Naryannan) from Delhi’s National School Of Drama (NSD) who wants to meet Ramu for a break in Bollywood.

Ram Gopal Varma gave homage to Madhuri Dixit through the film Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon and now someone is doing the same to him. Though he tried to do the same once by naming his Sholay remake as Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag  and the world knows what happened to it.  Hopefully “Ramu” in the title would not bring any more bad luck!

amisha patel

According to Mid-day, Ameesha Patel has been offered a job as a professor at the Tufts University. And whats more, she can join anytime she wants.

For those of you who dont know, Ameesha is a  gold medallist in economics from the Tufts University in Boston. Fuck, we dont believe! And if you dont believe us, just try talking to her once. You dont need proof. Was her dad or boyfreind heading the economics department ? Or Economics means economics of brain, the least one gets the gold one ?

Anyway, she has been asked to teach drama and acting. Woohoo! Can she first enroll herself for some acting classes ? we are willing to sponsor that. We sincerly feel bad for the students! Nobody deserves so much bad luck to learn acting from Ameesha Patel !