Posts Tagged ‘teaser’

Brahman Naman

Q’s new film is soon going to have its world premiere at the ongoing Sundance Film Festival in World Cinema Dramatic Competition segment. It will compete with 11 other films in that segment.. And just before its screening, the makers have released the teaser of the film. Check it out.

And here’s the official synopsis –

It’s the 1980s and Naman (Shashank Arora, star of Cannes hit TITLI) is a know-it-all nerd driven by the whims of his raging hormones. Heading up Bangalore University’s team of bespectacled misfits (best friends Ajay and Ramu), the trio of lusty intellectuals spend the majority of their time on the quizzing circuit, using their winnings to buy nudie magazines, whiskey, and beer, fantasizing about the buxom neighborhood beauty all the while. When the boys qualify for the National Quiz Championships, they make a booze-fuelled train trip across the country determined to defeat their rivals in Calcutta and desperate to lose their virginities along the way.

Unfolding to the tune of the iconic anthem, “Whiskey Bar,” as Naman and his friends run amok against the colorful backdrop of the Indian landscape, his quest for sex and glory is complicated when he finds his intellectual superior in a stunning female quizzer. Directed by Indian filmmaker Q. (known for his controversial cult hit Gandu) Brahman Naman is a smart, raucous sex comedy that’s raunchy and endearing in equal measure— replete with innovative masturbation methods that put even Philip Roth’s Alexander Portnoy to shame.

Click here to read more about the lead characters of the film.

 

 

Placebo

Abhay Kumar’s documentary film, Placebo, just had its international premiere at the reputed International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA).

And the good news is the film has also been nominated for Best Film in “Competition for First Appearance” category. It’s competing with Always Together (Czech Republic) by Eva Tomanova, Drifter (Hungary/Germany) by Gábor Hörcher and Mother of the Unborn (Egypt/United Arab Emirates) by Nadine Salib.

Here’s the first look teaser of the film

Synopsis

After witnessing an act of brutal violence, a film maker starts following the lives of four students at one of the prmiere educational institutes of India. However, as the camera starts infiltrating this complex mindscape of ambition and restless youth, a startling new reality begins to emerge – one in which an implosion is taking place. In this world, what can be the cure?

Credits

Written and Directed by: Abhay Kumar

Associate Director: Archana Phadke

Produced by: Abhay Kumar & Archana Phadke

Executive Producer: Miia Haavisto

Edited  by: Abhay Kumar & Archana Phadke

Consultant Editor: Deepa Bhatia

Sound: Micke Nystrom

Music: Shane Mendonsa

VFX and titles:Vijesh Rajan

Colorist: Sidharth Meer

Animation: Rajesh Thakarey and Troy Vasanth

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Two new teasers of Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s new film Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa (Sniffer) has released online. Both the teasers don’t say much about the film but there’s a great mood there. The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, Niharika Singh and Ananya Chatterjee. Have a look.

Official synopsis

Master Bengali filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta teams up with India’s hottest indie actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui in this richly textured black comedy, set against a magical, surreal tableaux of the Bengali city and countryside that’s typical of Dasgupta’s eye. Anwar (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is a well meaning if clumsy private detective, or ‘sniffer’, who can’t help getting personally embroiled with the clients he is spying on. His only true companion is an old dog. His pet and his regular drunkenness put him at odds with the local orthodox Muslim housing block, who want him out. At the same time, Anwar increasingly struggles to cope with his small-time sleuth work that shows him that, in the modern world, even love is for sale. When a case takes Anwar back to his rural homeland, he’s forced to confront his own love tragedy. Siddiqui lights up the screen, displaying a talent for deft comic timing that makes Sniffer a joy to watch.

Duration :132 mins

The film premiered at London Film Festival last year and will be shown at New York Indian Film Festival this year.

Ceylon Poster

First Look Poster: Ceylon

A brand-new teaser for director-cinematographer Santosh Sivan’s new film Ceylon (Inam in Tamil) has launched online. We don’t have details on the plot currently, but the film reportedly revolves around the lives of teenagers in an orphanage against the backdrop of war-torn Sri Lanka.

It’s an interesting, unconventional first look for the film, which doesn’t showcase any of the characters just yet, and instead chooses to show the destruction of war juxtaposed against nature, something Sivan is known to capture beautifully. Take a look:

The film stars Saritha, Karunaas, Sugandha Ram among others. Here are some of the crew details:

Directed by: Santosh Sivan
Producer: Mubina Rattonsey – Santosh Sivan – N.Subash Chandra Bose
Cinematography: Santosh Sivan ASC, ISC
Production Designer: Sunil Babu
Editor: T.S.Suresh
Music Director: Vishal Chandrashekhar
Sound Designer: Vishnu PC, Arun S Mani
Co Producer: Milind Verekar – Sojan.VN – Anirudh Menon
Lyrics: Charukesh Sekar – Karunaas
Dialogues: Aarthi Sivakumar – Shyam Sundar
Screenplay: Santosh Sivan – S.Sasikumaran – Saranya Rajagopal

Jaideep Sahni is one of my favourite screenwriters. And most probably, the best among the current lot. He has dabbled in various genres – from underworld saga (Company) to sports film (Chak De India), dramedy (Khosla Ka Ghosla) to rom-con (if i can say so, Bunty Aur Babli), and has delivered terrific results. His last film Rocket Singh – Salesman Of The Year didn’t work at box office but i liked it. Similarly, with Aaja Nachale, there was no critical acclaim neither box office but there were many bits in the film which were noteworthy. Also, when you go into the theatre to watch a Shah Rukh Khan film but come out remembering the names of about a dozen other characters played by completely new actors, you know that the writing is great. And that’s a rare achievement in India cinema.

Strangely, Sahni has never written a romantic film so far, as in dealing with just matters of heart. And that’s one of the reasons i am quite kicked about Shuddh Desi Romance.  The first three teasers of the film (here, here and here) completely stood out from the rest of the crowd. And i have been told that Sahni is the brain behind those three. Two teasers dipped in nostalgia of ek chidiya and last one with the customer care headache that has become part of our everyday life now. And today the theatrical trailer has come out. If you haven’t seen yet, have a look.

So what’s the film about?

Here’s what the cryptic official synopsis says…

Shuddh Desi RomanceDoes what starts physical always turn into love? And what reaches love, always turn into commitment? How do you figure out?

From the director of Band Baaja Baaraat and the writer of Chak De! India, comes a fresh and very real love story about the hair raising minefield between love, attraction and commitment SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE finally, a romantic comedy that tells it like it is.

Starring in this classy, candid look at the affairs of the heart in today’s desi heartland are the endearing Rishi Kapoor, exceptionally talented Sushant Singh Rajput, and the versatile Parineeti Chopra, along with debutant Vaani Kapoor.

Well, i can see the “shudd” part, the “desi” part but not sure about the “romance”. What’s new? What’s not been done? What will Sahni deliver? As the trailer doesn’t say much about the plot except the usual mood and feel of the characters and the place which was quite clear from the teasers also. Or is it Saathiya in small town with a new girl in the loop?

So what’s your take? What are you expecting? Do let us know in the comment section.

– Posted by @cilemsnob

Lootera

The man behind one of the best debuts films in recent times Udaan, Vikramaditya Motwane is back with a new film titled Lootera starring Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha. And as the latest trend in bollywood goes, the first look of the film is just a teaser and not the full trailer.

The teaser doesn’t tell you much about the film but just gives you a sense of the place and the mood of the film. But close your eyes and watch the teaser again – i think it’s the music. Old world charm, silent glances, character introductions and then those last 30 seconds where it kicks in – snow, gun, letters, light, fire and dhickiyoon, credits and the hero limping on snow! Now, give me the full trailer.

This completely stands out from the garbage that Bollywood is churning out these days. There’s so much silence, and most importantly, there’s NO FUCKING TEXT on screen to explain it. But this also seems to be from school of Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Just hope that it’s less grand, less manipulative and more intimate.

The credit list seems to be the same as that of Udaan. DoP is Mahendra Shetty. Screenplay by Vikramaditya Motwane and Bhavani Iyer. Dialogues – Anurag Kashyap. Music – Amit Trivedi. Lyrics – Amitabh Bhattacharya.

Though the makers have been saying it publicly that it’s inspired/based on O Henry’s short The Last Leaf, why isn’t it mentioned in the credit plate?

Just before its international premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, the makers of Ship Of Theseus have released three new trailers of the film. Looks damn interesting with some powerful visuals.

If it all seems too confusing to you, click here for its official synopsis and all the other details.

And if you missed its unique posters, we are putting it all here. Click to enlarge.