Posts Tagged ‘VOTD’

Like in the last few years, Rajeev Masand has done a series of roundtable discussions this year too. And the one which has the best panel and which interests us the most is the directors roundtable. This one had Vishal Bhardwaj (Haider), Rajat Kapoor (Ankhon Dekhi), Vikas Bahl (Queen), Imtiaz Ali (Highway), RajKumar Hirani (PK) and Abhishek Varman (2 States).

Those who watched Xavier Dolan’s Mommy at the recent concluded Mumbai Film Festival, most of them agree that one scene in the film is easily the show stealer – when the character opens his arms and stretches the 1:1 aspect ratio to wide screen.

Mommy

Strangely, many don’t know that our Dharam Paaji did it ages ago, in a film called Sitamgar. Click the play button and enjoy (at 3.30).

Tip – @SachinChatte

 

 

Megha Ramaswamy’s documentary Newborns premiered at Toronto International Film Festival. And now it’s online for a limited time as part of Vimeo’s presentation of TIFF Short Cuts.

Watch it.

From fest site – A hauntingly beautiful documentary that follows female survivors of acid attacks, who bravely defy the trauma and fear that will always accompany them.

Cast, Crew and Other Details

Country: India
Year: 2014
Language: Hindi
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Runtime: 8 minutes
Rating: STC

Producer: Anand Gandhi, Sohum Shah, Ruchi Bhimani
Production Company: Recyclewala Labs
Principal Cast: Laxmi, Nasreen, Sapna, Daya Kishan, Usha, Rupesh Tillu, Heena Agrawal
Screenplay: Megha Ramaswamy
Cinematographer: Satya Rai Nagpaul
Editor: Anand Gandhi, Rohit Pandey
Sound: Ajit Rathore, Aditya Jadav
Production Designer: Megha Ramaswamy

Watch the entire Short Cuts Online Program at: vimeo.com/channels/tiffshortcuts

Tip – ShortFilmWindow

VOTD : I Saw The Villain

Posted: June 23, 2014 by moifightclub in VOTD
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Today’s VOTD is a beautiful mashup video by Mihir Desai, and if are a film buff, it’s self-explanatory. Just click on the play button and watch. Though we will get to know the truth only on Friday – Villain. Devil. #sameguy or not. And if you haven’t seen I Saw The Devil yet, WATCH IT! It’s TERRIFIC!

 

Rahi Anil Barve’s short film Manjha was talk of the town when Danny Boyle had announced that he would include this short in the blue ray dvd of Slumdog Millionaire. Only because he saw the film and loved it. And he did include it in the dvd. The film also bought to spotlight the talent of director Rahi Anil Barve and cinematographer Pankaj Kumar. Rahi’s feature film in the making Tumbad is already being talked about a lot. Pankaj got more recognition with Ship Of Theseus, and he has just completed Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider. At MFC, we would like to say that these two talents are to watch out for. Mark our words, and mark this post.

Anyway, the short film is finally online. We had seen it long back. And it would have been great if it was available in better quality, at least to see Pankaj’s work. But since we don’t have it online, we are posting whatever we found online. Do watch.

In the last few years, Marathi cinema has really gone ahead of Bollywood and most other language films in India. The filmmakers are fearlessly experimenting with form and content, and are delivering some fine films. But most of them don’t travel beyond the state because of either distribution problem or lack of English subtitles. We try to put out recco post of such films whenever we can.

Here’s the VOTD – Nikhil Mahajan has put out his debut Marathi feature ‘Pune 52’ on youtube. And with proper English subtitles. Do watch.

About the film – Pune 52 is a neo-noir drama set in the city of Pune in the year 1992. Its a story of a private detective with a failing marriage. How his life takes a dramatic turn after he takes a case that is deeply personal and highly complex forms the plot of this intense Marathi language feature debut of Nikhil Mahajan. Starring National Award winning actor Girish Kulkarni, Sonali Kulkarni and Sai Tamhankar, and produced by IME Motion Pictures and Arbhaat Nirmitee.

Anurag Kashyap’s two-parter Gangs Of Wasseypur has been animated by Ashutosh and Aditya Yadav. And it’s just 3.35 minute long. Good to see some fan art here in India too. The end credit with rhymes of Giridih-Jharia-Dhanbad will remind you of a familiar sound in Dhanbad – the way sharing autorickshaws call for passengers.