Posts Tagged ‘VOTD’

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.

Are you done with watching Om Dar-B-Dar? No? what are you doing here? Go, watch the film and then come back to this post. If you have seen the film, you can read this post by Varun Grover to clarify all your doubts. Read? Got it? Your mind has opened up a bit? Great. Now watch these 3 videos where Kamal Swaroop talks about the film and his idea of sense and nonsense.

Thanks to Deepti DCunha, she recorded these videos when the restored version of the film had its premiere at Rome Film Festival in November, 2013.

The video quality is not great but the audio is clear and we can promise that it’s worth it. So do watch.

It’s not every day that a new writer gets to write a film for Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and even manages to deliver a big blockbuster hit. But exactly that’s what happened with Garima and Siddharth. In this video, the writer duo talk about the film RamLeela, their writing process and working with SLB.

This is bit old news. But since people are still discovering Kangana Ranaut’s latest interviews, am posting it here. I saw her interview with Anupama Chopra, and then the one with Rajeev Masand. In both the interviews, she comes across as smart, candid, funny, and articulate. Honest confessions on life, films, career choices, Bollywood, National Awards, and more. Rare qualities in a bollywood star.

Watch it if you haven’t.

Dear Kangana, whatever you are drinking, please distribute it to your fellow actors too.

Anupama Chopra’s interview

Rajeev Masand’s interview

VOTD : Leos Carax’s Naked Eyes

Posted: October 21, 2013 by moifightclub in film, short film, VOTD
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Since we are tracking and talking Leos Carax these days as he is currently in Mumbai for the Film Festival, here’s short film of his if you haven’t seen.

Synopsis : Léos Carax’s 42 second short piece for the collective film OneDreamRush, a tale of voyeurism about man and his neighbor: a sensual and mysterious blind woman – Mubi.

Tip – Kabir Chowdhry

Watch it. 

It will just take 17 minutes.

If you want to know more about it before clicking the play button, here’s the official synopsis –

In a story that plays out entirely on a teenager’s computer screen, Noah follows its eponymous protagonist as his relationship takes a rapid turn for the worse in this fascinating study of behaviour (and romance) in the digital age.

It’s directed by Canadian film students Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg.

The film was screened at TIFF recently.

To know more about the filmmakers and the film, click here.

Tip – Jahan Bakshi

 

VOTD : Double Shift

Posted: September 2, 2013 by moifightclub in short film, VOTD
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A short film called Double Shift by Amit Roy and Swati Bhattacharya.