Check out THE AFFAIR – The City Keeps Your Secret – A Short film by Hardik Mehta starring Amit Sial, Khushboo Upadhyay and Mahi Sadhwani. ‘The Affair’ is the story set in a city of millions. Everyday after work, a man and a woman meet each other. They turn their backs to the city and let the sea be witness to their relationship. But this affair can only last for a few minutes, since back at their homes someone waits for them.
Check out Ghumakkad Short Film by Navjot Gulati starring Gajraj Rao, Diksha Juneja, Namita Dubey
Suhail Nayyar, Nikita Grover and Aasif. A young girl who is going through multiple issues in her life related to love, work and family decides to go on a 3 month sabbatical to Europe, Hoping that all her issues would solve themselves by the time she comes back. Little did she knew that they will multiply themselves by the time she is back. The film is about her first day back in the city facing all her problems at one go.
Check out this excellent article filled with nostalgia on the 90s by Varun Grower.
Aamir Khan and Urmila in a still from ‘Rangeela’.
Nostalgia is like cinnamon powder of the emotional realm. It’s present in everything sweet and saleable today—from resto-bar decors to photo filters to memes (“Aao kabhi haveli pe” is the latest in the same series in which Alok Nath’s Sanskaari Babuji was once a rage) to every second Hindi film remixing yet another song from the 1990s. In all this sepia-tinted violence of marketing buzzwords, is there any space or need even to talk about that seemingly unremarkable chunk of time in the history of our cinema and television?
Still—this is a question I am tired of asking myself—what is it about the 1990s that refuses to leave us, the children of that era? (By children of that era, I broadly mean those born post-Emergency but pre-liberalization; boys and girls who gained the visceral sense of body, mind, and the world in the 1990s.) Of course, it was the time of coloured TV, DD Metro, cable channels, a new sensibility in cinema, and it was the time when Baba Sehgal entered our lives. But is that enough? And isn’t that what every generation believes—that they have lived through the most turbulent or sexy or peaceful or meaningful childhoods? So why do I still dream of Alisha Chinai, Anaida, Jackie Shroff (he was singing a qawwali in a dream I had last month, something he has not done in a Hindi film yet, I think), Varsha Usgaonkar (Toh Saathi Koi Bhoola Yaad Aaya fame), and Kya Banoge Munna (serious DD fans will remember this morning-show gem)? It’s a probe, this piece, which may take me into places bittersweet.
Mumbai is a funny city. Call it a melting pot, the glamour capital, or simply the most open and safe place to be around. But when it comes to two people living under the same roof without a marriage certificate, it’s not religion, caste, or even the parents that’s the biggest hurdle. It’s a species that dictates the law of the land without really owning it. The Society Secretary. But as they say, there’s nothing mom can’t solve. With that belief on the one hand, and a funny bone in the other, this Mother’s Day, we say Jai Mata Di! Watch this delicious, slice-of-life short film by Navjot Gulati. Cast: Supriya Pilgaokar, Shiv, Shriya Pilgaokar, Manu Rishi, Saanand Verma, Abhijit Sinha, Sumit Solanki, Radhika Kini
Check out Behen Hogi Teri Official Trailer starring Rajkummar Rao, Shruti Haasan and directed by Ajay K. Pannalal. Meet the boy next door Rajkummar Rao starring as (Gattu) who is all set to woo his neighbour hood crush and nikkar ke zamane ka pyaar (Binny) starring Shruti Hasan – witness the story of love that blossoms in every mohalla of India, relive the time when your pehla pyar was your neighbour and all your family could call her was your Behen. Join them in this journey of love and laughter. Will Gattu gather the courage to tell his mohalle walas ki Behen Hogi Teri !!!
Kabir Khan’s directorial films Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, both starring Salman Khan, have been some of the biggest hits of Bollywood in recent times. He is teaming up with the superstar for a third time in Tubelight. The filmmaker got candid about working with Salman and his life off the camera.
In all your recent interviews, you have described Salman Khan’s performance in Tubelight, as five times better than his performance in Bajrangi Bhaijaan. How did you hit upon that number?
I wonder how that came (laughs), I don’t know, it’s just a figure of speech. I said it once and then I kept saying it. He’s really gone the distance and pushed the boundaries in Tubelight. He’s trusted me enough to go into uncharted territories. By far, it’s his most endearing character. Maybe, the Bajrangi Bhaijaan experience allowed him to rethink what his audience expects of him.
You’ve always been open about the fact that when Ek Tha Tiger (2012) was made, you found it difficult to be on the same page as him. Now, you’re making a third film together.
A day after this newspaper ran a front page story about alleged sexual harassment by a top Bollywood director and his subsequent ouster from the film production house that he co-founded with three others in 2011, the dramatis personae at the heart of the controversy offered conflicting versions.
According to information available with us, a young woman working at Phantom Films had alleged that she was molested by Vikas Bahl, director of the much-acclaimed Queen, during a trip to Goa a few months ago.
Following her complaint to the other stakeholders at Phantom, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena, the matter was escalated to Reliance Entertainment with whom Phantom has a 50-50 joint venture. The seriousness of the allegations resulted in the company setting up a committee as per the Vishakha guidelines to hear her grievance.
The movie Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya has a remix of the song Tamma Tamma from Thanedaar. Its funny that they decided to a do a remix of a copied song. The song Tamma Tamma was copied from the songs Tama Tama and and Yeke Yeke by Mory Kante. Bappi Lahiri not only copied the song but even the words Tama Tama. Laxmikanth Pyarelal copied the same songs for the Jhumma Chumma song from Hum. And then they fought over who copied first.