Love and how it finds you with all its quirkiness in today’s times. That is how debutant DOP Nusrat Jafri describes her maiden venture Kuch Bheege Alfaz. Directed by Onir, the film opened in the Valentine’s day weekend with a promise to present a refreshingly new take on ageless love. Judging by the response the film has garnered, it sure has delivered on that promise and more!Continue reading ““Debuting in a friend’s movie assures you of a firm footing in your career.”- Nusrat Jafri.”
For those spending hours online, watching YouTube series or liking sharing funny Facebook videos, Maanvi Gagroo needs no introduction. Most commonly identified as the best ideal girlfriend thanks to her stint in the immensely popular TVF series, Maanvi is also a popular name in the theatre circuit. In a freewheeling interview, she spoke her mind on internet content, her Australian-Indian project and of course, TVF. Read on-Continue reading “In Conversation with Actor Maanvi Gaagroo: “I am a Sucker for Drama””
Ask me no questions and you will be told no lies. If you still want to know how this adaptation of Dickens’ Great Expectations is, well, you asked for it.
Fitoor spares nothing, and no one, as it annihilates anything and everything that was beautiful and sacred in the source novel and the milieu this adaptation is set in. For the most part, this massacre is orchestrated by a disastrously miscast Katrina Kaif while some part of the blame should deservedly reach the doors of Aditya Roy Kapoor and Tabu (yes, the lady can misfire too).Continue reading “Fitoor Movie Review: No Love Here, Just Impossible Inanity”
Any creative venture can only expect to flourish provided it has the right kind of backing and needless to say that for a medium like web-series which is still in its nascent stage in India,the right kind of backing is key. We at MAM have gone about speaking to Abhishek Gautam of Humaramovie,one of the two producers of Shouvik Gupta’s web-series, Ranjish. Abhishek Gautam is an MBA from SCMHRD, Pune, who quit his corporate life to pursue a career in media and entertainment. Like a lot of MBAs, he chose to join a startup – Humaramovie- owned by Preety Ali (wife of Imtiaz Ali) along with three more people. At Humaramovie, Abhishek has handled creative development, operational assignments and even human resources.Continue reading ““The audience is ready. The more relevant question is whether the content providers are ready”: Abhishek Gautam on Producing Web-Series “Ranjish” and More”
It is always an exciting prospect, to chat with an actor. Not so much for the fun of speaking to a star, though that is an enticement too, but more of coming to know how a journey in life is different from the ones we live. One such interesting journey is what Abhishek Pandey, the lead actor in Ranjish, Shouvik Gupta’s webseries launched yesterday online, brings forth in a candid chat.Continue reading “I want my quality work to get the fame and then maintain the fame with quality work: Actor Abhishek Pandey”
In a scene somewhere towards the middle of Joy, Jennifer Lawrence is thrust on a stage, in front of a camera to sell a self-wringing mop she invented. It is a moment of liberation, literally and figuratively; as Jennifer encapsulates the realisation her character has that this is her moment in the sun. This is possibly the only chance she has to rid herself of the routine mundane and often stressful life she lead and enter a world of success; her chance at a fairy tale ending. It is this sense of redemption and empowerment that drives Joy though as a satisfying experience despite the flaws.Continue reading “Joy (2015) Movie Review: A Little Joy”
This is a simple story of love, about simple people told simply. That is how Bikas Mishra describes Chauranga, his first feature film in a sentence. Simple however, the film is not by a large measure. Neither is the journey of this writer film maker who is savoring the release of his film across the country.
A quick look across multiplexes shows limited screens listed for Chauranga, something that is not surprising given the star obsessed movie industry we all live with. A small non main stream film like this has to jostle for mind space and footfalls whenever it releases, even in a lean week like this one. “It does not really matter though, there is an audience for Chauranga and films like it” says Bikas confidently, “films like these have made it to the screens and even run well in the recent past proving that content , good content at that, is appreciated.” Even a film in Khortha, a dialect from Bikas’s village near Hazaribagh in Jharkhand. “A lot of my experiences in my life, growing up where I did are reflected in the film” adds Bikas as we discuss how tough it was to make a film dealing with issues usually brushed under the carpet by many in our society.Continue reading “In Conversation with Bikas Mishra: “A simple story told simply, that is Chauranga””
In one of her only scenes of consequence in Sam Medes’ Spectre, Monica Bellucci takes a slow walk towards a pool in her home straight from her husband’s funeral. The oomph sizzle and arresting presence she conjures up in this one scene is the only strong redeeming part of an otherwise lacklustre and dead-slow Bond film. For the first time, Bond does nothing more than throw money, action and car chases all over the place.Continue reading “Spectre (2015) Movie Review: Stirred. A tad too much”
When was the last time we saw a story about ghosts and their pasts, without the mandatory jarring music and thrills are every turn? A while. So for those who love deliciously atmospheric set pieces in the genre of the super natural mysteries, Crimson Peak will prove to be a delight.Continue reading “Crimson Peak (2015) Movie Review : Ghosts? Yes. Horror? No”