Wrong Side Raju Movie Review: Amdavad Hustler

Raju is a name synonymous with a simpleton who wants to make it big in the world, be it Raju from Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman or Raj from Awara. It is interesting that Raju in the film Wrong Side Raju wants to make it big not in Mumbai or Delhi, but in his own city of Ahmedabad.Continue reading “Wrong Side Raju Movie Review: Amdavad Hustler”

Writer & lyricist Niren Bhatt excited for his ​next​ Gujarati film Wrong Side Raju

Niren Bhatt, who shot to fame with his much applauded tv show, Tarak Mehta ka Ulta Chasma and his first Gujarati film,Bey Yaar, is all geared up for his second script coming to life on the silver screen – Wrong Side Raju.

Bhatt who is a postgraduate in MTech and an MBA, left the security of his corporate job to pursue his passion for writing. The love for writing was cultivated through the early days under his maternal uncle. Bhatt shares, “I started as early as writing musical plays for my school and college, which won various awards at the local, state and national levels for both the script and the songs. I also wrote songs with my uncle Vinay Dave, we soon became a lyricist jodi and came up with many Gujarati albums.”Continue reading “Writer & lyricist Niren Bhatt excited for his ​next​ Gujarati film Wrong Side Raju”

Wrong Side Raju: Trailer

Wrong Side Raju PosterWrong Side Raju  is a forthcoming Gujarati film directed by Mikhil Musale. The film is about a hit and run case.  Produced jointly by CineMan Productions and Phantom Films, this marks Phantom’s entry into Gujarati cinema. The film stars Pratik Gandhi, Asif Basra, Kavi Shastri, Hetal Puniwala, Kimberley Louisa McBeath. Written by Mikhil Musale, Niren Bhatt and Karan Vyas, the film has music by Sachin-Jigar. Tribhuvan Babu is the DOP while Cheragh Todiwala is the editor.Continue reading “Wrong Side Raju: Trailer”

Gulaab Gang (2014) Movie Review: Make Believe Woven In Pink

Language : Hindi | Running Time : 140 Minutes | Director : Soumik Sen

Gulaab_GangThere are two films that carry a similar title. One goes by the name “Gulabi Gang” and the other by the name of “Gulaab Gang”. The former is a documentary on the Gulabi Gang active in Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh, directed by Nishita Jain which found a limited release in India. It was a film I missed watching. The second film is a Madhuri DixitJuhi Chawla starrer, directed by debutant director Soumik Sen. It is inspired by the Gulabi Gang. The reason I give this introduction is because of a small post I read on facebook the other day. One of my friends shared the trailer of the documentary and urged people to go watch the movie and avoid the mainstream, commercial film. I don’t have such a differentiation and I’d like to write about it in another post soon but the very reason I went to watch Gulaab Gang is because I’ve always had a fascination with how directors treat real life stories and people in a mainstream commercial film. Would they have cinematography and music more towards the side of “masala” films or would the filmmaker use styles that are European or Satyajit Ray-ish and bridge the gap between commercial and art house films. It is a fascinating topic, which I’ll write about soon and this very fascination made me watch Gulaab Gang.Continue reading “Gulaab Gang (2014) Movie Review: Make Believe Woven In Pink”

Gulaab Gang: Trailer

Gulaab GangGulaab Gang has been in the news ever since the time the film got announced. Produced by Anubhav Sinha and introducing Soumik Sen as writer, director and music composer, Gulaab Gang is supposedly based on ‘Gulabi Gang’, a vigilante group of women headed by Sampat Pal Devi. Probably the most remarkable aspect of the film is that for the 1st time in their respective careers Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla (who were contenders for the top spot as Bollywood’s leading lady for a long time) come together in a film.Continue reading “Gulaab Gang: Trailer”