There is always a certain amount of anticipation that comes with watching an acclaimed director’s follow up to an acclaimed debut feature. When the promos for Gauri Shinde’s debut, English Vinglish first showed up highlighting the return of Sridevi to the big screen, one did approach the film with trepidation as most comeback efforts in Bollywood have displayed a tendency to either be dead on arrival, or crash and burn, Madhuri Dixit’s Aaja Nachle and the Big B’s Mrityudaata coming to mind.Continue reading “Dear Zindagi Movie Review: Talking Heads”
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Tevar Movie Review : Attitude Not Found
So after watching Tevar, which released today, I came back home and my parents asked me the movie I had gone for, and so I told them. Post my announcement, here is the conversation my parents had :
Dad : Kaun hai is picture mein?
Mom : Arjun Kapoor. Boney Kapoor ka ladka hai na.
Dad : Toh bekaar hi hogi kyu gaye dekhne fir?
Me : I watch every film.
Mom : Uski Ishaqzaade achi thi. Lekin pata hai Comedy Nights mein aaye the woh aur Sonakshi, bilkul hi mare hue. Koi Amitabh ya Shahrukh aate hai toh dekho kya maza lagate hai, yeh toh bakwaas hai. Continue reading “Tevar Movie Review : Attitude Not Found”
Director Mangesh Hadawale who shot to fame with his first film in Marathi, Tingya (2008) went on later to make his Hindi debut with Dekh Indian Circus which again has been popular in the film festival circuit and even won 4 National Awards at the 60th National Film Awards (for 2013). Mangesh has now turned producer with the Marathi film Tapaal (The Letter), which sees DOP Laxman Utekar handling direction as well. Tapaal is a Marathi film set in a small village in the year 1977. It dwells with sympathy, concern and understanding on the bond between a little boy and a childless couple, and the social discrimination that they face. Produced by Varsha Madhusudan Satpalkar, Tapaal is written by Mangesh Hadawale and features Milind Gunaji, Nandu Madhav, Veena Jamkar, Rohit Utekar etc. Rohit Nagbhide has composed the music while cinematography is by Laxman Utekar and K.D.Dilip is the editor.
Tapaal is releasing this Friday, 26th September. Here’s the trailer of the film.
Ok for quite sometime we have all been hearing of Sridevi making a comeback with English Vinglish & finally the first look and teaser of the film is out. The film is directed by ad filmmaker Gauri Shinde & her husband R.Balki is one of the producers of the film ( the others being Sunil Lulla of Eros, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala & R.K.Mani ). English Vinglish has music by Amit Trivedi while Laxman Utekar is the DOP, Hemanti Sarkar is the editor and Resul Pookutty takes care of sound.Continue reading “English Vinglish-Trailer”