‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ Trailer Smartly Turns The Spotlight On Its Spat With The Censor Board

Director Alankrita Shrivastava‘s Lipstick Under My Burkha has been in the news for a while owing to the film’s run-ins with the Censor Board. Like most of their recent objections that have bordered on the absurd, the Censor Board found the film to be ‘too lady oriented’ (their own admission, not ours :)) and hence refused to certify it. Continue reading “‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ Trailer Smartly Turns The Spotlight On Its Spat With The Censor Board”

Lipstick Under My Burkha: International Teaser Trailer

lipstick-under-my-burkhaAlankita Shrivastava who had earlier made her debut as writer-director with Turning 30, is now making heads turn with her latest film, Lipstick Under My Burkha. Produced once again by Prakash Jha, the film has music by Zebunissa Bangash while Akshay Singh is the DOP and Charu Shree Roy is the editor. The cast includes Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur, Vikrant Massey, Shashank Arora. The film is currently having a wonderful film festival run, having been screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival (where it won the Spirit of Asia Award) and the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival (where it won the Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality) and is now part of the 38th Cairo International Film Festival as well.Continue reading “Lipstick Under My Burkha: International Teaser Trailer”

Jai Gangaajal Movie Review: A Case of Prakash Jha Spoiling Priyanka Chopra’s Party

Few things are more tragic than a creator becoming the destroyer-in-chief of his own cherished creation. Prakash Jha does exactly that with Jai Gangaajal – the not-so-required and oh-so-underwhelming sequel to his 2003 cop drama Gangaajal, a film that was both gripping and realistic despite its underlying theme of vigilante justice.Continue reading “Jai Gangaajal Movie Review: A Case of Prakash Jha Spoiling Priyanka Chopra’s Party”

Jai Gangajal to release worldwide on March 4, 2016

Prakash Jha’s next, Jai Gangaajal, starring Priyanka Chopra is releasing worldwide on March 4, 2016.Featuring Ajay Devgn as the police officer with a conscience, Gangaajal told the story of how a society gets the police it deserves. Thirteen years later, with Jai GangaaJal Jha revisits the dusty heartland of North India, and examines again the society-police relationship to tell us a new story.Continue reading “Jai Gangajal to release worldwide on March 4, 2016”

Satyagraha Movie Review: What truth are we looking for?

Ajay Devgn in Satyagraha. The movie is pretty much like his expression here.
Ajay Devgn in Satyagraha. The movie is pretty much like his expression here.

In “Satyagraha”, in one of the later scenes of the film, Ajay Devgn asks Arjun Rampal to start a political party, who in turn was thrown out of the school by Amitabh Bachchan because he was found involved in antisocial activities.Continue reading “Satyagraha Movie Review: What truth are we looking for?”

Satyagraha: Trailer

Satyagraha PicEver since Prakash Jha comfortably turned to commercial cinema with a vengeance with Gangaajal, he started becoming successful and slowly moving away from the cinema that he once stood for.Continue reading “Satyagraha: Trailer”

Trailer of Sudhir Mishra's Inkaar

After Yeh Saali Zingadi which was surprisingly a relatively lighter film unlike his earlier works, veteran writer-director Sudhir Mishra is back now with Inkaar. If the first look poster reminded you of Disclosure/Aitraaz then the trailer will probably reinforce the view.Continue reading “Trailer of Sudhir Mishra's Inkaar”

Chakravyuh-Trailer

So after disclosing the 1st look of the film with a poster the makers of Chakravyuh have now released a rather lengthy trailer of the film as well. Directed by Prakash Jha the film stars Arjun Rampal, Abhay Deol, Manoj Bajpai, Esha Gupta, Kabir Bedi, Om Puri, Anjali Patil etc in the film. Set against the backdrop of naxalism, Chakravyuh takes a look at the Police-Naxalite encounters and tries to examine both sides of the ideology. Continue reading “Chakravyuh-Trailer”

Sunday Watch-Bollywood,Politics,India and Filmmaking

Tarun Tejpal @ the Think Conference 2011

We have 2 videos lined up for your viewing pleasure today that happens to be a ( leisurely?) Sunday.Filmmakers Anurag Kashyap,Q and Prakash Jha  along with ad man and Bollywood lyricist Prasoon Joshi discuss Bollywood cinema,politics and difficulties of making political films in India. Continue reading “Sunday Watch-Bollywood,Politics,India and Filmmaking”