Bubbly, however is Vivek. The leading lady of this tale. Yes, that is right, Vivek is a ‘SHE’. And we have this freewheeling, socially awkward schoolgirl deciding to bunk her scholarship exam when we first meet her. However, her misadventures also cost the head boy Ashwin (Karanvir) to miss his exam as well.Continue reading “WHAT ARE THE ODDS? Movie Review: Bunty Aur Bubbly!”
Lion, originally titled A Long Way Home, is an upcoming drama film directed by Garth Davis and written by Luke Davies, based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley. The film stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman. It also features actors from India including Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pallavi Sharda, Deepti Naval, Priyanka Bose, Tannishtha Chatterjee etc. It is scheduled to be screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. The film will be released in the United States by on November 25, 2016.Continue reading “Lion: Trailer”
Of late Marathi cinema seems to have taken a big liking towards remaking films from the South and all kinds of films across genres are being attempted with an idea of striking it big in Marathi as well. For every Classmates (remake of the Malayalam blockbuster Classmates) which is a success there are also films like Vrundavan (remake of the Telugu hit Brindavanam) and Shutter (remake of the critically acclaimed Malayalam movie by the same name) which didn’t really hit the bulls eye. So when I first heard of Samit Kakkad’s attempt at remaking Kaakka Muttai in Marathi, I was a little sceptical to be honest. It wasn’t that I did not believe in Samit’s intentions, but considering that Kaakka Muttai has been one of the best Tamil/Indian films in recent times, winning critical acclaim as well achieving commercial success, repeating the act in Marathi looked difficult to me. A chat with Samit when the first look poster of Half Ticket was unveiled did give me some hope for sure.Continue reading “Half Ticket Marathi Movie Review: An Honest Adaptation that’s Thankfully Not Half Hearted”
Half Ticket is a remake of Kakka Muttai – the Tamil film which had won a lot of accolades when it was released a few years back. It had impressed the classes as well as the masses. The story of two impoverished slum boys with a lot of hope and charm, struck a chord with everyone.
The basic story remains the same, but the setting has been shifted to Mumbai. Half Ticket is about the rising economic inequality in India and how it affects underprivileged children.The official plot outline says: A story of the ‘Have Nots’ struggling to survive in a world of ‘Haves’. The film has been directed by Samit Kakkad who has made Aayna Ka Baayna before, while the screenplay has been adapted into Marathi by Dnyanesh Zoting. The camera department is helmed by Sanjay Memane popular for his work in Shwaas. The two children in the lead role are Shubham More and Vinayak Potdar. Priyanka Bose, Bhau Kadam and Usha Naik also star in the film. Nanu Jaisinghani of Video Palace has produced the film and Foxstar Studios are distributing it.