In Conversation With Geetanjali Thapa On Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz and Staying Away From Social Media

 Actor Geetanjali Thapa made her debut with the critically acclaimed I.D. (2012) directed by Kamal K.M. The film which shared Thapa in the lead was feted at several international festivals including International Film Festival of Kerala, 2012 and Los Angeles Film Festival, 2013 where the film won the NETPAC Award (for the Best Asian Film) and Jury Prize for an Outstanding Performance (by Geetanjali Thapa). She followed this up with director Geethu Mohandas’ Liar’s Dice which won Thapa a National Award for Best Actress (Silver Lotus).

Since then she has appeared in a variety of critically acclaimed shorts and features such as Anurag Kashyap’s That Day After Everyday and Vikramaditya Motwane’s Trapped. The actor’s latest release Kuch Bheege Alfaaz hit the screens today. Directed by Onir, the film is a romantic drama which revolves around Archi or Archana (Geetanjali Thapa) as she is fondly called in the film. She makes a living creating internet memes and is addicted to a late-night radio show that is hosted by RJ Alfaz (debutant Zain Khan Durrani). The show sees RJ Alfaz narrating tales of love and longing in a very poetic or a shayarana style to be precise. A chance meeting and a host of WhatsApp messages lead them to meeting and eventually falling for each other. However, the path to their unison is not as easy as it seems.

Personally, the film is also special since it also marks the writing debut of Abhishek Chatterjee, a close friend and a fellow author of Madaboutmoviez.

We recently caught up with the talented Ms. Thapa and spoke to her about the film, her journey as an actor and much more. Republished below are excerpts from the same.Continue reading “In Conversation With Geetanjali Thapa On Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz and Staying Away From Social Media”

Twitter Etiquette Doordarshan Style

Few months ago I had written about why Social Media agency of Fox Crime should be fired, and what they should do to get more genuine followers.Well they did not seem to take notice of that, but surprisingly Doordarshan seems to have got everything right in this respect, prompt replies, wit and teaching kids a word or two about good cinema. It all started with this tweet.Continue reading “Twitter Etiquette Doordarshan Style”

Twitter Crimes by Fox Crime India

Twitter is truly a two way communication, unlike any other media even in Social Media this is the only platform where you really have to communicate to be seen and acknowledged. This requires time,effort and a bit of wit. Now unlike TV where you can bombard consumers with the image of product, you cannot do that on Twitter, The moment you just go on announcing features about the product, people will get disinterested and unfollow you. Another aspect of Twitter is that people can tag you, now it is up to you to decide if you want to be part of the conversation or ignore them. The problem for brands on Twitter is unique, because one expects them to tweet 24/7.Continue reading “Twitter Crimes by Fox Crime India”