Saturday October 21, 2017

Brace yourself ‘Gangs’, Wasseypur is coming again!

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By Manas Dwivedi

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Cinema is considered as one of the best media for expressing emotions and storytelling. No other form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, hitting straight to emotions and going deep into the twilight room of the soul. Indian Cinema has given us numerous films which have been successful in creating a long lasting impact on our mind. One such fine example comes from Anurag Kashyap directed revenge-drama ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ (GoW).

The low budget cult-drama franchise, filmed in two parts in India, is ready for the third instalment. If the reports are to be believed, soon the third instalment of the famous film would go on floor. Yes Gangs of Wasseypur 3 is rapidly coming into shape.

After Anurag Kashyap’s dream project ‘Bombay Velvet’ backfired, the director appears to have sorted out what would work best for him. There were rumours around GoW 3 from quite a long. But now finally, writer-director Zeishan Quadri, who also acted in the film, was approached for not only writing the script but also to direct as well. The young artist, aka ‘Definite’ for his character in the film, had also received IIFA’s award for Best Story for his brilliant script of the movie.

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The revenge saga ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ with a huge following among cinema fanatics has also made it to Cannes Film Festival in 2012. It would not be wrong to term the popular series as a wonderful prototype of post-modern cinema. The movie also proved to be a milestone for Anurag Kashyap who acclaimed fame from the project. It helped him establish himself as an auteur in the industry.

What makes this movie stand different from others is the raw presentation which perfectly depicts the realty. Based on real life events, it beautifully depicts how one is committing crime for survival which ultimately leads to a state of revenge. It also portrays how vengeance can become a reason to exploit and enjoy political sovereignty. Gangs of Wasseypur tactfully showcase how hatred can take you places and ultimately lead to nowhere but death.

The movie also defies the rules of creative barrier. It proves a great idea, presented in a way which is out of the box, can make the cinematography even better. A real life adoption is not always easy to present on screen, but Kashyap did it comfortably with a blend of good story, skilful acting, and poppy music. Everything goes in sync with the prime idea, which compels the viewer to stay connected to the plot. Also the dialogues in the movie create wonders, making the film more juicy and engaging.

Another important feature of this kind of cinema is to face the reality. Making your audience aware about the harsh reality of life where it’s a tough task to survive. In a world full of crime, corruption and malfeasance, revenge is never a solution to a cause.

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The desi crime saga rose to praises as well. The movie was globally acclaimed and thoroughly enjoyed by Indians, especially in the rural areas where youth loved the movie’s concept. Actually the film was five hour long before release but it did screened at Cannes in a one go. Later in India it got released in two parts over the period of two months. Even after three years of release, the movie is still fresh in memories of Indian movie buffs.

And now when the sequel to the story of bloodshed squabble is on the rounds, audience would be eagerly waiting for GoW in curiosity. Although in last part’s climax, it seemed their might not be any more of revenge. But it is a question of enigma now. What Gangs of Wasseypur will feature? Will there be new Ramadhir Singh in form of Definate? Or Faizal Khan’s son will emerge to take revenge of his father’s death. JP Singh’s dream of conquering kingdom would get full-filled or not? For all that you have to wait till 2016 when the film is slated to release.

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Aarushi Talwar Murder Mystery : Vishal Bhardwaj Calls the Verdict a ‘Victory of Cinema’

Vishal Bhardwaj had written and co-produced the Konkona Sharma starer "Talvar" on the murder of the teenage girl from Noida

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Mumbai, October 13, 2017 : Vishal Bhardwaj says because of “Talvar”, which he wrote and co-produced, the Aarushi Talwar murder case and its various investigation theories came to limelight once again. On the acquittal of the teenage girl’s parents in the case, the filmmaker says it’s a victory of cinema.

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar.

 “I think there is no better victory of cinema than this as it has made impact like this and that exactly what we wanted. It is amazing news and we are so happy for the family, and especially the parents, but the saddest part is that we can’t bring back their nine years in which they struggled to get justice. It’s also a big victory of the Indian judicial system,” Vishal Bhardwaj said.
Asked if the film generated any kind of awareness among the audience, Bhardwaj said: “I think because of our film, their case came to limelight at least for some period of time because earlier things which were under surface came into public eye with our film. In the investigation, there were many aspects which were doubtful and in our film, we took neutral stance and we didn’t take anyone’s side.

“We showed what happened in investigation and what proceedings were carried out by both investigating agencies that was Delhi Police and CBI in the film. So in the outcome, it made things pretty clear”

Vishal Bhardwaj was present for the opening ceremony of the Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival here along with actress Konkona Sen Sharma, who acted in the 2015 movie directed by Meghna Gulzar.

Konkona said: “Its fantastic news. It’s really a shame that it took us nine years for their innocence that has been proven. Its tragedy is also that we still don’t know who the killers of Hemraj (house help) and Aarushi are but I am very happy for Talwars.”

Actor Sohum Shah, who also featured in the movie, said in a statement: “Before commencing the shoot, I was very confused and curious about this case. I wanted to know the truth but I didn’t want to create an opinion sitting at home. We tend to make an opinion by seeing the TV or believe loose talk. I didn’t want to do that. I wanted to know the truth.

“I am very happy because somewhere or the other they are saved from injustice. I hope that the crimals are caught as soon as possible and the law gives them a harsh punishment.” (IANS)

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Just in! Kalki has a crush on this Bollywood actor!

Currently, Kalki is looking forward to her upcoming film "Ribbon", also featuring Sumeet Vyas.

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Mumbai, October 13, 2017 : Actress Kalki Koechlin says she wishes to work on screen with all the Khans of Bollywood, but she has a softer corner for Shah Rukh Khan.

Asked if she wants to work with any of the top Khans of the industry, Kalki told IANS: “I want to work with all three Khans, but if you ask me my favourite, it has to be Shah Rukh Khan.

“Shah Rukh is my childhood crush. I met him few times in real life as well and he is very charming.”

When it comes to a new bunch of actors, she thinks she “will look nice” with Ranbir Kapoor.

“We worked in ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ and I really liked him as co-star. He is a natural actor and spontaneous. It would be interesting to work with him,” she added.

The actress is trying to balance her career between mainstream and indie films by working with directors like Zoya Akhtar and Ayan Mukerji in films like “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” and “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”, along with movies like “Margarita, With a Straw” and “A Death in the Gunj” which were popular in festival circuits.

Sharing her wish-list of directors, Kalki said: “I would like to work with an artiste like Vishal Bhardwaj. His cinema is a piece of art, he writes the story, he makes the music of the film and it’s amazing. I think it would be interesting to work with Vikramaditya Motwane as well.”

Currently, Kalki is looking forward to her upcoming film “Ribbon”, also featuring Sumeet Vyas. It is releasing on November 3. (IANS)

 

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Anurag Kashyap chooses MAMI Fest over Busan festival | “Mukkabaz” opening film at Mami Fest

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Mumbai, Sep 14 : Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap missed the Asian premiere of his new film “Mukkabaaz” as it is going to be the opening film at the 19th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star. But he says it’s a choice he made and he is proud of it.

“Well, it is a moment of pride for me. I was very happy because my films have never played at MAMI,” Anurag said at a press meet here on Thursday.

“To premiere at MAMI, I had to let go the Asian premiere at Busan (an international film festival in South Korea, one of the most significant in Asia). It’s a choice I made.”

Anurag was present here with MAMI Festival Director Anupama Chopra, Chairperson Kiran Rao, Creative Director Smriti Kiran among others.

“Mukkabaaz” will narrate the story of a boxer from Uttar Pradesh who falls in love with a Brahmin girl.

Mukkabaz Official Teaser:

Kiran Rao said that the festival this year will showcase over 220 films from 49 countries in 51 languages.

While in the competition section India Gold, movies like “Ashwatthama”, “Juze”, “Machines”, “Ralang Road”, “Sexy Durga”, “Village Rockstars” among others will be screened, in the International Competition section films like “Apostasy”, “Bad Lucky Goat”, “I am not a Witch”, “More (Daha)”, “Most Beautiful Island”, “Quest”, “Oh Lucy!” among others will be shown.

This year the festival is conducting various workshops on film reviewing, children’s films, writers and distributors conversations among various activities throughout the year.

One of the notable changes this year would be the ‘Movie Mela’ — an event on discussing films, film reunion on some of the iconic movies — which will take place on October 7 before the main festival starts from October 12 to October 18.

With a small audio visual presentation, the festival organisers unveiled the international film personalities like John Madden of Oscar winning film “Shakespeare in Love”, cinematographer Alexis Zabe, Argentine film director Santiago Mitre and actress-filmmaker Konkona Sen Sharma, among others.