Tuesday November 19, 2019

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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Good News Is When An Actor Works For My Banner At A Lower Price: Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar, is readying his new multistarrer production "Good Newwz" for a Christmas release

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Karan Johar is readying his new production "Good Newwz". Wikimedia Commons

Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is readying his new multistarrer production “Good Newwz” for a Christmas release, says he feels really happy when an actor agrees to work for his banner at a lower price. He adds that Akshay Kumar, the hero of “Good Newwz”, has not given him any good news so far on that front.

“Good news to me is when an actor agrees to do my film at a low price, but that’s a good news Akshay hasn’t given me so far,” Johar said with a laugh, while interacting with the media at the trailer launch of the film along with the lead cast, comprising Akshay, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanjh, besides director Raj Mehta on Monday in Mumbai.

He added: “I feel if I hear some good news, then there is also a bad news around the corner — unless the good news is about something like the birth of a child. I still remember when I got the information of my two babies, I felt really happy. I feel, after hearing every good news you hear some bad news, and I guess there is some kind of ‘kabhi khushi kabhie gham’ situation that takes place in our lives. So, I don’t hold on to that news with a lot of joy ever. Rather, I am a bit of a cynic that way.”

“Good Newwz” is the third collaboration between Johar and Akshay after “Kesari” and “Brothers”. Next year, Akshay will be seen in “Sooryavanshi”, which is co-produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.

The film marks the directorial debut of Raj Mehta.

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Karan Johar says that Dharma Productions has always maintained the ethos of treating every artist equally. Wikimedia Commons

Johar admitted the weird spelling of the film’s title was an outcome of his team’s inherent superstitious streak.

“There is a certain inherent superstition in the creative world, so earlier in my career I was obsessed with the alphabet K. I released films starting with alphabet K, which also starred Kareena, but then a few of them didn’t work. I felt it (the urge to name films with K) had stayed with me for no reason, so I gave up on that superstition. After that, I encountered Raj Mehta who is paranoid about everything. He, along with Azeem Dayani — who is the curator of this film’s music — were paranoid and told me that we should name this film ‘A Good News’. I told them ‘A Good News’ is incorrect English. So, they said we would have to change the spelling. We decided to name the film ‘Good Newwz’. Personally, it’s rather ridiculous, but actually everybody has learnt to accept it and envelope it, so I would give credit for the film’s name to Raj and his team,” said Johar.

Asked how he makes sure that equal rights are given to men and women in his production company, which is headed by him, he said: “We at Dharma Productions have always maintained the ethos of making sure that everyone including men, women, artists, and technicians get paid solidly for their craft, art, ability, work and worth. All of us are here from the blend of commerce and art. It is something I endorse strongly. When it comes to female-led films, we always make sure that there never is a disparity from our end.”

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He continued: “We have given profit share to female actors. In near future, you will see producer’s credit given in a female-led film. Where they (actresses) dominate and lead the film, they must have a humongous part of the pie. You will hear announcements in the future where women-lead films produced by Dharma Productions will have strong producer’s credit and profit shares (for heroines). There is and there will not be any disparity in my company.”

“Good Newwz” is scheduled to release on December 27. (IANS)