Monday August 20, 2018

Watch & Weekend it: The 2 day weekly film festival at your place

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By Ishan Kukreti

Cinema is better than any history book. It is better than any waking dream. It is an alternate form of reality looking back in time, giving everyone a chance to live differently within that window of 2-3 hours. Cinema is that one medicine that wears off a week’s soot from the soul.

However, not everyone has 2-3 hours to escape reality on a usual day. But weekends bring with them that time when the brain is not constantly checking the to-do list. On weekends, NewsGram brings to you movies which will help you get your catharsis, and unclog your chocked system.

So, for those who like to unplug every once in a while, here is a 2-day film festival schedule, where you just have to download the movies and then to infinity and beyond! This list of three movies has been made with the sole reason to give you a break from the all-pervading kitsch in today’s society.

Plan a mini film fest of 9 hours, do nothing, just live differently.

 1. Sulemani Keeda, Director: Amit V. Masurkar

The film is an indie slacker comedy with many philosophical underpinning. Had it not been so jaw-achingly funny, it could have been an excellently shot crash course in existentialism, dreams and the nature of reality. Take this for instance, ‘How can one see herself in memories as a third person while the same is not possible in reality?’

It’s the best movie to snuggle to with someone special on this rainy day.

2. Gandu. Director – Qaushiq Mukherjee aka Q ( viewer discretion is advisory)

Q has a thing for making absurd cinema. His films have acquired cult status in the Indian indie film circuit. Gandu, dealing with, is somewhat more alt, if not weirder. The film becomes increasingly mind-boggling towards the end with Dhatura trip taking over the protagonist (Gandu) and his sidekick (Rickshaw). But the movie not once leaves the viewer behind or frustratingly confounded.

Gandu is a monochromatic journey through passion, obsession, addiction and satisfaction. It explores Rap and crap of Kolkata through a narrative on frustration that the self faces when it fails to express itself completely.

The film is just right to shake you around siesta time, enough to pump you up, but not enough to make you leave your film fest.

3. Tamas, Director – Govind Nihalani

Tamas is a masterpiece. It’s a relic from the golden area of Doordarshan. It was released as a four-part TV series for DD starring Om Puri, Pankaj Kapoor, Amrish Puri and other prominent actors from that era.

The film traces the rioting and mayhem during partition through a set of precisely carved  characters. The film is so powerful that it chokes the viewer with emotions at various points of time. The brilliance of some of the scenes will be hard to match for a long time in Indian cinema.

The film will leave you feeling light in a sense that will help you carry the burden of the coming weekdays.

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Key To A Good Chemistry On-Screen Is Being Friends First, Sunny Leone

Sunny will be seen co-hosting the show with Rannvijay Singha, who she calls her "Rakhi brother"

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Sunny Leone set to co-host 'Spiltsvilla:11'. Flickr
Sunny Leone set to co-host 'Spiltsvilla:11'. Flickr

Actress Sunny Leone says the ability to be good friends at first is the key to a sparkling chemistry in a relationship.

On how to achieve good chemistry in a relationship, Sunny told IANS over email from Los Angeles: “It is honesty and the ability to be friends first.”

The actress, who is married to Daniel Weber, will be seen hosting the 11th season of “Splitsvilla”, with the theme ‘Emotions vs Science’ on MTV.

Sunny Leone And Rannvijay Singh Set To Host Another Season Of Splitsvila. Flickr
Sunny Leone And Rannvijay Singh Set To Host Another Season Of Splitsvila. Flickr

“I love that I have been working on this show for the past five years. It’s a time I look forward to every year because it’s so much fun… This year I believe we have a great looking bunch of contestants and they are all very talented and outgoing. They are so entertaining,” she said.

Sunny will be seen co-hosting the show with Rannvijay Singha, who she calls her “Rakhi brother”.

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“We have so much fun together laughing. I love his family and this year was especially tough for me because I got very ill during shooting and he helped me out so much, keeping an eye on my children as I was hospitalised for a night. They really love being around him and he is a great ‘little big brother’,” she said. (IANS)