The Team of LEHREN , along with Priyanka Raina celebrated 81st Birthday of Legendary Actor and Most Veratile VILLAIN but a Good Man of all Times – “Prem naam Hai Mera” – Shri Prem Chopra
On this Blessed Day , Prem Chopra didnt talk much about his past films as He believes in Today. He Further added, ” Life is to look Forward and with Blessings of all you Wonderful people – I am still working and feel totally Blessed”
And PREM CHOPRA also Congratulated Priyanka Raina after Seeing Cold Drinks is Injuious to Health Short Film and added , “I still say to my kids that it is dangerous & Avoid in take of aerated drinks , Instead they are so many healthy Drinks like Lassi , Chaas . Fresh juices , take that which is healthier and Don’t spoil your Health”
Cold Drinks is Injurious to Health Features Abhishek Bajaj and Navjot Singh. The Film is produced by Tapish Joshi under Banner Devil Mixing Pictures .
Well Thanks so much for your Good Wishes and We wish you a Very Happy Blessed Birthday to our Loved Prem Uncle
Before we speak about JUNGLE BOOK , let me showcase the era of 1990s (Our Childhood Times) when first we saw this Iconic Character MOUGLI on screen and became everyone favorites, and every Sunday can’t waited to to watch him on National Television.
Era of 1990’s leaves us with so many memories in lane , emerging of Black and White TV Color TV , Playing Super Mario on Video games, First Epec Serial Mahabharata & First Ramayana & Chandrakanta, First Drama Serial Shanti & Swabhimaan, and First Cartoonist Character MOWGLI – Known as Jungle Book.
The Jungle Book , Directed By John Favreau is an lovely masterpiece connected with our Child memory lane and will take us to that era when we saw MOUGLI first time on screen. Every single frame is epic and will feel that we too are part of that lovely Jungle.
Besides , they are iconic Voice-overs of BHALU by IRRFAN KHAN who was bound to be lazy and loves Honey. Nana Patekar is the Real Sherkhan and steals with his persona (Even Voice). Sexiest Voice ever on screen KIA by Gorgeous Priyanka Chopra who tries to seduse Mougli.
Around One Lakh Animators have work to create this Beautiful Jungle and JUNGLE BOOK is the first movie which is released First in Hindi & then English.
Rating : ★★ ★ ★ Stars
Watch THE JUNGLE BOOK Trailer
Also Jungle Book (3D)will Release in Cinemas in INDIA first , and then Rest of World. Hindi Version Releases on 8th April all over & English Version on 16th April
When ever movie is based on social issues , its obvious Movie will reflect certain positive and negative feedback as well. But if the Movie is on 377 Act ,can turn an Eye opener for many of us who think that these people are not part of society. Earlier Films like Dunno Y Naa jaane Kyon featauring Kapil Sharma & Yuvraaj Parashar , which first movie to based on 377 Act did not fare well, because that time people were not ready to accept the sensitvity And lets see how Hansal Mehta manages with Aligarh to convey his Audience.
Film Aligarh portrays on the life of 64 year old Marathi Professor SIRAS (Manoj Bajpyee) who was about to retire from Aligarh University in just three months, and was harassed by Politics caused by Aligarh University by shooting video of him sleeping with Richkshaw Driver Irfan saying that He is Gay.
On this An Intern Reporter from Times TodayDeepu Sebastian (Rajkumar Rao) from Dilli looked at other side of story and went into depth of it. At that time He planned his journey from DILLI to Aligarh to go into depth of it for writing. Also felt sorry on cheapness of University and raised topic that “What right has someone to enter in their private lives”
But till the Time Section 377 came under power and supported the cause of Professor Siras, and Case went till court where we saw the real phase of University. Brilliant Performances by Lawyer Anand Grover (Ashish Vidyarthi) who played Lawyer of 377 section.
Also , Manoj Bajpayee is huge Fan of Lata Mangeshkar in movie and often listens to old songs on his Tap-recorder. Some Moments in the film, which will really touch your inner soul and will force you to think about particular character
Characters Graph : One can’t just describe Acting skills of Versatile Actors Manoj Bajpai, Ashish Vidyarthi , They are just beyond it. RajKumar Rao was good enough in his convincing power as a journalist.
Direction : Hansal Mehta delivers a well researched story that stars on 8th feb 2010, with certain parts in between for Court’s date and Ends on 15th April 2010 with a valuable message.
Screenplay By Apurva Asrani was totally taken a back, especially old songs by Lata Mangeshkar which were well pictured to show Fan Moment of Manoj Bajpayee. Also definition of LOVE was well described in proverb “Its a Beautiful World”
Review :Aligarh can be defined as a Masterpiece which is Beyond 377, Apart its conveys so many messages. What right someone has to peep in someone’s window, Also Disrespect to Senior Citizens which is totally unethical.
Aligarh is a Must watch film for Everyone to change everyone’s perspective of peeping into someone’s Privacy. My ratings – 3.5 – 4 Stars to Film
RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group owned music label Saregama India Ltd, India’s flagship music and entertainment Company has launched a prestigious album Dream Girl, composed and sung by Babul Supriyo (Minister of State for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation) with Bollywood’s Dream Girl, Hema Malini (Member of Parliament).
A line of this track says, ‘Big B se leke Paaji’ which set the stage for her co-stars Amitabh Bachchan & Dharmendra to launch the music album. Celebrities from film and music fraternity were present to set the musical mood, as the dream girl pepped the atmosphere with her nightingale tunes. While on a political trail with Babul Supriyo last year, she spoke about her interest in singing. The conversation made the singer coax her to record a Hindi duet, ‘Aji suniye to zara, kya hai manjara’ which resulted into this great project of delivering Hema ji’s sensational voice to her fans by way of this album ‘Dream Girl’.
Shabbir Ahmed has penned the lyrics of the song and the video features Babul Supriyo, Hema Malini and television actors Vipul Roy, Mishal Raheja and Aishwarya Sakhuja.
More than four decades ago, way back in 1973, Hema Malini, then the nation’s dream girl was inspired by the legendary Kishore Kumar to sing and since then she had it on her agenda to launch a music album. ‘Dream Girl’ embarks her journey in the Hindi music industry and her hidden talent will now come forth with many more songs in her sensational voice.
On this occasion, Babul Supriyo, who has not only conceptualised the song but has also composed the melody, expressed his delight and happiness in working with the legendary . actor. “While we were dubbing the other 2 songs it was Hema ji’s enthusiasm that made this duet happen! She is an absolute sport and surprised all of us with her zeal to try new things. It was a challenge to get the right direction, both lyrically and conceptually, because I didn’t want it to be a regular duet song. I am very happy with the outcome and extremely grateful to Hema ji for pouring her heart into it. My sincere appreciation to the entire team of Saregama for making this happen so very beautifully. I am sure the album aptly titled Dream Girl and releasing on the eve of Valentines Day will make many a heart beat faster, for love and with love”
At the launch, Hema Malini said, “Art and entertainment is what keeps me going; it is a part of me now. I had not explored my singing talent before and I am therefore very excited to showcase this side of me to the audience. Hope they continue to shower their love on me as they have done over the past years.”
Mr. Vikram Mehra, the Managing Director of Saregama on comments “We are proud to associate with Babul ji and Hema ji in this prestigious endeavour”
After her incredible performance in acting all these years, Hema ji has captured her fans through her glorifying voice. Her venture into singing has indeed inspired her fans also to discover their hidden talents.
Listen to DREAM GIRL Song Here
About Saregama: Listed on the NSE and BSE, Saregama India Limited, is India’s largest and best-known music recording company. Formerly known as The Gramophone Company of India Ltd, Saregama owns the largest music archives in India, one of the biggest in the world. The ownership of nearly 50 per cent of all the music ever recorded in India also makes Saregama the most authoritative repository of the country’s musical heritage. Saregama has now expanded into other branches of entertainment – it is involved in publishing, television software and digital content. It also runs studio facilities in Dum Dum, Kolkata making it one of the best end-to-end entertainment houses in the country.
National award winning director Hansal Mehta has wooed international film lovers with his sensitive film ‘Aligarh’. At its trailer launch here in Mumbai, it’s focus on awakening awareness for an individual’s choice and right to privacy connected with the media & the audience.
With the film’s cast & crew, lead actor Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao & writer-editor Apurva Asrani, attending the trailer launch, the impact of ‘Aligarh’ was there for all to see. Set in a small town in Uttar Pradesh from which the film takes its name, ‘Aligarh’ is the story of a professor, Dr. S R Siras (Manoj Bajpayee) fired from his position for his sexuality and a young journalist, Deepu Sebastian (Rajkummar Rao) who tells his story to the world. Based on true events, the film depicts the unlikely friendship between the two, a relationship that will change both of them forever.
So far, ‘Aligarh’, within a relevant context of intolerance & compromise with an individual’s freedom of personal choice raging across urban India, has won accolades in film festivals worldwide. It was only the second Hindi film in 17 years to open the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival in October, 2015. The film has also travelled to the prestigious Busan International Film Festival for its World premiere & the 59th BFI London Film Festival.
Also Director Hansal Mehta was little Disappointed that he actually made fun of Homosexuals in 2008 in Dostana, and showed ALIGARH to Karan Johar. It actually changed the mind of Karan Johar and he appreciated the pains they have taken.
Also , We Spoke to Kapil Sharma (Younger Brother of Director Anil Sharma) whose film “DunnoY2 Life is a Moment” came last year on same issue and faced the same circumstances
Kapil Sharma Replied , “Though initially in first screening, our film was refused a certificate. But we were lucky with the revising committee. They passed quite a few bold shots. Also they allowed first gay wedding on celluloid.”
And when asked about Moral policing, should Censor limit its conditions, as Manoj Bajpai said we should not have only censor limitations.
Kapil Sharma replied, “Censorship should be there. But there should be no deletions of shots. It should be grading of the film.”
Recalling the ‘Aligarh’ journey so far, Mehta said, “The overwhelming reception to ‘Aligarh’ at film festivals tells us that we’ve done something right! With its trailer now available online, we want Indian audiences to see, first hand, the impact of social exclusion. Film is a powerful medium & the story of ‘Aligarh’ needs to be told. That we have been appreciated at MAMI, Busan & BFI makes me very grateful & rewards the whole team’s tenacity. We hope the film will find its audience here in India too.”
Producer Sunil Lulla of Eros International said, “Aligarh is a special and significant film that resonates with present times. Eros is proud to commence the year with the release of a milestone film like Aligarh that should encourage a much-needed conversation around denial of fundamental rights.”
One more Thing, How can be a Trailer be given a A certificate. There are several videos on You Tube which contains Sexual things & are being given permissions easily.
Goa, November 23, 2015: National Film Development Corporation’s, ninth edition of Film Bazaar had an eventful day three. Filmmakers like Shekhar Kapur, Anurag Kashyap, Ketan Mehta, PrakashJha, Bharat Bala, Amala Akkineni were guest speakers at the NFDC Knowledge Series; Kabir Khan, Rajkumar Hirani and Prakash Jha met the participants from all the three Screenwriters’ Lab; Producers’ Lab sessions were conducted by Marco Mueller,Olivia Stewart, and more. Day 3 of the Film Tourism Symposium was with Smt. PravinHoro Singh, Director, Foreigners Division, Ministry of Home Affairs and thefilm fraternity.
Day three of the Film Bazaar’s NFDC Knowledge Series had an interesting line up. The day started with a session on Skill Development inthe Film Industry: Standardized Training Techniques with guest speaker Amala Akkineni, Actor & Hon. Director at Annapurna International School for Film and Media along with the MDof NFDC, Nina Lath Gupta.In an interactive session, Amala spoke about her initiative with Kamal Haasan, towards establishing norms for vocational training for the film sector.She believes that emerging technologies has not only increased the scope of content creation across multiple formats and platforms but have also scaled up the requirement for trained and skilled workers & technicians. It is important that not only the heads of departments, but also the rest of crew are in sync with the best of technology and their effective application. Talking about the Skill Development program, Amala says, “India is 200 years behind in everything and in films; we are still in the beginner stage. If you see in Hollywood, they are far ahead of us and give opportunities to skilled people. The Indian Film Industry is in immense need of skilled people and we must encourage them.
The next session was on Film in India with State focus on Madhya Pradesh; guest speakers- Sandesh Yashlaha, Company Secretary, In-Charge – Film Unit, MP State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. and filmmaker PrakashJha conducted this session. Having shot films like Rajneeti, Aakarshan, Chakravyuh, Satyagrahand upcoming film Jai Gangaajal, PrakashJha shared his experience. “I am extremely fortunate to have discovered Madhya Pradesh as a shooting destination. During the 7 films that I have shot in the State of Madhya Pradesh, I have never had a day of disturbance while shooting. Even when we had the problem of change of locations, the authorities were kind enough to open up the offices even at midnight, to facilitate the paperwork. The entire city of Bhopal works for you as a film studio. The State of Madhya Pradesh along with its people have a very co-operative attitude towards filmmakers”, added filmmaker Jha.
New Voices: Pushing Boundaries in Creation, Marketing, and Monetization was moderated by filmmaker AnuragKashyap while directors AmitMasurkar (SulemaniKeeda) and BardroyBarrettoNachoaeaKumpasar shared insights on making and releasing their films. Amit’s contemporary indie-classic SulemaniKeeda had a small theatrical release, garnered good reviews, and was later released online on theviralfever.com. Amit said, “I made the film in 8.5 lacs because everyone worked for free and then we needed another 20 lacs to release the film. I didn’t go into crowd-funding because I didn’t’ want that obligation. We have had many people who championed the cause of the film.”
BardroyBarrettodirector of NachoaeaKumpasarsaid, “The movie has been running for 1 year in one screen in Goa.We are banking on word-of-mouth publicity and I’m taking it to different platforms and cities, at our own pace. We did crowd-funding and within 4 years we expect to break even, repay our producers, and make more money.”
AnuragKashyap said that there are many ways to exhibit a movie and people need drive. “We must not run to distributors and exhibitors. We must let them come to us. Web series are a great option for us right now. Netflix has released Gangs of Wasseypur as a web-series now. The other advantage of a web series is that we do not need to deal with obnoxious censorship and we have creative freedom.”
He added, “If you have the drive to recover your money, you can make it happen. GuneetMonga, for example, took her movie from school to school in order to break-even.”
As part of Film in India, State focus on Tamil Nadu; guest speakers for this sessions were HarSahayMeena, Commissioner of Tourism and Managing Director –TTDC and filmmaker Bharat Balahighlighted the beauty of Tamil Nadu. Bharat Bala showed the audience a clipfrom his film Maryan, which was shot in the State. HarSahayMeena also promised the attendees that he his department willhelp filmmakers with shooting permission.
The guest speaker for the session on VR Technology & New Film Narratives wasShekharKapur and moderated by Sudhir Mishra. ShekharKapurstarted the session with telling the audience that they are in an age where one carries their screen in their pocket and onecan watch films on their handset. People all over the world are creating creative content on their phones and will soon be using the Virtual Reality Technology for the experience which will customize film viewing further.
Each viewer wears the VR headset and navigates through the film viewing experience.They can choose certain perspectives in the film and even situations. In other words, every viewer in a room can actually watch the same film differently. Immersive Viewing as it is called is the next big thing and this kind of viewing experience makes you wonder about the future of content creation. Talking about his experience with VR, ShekharKapur says, “I am experimenting with virtual reality filmmaking. I have always wanted to make a film on Buddha but three hours would be too long. Now I am trying to make a 13-14 minutes film on Buddha with VR.”
The surprise element of today was VidhuVinod Chopra and Abhijat Joshi showcased the trailer of Wazir to the audience attending Film Bazaar today.
Partnerships Manager at Twitter India, PratikshaRao conducted a session on Twitter – Super Interactive, Multi-platform Hosts. The session was on Twitter India’s focus to expand greater usage of the medium for social media marketing. In an ecosystem where a platform like Facebook is moving towards content creation using new VR technologies.
The session on Re-Creating Real Stories-Crossing the Legal Bridge (including Challenges in the context of copyright/IPR; E&O) featured filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Ketan Mehta along with MadhuGagodia, Equity Partner, NaikNaik& Company and was moderated by broadcast journalist and producer, Anuradha Sengupta. Both the prolific filmmakers cited instances of the difficulties they have faced and the absurd cases slapped against them during the making of biopics and real-life inspired movies. They have had to fictionalize facts. AnuragKashyap said, “Making films in the country is a painful process. I had a terrible time releasing Black Friday because it was based on the 1993 Bombay blasts. Filmmakers are a soft target for everything. If the government wants to increase feelings of patriotism, then they insert the National Anthem, if they want to stop smoking, they have a no-smoking disclaimer. These rules don’t apply to anyone else.”Ketan Mehta added, “India is the most litigious country. Litigations, extortions, and controversies are the reality of filmmaking in India.”
Filmmakers Kabir Khan, Rajkumar Hiraniand Prakash Jha met the participants from all the three Screenwriters’ Lab today.
The Producers’ Lab had few interesting sessions including The Importance of Film Festivals conducted by Marco Mueller, Film Critic and Historian and Professor at the Academy of Architecture – Universitdella SvizzeraItaliana; Wearing the Creative Hat conducted by Olivia Stewart, Creative Collaborator.
Lunch on November 23rdwas co-hosted byTamil Nadu Tourism and Chhattisgarh Tourism; and the evening network event was hosted by Splice Studioz.
ABOUT FILM BAZAAR
Film Bazaar in its 9th edition is exclusively created to encourage collaboration between the international and South Asian film fraternities. The market aims at facilitating the sales of world cinema in the region. The 2014 market saw an attendance of 1042 delegates from 38 countries with country delegations from Canada, South Korea and Poland. Film Bazaar will be held from 20-24 November 2015 at Goa Marriott Resort in Goa (India).
Incorporated in the year 1975 National Film Development Corporation Ltd is formed by Ministry of Information and broadcasting (GoI) with the primary objective of promoting the good cinema movement. NFDC is instrumental for creating an ecosystem to support the financing, distribution and development of independent films across the country.
Filmmakers Ramesh Sippy, Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra,Kabir Khan, Piyush Mishra, Actor Sanjay Suri , Along with Location managers explore locations for Incredible India ( Kashmir to Kanya Kumari) at Producers Lab
Zeenat Aman (born 1951 in Bombay) is an Indian actress, model and beauty queen best known for her work in Hindi films during the 1970s and 80’s. She won the Miss Asia Pacific 1970 title. She is the first South Asian woman to win the title. Upon making her debut in Bollywood, Zeenat Aman, along with Parveen Babi, was credited with making a lasting impact on the image of its leading actresses by introducing the western look to Hindi cinema. Throughout her career she has been considered a sex symbol.
Directed By : Prashant Singh Rathore Produced By :4S International Ltd., White Knight Production & Origin Pictures Cast :
Himani Attri as Bhuumi
Mansoob Haider as Coach Sikandar
Bhagwan Tiwari as Duggar
Hema Singh as Grand mother
Kamakshi Tiwari as Mamta
Ritik Thakur as Bittu
Ranvir Singh Rathor as Minister Pandey
Review By : Priyanka Raina
When ever we watch movies on Sports fiction , Its obvious that it has be connecting with Sports personality like Mikha Singh or be it like Bend it Like Beckham , which were fabulous and gave unique flavour to Viewers. Now Lets see , HowRun Bhuumi fares at Box Office.
Being an Independent film with fresh cast revolves around Brother – Sister Relationship where Sister Bhoomi fights to Run the race for treatment of her Brother Bittu.
Well there are twists and turns in her life , where coach Sikander is forced to take (Kuldip) – son of a politician (Minister Pandey) so that he wins elections. Now what happens next , How Sikander trains the Bhoomi in spite of these problems occurring , is the rest of the story.
Direction : The Editor turned Director Prashant Singh Rathore needs more training from Vetern Director Aneez bazmee. Although, He has written a Good script but somewhere could be more better in executing. Some scenes are more lenghtier , and looks like Typical Dialogue delivery. Recing scenes seems like you are watching a Short film.
Music : Music by Sudhakar Dutt Sharma & Niekk is nothing extra ordinary that you would love to hear again and again. Except few songs which comes before interval is emotional , Rest can just add some flavours to it.
Review : Can give just two Stars to the Film – One for just the story line which is interesting, not the execution and other may go to few scenes and slight to music which atleast makes you get connected with film.