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After Vasan Bala’s Peddlers at Cannes Critics Week comes another good news for Indian cinema. Anurag Kashyap’s latest directorial venture Gangs of Wasseypur will screen at Directors’ Fortnight at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.
Gangs of Wasseypur, a gangster revenge drama features Jaideep Ahlawat, Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Richa Chadda.
Kahaani actor gets Special Invitation From Roger Ebert, while his other film gets selected for CannesApril 24, 2012 | Arise_Awake 8
I found this interesting old intw 2day luckily on SN as its author Manu joseph is trending coz of his new article on Kashmir
The misfortune of Shoaib Akhtar is that for a man who loves lofty praise he will always be remembered as a Pakistani train. For some reason, no one has been able to think of a better compliment than ‘Rawalpindi Express’ to describe the fastest bowler ever clocked. Which makes Shoaib Akhtar the only sportsman in the world who is faster than his own metaphor.
This Video from Youtube user Brusspup shows you how to do a cool science experiment from home that will make water appear to freeze in mid-air.
The sound waves from the speaker will cause the water droplets to fall in a uniform pattern. Combine that with a camera that follows the same frequency in frames per second, and a picture is taken at a time when a new droplet is in the same spot. The effect is that the same droplet is frozen in mid air, when really it is 24 new droplets in the exact same spot.
Tune the Subwoofer to a slightly lower frequency than the fps and the water appears to go back up into the tube.
Brusspop explains how to do it yourself in the video description:
Packed with songs and emotions, Aamir Khan’s ‘Satyamev Jayate’ could well be a giant leap for celebrity chat shows. Here’s why.
Talks of Aamir Khan hosting a television show first began more than a year ago. The conspiratorial whispers soon turned into a wide-held belief, at which point some fearless scribe could not hold his peace, and put the “Is it true?” question to the actor at a press conference last year.
Khan, however, maintained a no-comments stance on it which is usually synonymous with consent. Soon after, the rash of rumours suggested that it was likely to be an issue-based show, and the buzz only grew louder when Aamir met Anna Hazare last year during the latter’s agitation for the introduction of the Jan Lokpal Bill. Of course, no information was forthcoming from the star in the hot seat till sources from the channel confirmed the news.
As it turns out, Khan has been working on the show for the last two years with Satyajit Bhatkal (who produced a documentary on the making of ‘Lagaan’), joining the dots in north, south, east and west that make India. Last week, Khan finally shared a promotional song with the media to test waters for his forthcoming chat show, ‘Satyamev Jayate’, to be telecast on Star Plus (starting May 6).
At the moment he is still tight-lipped about the show and has only confirmed the obvious—that it’s a chat show with real people. The only celebrity on the show would be Aamir himself but the hero, he assures, is India’s Aam Aadmi.
It was somewhere around 1995. Strange times were they, or to say great times when I reflect back. Marriages happened in such a fashion ambiance that when you watch the VHS cassettes of those marriages, you feel so weird,good and embarrassing at the same time! There were no Bitto Boss kinds of video-graphers but the market for videography was seeing an upsurge where a team of two would be handling the wires trying to save them from the foot-falls of people!
A song always captured my imagination in marriages. That song went like this– “Jije Ki saaliyon ,O hare duppatte waaliyon!” Infact whenever I would be waiting for my luck in the buffet system, this song if played somehow captured me. The tune was infectious maybe! Till that time I hadn’t watched much films..all that I had seen were some 22 men fighting it out on field in boring white shirts on the national channel. This time I was determined to actually find out the genesis of this song. I came back home,asked my cousin brother–”ye gaana kis film ka hai” and he[lived in kolkata] laughed at me, scorning that I didn’t know the film. How could it be? I felt as I did not know what is the national animal of India. But I persisted. He after having been satisfied humiliating me,replied: HAHK. I remarked–what is HAHK? He then finally burped out the name that formed an integral part of my first interactions with cinema. I never knew I would graduate from Barjatya to Fellini one day.
The question was how to watch the film. We had a VCP at home but then going to VHS cassette shop was considered taboo[I fail to imagine now why?] and I had no money of my own to even dare attempt that. It was time to be humiliated again at the hands of elder brother. He was just two years elder to me but then he had that pricy tag of being “elder”. He made me swear that I will share my “gulaab-jamun” that we would get in the evening. I was determined enough to climb the everest this time. [I laugh at those times now,as of today,all I have to do is download a 1-1.5 GB file and run it on my lappy.Gulaab-jamuns can stay in trays at sweet shops] I agreed. Bro went to our uncle and demanded that we be shown a film at home. He got a good scolding but my stars were burning bright. My mausi intervened and said lazily -” HAHK achhi film hai, hum Patna me dekhe the,2 ghanta laga ticket lene me..ek baar aur dekh lete hain.”. Suddenly I was riding the horse of luck.
The VHS arrived..the evening was settled for the show..all assembled and I slipped in between my elder brothers and sisters! The room was dimmed a bit. And the movie started. I was feeling as if I am about to witness the most prudent invention in this world. I was praying–”Bhagwaan agle 3-4 ghante light na kate”. And suddenly the voice of S.Balasubramaniyam struck my auditory canal. And I widened my eyes..and there he was..a smart handsome attractive boy who they[my elders] were referring to as Salman Khan. Madhuri followed and people started discussing more. I for myself got confined in that little space and just captured that whole scene, frame to frame in my mind and heart. Finally I had seen a movie when I could judge many stuffs.
Nirmal Baba ke parvachan sammellan me aapka swaagat hai..
nirmal baba internet pe baitha chann vyaqtioyo ko chunenge jinka bhagaya aaj khulne vala hai
orr unhe unke bure samhe se chhutkara paane ka smadhaan milega..
Nirmal Babe (ki jai): haan aap iconic writer aap khade ho jayie…
mike pakkad lijiye.. arey galle me mat daliye stethoscope nahi hai..
preshaani bolne se pehle boliye.. jai ho aamir khan ki..
Milind: jaiiii (with trembling voice) ho aaaameeeeer ( with almost tears coming out of eyes) khan ki…
Baba mujhe NG se ban kar diya gaya hai…
Nirmal Baba (ki jai): woh to mere chhote bhai ko bhai kar diya gaya hai.. nikamma mujh par gaya hai ek dummm heheheh (kisne kaha tha wikipage banane ko)
Milind ji aap kaun se hero ke fan hai..
Milind: Baba.. the King SRK ka..
N Baba: dekhiya SRK ka time kharaab chal raha hai uski vajah se aapka bhi samay kaaafi namakool hai.. aap aisa kijiye aamir ke fan ban jayie aap par kripa ho jayegi..
Milind (went to commit suicide)
Nirmal Baba: aap khade ho jayie.. jinhone ne NG se alag hokar site banayi thi..
sputnik: baba mein.
N Baba: arey nahi abhi aapka time bhi aayega (aapka bhi sattu ki tarah naam roshan hoga).. sattu ki baat kar raha hoon mein..
Sattu: Baba uhh uhhh uhhh .. baba uuhh uhh
N baba: royie matt.. dekhiye royenge to mujhe samajh nahi aayega ki aapki preshaani kya hai..
Sattu: babaaaaa.. abhishek movie hit nahi ho rahi baba.. kuchh karo baba..
N baba: aap kaun se company ka mobile connection use karte hai..
Sattu: Airtel baba..
N baba mann me (bhosdike tatta fan hai.. salle chatta abhishek ki hai or connection srk ki ad vaale ka): Idea le liye aappe kripa ho jayegi…
Sattu: abhishek ki movie hit ho jayegi..?? (with glowing face)
N baba: nahi aapka favourite change ho jayega..
N Baba: haanji aap khade ho jayie… haan jinki shakal pe likha hai ki aap akshay ke fan hai..
Tashan: Baba, aapki kripa se HF2 hit ho gayi baba.. mein ye rowdy rathod ke poster laya hoon bhent me…..
N baba: beta sabko batayo ki meine tumhe kaunsa upaye bataya tha..
Tashan: baba aapne kaha tha ki.. salman ka jaap karna har NG thread me.. salman ka luck akki ko bhi lag jayega..
N Baba thinking aaj kal salman ka luck to hamare luck se bhi jyaada chal raha hai…
Among many other things, his twitter bio includes a distinct aspiration – future porn filmmaker. And as we wish him all the best for it, who better than writer-filmmaker Suparn Verma to look back into Bollywood’s past which might have triggered off this aspiration of his. So here’s Bollywood’s Rape-O-Meter according to him. Read on.
Rape is an ugly word of a horrible and cowardly act.
But in Bollywood especially in the 70’s and 80’s it was actually considered as necessary as an item number.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra completes 30 years in Indian cinema. He will soon release his new production, Ferrari Ki Sawaari. The filmmaker looks back at his journey, his movies, the mistakes he made and shares his cinematic wisdom.
Excerpts from an interview:
You complete 30 years in Bollywood this year, when did this fascination with cinema begin?
I first saw moving images through a bioscope outside the DAV School in Srinagar. An old man would come there on his bicycle, calling out “Taj Mahal… dekho dekho… Mughal-e-Azam dekho…” I can still hear him, that’s when I fell in love with it.
Salman Khan has been working the graveyard shift at Kamalistan Studios in Mumbai for the sequel to his 2010 super hit, Dabangg, titled Dabangg 2. Salman has been filming a qawwali with co star Sonakshi Sinha in the sequence during the midnight shift. The set constructed at the studio was glittering with neon lights and kitsch decor as Salman turned his inner Chulbul Pandey on for the cameras.
Brother Arbaaz Khan, who produced the earlier film that was directed by Abhinav Kashyap, has now taken to directing the sequel. This is Arbaaz’s first film as director and with his star brother around, he is definitely in good hands. With the thunderous success that Dabangg garnered at the box office, it seems likely that this time around, too, the brothers are looking at a big hit at the box office. Dabangg 2 is scheduled to release in December this year.
UPDATE – We had put this post last year. But the makers got to know about it and thought it was too early and might harm the prospect of the film. So we removed the post. Now that the film’s trailer is out, we are posting it again. Haven’t change anything else.
This one is strictly for the fanboys. Dibakar Banerjee, easily one of the best directors among the current lot, is busy working on his fourth film titled Shanghai. And a good soul did a good deed for the day – mailed us the synopsis of the film. And it seems much more than just synopsis. The film is based on Vassilis Vassilikos’ novel Z. Costa Gavras’ film Z was also based on the same novel. Click here to read the synopsis of Z.
And yes, here is the SPOILER ALERT! Read on…
Bedabrata Pain’s directorial debut Chittagong is finally ready for release. The film will have its world premier at IFFLAfest. The makers have just released a new poster of the film. And it looks good.
And here’s the synopsis according to the official release…
To say that 14-year-old Jhunka Roy’s life was about to change would be an understatement. Set against the beautiful forests and villages of Chittagong, a youth movement was underway, leading up to a drastic revolution. Based on true events in British occupied India of the 1930s, a group of untrained school youth handed the British their first military defeat. Led by a schoolteacher, local villagers and school children showed the power of mass resistance over colonial oppression.