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The faded, vintage glamour of the Delite Cinema provided the ideal location to host the press conference of new release B.A. Pass. We caught up with the stars and director of the film at the cinema, little more than a stone’s throw from Delhi’s Paharganj, where much of Ajay Bahl’s debut was shot.
Despite getting its theatrical release on August 2, the project has already achieved critical acclaim at film festivals from Delhi to London and Montreal to Paris. Lead actor Shadab Kamal was also the recipient of a ‘Best Actor’ award at the Osian Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema.
“Honestly speaking, I was not expecting it. I didn’t even know Osian had an award for ‘Best Actor’.”said Kamal. “I was with my friends hanging out and enjoying myself when I got the call that I had won.”
The 25-year-old actor went on to »
- Steven Baker
Vikramaditya Motwane proved himself a proficient story-teller with his directorial debut Udaan that delved into parent-child relationship. With Lootera, he ventures into the trickier romantic genre. The problem with the latter bunch of films being that there is just about little that can be done with the narrative of a love story. While the core most often is the same, if not handheld with nifty treatment, there remains a strong sense of déjà-vu and nothing to distinguish it from the hordes of romantic dramas Bollywood is known to churn out every year. Does Lootera make itself an affair to remember under the expertise of Motwane? Read on.
Lootera is a period tale, one that unfolds around post-independence-1950s, a time of new laws, amendments leading to upheavals in the reign of Zamindari. A Bengal aristocracy Roy Chaudhary is a victim of this change. Enter Varun (Ranveer Singh) an archeologist who »
- Pooja Rao
Chak De girl Shilpa Shukla's next erotic human drama B.A. Pass is nominated at the 13th New York Indian Film Festival. Apart from B.A. Pass, Shahid, Dekh Indian Circus and Miss Lovely will also be screened at the festival which aims at celebrating independent, art house, and alternate films from and about the Indian subcontinent. The film which is an adaptation of Mohan Sikka's 'The Railway Aunty' has won awards and accolades at various prestigious National and International film festivals. It won the best film and the best actor award at Osian film festival 2012 and the audience' choice award at South Asian Alternative film festival, Paris 2013. It is also an official entry to Montreal World film festival 2012, New Jersey Independent South Asian film fest 2012, St. Petersburg International Festival, Russia, 2012, Jeonju International film Festival, South Korea, 2013, Imagine India Film Festival, Madrid, Spain 2013. Ajay Bahl, the debutant director-cinematographer-producer, is proud to »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
3 items from 2013
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