5 items from 2016
Based on a few real life incidents, the upcoming film Shorgul starring Jimmy Sheirgill, Sanjay Suri, Ashutosh Rana has been caught up in the midst of a controversy. Reportedly, the film has been banned in Muzzafarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, since the film is allegedly based on 2013 Muzzafarnagar riots.
Recent reports suggest that an Fir filed by Up politician Sangeet Som alleged that the character played by Jimmy Sheirgill resembles the characteristics of him, an accused in the riot. However, co-producer of the film Vyas Verma maintained that the film is not based any particular incident but a combination of varied real life incidents with Uttar Pradesh as the backdrop. Expressing his regret over the recent ban of the film in Muzzafarnagar, he also added that he wants to question the authority over this decision.
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Shorgul, a political drama inspired by sensitive real-time incidents that shook the foundation of democracy, set against the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh launched its trailer. A 24 Fps Films Production, the film is based on Intolerance and aspires to make audiences contemplate on where humanity stands amidst the noise of religious, social, political and economic prejudice.
The film will touch upon grave subjects that have transpired in the recent past such as Muzzafarnagar, Godhra, Babri Masjid riots apart from making references to bureaucratic misdoings, mind games and controversial master strokes of some high profile dignitaries.
Interestingly the characters in the film also seem to draw parallel similarities with real life politicians. Some of the lead actors in the film will bear resemblance to real life politicians in their look, mannerisms and even names. A lot of research has gone into making of the film, working on the characters, with real evidence »
- Press Releases
Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
For my money time and attention, Swara Bhaskar is the real Tanu, whether Manu likes it or not. And I keep telling Aanand Rai, the man who directed Tanu Weds Manu and who has so wisely invested in co-producing this week’s gem of a film on a mother’s yearning to see her daughter excel. Swara’s spontaneous, unrehearsed, seemingly uncomplicated interpretations of the most layered emotions is not only exemplary, it is a one-woman acting school on how not to like you are….well, acting.
There are many sequences in the very oddly titled Nil Battey Sannata where Swara sweeps you into her character’s innermost world of melancholy and despair without making you drown in maudlinism. Playing a domestic help Chanda who dreams of making her stubborn spoilt bratty daughter Apeksha (confident »
- Subhash K Jha
Filmmakers Onir, Sanjay Suri and director Bikas Ranjan Mishra reveal that they faced one of their worst nightmares when the child artiste zeroed in to play the main protagonist Santu in their film Chauranga dropped out a few days before the film was to go on the floors.
“Yes, we were without the lead actor right before we were to start shooting as the child was not granted holidays from the school,” share the trio. As luck would have it they finally got child actor Soham Maitra on board. “Soham came with an innocence and a spontaneity that lifted the script,” says Bikas. The young actor also bonded instantly with his screen brother played by Riddhi Sen and so the chemistry translated on screen too.
The director adds that Soham was required to learn to use the ‘hoop and roll’ and since there was very less time, the actor would »
- BollySpice Editors
Check out the gorgeous Tujhe Ilzam Na Denge composed, written and sung by Avinash Narayan
Chauranga (Four Colours) is set in the dark hinterland of India where tradition and modernity collide precariously, Chauranga is inspired by a real incident. Fourteen-year-old Santu wants to go to school like his older brother Bajarangi. Their mother works as a maid at the mansion of the upper-caste village headman with whom she is having a dangerous, secret liaison.
When Bajarangi comes home from boarding school on holiday, he exposes Santu to the dreams of city life. But Santu’s destiny was pre-written in a village that’s steeped deep in caste-hierarchy and debauchery. Unaware of the consequences, he is nurturing defiance and courting a few dangerous infatuations that can topple the equations of caste in the village. How far will his defiance take him? What will be the price of his escape? »
- BollySpice Editors
5 items from 2016
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