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Big B had known Vidhu Vinod Chopra since long but never had the opportunity to work with him except doing a voice over for his film 1942-a Love Story. When Vidhu Vinod Chopra narrated the story of Eklavya, the millennium star agreed to do the film. It was not an easy path for Big B there onwards. He had to grow his beard for the role, keeping all his other films on hold. Not only this, during the shoot in Rajasthan desert Big B had yet another close shave with a life threatening i »
Director-producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra says he hates producing films but does so to ensure that the idea that directors want to communicate is not lost under commercial pressure..I hate producing films. If I don.t produce films like M.B.B.S. and others the idea that directors wanted to communicate must have lost in the commercial pressure,. Chopra told reporters here Wednesday before the screening of 3 Idiots, which was shown as part of Vidhu Vinod Chopra Film Festival..I am only helping them realising their dream. I am not producing it,. added the 55-year-old.He is known to abuse people on the sets of his films. When asked about that, Chopra said .That.s the only way you can communicate so much in one word. I am just saving time..The Vidhu Vinod Chopra Film Festival started here March 29 and concluded Wednesday. It was organized in association with PVR Cinemas. »
Eklavya - The Royal Guard was Amitabh Bachchan.s first film with Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The megastar says his actress wife Jaya had warned him that the director abuses on the sets, but on the contrary he enjoyed working with him..When I told Jaya that I am doing a film with Vidhu Vinod Chopra, she nodded, which indicated for things to come. Later, when I told her I am going for outdoor shoot for a month, she said you will be back in three days,. Amitabh told reporters here Wednesday after the screening of Eklavya..Jaya told me he abuses and screams on the sets which will not suit your temperament. That.s the impression that I went with for the shooting. However, the shooting took more than a month, but it was great working with Vidhu,. added Big B who made his second public appearance after his surgery in February. »
Vinod Chopra Films is celebrating 30 years of contribution to cinema by the banner. In association with PVR Cinemas, it is screening films like Parinda, 1942-a love Story, Parineeta and 3 Idiots at PVR cinemas across the country from April 29-March 4, 2012.
The films made before Munnabhai Mbbs have been digitally restored and their sound has been re-done in 5.1 Surround Sound.
The films produced or directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra that are a part of this initiative are – Khamosh, Parinda, 1942- A Love Story, Kareeb, Mission Kashmir, Munnabhai Mbbs, Lage Raho Munnabhai, Parineeta, Eklavya and 3 Idiots.
Screenings will be followed by discussions moderated by well-known filmmakers at PVR Juhu, Mumbai.
Watching a real-life father-son duo on screen is the ultimate high for a movie buff! Raj Kapoor/Randhir Kapoor [Kal Aaj Aur Kal], Rajendra Kumar/Kumar Gaurav [Love Story], Sunil Dutt/Sanjay Dutt [Rocky], Dharmendra/Sunny and Bobby Deol [Apne, Yamla Pagla Deewana], Vinod Khanna/Akshaye Khanna [Himalay Putra], Amitabh Bachchan/Abhishek Bachchan [Bunty Aur Babli, Sarkar, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Sarkar Raj, Delhi 6, Paa]... now add Mithun Chakraborty and son Mimoh aka Mahakshay to this impressive list. Yes, the father-son duo of Mithun Chakraborty and Mimoh are sharing screen space -- for the first time -- in a film titled Enemmy. That's not all, the film in question is also produced by the Chakrabortys, with Mithun-da's wife Yogita Chakraborty holding the production reins of the film. Directed by Ashuu Trikha, Enemmy -- yes, that's how the title of the film is spelt -- is named after the six pivotal characters in the film: Eklavya [Suniel Shetty], Naeem [Kay Kay Menon], Eric [Johny Lever], Madhav [Mimoh], Mukhtar [Zakir Hussain] and Yugandhar [Mithun Chakraborty]. "Enemmy is about the unholy nexus between the politicians, underworld, police and businessmen," Ashuu enlightens. »
- Taran Adarsh
Sanjay Dutt is creating quite a stir with his latest portrayal as Kancha – the monstrous villain in Agneepath but Sanjay Dutt has been around for a while are there are two roles that deserve special applause. Most of his critically acclaimed roles are in movies that have come from the Vinod Chopra Camp.
In his movie Eklavya, he portrayed a pot-bellied, rotund and seemingly corrupt, Inspector Pannalal Chohaar. His performance showed a completely different side of the actor. It marked him as a man- unafraid to give up the glamour of his persona and enter the character’s skin.
In the movie Mission Kashmir, Sanjay played the role of Inayat Khan, a tough cop who deals with both terrorism and familial baggage thanks to losing a young son in a tragic accident. Dutt gave off a subtle performance with an appropriately stiff upper lip. One could even risk saying that »
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