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I want to engage viewers as participants, not mere spectators: Labour of Love Director

Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s debut feature is all set for a world premiere at Venice Days, an independent sidebar of the Venice Film Festival, that runs from August 27 to September 6.

Aditya, who is a graduate of the National Institute of Design and dabbles in graphic design, animation and advertising, talks about his Labour of Love:

Basabdutta Chatterjee in Labour of Love

What is Labour of Love about?

Labour Of Love is set against the backdrop of a spiraling recession that has Calcutta in its grips. Several people are losing their sources of livelihood and faced with the uncertainty of losing their own jobs, the film’s two central characters are under constant pressure to sustain their livelihood. The film deals with their strained routines as well as the calmness they depict in dealing with the eventualities of their existence.

There are no dialogues in the film. What was the idea behind not having dialogues?
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Top 10 Indian Indie Films of 2013

Top 10 Indian Indie Films of 2013
Hindi remakes rights of Pawan Kumar’s “Lucia” was bought by Fox Star Studios

Year 2013 turned out to be an unprecedented year for Indian indie films! While Bollywood continued to break all records riding high on star power, Indies also began a humble yet significant journey towards finding mainstream distribution. The Lunchbox piggybacked on star director Karan Johar as presenter while Ship of Theseus found support from filmmaker Kiran Rao. Shahid was backed by Disney-utv and B.A. Pass was acquired by Bollywood producer Bharat Shah. While these films enjoyed successful run in international film festivals, they also got acceptance from theatre-going audiences back home.

We’ve compiled a list of 10 indie gems that we think ruled the roost this year. At the outset, we would like to mention two remarkable films, Anand Gandhi’s Ship of Theseus and Hansal Mehta’s Shahid, which released theatrically this year but had been
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The Spark, Titli win at Film Bazaar

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The Spark, Titli win at Film Bazaar
Rajesh Jala’s The Spark was awarded the $16,000 (Rs1m) Incredible India award at the close of Film Bazaar (Nov 20-24), while Kanu Behl’s Titli took the Prasad Digital Intermediate prize.

The Spark, which was selected for Film Bazaar’s Screenwriters’ Lab, tells the story of a riot victim who has a plan to take revenge, but is indecisive about taking action. Jala previously directed award-winning documentary Children Of The Pyre.

Produced by Dibakar Banerjee with backing from Yash Raj Films, Titli revolves around the volatile relationship between two brothers. Currently in post-production, the film was selected for Film Bazaar’s Work-in-Progress Lab. Behl has worked as assistant and co-writer on Banerjee’s previous features.

More than 950 delegates from 35 countries attended this year’s Film Bazaar, compared to 712 from 32 countries in 2012. International visitors included four Cannes heavyweights – Thierry Fremaux, Christian Jeune, Critics Week’s Charles Tesson and Directors’ Fortnight’s Edouard Waintrop – along with delegations from Screen
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Channel 4 takes Film Bazaar titles

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UK broadcaster Channel 4 has acquired four films that have screened at Film Bazaar including India’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

The four titles – The Good Road, Sulemani Keeda, Fandry and B.A. Pass - will screen as part of the New Voices section within Channel 4’s Indian film season in 2014. The season of around 20 Indian titles is screened in two blocks – April and September-October.

“The idea is to make sure we cater to a wider Asian audience, so we would have a commercial movie like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara screening alongside a Celluloid Man,” said Channel 4 Indian film programmer Nasreen Munni Kabir.

“These are young, new generation film-makers who will not get mainstream studios’ distribution support. The only downside is that sub-titled films play late at night [after 11pm] but people mostly record and watch at their convenience.”

Gyan Correa’s The Good Road is a Gujarati-language road movie revolving around three groups of people
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Channel 4 picks up four Film Bazaar titles

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UK broadcaster Channel 4 had acquired four films that have screened at Film Bazaar – The Good Road, Sulemani Keeda, Fandry and B.A. Pass.

The four titles will screen as part of the New Voices section within Channel 4’s Indian film season in 2014. The season of around 20 Indian titles is screened in two blocks – April and September-October.

“The idea is to make sure we cater to a wider Asian audience, so we would have a commercial movie like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara screening alongside a Celluloid Man,” said Channel 4 Indian film programmer Nasreen Munni Kabir.

“These are young, new generation film-makers who will not get mainstream studios’ distribution support. The only downside is that sub-titled films play late at night [after 11pm] but people mostly record and watch at their convenience.”

Gyan Correa’s The Good Road is a Gujarati-language road movie revolving around three groups of people travelling in the Rann of Kutch, while Fandry
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Geetanjali Thapa bags role in BA Pass directors next

Geetanjali Thapa bags role in BA Pass directors next
After the warmly-received B.A. Pass, director Ajay Bahl is on a roll. He has just been signed by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt to direct yet another dark tale of an urban nightmare. The yet-untitled new Bahl film is about the first harrowing month in the life of a couple which migrates from Himachal Pradesh to Mumbai. Says Ajay, who is at the moment hunting locations in the interiors of Himachal Pradesh, "It is again a dark brooding study of urban dislocation. I'll be exploring the not-too-pleasant experiences of this couple who come to Mumbai for a better life." While the very talented Rajkumar Yadav was signed to play the male lead for Ajay's Bahl second feature film, it is reliably learnt the Sikkimese model-actress Geetanjali Thapa who came into massive acclaim for her performance in Monsoon Shootout would be playing Yadav's wife. Geetanjali recently completed a film called Liar's Dice with Nawazuddin.
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Touring Talkies to open Indian Film Festival, The Hague

Gajendra Ahire’s Marathi film Touring Talkies will open the Indian Film Festival, The Hague 2013.

The festival that will be held from October 2-6, 2013 in The Netherlands will host art-house films, documentaries and popular Hindi films from India.

Full Line up:

Asha 80 by Henk Schepers and Mahindra Goercharan

B.A. Pass by Ajay Bahl

Ballad of Rustom by Ajita Suchitra Veera

Bombay Talkies by Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap

Celluloid Man by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur

Commando – A One Man Army by Dilip Ghosh

Fukrey by Mrigdeep Singh Lamba

Gangoobai by Priya Krishnaswamy

Jadoo by Amit Gupta

Kai Po Che by Abhishek Kapoor

Mumbai Cha Raja by Manjeet Singh

Nina’s Heavenly Delights by Pratibha Parmar

Oass – The Dew Drop by Abhinav Shiv Tiwari

Omg – Oh My God! by Umesh Shukla

Ramaiya Vastavaiya by Prabhudeva

Shahid by Hansal Mehta

Special 26 by Neeraj Pandey

Mine – Story of a
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Box Office – ‘B.A. Pass’ gets entry in second week

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Bollywood earned a bonus last week with an unsuspecting success in the form of ‘B.A. Pass’. Though the film was pretty much unheard of for the longest time, it did manage to make a decent impression at the box office. The very fact that it managed to cover it’s costs must be a reason for celebration since after ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, as many as 25 films have been huge downers at the box office.

The film gathered a little over 6 crore at the box office after it’s first week and that’s decent enough considering the costs involved in its making and release. Yes, ‘Chennai Express’ has arrived this week which means any and every film would be on the backburner as the Shahrukh starrer invades the screens. Still, it is to the credit of exhibitors that a show or two of ‘B.A Pass’ have still been retained
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Ajay Bahl: Sex in B.A. Pass not for titillation

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B.A. Pass starring Shilpa Shukla releases today and is in the buzz for having a lot of sexual content. But debutant director Ajay Bahl defends the sex in the film and says it's not for titillation. He says, "Sex as an act will always excite you. But the intention is not to titillate. It's a part of the story. B.A. Pass totally revolves around this amorous relationship. If that is not depicted properly, the story won't make any sense. It will just fall apart. So the sensuous r
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Bollywood box-office report of the week

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No prizes for guessing that this Friday's new release, the Rohit Shetty directed Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer Chennai Express, is all set to embark on one of the best starts (if not the best) of the year. The film is likely to set some new milestones, the first of which may well be the opening 3-day weekend record. The film is also expected rock the overseas, with more than 700 prints.None of the new releases of last week, except Shilpa Shukla's B.A. Pass and to
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An Open Letter To Shilpa Shukla

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Not many heroines would have taken up the challenge you took in B.A. Pass. It was a tough test. I'm sure you would not have said yes immediately on hearing the script. After all, it required a certain level of courage and deep reserves of acting to make the character of Sarika Aunty standout, and look believable.Sarika was not only meant to drop clothes and seduce. She has emotions too... a lot many blocked up within which at times confuse, not only her but also her husband and
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Shilpa Shukla: A new actress on the block for adult themes : Features

Whatever be the fate of B.A. Pass commercially, what Ajay Bahl has done for Hindi cinema is that he has shaken the status quo of enacting the scenes of sexuality and intimacy through his coveted film B.A. Pass, which has been the toast of the film festival circles all around the world. B.A. Pass shocks in the very first scene of seduction where Shilpa Shukla within a moment seduces Shadab Kamal who is playing the role of Read More...
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B.A. Pass: Shilpa Shukla graduates from arrogant player to seductress

  • GlamSham
Whatever be the fate of B.A. Pass commercially, what Ajay Bahl has done for Hindi cinema is that he has shaken the status quo of enacting the scenes of sexuality and intimacy through his coveted film B.A. Pass, which has been the toast of the film festival circles all around the world. B.A. Pass shocks in the very first scene of seduction where Shilpa Shukla within a moment seduces Shadab Kamal who is playing the role of Mukesh as this is how Cougar happens in reality but has neve
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New releases disappoint, audience await Chennai Express!

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This Friday saw multiple releases which included Shilpa Shukla's B.A. Pass, the Deepak Dobriyal and Priya Bhatija starrer Chor Chor Super Chor and the Arshad - Riya venture Rabba Main Kya Karoon etc. The outcome was quite predictable as the best performance (if one may say so!) came from B.A. Pass and Chor Chor Super Chor, both of which hovered around 10 percent. The remaining releases saw dismal collections.The new releases not only had to bear the brunt of older films (espec
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Special Report: B.A. Pass Press Conference

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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
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Mayhem at the Box Office

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If new releases of the week gone by hardly threw any impressive numbers, nothing better is expected in days to come. In fact, it is only going to get worse with as many as seven Hindi releases arriving this weekend. Astonishing, but true! These films are ‘Rabba Main Kya Karoon’, ‘B.A. Pass’, ‘Calapor’, ‘Chor Chor Super Chor’, ‘Love In Bombay’, ‘Prague’ and ‘Bhadaas’.

Rabba Main Kya Karoon’ should get a decent release due to the presence of Arshad Warsi. The film has seen some promotion coming its way and is directed by Amrit Sagar who is the man behind National Award winner ’1971′. With this film he has taken an altogether different route by opting for a family-comedy instead. Though one doesn’t see the huge opening footfalls on Day One itself, it is the only film which still has some chances to survive for an entire week. Its fun quotient
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Box Office Report : 1st August 2013 : Box Office Reports

This week will yet again witness multiple releases in the form of Shilpa Shukla’s B.A. Pass, the Deepak Dobriyal and Priya Bhatija starrer Chor Chor Super Chor, Rituparna Sengupta’s Calapor and the Arshad - Riya venture Rabba Main Kya Karoon. With Rohit Shetty’s Shahrukh Khan starrer Chennai Express releasing next week, the new releases of this week will face a tough challenge. Read More...
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Crowd of releases again this Friday

Crowd of releases again this Friday
The late Joy Mukherjee jostles with 20-something year old debutant Akash Chopra in the theatres this week. It looks like a chaos of releases again.

It's the pre-Eid week when Ramzan is at its peak and a sizeable chunk of the audience stays away from movie theatres. Yet we have a very strange spectrum of releases lined up for Friday.

Joy Mukherjee who passed away last year resurfaces in Love In Bombay, a 42-year old project directed by Joy (his second directorial effort after Humsaaya) that has the distinction of every actor and technician being dead except the lovely Waheeda Rehman...God grant her a long life.

The late prolific filmmaker Ramanand Sagar's grandson Akash Chopra makes his screen debut in the wedding comedy Rabba Main Kya Karoon directed by Amrit Sagar who gave us that excellent war film 1971. The film has an interesting lineup of comic actors Arshad Warsi,
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B.A. Pass designed as an emotional, not erotic affair

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Though the core concept of B.A. Pass may give an impression of it being an erotic tale, the fact is that the film's core genre has a different set up to it. Instead of it being designed as an out and out erotic affair, B.A. Pass is said to be carrying ample emotional quotient to it.Says a source attached to the film, "Don't even expect sleaze to fill in the narrative. Yes, of course physical proximity between the leads plays a major part of the story telling. In fact there is
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Bollywood box-office report of the week

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This week will yet again witness multiple releases in the form of Shilpa Shukla's B.A. Pass, the Deepak Dobriyal and Priya Bhatija starrer Chor Chor Super Chor, Rituparna Sengupta's Calapor and the Arshad - Riya venture Rabba Main Kya Karoon. With Rohit Shetty's Shahrukh Khan starrer Chennai Express releasing next week, the new releases of this week will face a tough challenge. Last Friday saw quite a predictable outcome with the Ranvir, Tusshar, Vishakha and Ravi Kissen starre
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