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October 2016

Theatre Time – Day 938

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Shakuntalam Theater in association with FTTI, Mumbai celebrated their second year. It was a one day event where complex plays like Lomdiya, Musibat Maayke gayi, Gadhe ki Baraat, Bade Bhai Sahab and many more were staged attended by theater lovers.

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Neelkanthi – Day 937

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Reviving dying art forms and weaving a story with it was quite a task, but it shaped up well for Kulvindar Bakshi who is excited for his upcoming production Neelkanthi and what’s more he was able to rope in able actor Sandeep Kulkarni as well. Bakshi says, “The play is about the plight of a common man and to make it interesting we fused various art forms such as Thang – Ta, Chahu, Keibul Lamjao and many more”

Call it coincidence that Kulkarni had been looking for an opportunity to return to theatre and Neelkanthi was the right vehicle to return after eight years.” Another interesting facet about the play will be live painting by artist Manoj Maurya followed by an exhibition.

Ek Kanth Vishpayee connects the very existence of God and human in a chain. Lord Shiva is feared for his anger and manuscripts reveal that God exists in human beings. Each one of us is capable of disturbing the balance of nature and each one of us can control it if we swallow the poison of suffering. It is a matter of perspective.

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No Filter – Day 936

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Neha with Karan Johar in first episode of No Filter

The second episode of No Filter Neha is around the corner and we promise you, it’s even better than the first one! Fashionista Sonam Kapoor opens up not only about her siblings but also about her co-actors! Sonam, who conducts herself as no less than a princess actually feels that Abhay Deol is a diva in reality!

Sonam Kapoor re-counted an extremely amusing incident with Abhay Deol during the shoot of Ranjhanaa and called him a little princess!Talking about the scene where they are shown cleaning up a slum in the film, Sonam narrated how Abhay Deol was extremely shocked to hear that they would have to actually clean up the slum for the shot.

Neha Dhupia, who worked with Abhay in an indie flick Ek Chaalis ki Last Local, joked about another incident where he requested for blueberry wholewheat muffins for snacks and the two actresses went on to talk about their fondness for him.

 

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Jagjit Singh Now & Forever – Day 933

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Tum Bin set a benchmark for the soulful album which struck a chord because of the iconic song sung by the legendary singer Jagjit Singh. Singh is no more but producer Bhushan Kumar and director Anubhav Sinha have reunited again for Tum Bin 2 and are paying a tribute to the Ghazal maestro integral part of Tum Bin family.

Ankit Tiwari has recreated Jagjit Singh’s iconic number, ‘Koi Fariyaad’, from Tum Bin (2001) which is now titled ‘Teri Fariyaad’. The song has the original voice of Jagjit Singh and Rekha Bharadwaj who has already mesmerized the audience. Alive concert to pay tribute to Jagjit Singh on his death anniversary was an evening to remember.

 

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MAMI 417 Miles – Day 932

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mami-logo-menuFormer college buddies, Tanveer and Srinivasan, have lost touch over the years. Tanveer, a 9 to 5 Silicon Valleyite, lives a very western, suburban life. Srinivasan is an emerging director of independent cinema in Mumbai. On learning that Srinivasan’s latest film has been invited to a festival in Los Angeles, Tanveer offers to drive him there. On their road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles, they realize that even though their paths in life have diverged widely, some things have not changed. The journey down the Pacific Coast highway is a journey of discovery.

Directed by Mainak Dhar who started as an AD to filmmaker Prakash Jha during the making of Gangajaal before moving to Los Angeles with the goal of watching as many movies as possible during the next few years and he did. Life and love happened to Dhar simultaneously. He became an editor and then filmmaker of a short film Honk for Steve inspired from a neighborhood character. Dhar plans to make three zero budget films in the next three years and 417 Miles is the first in the series.

 

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MAMI Anatomy of Violence – Day 1000

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Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta goes into an experimental mode with this year MAMI’s opening film Anatomy of Violence.The film is a fictionalized slant on the brutal rape of a 23-year-old girl on a private bus in Delhi in December 2012 and holds the rapists accountable but the film has a deeper message and a novel structure.

Mehta is sensitive to not depict the rape and instead fast forwards to the reaction of some of the culprits in jail and to others talking about the incident. Shot with just a handheld camera without music or special effects. This lends a raw, home-movie feel to the film.

In collaboration with theatre artist Neelam Mansingh, filmmaker Deepa Mehta has mentored a group of actors to improvise on the conditions that may have led to the crime. Each actor enacts scenes from early childhood to the time of the horrific incident. So does the victim, on the course of her life just before the crime. The film spotlights the harsh upbringing of the six assailants, which might also account for their shocking lack of remorse.

Anatomy of Violence is unusual in the sense it presents crime as a consequence of a patriarchal society and challenges its audience to examine, question and recognize that we are complicit.

 

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