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BOMBAY TIMES (April 27, 2011)
Neil Nitin Mukesh doesn’t subscribe to the view that young actors should only do typical masala fare. He says, “By design I have managed to do exciting cinema from day one. Johnny Gaddaar is obviously not the typical launch vehicle for an actor. However, its success and the accolades that I managed for it motivated me more towards different cinema.” The actor’s oeuvre does include very exciting fare. Be it Kabir Khan’s New York; Pradeep Sarkar’s Lafangey Parindey, Madhur Bhandarkar’s Jail or Vishal Bharadwaj’s Saat Khoon Maaf, Neil has dared to do something hatke each time. Neil feels this generation of young actors, be it Ranbir Kapoor, Imran Khan, Shahid Kapoor or him, are willing to constantly push the envelope. The actor believes that the older generation took their time before dabbling in art house or middle-of-the-road films; but now he and his contemporaries are game to accepting challenges even though they’ve just about begun their careers. “The mind set of actors these days is to dare to do something different. An actor is never too young to experiment. While I am a great fan of commercial cinema; I love song and dance; I also feel the continuous urge to keep experimenting with filmmakers who move out of comfort zones and try and bring a new dimension to their work. That is why my list of filmmakers includes half a dozen National Award winning directors.”
By Taran Adarsh, April 2, 2010 – 10:52 IST
A lot of bizarre experiments are being made in the name of art house/experimental cinema. Precious raw stock, precious time and precious resources are being utilised to create movies which are so weird that only its creator would know what he’s actually trying to say. PANKH is one of those films, which, frankly, makes no sense.
Let’s give the credit where it’s due. The premise – of a young boy being cast in girl’s roles in movies – is interesting, but the screenplay and direction [Sudipto Chattopadhyay] are so abstract that I was actually wondering, how could a reputed film-maker like Sanjay Gupta and celebrated actor Bipasha Basu green-light this project? Or, let me put it this way, what did they see in the script of this film?BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Frankly, PANKH made no sense to me and at the end of the screening, I only felt sorry for myself since I wasted two precious hours of my life on something that wasn’t worth it.
Baby Kusum was a child star. But Kusum was actually a boy, working as a girl in movies. Born as Jerry. Christened Master Jai for the movies. Rechristened Baby Kusum to play a girl. Mary and Jerry, the mother and son, are caught in a turbulent relationship.
Nothing works in PANKH. The protagonist is besotted by a stunning looking actress and even fantasises about her, so why this hullabaloo about his sexual identity? And pray, what is Bipasha doing in so many avtaars? Did she walk on More >