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Tulip Joshi and Vatsal Sheth talk about college life and more as their upcoming film on ragging Hostel releases today
TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; January 21, 2011)
For most, college life is all about friends, fun and frolic. But how many of us have enjoyed ragging sessions during college? When ragging transcends the borders of friendly interaction and takes the ugly shape of humiliation and trauma, its got to be stopped, right there and then, feel actors Tulip Joshi and Vatsal Sheth, the lead cast of film Hostel which releases today.
Writer-director of the film, Manish Gupta of Sarkar and Stoneman Murders fame, feels very strongly about changing the mindset of students who rag because they find this a form of entertainment. “During my college days, I met a boy who was sodomised by his seniors inside the boys hostel, every single night, as part of ragging. Just listening to his trauma filled me with such rage that 17 years hence, my anger boiled over into an action-packed film which extends a powerful message to the youth of India,” says Manish.
Agreeing with him, Vatsal says, “While shooting a scene where I am stripped completely in front of a large crowd, I was embarrassed. That’s when I actually understood the trauma of all those students who are actually stripped and paraded around nude, in the name of ragging.” Tulip, quite the pretty eye candy, who plays Vatsal’s love interest in this film, feels that a change in mindset is what can usher More >
The great rural-urban divide never seems to go away. While the small towns and villages are epitome of simple living, innocence and values, the cities are modern and often reckless in their outlook. The urbanites are thus perceived as shameless, immoral and disgraceful. However, the truth is not what it seems. People in small town don’t allow their girls to think freely and fly high in the sky as they are expected to get married soon. Also evil practices like dowry continue to thrive in such areas. However, something like this is hardly seen in the urban areas as they have a fresh mindset towards everything and believe in gender equality. Isi Life Mein touches this topic and is also a fun college film and a love story as well. Coming from the Rajshri stable, one definitely expects something as great as Hum Aapke Hai Koun or Vivah. Unfortunately, Isi Life Mein fails to reach that level. While the love story, situations and characters are very sweet, the film gets too simplistic which might be rejected by the moviegoers.
The story of the movie: Rajnandini (Sandeepa Dhar) gets a huge 96% in her Class 12 Boards and she wishes to study further. However, Rajnandini, a resident of small town Ajmer and daughter of a conservative father Ravimohan (Mohnish Bahl) fears that she won’t be allowed to do so. But thanks to her mom Pratibha (Prachee Shah Pandya), she gets a nod to go to Mumbai to pursue her further studies. In her college in Mumbai, she joins Dramatic More >
A new division of YRF films shot a major portion of their next Girls Just Wanna Have Fun around the YRF canteen
Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 11, 2010)
In a historical move of sorts, Yash Raj Films has chosen not to shoot at lavish outdoor locations in one of their forthcoming projects.
And that’s not all. For shooting a major section of one of their forthcoming projects, they chose not to step out of the YRF premises at all; they built the sets at the YRF canteen!
Sounds odd, doesn’t it? Yash Raj’s new division of youth movies called Y Films has finished shooting its first project Girls Just Wanna Have Fun… at the YRF canteen. The makers of the film created a set that resembled a college and shot most of the film right there.
Shraddha Kapoor and five other newcomers star in the film.
A source from the unit reveals, “The movie is about college life and relationships. A college set was put up in the cafeteria and around 35 days of the film were shot in the cafeteria. The shoot was wrapped up within two months.”
Without divulging any information on the sets, the official spokesperson for Yash Raj said, “The film being produced by our youth films division, is still untitled and yes, Shraddha Kapoor is playing a significant role in it.”