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Eat Pray Love; A Mighty Heart; The Myth, and now Kathryn Bigelow’s next. India has suddenly become a lot more accessible to top international film directors
Anahita Mukherji | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; March 12, 2012)
Hndi film-makers scouting around for exotic locales across Europe might have been a tad surprised that a Hollywood movie showcasing the slums of Mumbai would go on to win multiple Oscar awards. And nobody who watched Mission Impossible over a decade ago would have imagined that scenes from one of its sequels would be shot in India. Not so long back, action hero Jackie Chan was in the country to promote The Myth, a portion of which was shot in Hampi.
So has the West woken up to the Indian landscape as a backdrop for Hollywood cinema? “India is certainly a flavour that the international market can bank on,” says actor Sid Makkar, who recently finished work on the Judi Dench-starrer The Great Exotic Marigold Hotel, a film based largely in India and directed by John Madden of Shakespeare in Love-fame. In addition to tapping into India’s large English-speaking market, Hollywood directors are also giving Western audiences a slice of India, much the way Hollywood has shaped the urban Indian perceptions about the US, says Makkar.
Big budget foreign films tend to pay both their actors and technicians better than the regular Indian pay-scales, he adds. The economics of shooting a film in India works well for Western film-makers, too, says trade analyst Taran Adarsh, More >
By Taran Adarsh, January 14, 2011 – 08:28 IST
A wise man once said: “The only time you actually live entirely is from 30 to 60. The young are slaves to aspirations and ambitions, while the old are servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.” Despite this some people dread aging or in this case, turning 30…
Why does turning 30 give people, more particularly women, nightmares? Maybe it has to do with the perceived ‘frightful’ things that come with that age . The skin starts showing the age, the glow starts fading, the tightness and firmness of the skin is missing. Besides the physical changes, a lot of people indulge in self-assessment. In fact, I know of a lot of people who still cling to their 20s even though they are in their 30s. Sadly, no one wants to age…BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
So is TURNING 30!!! India’s answer to BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY? Or is it 13 GOING ON 30? Or SEX & THE CITY? The promos may set you thinking that it may be a rip off of the cult classic BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY, but it isn’t. The basis that impelled me to think that way was for the reason that both are women-centric films that highlight the predicament of a woman, especially when it comes to the two men in her life.
Come to think of it, TURNING 30!!! is a very urban phenomenon. By the time an urban woman turns 30, she wants to be settled in her life, be it relationship, marriage or career-wise. She’s also keen to have More >