Posts tagged VIPIN SHARMA
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; February 13, 2013)
As a tribute to Indian cinema completing 100 years, producer Sunil Bohra and actor Vipin Sharma will make a film on the film industry. The film will be Vipin’s directorial debut and the storyline will deal with the numerous strugglers who want to make cinema their profession.
Says Vipin, “Cinema is part of everyday life. Stories of a bus conductor or a waiter becoming a superstar or a spot boy becoming a big producer inspire the strugglers. They eventually become extras or find some other way to make a living in the film industry. The struggle continues and many of them live in the eternal hope that one day their talent would be recognised.”
The actor-director adds, “The film is a salaam to these soldiers who are keeping their dreams alive.”
Casting director Mukesh Chhabra and Karanvir Bohra will play lead roles. Yo Yo Honey Singh will be giving music for the film.
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 7, 2012)
While the Eros Entertainment-produced biopic on RD Burman awaits clearance from Asha Bhosle, Sunil Bohra is producing a film titled Aapke Kamre Mein Koi Rehta Hai featuring RD Burman’s ghost played by Vipin Sharma of Taare Zameen Par fame.
Bohra told Mirror,“My film is about six friends: three boys and three girls, who form a band and are obsessed with RD Burman’s music. Someone suggests they visit a particular guest house in Panchgani that RD used to frequent when composing his music. That’s where RD’s ghost enters the plot.” At the guest house, RD’s ghost befriends the youngsters and advises them not to copy him. The rest of the film tracks the band’s journey to success. The film, to be directed by Arshad Khan, starts shooting next month and is scheduled to be completed in time for RD’s 19th death anniversary on January 4 next year.
By Taran Adarsh, February 4, 2011 – 08:37 IST
A while ago, while chatting him up for my show on TV, I had queried Sudhir Mishra as to why Hindi film industry fails to produce qualitative movies, unlike the 1960s and 1970s, which have tremendous recall value even in the present day? I markedly remember, Mishra didn’t blink an eyelid while answering this one: “That’s because most producers are not literate enough to understand scripts that could elevate the standards of Hindi films. Film-making for them is limited to the weekend business these days.” The proclamation stayed with me!BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
When you saunter into a cineplex to watch a Sudhir Mishra film, it’s given that this maverick film-maker will serve you non-formulaic stuff. As a viewer, I liked some of his efforts [IS RAAT KI SUBAH NAHIN, HAZAARON KHWAISHEIN AISI], but a few didn’t live up to my expectations. His new film, YEH SAALI ZINDAGI, has already generated the buzz for a variety of reasons. It’s ‘controversial’ or ‘provocative’ title being the key one.
Before I proceed further, let me tell you that the title is of immense significance to the film. Sure, it may sound offensive [the Censor Board chief too raised a hue and cry, asking Mishra to change the title of the film], but why does a commonly used word ['saali'] create an uproar? Actually, I am quite amused at the brouhaha. In our society, we refer to the sister-in-law as saali, don’t we? Besides, almost three decades More >
By Joginder Tuteja, February 3, 2011 – 10:49 IST
Remember Vipin Sharma, the man who was so convincing as an authoritative dad of the central protagonist Darsheel Safary in Taare Zameen Par? Now he would be returning in an altogether different avtar as a gangster in Sudhir Mishra’s Yeh Saali Zindagi which releases this Friday.
“The part of a gangster? Well I too was baffled when this role came to me because Bollywood was bent upon turning me into a father; a typical character artist post Taare Zameen Par“, says Vipin animatedly, “And here there was Sudhir who wanted me to turn into a gangster. Really, he sounded like an angel from the other end of the phone when he started narrating this character who is an important element in his twisted thriller.”
Vipin had his doubts though whether the film would have a commercial appeal to it. He didn’t hesitate asking Sudhir about it and was relieved when the filmmaker confirmed that he was indeed making one this time around in the form of Yeh Saali Zindagi.
“Also, I was glad that here was one director who was seeing something else in me and not the typical ‘character artist’, a term that I hate and find derogatory”, says Vipin, “In my opinion every actor is a character in a movie. I find these labels quite outdated and passé. I refuse to be a character artist.”
It didn’t take time for Vipin to say ‘yes’ immediately after. “What else could I have asked for”, he smiles, “I was getting into a new avatar, had to shoot in More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, October 15, 2010 – 17:19 IST
The 12th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival by MAMI (Mumbai Academy of Moving Image) is scheduled to take place from Oct 21 to Oct 28 in Mumbai.
Following is the complete list of all the films that are going to be premiered for the first time ever at the festival:
1. The Way Home – Biju Kumar World Premiere Synopsis – The plot revolves around a doctor with a haunting past. Now working at a Prison Hospital, the Doctor is assigned the case of a woman a surviving member from a notorious terrorist group. .Before dying she entrusts him to find her five-year-old son and unite him with his father who is the head of terrorist group. Finding the boy from a village the Doctor and child set out on a journey to find his father. The journey is happening through the contemporary and mysterious path of the terrorist network in the vast country with many incidents.
PRINCIPAL CAST: PHRITHVIRAJ, MASTER GOVARDHAN, INDRAJITH, UDAY CHANDRA IRSHAD, VINAY, S SAJI, MELWYN, KIRAN RAJ, AZIM
Director – Dr. Biju Kumar Dr. Biju is the most internationally reputed young filmmaker from Kerala. His earlier films Saira (2005), Raman (2008) are well received in many internationally film festivals inclusind Cannes and Cairo.
2. Hold Me Tight – Kasper Munk International Premiere Synopsis – What should be just another school day for teenagers Sara, Mikkel, Louise and Hassan turns out forever scarred. One-by-one seemingly minor events More >
The Kashmir issue is the most persistent and complicated issue ever since India got independence, especially after 1989. Naturally any crisis catches the eyes of filmmakers and Kashmir problem was no exception. However, many films failed to give a true account of the problem and at such a point, Rahul Dholakia comes up with Lamhaa which promises to present the ‘untold story of Kashmir’. To an extent, the storyline is untold at least on celluloid but those closely or even remotely following the problems of the valley, Lamhaa offers nothing new. Still, a good direction would have helped but very unfortunately, Lamhaa is badly executed. A great chance gone totally waste!
The story of the movie: Vikram (Sanjay Dutt) is sent to Kashmir by the Military Intelligence to investigate the possible destructive plan that is likely to create havoc in the state. After reaching Srinagar, he assumes the identity of Gul Jehangir. On the same day, Haji (Anupam Kher), a popular separatist leader, survives attack by a suicide bomber but his close aide, Shabbir is killed. Aziza (Bipasha Basu), Haji’s aggressive and fierce protégé wants to know who is behind the blast and sets on a trial. Vikram aka Gul realizes that there might be a link between the blast and the possible destruction and starts investigating. Since both Gul and Aziza were aiming for the same goal, they team up. Soon, Gul finds out that the entire conspiracy is far deeper than expected and a lot of top More >
By Taran Adarsh, July 16, 2010 – 11:00 IST
During the showcasing of LAMHAA at the recently held I.I.F.A. in Sri Lanka, I was compelled to ask director Rahul Dholakia about the catch line of the film: ‘The untold story of Kashmir’. Obviously, I was curious. What was Dholakia going to narrate that we, the viewers, hadn’t witnessed in films earlier or read in newspapers or watched on news channels? Dholakia gave a convincing response, justifying the catch line, but obviously not revealing much about the film.
As LAMHAA unfolds, you realize that Dholakia may’ve borrowed a few incidents from life, but as it moves forward, it comes across as a typical Bollywood enterprise that harps on being real, but ends up being a masala film that we have witnessed over and over again. The catch line, in my individualistic opinion, is quite misleading.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
Dholakia seems to have researched extensively on the issue and LAMHAA does boast of some razor-sharp moments, but the viewer is keen to have an insider’s viewpoint on Kashmir, something that we haven’t read/seen [on news channels/films] earlier, which LAMHAA just doesn’t provide.
Just one word for this film: Disappointing!
The Military Intelligence gets a whiff of a plot that is likely to disrupt and possibly paralyze Kashmir. Vikram [Sanjay Dutt] is sent to investigate this highly confidential mission and he assumes the identity of Gul Jehangir. The same day that he lands in the valley, Haji More >
Cast: RANDEEP HOODA, NANDANA SEN, FERENA WAZEIR, PARESH RAWAL, ASHISH VIDYARTHI, SACHIN KHEDEKAR, DARSHAN JARIWALA, RAJAT KAPOOR, VIKRAM GOKHALE, TOM ALTER, VIPIN SHARMA
Producer: DEEPA SAHI, AANAND MAHENDROO
Director: KETAN MEHTA
Source: BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
The successful jodi of Farhan Akhtar-Ritesh Sidhwani is back. Their banner have consistently come up with fine qualitative films like Dil Chahta Hai, Lakshya, Don, Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd, ‘Rock On!!’ and Luck By Chance. Hence, the expectations from their next, Karthik Calling Karthik were naturally high. However, the mixed and negative reviews that appeared in the last 24 hours did upset me a bit. However, all my disappointment went out of the window after watching the film. Karthik Calling Karthik is a wonderful, innovative flick which is stylishly presented and most importantly, has a completely unpredictable suspense!
The story of the movie: Karthik (Farhan Akhtar) lives in Mumbai alone. Although he’s a topper as a student, he is damn shy, introvert and not-so-confident which never allowed him to rise higher professionally. His boss (Ram Kapoor) ill-treats him every day. He’s in love with Shonali (Deepika Padukone) who works in office since years but he never got the courage to go and say even ‘Hi’ to her. His life was thus miserable. One fine early morning, he receives a call from, believe it or not, none other than himself! The caller, who also claimed to be Karthik, became his guide, mentor and his friend. He gave him the push to stand and face the world bravely. Slowly, thanks to the caller, Karthik’s life takes a bright turn. He also finds Shonali getting drawn towards him. Everything was going perfect. But at this point, problem arises in More >
By Taran Adarsh, February 26, 2010 – 10:19 IST
Have you ever received a call from yourself? Is it possible in the first place? There are several theories doing the rounds about the two Karthiks in this movie. So what is it? Is Karthik hallucinating? Does he have a double role? Or a split personality? For most parts of the film, you actually buy the explanation that Karthik does receive calls from, well, Karthik.
Let’s accept the fact that a concept like this instinctively generates curiosity in the film. But the real test is to make the story work in those 2 hours. Also – this is vital – the identity of the caller should come as a jolt when the film concludes.BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
KARTHIK CALLING KARTHIK works in parts, but during the penultimate part, when the story shifts from Mumbai to Kerala, the sand castle, so beautifully built by debutante director Vijay Lalwani, gets washed away. One doesn’t want to challenge the behavioural patterns of a person with a certain disorder, but when it comes to the big screen, when you are narrating a story on celluloid, you need to do a lot of spoon-feeding and make it look convincing. In this case, unfortunately, the finale is just not convincing and therefore, acts as a spoilsport.
Meet Karthik [Farhan Akhtar], an introvert by nature and shy by choice. Karthik suffers with huge confidence issues and is miserable at his average job that yields less than average results. His boss [Ram Kapoor] treats him More >