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Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; October 18, 2012)
It could be a second innings between Zeishan Quadri and the coal mafia. After writing and acting in the Gangs of Wasseypur series, he is all set to pen another script on the coal mafia, this time on kingpin Suresh Singh.
Sources also hint that producer Sunil Bohra could make his directorial debut by helming this project.
A source informs, “After incorporating many real-life incidents in Gangs of Wasseypur, Zeishan has come up with a well researched script on the life of Singh who incidentally was also a politician. Bohra will be producing the film.” Elaborating on the project, Bohra says, “I loved Zeishan’s idea and told him to come up with a script. He did research for over a month in Dhanbad. I could also direct the film but I am yet to take the final call. I have always wanted to helm a gangster film.”
Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 2, 2012)
During the month of Ramzan, several Bollywood celebrities, including Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt throw lavish Iftaar parties. The latest addition to the list is Anurag Kashyap. For the cast and crew of Gangs Of Wasseypur, the filmmaker has planned a bash at his residence on August 6. “We are having an Iftaar party. It’s the month of Ramzan and I am looking forward to celebrating it with my GOW friends,” confirmed Anurag.
Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi and Zeishan Quadri (who is also the writer of the film) will be attending the Iftaar party. A crew member revealed that it would be a small get together. “In keeping with the tradition of Ramzan, Anurag will serve dates to his guests, followed by a dinner spread including fresh fruits, juices, samosas and bhajiyas. He will also serve the special rose scented sharbat that is served in Iftaar,” added the crewmember.
We learnt Huma will bring galoti kababs since her dad owns a restaurant and Zeishan will get milk falooda for all present at the party.
MID-DAY (July 5, 2012)
The critically acclaimed ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, a gritty celluloid saga of the coal mafia and blood thirsty vengeance, may have set the cash registers ringing, but residents of this town say the success comes at the cost of their integrity, respect and honour.
Anurag Kashyap’s directorial venture gives a distorted message about the Muslim-dominated area’s social, cultural and economic life and only perpetuates stereotypes, say the outraged people of Wasseypur, just two kilometres from Dhanbad station. From the title to the content, the film, boasting an ensemble cast including Manoj Bajpayee, has led to hurt and indignation here.
Wasseypur youths led by BJP leader Jawed Khan painting the poster of controversial film Gangs of Wasseypur black. Pic/IANS
“The film presents a wrong picture of Wasseypur. They mixed facts with fiction and came out with something that is dangerous. People don’t know what is the truth and what is fiction,” Sahil Siddiqui, who guides students for the civil services exams, told IANS.
The town, about 165 km from state capital Ranchi, has a population of about 200,000 and does focus on education unlike what the film attempts to portray. ”The history doesn’t start with the conflict between Pathans and Qureshis (as the film makes it out). It was just a conflict between two gangs over scrap business. The foundation was laid by the late Wassey Sahab and Jabbar Sahab in 1955-56. They were known contractors of Dhanbad,” said dentist More >
More B-Town filmmakers are setting and shooting their flicks in the country’s capital. BT analyses the trend
Tushar Joshi (BOMBAY TIMES; May 19, 2012)
The Hindi film industry is in Mumbai. Actors and filmmakers live here and have offices in the city. Even the studios are all here. So why are more and more Hindi films now being set and shot in Delhi? The country’s capital is not only the newest destination to shoot films, but script writers are setting their stories in the alleys and nukkads of the city. The Delhi-friendly wave began with Dibakar Banerjee’s Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006), about a middle class man from Delhi. The film was a commercial and critical success, and its main attraction was the city. The latest in the line of shot-in-Delhi films is Vicky Donor.
Born in Dilli Credit for bringing Delhi in our films goes to filmmakers and writers from that city, who have made careers in B-Town. Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra (Delhi 6, Rang De Basanti) is a Delhi boy who went on to make films set in the city. Mehra says, “I am a Delhi boy and all my stories are somehow influenced by events from my youth. Rang De Basanti was set in Delhi and so was Delhi 6, which is actually a post code of a certain area in the state. My next, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, is also set in Delhi. Since I belong to that area, I can relate to the stories and tell them to my audience.” Shoojit Sircar (director, Vicky Donor) adds, “I lived in Delhi for 15 years and I’m in love with the city and its culture. More >