Sunday, May 20, 2018

Anwar Sadat Manto | In Defense Of Freedom | Nawazuddin Siddique | Bolke lafz azaad hai tumharre | Nandita Das

A fine Sunday in Bangalore just up in a hangover. i just thought of reading a paper and just came a across a paper called Bangalore Mirror was just in shock to see the Nandita Das one of India's finest actor and director who is behind the best movies like "Sandstrome" which i watched during my high school. this time it's isn't about the Women's Right in India for education and Child Marriage. well this is about the Man Called as 'Anwar Sadat Manto' or in simple "Manto" well i don't what others might call him. but for seriously is Progressive Indian more than a Progressive Muslim
Well You the Reader might think what does Manto has to do with Nandita Das it's because her support for good movies than just any normal love stories. she supported a person who has different way of thinking. while being different and going behind it is like Immature person. well its because of society today we live either it be West or East.
so, lets start about Manto Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto. Remembered for the incomprehensible babble of the Sikh asylum inmate, Bishen Singh, who cursed both India and Pakistan in the same breath, the story questions the twisted dogmas of both nations even today. Ironically, Manto shared a reciprocal turmoil with his protagonist - both coped with an incurable void after being displaced from a nation they called home, and both died searching for an identity

                                   "on a bit of earth, which had no name."


Nawazuddin Siddiqui yes, he is been casted for Nandita Das's movie. manto which is about to release in India soon, Nawazuddin is very know now a days because of his good acting skills. Gangs Of Wasseypur was something which turned his Career. 

"Unhe uder jaane ki khuli ijaazat hai aur hame unke baare mein likhne ki nahi"

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Marcus Robbin – Last Hippie Standing

The Legends

Marcus Robbin
“I grew up on the cusp of a chillum and rock music in bell bottoms and a floral shirt. India then was in the throes of change. The seventies were a great time for music, reefers, Marx and Sartre. Like me, many from my generation lived in a psychedelic world of acid rock and Hendrix. Some fell  by the wayside, dead, others crawled out of the cauldron when the party was over to finish college and get married and have children.  Memories of those years were washed away by the surging waters of the monsoon. All I carried was the debris of a lost inheritance, or so I thought, till I encountered Marcus Robbin in a restaurant overlooking the Arabian Sea. The ensuing conversation unhinged the sluice gates and let loose a flood of memories, which overwhelmed me and prompted this interview with Marcus.” 
Mark Ulyseas

Marcus Robbin, Director and Producer of the film Last Hippie Standing discusses his life and work with Mark Ulyseas

How do you define a Hippie, Marcus?
In the words of Walter (English chap) who has been in Goa since 1972 – A typical hippie is a person who believes in peace, love and freedom. If you want to live outside the system run by the government then you could become a hippie.
Why this fascination with the Hippies?
Around 25 years ago I witnessed my friends going where their parents were going instead of taking time off for reflection on life. You see, many people don’t take time off now instead they continue to stuff their heads with education. Searching for a meaning to life in general does not exist in this generation. I have always felt uncomfortable with mainstream society. The hippie felt so, that’s why I identify myself with them.
And Goa?
I have been travelling to India since 1991 and I always found Goa fascinating. It is a mingling of cultures, unique in India, as it is, for the world. I feel that Goa is a place where there is a meeting of two cultures – East and West. It is nothing else then a disco ashram…the gateway to enter Indian ‘philosophies’ for it is here that there exists a profound background of spirituality.
What inspired you to make this film ?
Sometime ago I had written a script “Vermischung” (Mixing) because I wanted to highlight the interconnection of Europe and Asia on the cultural level; And specifically how places like Goa accelerate this process. It is essential to preserve the knowledge emanating from this fusion of cultures. This was the precursor to LHS.
Have you seen the massive banyan tree at Arambol? It is symbolic of Goa. It feels like the whole world has been sitting under it. Its branches extending metres around are representative of people who have come to Goa and left taking its energy to another part of the Planet (even George Harrison sat under this tree). Last Hippie Standing, the first in a trilogy, demonstrates that Goa is not a place, it is a state of mind.
Did you write the script ? In LHS there are three main protagonists – Cleo Odzer, Swami William and Goa Gill. Could you tell us a bit about them?
No, we didn’t follow a script. I set up a number of interviews and hoped to meet the legendary “Cleo Odzer”, but was not sure we would meet up. Fortunately, she was here and she obliged me by sharing aspects of her life including handing over an invaluable cache of Super 8 film of the hippie era in Goa filmed in the moment! Cleo had different values, different aims and she tried to maintain the hippie values against all odds.
On the one hand she was a fragile person and I felt she could break in the moment. I suspect it was an aspect of protection, maintaining this other world. Cleo was a ‘soft hippie’ – an integral element of the band of Groupies. In March 2001 she was found comatose in a hotel room in Goa and died two days later in hospital… “Sie war die Verkorperungder hippies” – She was the personification of a hippie.
Swami William, I met in a bank while changing money! He was a hippie going into the spiritual and carrying it forward into our time. He has opened a Spiritual Park north of San Francisco and is now known as Swami Chaitanya.
Goa Gill is a cyber-sadhu. He combines the hippie with a guitar on the beach into a new generation ‘Psyhcotrance’.
These hippies reflect a truth that many among us fail or simply refuse to acknowledge.
swami_final_frontIt is not about the weakness of a single human being, it is the importance of ideals, going new ways as a civilization. There are things in the Wester Western World that are not expected like intuition/emotions.
So where to from here?
I am working on the second part of the trilogy – Global state of Goa, of the mind. It goes away from Goa to portraying the world made in Goa, about the state of the world and it goes back to the idea of the global village, which already has partly materialized in Goa. But I urgently need a producer. This second part of my project is hanging fire at the moment and I hope someone somewhere will come forward to finance the project.

If anyone is interested in producing the second part of the trilogy

2010-2011:
Pre-production for “Last Hippie Standing: Global State of Mind”
2004-2010:
Living, building and farming on Azores Islands
2001-2004:
Studies of German, Literature and History
2001:
Making-Of director for Rajkumar Santoshi’s movie “Lajja” in Mumbai
and Hyderabad / Line Producer for the awarded documentary “Howrah, Howrah” in
Calcutta
1999-2000:
“Last Hippie Standing” in Goa
1997-1999:
Production Coordinator for Wim Wender’s “Road Movies Filmproduktion” in Berlin / Studies of Film Sciences at “Freie Universitaet Berlin”
1996:
Assistant director for Bharathi Raja in Chennai for the movie “Tamil Selvan”

Source: www.liveencounters.net

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

KEE The Movie - Jeeva in a Techie look



The movie Kee is an upcoming Tamil science fiction psychological thriller film, which is written and directed by Kalees and produced by Michael Rayappan. The film acted by the actor Jiiva in the lead role, while actresses Nikki Galrani and Anaika Soti play the leading female characters. The music composed by Vishal Chandrasekhar.

 

 

Star Casts the film

Audio Launch

Jiiva

Jiiva is an actor, producer, singer, philanthropist, model and a dancer. He acted in the Tamil films. His first lead role in the romantic movie called AasaiAasaiyai, before performed in the film Raam. He has stars many cinemas like Dishyum, E, KattradhuThamizh, and Ko.

Nikki Galrani

Nikki Galrani is an actress, model, and a fashion designer. She works in the Tamil and Malayalam films. She also acted in the Kannada and Telugu films. Her first movies are in the Malayalam language is Vellimoonga and in the Tamil language film is called Darling.

Anaika Soti

Anaika Soti is an actress. She has acted in the Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films. After making her debut movie in the Ram Gopal Varma’s bilingual film called Satya 2, she went on to star in the Tamil period film is known as KaaviyaThalaivan.

RJ Balaji

RJ Balaji is a radio jockey, presenter, comedian and an actor. He is well known as the host of the BIG FM 92.7 show called Take It Easy and its defunct segment Cross Talk. Balaji’s films like TheeyaVelaiSeiyyanumKumaru, Vadacurry, Naanum Rowdy Dhaan and Pugazh.

Crew of the film

Well was all set to release on Feb  9 Yet audince need to wait till Feb 28

Kalees (The Director of the film)

Kalees is a Tamil Film Director. The movie Kee is his first debut film in the Tamil language.

S. Michael Rayappan (The Producer of the film)

S. Michael Rayappan is an Indian politician and an incumbent Member of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from the Radhapuram constituency. He is also a film producer producing the films such as Naadodigal, Goripalayam and Sindhu Samaveli under the Global infotainments banner.

Vishal Chandrasekhar (The Music Director of the film)

Vishal Chandrasekhar is an Indian film score and a soundtrack composer. He has scored the music for Tamil films. Vishal made his music composing debut with the film called Hi Darling.