Movie Review: ‘Dekh Tamasha Dekh’

April 17th, 2014 by WebRss

'Dekh Tamasha Dekh'
A, Comedy/Social satire
Director: Feroz Abbas Khan
Cast: Satish Kaushik, Tanvi Azmi, Ganesh Yadav, Vinay Jain

There is a dead body. The body belongs to Hamid, who was earlier Kishan, a Hindu who converted in order to get married to a Muslim woman (Tanvi Azmi). When alive, Hamid aka Kishan was a drunkard who lived with his wife and two grown up children. He perhaps led the most nondescript life, but his dead body becomes a powerful weapon for religious leaders of the area to incite violence in the form of Hindu-Muslim riots in the area. Vinay Jain plays the role of a newly appointed cop who has to find a quick solution to this seemingly unsolvable Hindu-Muslim divide.

'Dekh Tamasha Dekh' review

Dekh Tamasha Dekh has a thread of black humour running throughout, even as it talks, in a matter or fact way, about burning issues that are still conveniently brushed under the carpet. A socio-political satire, the film daringly deals with the apathy and selfishness of the so-called religious leaders and mouthpieces, who propagate hatred and violence to feed their own egos and purposes. There are many scenes in the film that make you smile for the underlying humour, but also sneer at it all as the reality slowly sinks in.

The owner of a newspaper (Satish Kaushik) summons the editor and barks orders at him and his dog at the same time. Two petty labourers subtly express their hatred and mistrust towards a politician even as they try to put up a larger-than-life banner of his. An idealist, scholarly old man simply takes off his earplugs when he doesn't like what he's hearing. An Islamic leader goes into a fantasy mode while talking about the ‘hoors' (beautiful angels) in the heaven. All the realities that we uncomfortably avert our gaze from are put together admirably by the film's director, Feroze Abbas Khan.

Dekh Tamasha Dekh speaks bluntly about real people and the motives behind their actions without mincing words. Nobody's a villain here, but all of us are facing different circumstances — like the editor who changes his ideology the moment his job is in jeopardy, or an otherwise dutiful son who walks out on his mother merely because he hears rumours about her ‘loose character'.

A rare film that treats its audience as intelligent enough to understand the nuances of the subject that it deals with. You may squirm in your seats as the harsh truth is served in a cold plate. Even so, go watch it because the truth always stays longer with you.

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Ranbir Kapoor happy that ‘Bombay Velvet’ does not clash with any film

April 17th, 2014 by WebRss

Actor Ranbir Kapoor is happy that his upcoming film 'Bombay Velvet' is not releasing with any other movie as he feels that it affects the business of the project.

Ranbir Kapoor

Earlier, Anurag Kashyap directed 'Bombay Velvet' starring Ranbir in the lead was set to have a box office clash with superstar Aamir Khan's 'PK' this Christmas. But now, Bombay Velvet will release on November 28 and Rajkumar Hirani's 'PK' will hit cinema houses on December 19.

"I think it is correct release date as we will get more theatres. We don't want to clash with another film as it affects the business of a film. It is the best film. And we hope audience will like the film," Ranbir said at the wrap up party of 'Bombay Velvet' here last night.

'Bombay Velvet', first in a planned trilogy, tells the story of how Bombay became a metropolis. Historian Gyan Prakash's book 'Mumbai Fables' forms the basis for the movie.

"Anurag has made this film with lot of hard work and love. It has been a dream of Anurag for nine years. We hope wider audience sees this film as it is an entertaining and engaging film," Ranbir said.

Ranbir and Anushka Sharma, who have been paired for the first time in the film, play lovers whose lives intermingle with the evolution of the city of Bombay, through the 50s to early 70s. The film also stars Karan Johar.

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Chetan Bhagat says Alia-Arjun have done justice to ’2 States’

April 17th, 2014 by WebRss

New Delhi: Chetan Bhagat's '2 States' is ready to release and the author feels both Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have done justice to his story about two state-crossed lovers.

Chetan Bhagat

Based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Bhagat, the film produced by Karan Johar and directed by Abhishek Varman, is releasing tomorrow.

Inspired by Bhagat's own marriage to wife Anusha, the film is about two people from different states of India, who fall in love and how they convince their parents to accept them. With Arjun playing a Punjabi boy who falls in love with Alia, a Tamil girl, the film revolves around the cultural clash that they and their families go through. Bhagat, who has also written the screenplay for the movie, said he is happy with the perfection with which Alia and Arjun have played their roles.

"Alia and Arjun have perfectly adapted the characters of the book. Though I admit that the book was little away from the real life story, but the movie is very close to what the book was. And Alia and Arjun have aptly lived the life of Ananya and Krish on screen," he told PTI.

Bhagat, however, is feeling shy to finally see the story of his marriage on the big screen. "I am feeling numb and really shy as this is the story of my life. Though it has been in public domain since the book was released, but the feeling of seeing it onscreen is making me feel shy," Bhagat said.

He is optimistic that the film will get as good response as he feels that the issue raised in the movie is still evident in the society where marrying out of caste is still a taboo in many areas of the country.

"Things have changed but only to the extent that one's parents would not beat him or her for doing so but that soulful acceptance is still not there in parents even if they admit to their children's desires," he said. The author, who is turning 40 next week, is working on his new book which would be a 'rural-urban' love story.

"I am trying to experiment with the characters to make them different than those in my earlier books. The book will be released by November," he said. Bhagat has written six bestselling books, including 'What Young India Wants', 'Revolution 2020', 'Three Mistakes of My Life', 'One Night at a Call Centre', '2 States' and 'Five Point Someone'.

Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Bombay Velvet’ gets new release date

April 17th, 2014 by WebRss

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's much awaited film 'Bombay Velvet', which was reportedly planned to be released on Christmas along with Aamir Khan's 'PK', is now set for November 28 release, the makers of 'Bombay Velvet' announced on Wednesday.

Anurag Kashyap

On the final day of the shoot of 'Bombay Velvet' at CCI Club, Mumbai, the producer Fox Star Studios announced to the cast and crew of the film that both the films will get the release window that they truly deserve.

"Every once in a while comes a film which is very special. 'Bombay Velvet' is a big canvas film with some incredible performances. A special film demands a special release weekend. 'Bombay Velvet' will release worldwide on the Thanksgiving weekend, November 28," said Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios.

Both Ranbir Kapoor-starrer 'Bombay Velvet' and Aamir Khan's 'PK' have been hailed as the films to watch out for this year, and exhibitors and distributors were worried that the two films were heading for a box office clash.

Ranbir Kapoor said, "I'm really proud of the movie and by not clashing we have decided that it is the best way to put 'Bombay Velvet' across to more audiences. It is a film that has been made with a lot of love and we are proud to announce that Anurag's dream and passion is going to come to the theatres on November 28."

"It has been exciting 10 months on the sets with such good actors and a hard working crew to shoot this story which has always fascinated me. This has been a fantastic journey till now and in fact I feel super-charged to enter the next stage of the film,” Anurag Kashyp said.

Vikas Bahl of Phantom Films, which has co-produced 'Bombay Velvet', added, "We are quite happy to finish the shoot the way Anurag envisioned the film. We look forward to create a phenomenal cinematic experience for the big screen this year."

Directed by Anurag Kashyap the film features Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in lead.

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