‘WADA—‘ ‘Wada Chirebandi’ is a trilogy that traces the collapse of the joint family and the feudal order of society under the increasing pressure of commercialism and the brutal vice-like grip of the society on the rural structure. Part on(old stone Mansion) Depicts an aristocratic family going to seed while Part II (The POND) gives us a picture of alienated individuals amidst newly acquired prosperity, trying to resolve their destinies and their relationship with each other and the cosmos. Part III (Apocalypse) is a pointer to the future which is grim. A vast desert which is self-made, moral, political, social, spiritual, environmental- is the back-drop. Individuals have only one option – either run away from it or face it with courage. The trilogy reflects all the positive and negative aspects of our culture. Acceptance, resignation, assimilation, adjustment on one side and the collective inertia, the cowardly withdrawals, the empty hypocracy of social and religious ritual. The character in the play reflect the strengths and weakness of the Indian spiritual, emotional and mental crises.
Bangarwadi (Marathi: बनगरवाडी) is a critically acclaimed Marathi film, directed by Amol Palekar. It is based on a 1955, novel of the same name by Marathi writer Vyankatesh Madgulkar. It is a story of a young schoolteacher and his experiences in one small village of shepherds, in the princely state of Aundh, during the 1940s.
Bangarwadi has drawn various accolades. It won 5 Maharashtra state awards in 1996, National Award 1995 – Best Feature Film in Marathi. The movie also has distinction of being screened at several international film festivals like Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 1996, Birmingham International Film Festival 1996, London Film Festival, UK 1996, 15th FAJR International Film Festival, Iran 1997, Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt 1996, Bagota International Film Festival, Columbia—1996 and the Sarajevo Film Festival
The film revolves around day-to-day political issues and corruption, centering on how some leaders make their money and lend support.
Vishwas Salunkhe (Ajinkya Deo) is a municipal assistant commissioner who is in charge of a Mumbai sub area where lots of chawl are in poor condition and he has posted notices to vacant those “Saptatara” where slabs and floors are partly collapsed and chawl-dwellers are not ready to vacant and chawl owners are not responding to the notices.
Salunkhe is not giving up on this issue, and Chief Minister Uttamrao Deshmukh (Yashvant Dutt), a chawl owner contact who has strong influence with him as a subscriber for the election fund, takes this issue seriously. Deshmukh calls Salunkhe and asks for the Saptatara file where all notices and documents are kept and hands him a special order to look after civil work in his future daughter-in-law’s village’s power supply. Salunkhe accepts the order and takes up duty at the village where he finds some residents, as their ancestral is being sold for electric towers and they become jobless, are opposing the order.
Shool is a movie about a police officer Samar Pratap singh (Manoj Bajpai). His ethics, uprightness to fight against injustice follows the book rule. The story is set in Motihari village in bihar. This area is controlled and terrorised by local politicial known as bachhoo yadav who has been the MLA from last 15 years. he has four prominent henchmen – gopal, sudhir, vinod lallan singh and laljee. On his payroll is also several cops including dsp and inspector Hussain . Samar Pratap Singh is being married to Manjari (Raveena Tandon) and has a daughter sonu . The entire movie is primarily focussed on Bachhoo Yadav and Samar Pratap singh. A face to face battle starts between them when they meet at Bachoo Yadav’s marriage anniversary. Bachoo Yadav offers friendship to Samar many time but he refuses. Small clashes start between Yadav’s henchemen and Samar which one day leads to death of his daughter Sonu. Samar finds himself guilty for her death and tries to compromise with his principles silently in order to save his marital life. But seeing her husband in dilemma Manjari attempts suicide. This leads Samar to desperation and he vows to eliminate the menaces. Finally he guns down Bachoo Yadav in the middle of State Assembly and proves his stand to the assembly members and public
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar is a 2000 Indian feature film in English language, directed by Jabbar Patel. It tells the story of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, known mainly for his contributions in shaping the Constitution of India, as the chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Indian Constituent Assembly. The film was a project funded jointly by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the Government of Maharashtra. It was made at a budget of ₹ 8.95 crore. The production was managed by the government-owned National Film Development Corporation of India. The film was dubbed in nine Indian languages.
The role of Ambedkar was played by actor Mammootty: He won the National Film Award for Best Actor that year. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar won the National Film Awards for Best feature film in English and Best Art Direction (Nitin Chandrakant Desai) in 1999. The film was screened retrospective on August 15th 2016 at the Independence Day Film Festival jointly presented by the Indian Directorate of Film Festivals and Ministry of Defense, commemorating 70th Indian Independence Day.
In the current modernisation process of inhdian society, a young boy, Anirudh, is sentv to live with a grand-mother he hardly knows, and will discover the richness of traditional indian culture.
Anirudh est un jeune garcon qui ne connait de son pays que i’effervescence de Bombay et le stress de ses parents, jeunes cardes debordes de travail. Un jour alors qu’ils sont en voyage d’affaires, il decouvre aupres de sa grand-mere, au Shekhawati dans la province de ses ancetres, un art pour lequel il a herite d’un don exceptionnel.
Graduate in political sciences, his first experiences of directing were for the stage, where he created, between 1984 and 1986, 3 original pieces at the famous Sri Ram Center of New Delhi. From 1987 to 1990, he studies cinema at the film and Television Institute Of Poona before directing his first films : “Amukh” in 1990 awarded for the best film at the 38th Film Festival of Delhi, and “Amoeba” in 1991, a telefilm for the National Indian Television.
From 1995 to 1998, he produces institutional films in india, before settling in paris, where he writes his first feature film “Darpan Ke Peechhe”, shot in Rajasthan in 2004/2005.
In the small village of Kusavde, there is a lonely misunderstood wild bull. The bull, “Valu”, is actually a holy, consecrated bull which is the responsibility of the village. It is allowed to roam free and is the responsibility of the entire village. But lately, Valu becomes very aggressive and is blamed for every single act of chaos and destruction that happens in and around the village. Now catching the bull becomes equivalent to establishing power in the village for the leaders and for those who are interested in the fringe benefits.
The film intertwines various stories of the war between the two leaders; love stories that bloom in the midst of the adventure; an amateur filmmaker who struggles to shoot a documentary; the forest officer who leads this chaos like a sacred mission along with the religious priest; the tricksters and an insane woman who seems to understand the mind of Valu.
In 1913 India’s cinema industry is born from Dadasaheb Phalke’s efforts to make Raja Harishchandra (1913), India’s first feature-length B&W silent film.Dadasaheb Phalke had abandoned a well established printing business after a quarrel with his business partner. He gave his word to the worried partner that he would never enter into the printing business again as competition! Phalke got instantly unemployed and workless. The family was struggling to survive. One day he accidentally stumbled across a tent theatre that was screening a silent motion picture. He was awestruck with the film. The idea of film making struck him. Along with his hardworking wife and two enthusiastic kids by his side, he ventured into a field unknown to contemporary India. Making of India’s first feature film, ‘Raja Harishchandra’ was an amazing adventure.
The character of Phalke, as played with warmth and charm by Nandu Madhav, would be optimistic “to a fault,” except that his persistence is so right, even when he goes to London alone and unannounced to get the advice and equipment he needs. He is in some ways the preoccupied technician/professor type, and in a pitch-perfect decision, director/writer Paresh Mokashi gives us a larger world that meets his somewhat blinkered but brilliant obsession with more or less unfailing appreciation and support. Local appreciation may be slower in coming, but of course we know that it did.
In a tribal village of Maharashtra is a school which is a part of ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan’ (Education for All) run by the government. Ramchandra Sontakke (Nandu Madhav) is the sole teacher in the school. Sontakke is a romantic; he wants to build a nation of educated kids but is in for a shock when he realizes that the handful of kids who attend his school come basically for the free mid day meal rather than to study. Sontakke decides to impress his boss by putting up a grand show on the Independence Day and coax him into transferring Sontakke to a town school closer home.
Katu, a tribal boy wants to be the leader and sing the national anthem on Independence Day. But, he can do so only if he fulfills Sontakke’s condition of sporting a white tunic and shorts. Katu goes to great extent to from stealing clothes to begging to even risking run down by a speeding car in an attempt to extract blood money for his uniform. However, Sontakke learns the stark realities of life and manages to get himself transferred even before the Independence Day. With no need to impress his boss will all the efforts he and his students have taken go down the drain?
Set in the 70’s in rural India, four 9th grade kids were writing their destiny. Joshi (14) is in love with Shirodkar (14), a beautiful girl. Both go to the same school, and study in the same class. faced with the age old question “What is love anyway?”, Joshi goes through a series of events just to let the girl know about his feelings towards her. Joshi’s friends on the other hand are going through the same phase of life. The difference is all four of them come from a different cultural and family background.
Surya (16) is a typical life lover and a great blend of society and hippie culture. Chitrya (14) a born genius and wants to be a scientist. He comes from a modern family setting and is the smartest one amongst the group. Favdya (15), the poorest, is the dumbest amongst all four. Joshi (14) comes from an average middle-class family, with a confused future.
Joshi wants the girl to know his feelings. He has been trying hard. He attends the same private tuitions as her just to get a glance of her. He follows her to her house everyday without her knowing about this. The story is of struggle, freedom and liberation with a spice of loneliness. Nandu Madhav as Joshi’s Father
Set in a village in the year 1977, Tapaal dwells with sympathy, concern and understanding on the bond between a little boy and a childless couple, and the social discrimination that they face.
The concept of the film and its story is based over the emotions of a postman visiting a remote rural village and a school-going boy called Rangya. During earlier times there were hardly a few educated individuals in any village such as a teacher, Patwari and a postman. They were therefore worthy of honour and respect in the village. It is with this thread of the bonding between villagers and the postman that makes up the story of Tapaal.
Earlier this year, Gajendra Ahire presented an interesting saga revolving around a postman in Postcard. The task is now successfully carried forward by Laxman Utekar but through a completely different storyline and treatment in his directorial debut Tapaal.
Nandu Madhav moves you with an act that oozes his terrific acting talent. He surely deserves to be seen more. Child actor Rohit Utekar is excellent in a very difficult and physically and emotionally draining role. Veena Jamkar once again displays her high quality talent. Milind Gunaji leaves a mark in an important cameo. Other supporting actors too chip in with good performances.
This film is a fictitious thriller, inspired by true events and told from the perspective of respected Indian cop, Amod Kanth who handled the notorious case of serial killer, Charles Sobhraj. The film opened to excellent reviews across India on 31 October 2015. Despite that it was a huge flop collecting a mere Rs. 6 crores.
The film stars, Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadda and Adil Hussain, Tisca Chopra, and Alexx O’Nell in lead roles. Through the narrative, we see a series of crimes committed by Charles and the story of each of his victims, who fell for his charisma but were betrayed by his serpentine like nature. The man not just escaped several high security jails but even manipulated the legal system. In the title, Main aur Charles, the word ‘Main’ stands for the character of Amod Kanth. The film has been warmly accepted in the trade for its impeccable direction, casting and background score. Apart from these technicalities, the film has satisfied critics creatively with fine performances by Randeep Hooda, Richa Chadha and Adil Hussain.
After escaping from prison, a notorious serial killer and conman becomes the target of a nationwide manhunt led by an honest police officer determined to catch him.
A Delhi top-cop Amod Kanth (Adil) is on the trail of the international con-man and ‘lady’ killer Charles Sobhraj(Randeep). So are the cops in Thailand, Mumbai and Goa. Will Charles land in their dragnet?
Akira lives in a small town India her father had taught her to fight for rights of women at very young age she is put in remand home for an accidental crime.14 years later Akira and her mother shift to Mumbai at her brother’s place and she takes admission in Holy Cross College and starts living in hostel where she is harassed by fellow students but Akira fights back ,Acp Rane is a corrupt cop who along with his fellow officers kills a person on Panvel highway after they found huge sum of money in his car, Maya a keep of Rane records his phone call to blackmail him but her handy cam gets stolen by a student of Holy Cross College who blackmails him ,Rane’s fellow officers keep and eye on the college students arrests Akira thinking she has the recorded video, while Rane’s man are about to kill Akira and the two men whom Maya had shown Rane’s video ,Rane calls his colleague Rajeshwar and Manek asking them to leave Akira as they have caught wrong female,Rane then tells Manek to kill Akira …
Anurag Kashyap as the debauched Assistant Commissioner of Police Govind Rane is impressive and does justice to his character, making one sufficiently abhor his unethical ways. He is aptly supported by Lokesh Vijay Gupte as Inspector Rajeshwar and Nandu Madhav as constable Baburao.
Simmba is a 2018 Indian Hindi-language action comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty and written by Yunus Sajawal and Sajid-Farhad. The third installment of Shetty’s Cop Universe film franchise, the film was produced by Shetty and Reliance Entertainment under the former’s banner Rohit Shetty Picturez as well as Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta via Dharma Productions and stars Ranveer Singh, Sonu Sood and Sara Ali Khan, with Ajay Devgn reprising his role of Bajirao Singham in a cameo role. The film follows Sangram “Simmba” Bhalerao, a corrupt police officer hailing from the same town as Singham, who is forced to lead a more righteous path after tragedy strikes those near him. The film is an official remake of the 2015 Telugu-language film Temper.
In the historic city of Aurangabad, an honest IAS officer serving as the municipal commissioner is faced with the tough task of pioneering development, while also fighting a corrupt system and religious fanaticism. As the conflict intensifies, he must fearlessly hold on to his ideals for the sake of the city he loves.
Cargo is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language science fiction film written and directed by Arati Kadav. The film is produced by Kadav, Shlok Sharma, Navin Shetty and Anurag Kashyap. Starring Vikrant Massey and Shweta Tripathi in the lead roles, the story is set on a spaceship named Pushpak 634A where a demon Prahastha, works for the Post Death Transition services with the help of a female astronaut, where dead people are recycled for rebirth. Cargo premiered at the 2019 MAMI Film Festival under the spotlight section. The film premiered on Netflix on 9 September, 2020.
‘Weekend’ follows four friends trying to make sense of a society shackled by the chains of caste, class and gender. It’s a story of their ideologies, struggles and relationship with the systemic power. The short film is written and directed by Arvind Gajanan Joshi who’s renowned for writing-directing an award winning documentary “Ajaat” (Casteless)..!
Story of the film Dr. Aarti Deshmukh revolves around a medical officer. Aarti, a mother of a daughter, is tasked with investigating the medical systems involved in female foeticide. In front of the conscientious Aarti who does his job well, Dr. Purushottam stands as a challenge. Despite many attempts, Aarti does not find any evidence against Purushottam. Purushottam eventually uses his powers to transfer Aarti, but in the days remaining before the transfer, Aarti takes up the task of gathering evidence.
Taali is the going to be a unique biographical series which is based on the life of a transgender, social activist Gauri Sawant who has made a lot of contributions to make the society a better place for poor as well as transgenders.
It covers the key moments in the life and struggle of transgender activist Gauri Sawant, who is located in Mumbai
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