Some actors make it big, some are left behind. Many a talent in the cinema industry is not able to rise in the absence of backing, finances, Godfathers and banners. Some blame it on luck, some quit, some hang on while some rise slowly. Every week with new releases, we see talents rising against the tide.
First time director Ajay Bahl, whose movie B. A. Pass releases this week, says, “NFDC (National Film Development Corporation of India) is doing a great job in finding new talent in India, some shining examples are ‘Ship of Theseus’, ‘Mumbai Cha Raja’ and ‘Miss Lovely’.” All these movies were in the WIP (Work-In-Progress) lab at NFDC.
As I wish talent gets its due at par with banners and names in Bollywood, here I present the Movie Time this week.
This Friday Releases:
RABBA MAIN KYA KAROON
The awesome cast of Arshad Warsi, Paresh Rawal, Shakti Kapoor, Raj Babbar, Anuradha Patel, Riya Sen, Himani Shivpuri, Tinu Anand and Sushmita Mukherjee is what we see in ‘Rabba Main Kya Karoon’. Directed by Amrit Sagar Chopra ‘Rabba Main Kya Karoon’ is a romcom in which he introduces his son Akash Chopra in the main lead along with Tahira Kocchar who is a model. The story follows a mantra – “In order to live a happy married life, one must cheat on his wife.”
B. A. PASS (A)
Versatile actor Shilpa Shukla whom we liked in ‘Chak De India’ as Bindia Naik along with Shadab Kamal, who is a discovery, explore the dark and dingy lanes of Paharganj in Delhi, exposed to the world of prostitution male and female both. A bold adult movie directed by debutante director and cinematographer Ajay Bahl, ‘B. A. Pass’ is based on the short story ‘The Railway Aunty’ by Mohan Sikka, and screen adaptation by Ritesh Shah. B. A. Pass is called a brutal saga of seduction, betrayal and an unusual work of good cinema and should we guess something will be there to look forward to this week. The cast includes Shilpa Shukla, Shadab Kamal, Rajesh Sharma, Geeta Sharma, Dibyendu Bhattacharya and Deepti Naval.
After a long time we see Rituparna Sengupta and Priyanshu Chaterjee in ‘Calapor’, a story where cure meets the crime. Directed by Dinesh P. Bhonsle, Calapor is a film on the life of criminals in the jail. Jyotsna, who is an artist and a reformer, goes to the jail and faces her own past. The cast includes Rituparna Sengupta, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Harsh Chaya, Anjan Srivastava and Raghubir Yadav.
The wonder bird land where everything is perfectly wonderful is called Zambezia and the sweet little Falcon Kai who lives far away flies all the way to discover Zambezia and to find his own origins. A South African computer animated drama film Zambezia is directed by Wayne Thornley. Zambezia has voice overs by Jeremy Suarez, Abigail Breslin, Jeff Goldblum and Samual Jackson.
R.I.P.D. – The Rest In Peace Dept. (English)
R.I.P.D. which is Rest In Peace Dept is a supernatural movie. The story is of two officers out of which one is murdered by the other and is sent to the R.I.P.D. where he is sent back to Earth in a different avatar to save the mankind from the Deados, which are the bad dead people creating havoc on Earth. He is helped by other R.I.P.D. officers to eventually be united with his family and seek his revenge. Directed by Robert Schwentke, the cast includes Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, James Hong, Marissa Miller and Mary Louise Parker.
THE SMURFS 2 (English)
Director Raja Gosnell brings the sequel of ‘The Smurfs’ in ‘The Smurfs 2’. The Smurfies are little blue marvels and they are back with more adventure this time. Smurfette is kidnapped by Gargamel who is a great magician and is a Smurf hater. Gargamel needs the Smurf essence for his shows and Smurfette knows the secret as to how to retrieve the essence. The Smurfs save her with the help of their human friends. Directed by Raja Gosnell, ‘The Smurfs 2’ in 3D has voice overs by Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays.
THE CONJURING (A) (English)
The story about the Warrens came to me and I was like, “Oh my God, this is really cool.” But I didn’t just want to make another ghost story or another supernatural film. One thing I had never explored was the chance to tell a story that’s based on real-life characters, real-life people. So those were the things that led me to The Conjuring – James Wan, explaining his reason for directing ‘The Conjuring’.
A supernatural horror movie, ‘The Conjuring’ is one that would keep you screaming and on the edge of the seat. Based on a true story of the Warrens in which Ed and Lorraine Warren who are supernatural paranormal investigators come out and help a family to get rid of the dark presence in their house that is out to destroy them.
Directed by James Wan the cast includes Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga,Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor.
This was the round up for this week. So much new talent we see now a days. New rising directors and actors make me very happy to be presenting them here at G Caffe’ Movie Time. Looking forward to the next week next Thursday. I wish you a happy weekend with some good cinema.