Friday, June 6, 2014

Deepa Mehta’s Next Movie On Change Of Government In India

Deepa Mehta the acclaimed Indo-Canadian film director and screenwriter renowned for making hard hitting and often regarded as controversial movies like the taboo subject on lesbian relation in FIRE (1996) or Aamir Khan’s EARTH (1998) that dealt with the sensitive issue of partition and WATER (2005) that explored the traumatic lives of widows in India during British rule India, is back in news. 


According to reports Deepa Mehta announced her forthcoming movie with Bollywood hunk Randeep Hooda and Canadian sex siren Sarah Allen famed for her mesmerizing vampire’s role in BEING HUMAN.

Deepa Mehta who is known for cautiously selecting her actors like Aamir Khan in EARTH or John Abraham in WATE, this time has zeroed in on Randeep Hooda, who incidentally is Mira Nair’s own discovery as he made his debut in Nair’s successful movie MONSOON WEDDING in 2001. 

The movie will have a diverse cast of the film fraternity across the globe from US, Canada and India. Besides Hooda other Indian actors include Nair’s favorite Kulbushan Kharbanda and the ‘Bad Man’ Gulshan Grover

The movie will have music by Mychael Danna, Canadian film composer who recently won huge acclaim and multiple awards including the prestigious Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Original Score for LIFE OF PI. 

Giving a brief about the movie Deepa Mehta said, “The movie is based on the landslide victory of BJP’s Narendra Modi in India and the subsequent effects on the NRI settled in Canada.” She adds, “With the amazing victory of Narendra Modi there is jubilation among the Indian diaspora in Canada. They are hoping India will now be free from corruption and unemployment will cease and as Modi has promised ache din aayenge.”

AS LIGHT AS THE ‘KAATRU’

Don’t we all love it when there is a beautiful breeze? The sight of our hair getting drenched in the breeze. The way the breeze flows makes us feel light and elated somehow. Even if it is hot, we always look for ‘breeze’. Feeling breezy also in a way makes us feel light at emotions too. And undoubtedly our lyricists too love using the word a lot in many a songs! In Tamil ofcourse, ‘Breeze’ is known as ‘Kaatru’. Here is a list of hit songs that have the word ‘Kaatru’ in them, that have appeared in this recent era.

Listen to Kaatru Songs on Raaga.com

A song that made a considerable impact was ‘Kaatrin mozhi’ from the movie ‘Mozhi’. Although set in a very sobre tune, the song’s lyrics is what won it brownie points amongst the audience. It was extremely well-received by the people. Adding to it, the star cast definitely made the video too interesting.

From the movie Pithamagan, the song ‘Ilan kaatru veesudhe’, appealed to many. Thanks to ofcourse Illayaraja for the composition and brilliant singing by Sriram parthasarathy, this song had an emotional connect with all of us.

The song ‘Pani kaatre pani kaatre’ from the movie Run is a wonderful and a delightful one to listen to. A duet by Harish Ragavendra and Sadhana Sargam, we all ofcourse love to shake our heads to this number.

Talking about melodies, we cannot forget this specific number! ‘Kaatreen vaasal vandhai’ an evergreen composition from the movie Rhythm stole the hearts of many. Sung by Kavita Krishnamoorthy, this song is just brilliant and ofcourse a romantic one too.

A song with a little carnatic influence too is always good. And this song too did its magic –‘Kaatril varum geethame’ from Oru Naal Oru kanavu which yet again was amazing and made us feel light, just as the beautiful breeze.

Salman Khan To Replicate Kamal Hassan’s Feat!

If reports are to be believed than Bollywood sensational superstar Salman Khan is all set to replicate the marvelous act of a dwarf that legendary actor Kamal Hassan achieved 25 years ago in the Tamil super hit film APOORVA SAGODHARARGAL (1989) which was later dubbed and released in Telugu as VICHITHRA SODARULU and into Hindi as APPU RAJA and both did astounding business. 

Listen to Salman Khan Songs on Raaga.com

According reports Salman Khan has long been aspiring to work with director Anand L Rai, who has to his credits hit movies like TANU WEDS MANU and RAANJHANAA. In an interview Anand L Rai has confessed that he has a love story with a difference set in a rural backdrop however if things go as per plans it will be a mega project. 

It will be interesting to see Salman Khan who is known for his DABANGG action style in a role of a drawf. 

Listen to Salman Khan Songs on Raaga.com

Unlike Singeetham Srinivasa Rao who directed APOORVA SAGODHARARGAL using his imaginations at the little resources available to him, director Anand L Rai will be using latest commuter technology to give special effects. According to sources VFX expert George Murphy who worked on Matrix Reloaded, Jurassic Park and Forest Gump, has been roped in for the movie.

Earlier Anupam Kher played the lovable dwarf 'Chachu' in JAAN-E-MAN directed by Shirish Kunder and Hrithik Roshan in one scene of DHOOM 2. However the most interesting movie has been Malayalam hit ATBHUTHA DWEEP that depicted a real life South Indian actor Ajay Kumar, who is just 2ft 5in tall doing heroic feat like amazing stunts, horse riding and dancing around bush with his heroine.