Apurva, writer of Simran speaks up against Kangana’s title snatching moves

Apoorva Asrani is a respected writer and video editor in Mumbai film circles and he epitomizes Local is International. He is known for writing on subjects close to his heart. His film ALIGARH had won him love and support of the LGBT  community and the progressives around the world. A gender sensitive man Apoorva had so far always supported Kangana Ranaut ( the Indian actress … Continue reading Apurva, writer of Simran speaks up against Kangana’s title snatching moves

Kangana know your place-Deepak Venkatesha

Kangana & Anurag are a lesson for all of us. We are the “Outsiders”. We need to keep our head low, hang low and not really be seen. The ‘perks of being a wallflower’ is what we need to learn. Rangoon & Bombay Velvet were not bad films. They have been classified as the worst because Icarus (Read Outsiders) tried to get too close to … Continue reading Kangana know your place-Deepak Venkatesha

Asghar Farhadi sends an Astronaut to receive his academy award

Asghar Farhadi was conspicuous with his absence this Sunday when he received Academy award in the foreign film category for his film The Salesman. His award was received by an Astronaut and a NASA scientist.   The NASA scientist explained that Farhadi chose them over many other American Iranians to receive the award to send a message to the present political dispensation that when you … Continue reading Asghar Farhadi sends an Astronaut to receive his academy award

आमिर झूठ सेहत के लिए हानिकारक है – Rakesh Kayasth

  दंगल मुझे भारत में बनी सबसे अच्छी स्पोर्ट्स मूवी लगी। हॉल से निकलते वक्त मेरे 11 साल के बेटे ने पूछा- क्या सचमुच गीता के कोच ने फाइनल वाले दिन महावीर फोगट को कमरे में बंद करवा दिया था। मैने जवाब दिया– मुझे मालूम नहीं। लेकिन आमिर खान ने फिल्म रिसर्च के बिना नहीं बनाई होगी। आज सुबह के टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया में कॉमनवेल्थ … Continue reading आमिर झूठ सेहत के लिए हानिकारक है – Rakesh Kayasth

Pink: You tremble with indignation- Nakul Singh Sawhney

‘Pink’ is such an important film. And a very well made film at that. The first half was slick and kept me on the edge of my seat. You feel the fear and vulnerability that the women protagonists were made to endure. You tremble with indignation every time you see those wealthy, influential brats assaulting and harassing the three women. You’ve seen those brats so … Continue reading Pink: You tremble with indignation- Nakul Singh Sawhney

DREAMS & REALITIES Ashok Vajpei & P Sainath at the Mumbai Screenwriter’s Conference

Mumbai Wed 3 Aug 2016 by Harsha Prabhu   The 4th Indian Screenwriter’s Conference at St Andrew’s auditorium in the suburb of Bandra, Mumbai got off to a flying start today. Poet and arts administrator Ashok Vajpeyi’s speech was on India’s rich cultural and linguistic diversity and multiplicity of vision. He said there were over 700 languages in India and Hindi alone had 46 dialects. … Continue reading DREAMS & REALITIES Ashok Vajpei & P Sainath at the Mumbai Screenwriter’s Conference