Showing posts with label music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label music. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Monday, May 10, 2010


Movie Review “Jogawa”

Genre: Drama

Director: Rajiv Patil

Producer: Shripal Morakhia

Presenter: IDream Productions Pvt. Ltd.

Language: Marathi

Star Cast: Upendra Limaye, Mukta Barve, Vinay Aapate, Amita Khopkar, Kishor Kadam, Sharvari and others

Music: Ajay – Atul

Although we all are moving towards globalization rapidly every day, thanks to various means of communications. There are still many villages in India which performs rituals come out of superstitions regularly. “Jogawa” is a movie which enlightens one such ritual or superstition which is still going on in villages. The movie is directed by Rajiv Patil who’s earlier films “Savarkhed Ek Gaon” and “Sanai Chaughade” appreciated by people. But this time he comes up with much more hard hitting story. It is a story of people who called as “Jogatin” and “Jogata” who m their family given up on the name of goddess to serve her. But the society treats them inhumanly and looks at them as mere sex objects.

The story happens in village where there is strong influence of Goddess ‘Yelamma’. And this influence is used by some people for their own cause on people who believe in these superstitions. Like the central characters of the movie Tayappa (played by Upendra Limaye) and Suli (played by Mukta Barve). When Suli’s mother found knots while combing her she was suggested she should be made ‘Jogatin’, and serve the goddess. Same with Tayappa when his father (played by Vinay Aapte) found out that Tayappa passing blood while urinating. He forced him to be a Jogata. Now he has to act like woman, ware cloths like woman and serve the goddess.

Both of them enjoyed the new environment for sometime but soon the society try to exploit them. They find solace in each other’s company and found love. And this is unthinkable and impermissible for any ‘Jogata’ and ‘Jogatin’. So the story is how they fight against the superstition and find their way.

The movie already won many National Awards. We can see some brilliant performance in the movie. Upendra Limaye, Mukta Barve were brilliant so was all the actors. Rajiv Patil comes up with his best work yet. Technically the movie is 10 0n 10. Good cinematography and good music by Ajay – Atul which enhance the movie experience and made it more believable.

If I have to rate this movie I will give it 9 out of 10.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Must Watch Movies Before You Die - Part 4

31. Jewel Thief – Hindi (1967)

Director: Vijay Anand

Writers: Vijay Anand (dialogue), Vijay Anand (screenplay)

Genre: Mystery, Musical, Thriller

Cast: Ashok Kumar, Dev Anand, Baijayanthimala, Tanuja, Helen, Faryal, Anju Mahendru, Nasir Hussain, Pratima Devi and others…..

The very best Musical mystery made in bollywood….

32. Gumnam - Hindi (1965)

Director: Raja Nawathe

Writers: Dhruva Chatterjee (screenplay), Charandas Shokh (dialogue)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Musical, Suspense

Cast: Nanda, Manoj Kumar, Pran, Helen, Mehmood, Dhumal, Madan Puri,and others

Watch the very best suspense movie in Bollywood.

33. National Treasure – English (2005)

Director: Jon Turteltaub

Writers: Jim Kouf and Oren Aviv

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean, John Voight, Harvey Keitel, and others

Hunt the treasure with Nicolas Cage.

34. Dombivali Fast - Marathi (2005)

Director: Nishikant Kamat

Writers: Nishikant Kamat, Sanjay Pawar

Genre: Drama

Cast: Sandeep Kulkarni, Audumber Aphale, Ashwini Apte, Shashank Bawkar, Shrushti Bhoske, Dushyant wagh and others

Story of a common man…

35. Lage Raho Munnabhai – Hindi (2006)

Director: Rajkumar Hirani

Writers: Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani

Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Musical, Romance

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, Boman Irani, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Diya Mirza, Jimmy Shergill, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Saurabh Shukla, Abhishek Bachchan, Rohitash Gaud and others

Munnabhai meets Mahatma Gandhi.

36. Zakhm – Hindi (1998)

Director: Mahesh Bhatt

Writers: Mahesh Bhatt

Genre: Action, Drama

Cast: Ajay Devgan, Pooja Bhatt, Sonali Bendre, Kunal Khemu, Akshay Anand, Avtar Gill, Nagarjuna, Sharat Saxena, Ashutosh Rana, Madan Jain, Saurabh Shukla, Vishwajeet Pradhan and others

This is very sensitive movie, watch this for Kunal Khemu

37. Jurassic Park – English (1993)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Michael Crichton

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Cast: Sam Neil, Laura Dem, Jeff Goldblum, Samuel L. Jackson and others

Watching dinosaurs on big screen was quite a treat

38. Khatta Meetha – Hindi (1978)

Director: Basu Chatterjee

Writer: Basu Chaterjee

Genre: Comedy, Family

Cast: Ashok Kumar, Rakesh Rakesh Roshan, Bindiya Goswami, Raju Shreshtha, Deven Verma, Preeti Ganguli, Ranjit Chowdhry, Devendra Khandelwal, Vimal Sahu, Ravi Raaj, Perl Padamsee, Pradeep Kumar, and others

Light hearted family comedy movie, one of the very few movies made on Parsees.

39. Tingya - Marathi (2007)

Director: Mangesh Hadawale

Writer: Mangesh Hadawale

Director of Photography: Dharam Gulati.

Genre: Drama

Cast: Sharad Goekar, Tarnnum Pathan, Ajit Gawande, Inesh chauhan, Sunil Deo, Madhavi Juvekar, Chitra Nawathe, Vitthal Umap, Kamlesh Sawant, Mansi Lonkar

Much celebrated movie in Marathi.

40. Valu – Marathi (2008)

Director: Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni

Writers: Girish Kulkarni, Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Atul Kulkarni, Bharati Acharekar, Mohan Agashe, Dipak Alegaokar, Vrishasen Dabholkar, Renuka Daftardar, Girish Kulkarni, Sharvari Kulkarni, Veena Jamkar, Amruta Subhash, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Nirmiti Sawant, Jyoti Subhash, Chandrakant Gokhale, Satish Tare and others

A movie made on a Bull…

Friday, January 16, 2009

Will Oscar come to India?

Will A R Rahman win an Oscar? For the answer we have to wait, watch and hope as no one knows that today. But two things are certain even today, that he is most deserving candidate to win this award and after winning ‘Golden Globe’ he is just inches away from the glory of Oscars. ‘Golden Globe’ is seen as precursor of Oscars. And Rahman has got strong will power of one billion people backing him and hoping for his success.

But thinking of Oscar we should not forget to celebrate this moment also as ‘Golden Globe’ is also one of the top most honor anybody can get in showbiz. So we can not underestimate his achievements and enjoy it irrespective of his winning the Oscar or not. He always mad all of us Indian proud but when he received such internationally acclaimed award we feel even more proud of him. He is musical genius and is a true ‘Mozart of India.’ He is brilliant at what he does and he is doing it consistently for about two decades now. His success lies in his versatility. He had created some unforgettable romantic, soulful composition but at the same time he is able to create many feet tapping numbers too. He has big fan following in India who always waiting for his next creation eagerly. He is the best and busiest music composer in India who always gives original music. The word original should be highlighted in bold letters as it is a big achievement of him when we are considering current Indian composers. Because many of the Indian composers’ inspirations come easily and so naturally that they never realized that they are copying someone else’s creation.

A R Rahman already won many national and international awards in his flourishing career. If you want to find out nearly unending list you can visit A R Rahman’s official website. And this list is going to be longer and longer in coming years. But ‘Golden Globe’ award is in many ways special for him and for Indian music as this will put both of them on the top of International music radar. Both of them get the recognition internationally what they deserve from long time. And if he wins Oscar it will be icing on the cake. Actually before this award I used to think why we wait for any international awards or Oscar for that matter. We have our own 1 billion people and awards of our own. Why do we care about Oscar so much? But I must admit watching A R Rahman winning the Golden Globe and accepting the award thrill me never the less. And it is the biggest talking point for not only news channels but for general public. And what was more thrilling and exciting was A R Rahman’s speech after winning the award. He didn’t forgot to thank one billion people of India because he knew how much it meant for Indians.

A R Rahman is in a true sense ambassador of India and Indian culture. He is down to earth, and humble although little bit of arrogance from his side would have been neglected by everyone as he on top of the world. So let’s cross our fingers and hope for the Oscar but he is already a winner in our hearts.

P.S. : Whenever I think of A R Rahman first thing comes to mind is the song ‘Vande Mataram’ sung and composed by A R Rahman. Whenever I listen to this song I always gets goose bump and I am sure all the Indian feel the same.