BEFIKRE: An old school, Aditya Chopra, presents new Bollywood’s aroma.

YouTube and the entire Paris was turned on in the midnight with the ‘steamy’ take of an old school boy, Aditya Chopra’s BEFIKRE . The versatile Ranveer Singh and new hot chick of B-town, Vaani Kapoor are wrapped up to set the fire on the big screens with their latest way to express love: the BEFIKRE way!

Two strangers meet; fall in love, families clashes, lovers get apart, ideologies change, heart melt, and then what? Happily-ever-after! To keep waiting for her to turn toward you, standing on the balcony for hours just for his glimpse, staring each other from distances in public parks, if this is your memories of cliché Bollywood romance then brace your imagination for the brand new era of Bollywood romance. Ranveer Singh (Dharam) meets Vaani Kapoor (Shyra) on the streets of Paris and then the eyes open in the bedroom. The sizzling chemistry of both stars in its first official poster was enough to gather the publicity to make its trailer cross 10 million views! (within 24 hours)

The ‘Bollywood defining’ writer-director, Aditya Chopra, returns to the silver screen after a long period of absence from Bollywood with an entirely new aroma of the story line. Critics say the only reason DDLJ was one of the biggest success was; it was something new, new to the ‘theatre generation’ and same is the case with Befikre too. Long back Darwin quoted, “Survival of the fittest” and Aditya Chopra has done the same, after cliché stories like Mohabbatien, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, and he is now all set to portray the ‘young Indian romance’ again.

The movie has been mostly shot in locations of France with some pieces in Mumbai too and carrying many reasons to gather the limelight. There are certain things you all can wait forward to;

Ranveer Singh has gone butt-naked for the first time, which gives his female fans another moment to take up the theatre with their hooting.

Censor Board is all set with scissors: reportedly, the movie has 23 kissing scenes, which is going to poke Censor Board for sure.

According to the sources, the movie has a stripping scene of Ranveer as well as of Vaani.

India loves the way Aditya Chopra portrays the story and with Befikre he is returning almost after 8 long years as a director.

To most of Hollywood lovers, it may memorize them of another movie, Friend with Benefits, Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake’s take on young romance and was a big hit back then. Now Yashraj banner frames the same scenery with fresh faces and the Indian essence. There is a scene in trailer where Vaani sitting on Ranveer’s lap asks, “Why won’t we say I Love You, kind of stupid stuff?” and he replies, “Because it simply gets emotional, boring and then the whole fun goes in vain!” which clearly depicts the storyline and spirit of script.

The promises to never say I love you is nothing new in Bollywood reels, but the bold and sensible handling of sensual takes in Befikre are being appreciated highly around the globe. Trailer simplifies that this time YRF banner is targeting majorly the adult age group and it is going to be a high-trip for young couples. I know you were amazed as I was when the trailer ended; yeah! You got it right, the whole trailer had no scene of any heartbreak, sadness, tears and anything else but only FUN!

Being a visionary, Aditya Chopra, now decides to cater young India. So if you are waiting again for the girl to turn (PALAT!), to let the girl elope, to hear violin in background, to wait till oblivion and witness another ‘happily-ever-after’ then you better stay home this time, but if you are in to witness a totally different cocktail of romance, sensual scenes, fiery dialogues and many more then you should start to find a date for 9th December, because it is going to be something very hot!

Abbas Kiarostami: Why will we miss him?

Abbas Kiarostami, the greatest Iranian film director, died on Monday in Paris aged 76.

Why do we miss someone? Why do we feel bad when someone is no more? It’s because we are not our own. All of us together form and share the conscience of humanity. When someone departs from it, there’s a void. And when that someone is the likes of Abbas Kiarostami, who has descended to the roots of this conscience, the void is overwhelming.

Profoundly rooted in realism, Kiarostami’s films were poetry in frames. He had started out by making short films about childhood problems for the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults. In his own words, this was ‘the making of an artist’ who would later enthuse the world cinema as a breeze of innovativeness and simplicity.

His first short film, exquisite as it is, ‘The Bread and Alley’ (1970) showcased a different reel of reality. Unlike his contemporaries, he stayed in Iran even after the Khomeini Revolution, and made films within the country. Totally apolitical, he managed to find ways around the strict restrictions and censorships under the new regime. That is the commitment he had for all his films  

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‘Where Is the Friend’s House?’ was the first feature film that earned Kiarostami international acclaim. He exposed the social context of a small village in Iran from the perspective of a young boy who wants to return his school friend’s notebook. That is the innocence you find in all his films.

It was ‘Taste of Cherry’ (1997) that brought Abbas Kiarostami the Palme D’Or from Cannes. The film was about a man, who has decided to commit suicide, and his search for someone to bury him. The film impressed international critics and audience alike.  Jean-Luc Godard, after seeing the film, said: “Film begins with DW Griffith and ends with Abbas Kiarostami.” That is the brilliance you find in all his films.

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What make his films so much beautiful are his characteristically slow cuts and long shots. They tend to create a perception reality so devoid of pretences that you cannot decipher its meaning; you have to feel it.  The rhythm and mood is so ingenious that the deepest trenches of philosophy and poetic beauty are surfed together effortlessly. These films depict life and reality from an altogether uncharacteristically real perspective. Kiarostami represented the best of Iranian life and culture, but his films represented the best of humanity. That is the honesty you find in all his films. 

Anybody who’s ever watched his movie knows how he has touched the heart of humanity. And for us, who try to decipher meanings from reality, from philosophising actions and thoughts, Abbas Kiarostami is a beacon of excellence who not only borrowed from the raw beauty of reality but also disseminated it through his frames. He proved that the artists can find a way even in distraught conditions. He planted the seeds of a new vision in all of us.

We bow down to him.

you can watch his short films compilation here

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Rajinikanth’s upcoming film poster ‘Kabali” Stolen from Irfan Khan’s ‘Madari’?

A direct statement by Irfan khan states that Rajinikanth’s film Kabali stole the upcoming official film  poster of Nishikanth kamath’s ‘Madari’. However, it is said that Kabali’s latest is a fan made poster. Who is correct? ‘Kabali’ or ‘Madari’!

These two poster look like this:

Kabali and Madari

What is a poster?

A poster defines the film value and brief about the content of the film. It is a mass publication meant to attract the large crowd by focusing on the visuals of the actors and recall value of the film name. 

But why did Rajnikanth’s film Kabali who has more than billion followers steal the poster of Nishikanth Kamath’s film ‘Madari’?

“I saw that Rajinikanthji’s film stole the poster of our film” – Irfan Khan

‘Madari’ stars veteran Bollywood and Hollywood actor Irfan khan. The making cost of the film lies in few crores where as Kabali has a production value of 100+ crores. Kabali is directed by P.A. Ranjith and the unit has published the shooting poster last September. At the recent teaser launch it has published another poster with Rajinikanth holding a gun in his hand.

Rajinikanth Kabali Poster

The teaser of “Kabali” had crossed 2 crore views in the YouTube:

When Irrfan Khan was asked about the similarity between the official posters, he said: “Even I didn’t know that. We are small filmmakers, I saw that Rajinikanthji’s film stole the poster of our film. You see his film’s poster and see our film’s poster. No big deal about it. Watch his film and watch our film, too.”

However, Kabali’s official sources have only released two posters while the latest one, which Irfan Khan criticised is allegedly a fan made poster. The two official posters tweeted by Rajnikanth’s official account are:

Whereas ‘Madari’ poster looks like:

Rajini Madari Kabali

So, whether it’s a publicity stunt gimmick or a fan made creation.

“Film created actors and fans made them stars”

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5 Romantic Films About Love Between Strangers.

As Simon Van Booy said “Love between strangers takes only a few seconds and can last a whole life.” 

Here is list our favorite films which we think drives home the point. 

5. My Blueberry Nights

Directed by Wong Kar Wai, My Blueberry Nights is a romantic art film which tells the story of a young woman’s soul searching journey across america trying to resolve many questions about love while encountering a series of offbeat characters along the way.

 

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 4. The Notebook

Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, this scintillating romantic movie was directed by Nic Cassavetes, It’s a memorable story about a couple who fall in love in the 1940s. The movie was released in 2004

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3. Lost  in Translation
What happens when an aging actor meets a college girl in a Tokyo Hotel? Sofia Coppola, who also directed the movie, won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for this movie. It’s a romantic comedy drama released in 2003.

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2. Vicky Cristina Barcelona

The master director of romantic films, Woody Allen brought us Vicky Cristina Barcelona in 2008. The film is about two girls, on summer trip, meeting an artist in Barcelona. The artist is equally attracted to both of them but he has a history with his ex-wife who is about to reenter his life.

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1. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Love is not something that you can erase. In the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the couple erases each other’s memory when their relationship is not going smooth. It is a part science-fiction romantic film directed by Michel Gondry and released in 2004.

 

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