ME AT GOA FOR 44TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA

 

 

ATTENDED  21 st November to 24th ; GOA : 44th international film festival of India .. summary here  !!

it is always a great fun and learning to attend big film festival when you are invited as special vip guest .  so I enjoyed my trip in goa .

 21st nov ;   attended opening panorama section  inaugurated by I n B minister Manish tiwari .  I was called on the stage to  felicitate shri manoj kumar  , the legendry film writer director producer of 70s of bollywood . I spoke of his great work he had done .  but he responded more generously and spoke ten minutes about me and my first meeting with him  in 70s  and his long speech raised many eye brows in audience and ministry both .  I was amused .

 

22.nov ;  Me and  my associate Arindum n sarahna  deep chose to see a japanese film ‘ OSHIN ‘ . ,. Amazing film !!!  it was about a Japanese female child labour  and  was extremely   touching  and a brilliant film.

23  nov: I watched ‘ ship of theses ‘ promoted by kiron rao and utv . a fascinating intellectual’s film .. . in the evening I spent time  with Raima sen  at my place with her friends from bengal industry .  raima in party is great fun   .. all her friends know . we had a great time discussing cinema of all kind.

24th nov:  I was invited at all India film critic association meeting as a keynote speaker and I spoke about their roles  and responsibility  for younger generation  and nation since cinema do affect our society .

and in the afternoon I saw ‘ Meghe Dhaka Tara’ a Bengali film based on legend film maker Ritwick ghatak ‘s  internal journey along with his aggressive classic  movies he had made and went into a mental asylum as penniless .

finally I came back to Mumbai to join my ‘ KAANCHI ‘ to make money with my  mainstream cinema  ,editing one item number ‘ KAMBAL KE NEECHE …

…ha ha ha ..

 Back to pavilion  Mr Ghai ;}

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ME N TEAM FROM ‘ MEGHE DHAKA TARA”

SACHIN AND BEYOND . .?

 

   SACHIN AND BEYOND .    .?

   MY film ‘IQBAAL ‘ Finishes   with a shot where a deaf  and dumb  cricket aspirant iqbal enters  into a  huge cricket Stadium  after a long struggle to be a cricketer with  ‘dreams cum true’  satisfaction “ .

Here sachin says good bye to the cricket field by touching the cricket ground  after becoming  A real HERO of the nation  with 24 years of excellence  in his field .

 Yesterday  after  he was  honoured  by PMO  office  with BHARAT RATNA AWARD and the standing ovation by the whole nation .

 And I  got frantic calls from media to react on it …?

I spoke my bit  amongst  heavy voices with  noises ..   that ..

 It is not the final bye from sachin .. it is just interval for him .

Now he has bigger responsibility for the nation  as an iconic son of India ..

He has to develop   much neglected  sports of India  by sharing his time , health ,wealth and his amazing  skill  by opening various  training campus all  over India  .

Lets adopt the inner qualities of sachin than just from his cricket skill . he is a spiritual man

 Let the Nation and govt support him designing  the master plan for all the sports of India .

SACHIN  HAS PROVED A BIGGER HUMAN THAN A CRICKEETR WITH SUCH A MAGNUM ACHIEVEMENTS  and HUMILITY BeYOND ..

Cheers Dost !!!

Aur who bhi iss desh mein jaha KALYUG chhaya hua hua  hain

 Waha satyug kaa karmyogi paida hua …!!!

Mer bachcho     aise hi banana ..

Difficult hain … oer ho jayega  …..,, :}

LOVE   SG :}

 

 

HOLD MY HAND IN YOUR HAND ……PHIR DEKHO ..?

HOLD MY HAND IN YOUR HAND  …… PHIR DEKHO …?

 

 “HOLD my hand in your hand in Hongkong “

was the  title  of three short films  with three versions of the same story written by durjito roy  by three directors .  I saw last night pallandium hotel  mumbai  presented by HONGKONG TOURISM BOARD . I must say   that they were just amazing  .. just amazing  ..!!

BUT more amazing  fact was that  HONG KONG tourism Board  did not offer their project to any agency  in india to make these    short features but   directly contacted  whistling woods international film school on Mumbai  and assigned three team of student directors and Dops  to shoot 10 minutes short each  and invited them to Hongkong  and shoot  with  limited  facilities  and time frame.

And I must say that result was overwhelming what I shared last night .

 Choice of Fantastic  visuals with heart warming  story of this couple who come first time to Hongkong as  tourists …  .. I was driven into  each film  completely .!

YES .. I do promote my whistlingwoods  thru  various means and  marketing agencies ..

But I do  get emotional when  I watch such a good work of  my students  ..and  I was touched to watch the wonderful work done bte by wwi students .

WHISTLING WOODS HAD DONE IT BOSS !!!

NOW  I can foresee India  there at oscar with its brilliant films ..

just wait for five years more !!

now .. WOULD YOU PLEASE HOLD MY HAND    …?  :}

thanx .!!!  sg

Sg

Today the whole nation is talking about Sachin Tendulkar for his eventful,  historic moment  of playing for the last time on a cricket ground at the international level.

My instant reaction..?

“Only a wise  and spiritual guy can so easily say ‘good bye’ from all his enviable achievements and that too at a young age of forty. This is so unlike the ones who believe in ‘ DIL MANGE MORE ” and wants to defeat others until death in the name of progress and growth .

My heart beats for him with full admiration  n respect for  what  he has achieved  today .

Whatever little I know of Sachin in person , he is  a very spiritual and patriotic person form within ….not a drama !

..Very few know that he carries  a small pic of  SAI BABA N INDIAN FLAG in his kit bag whenever he is on the  cricket field …    yaani ..obviously he carries two energies with him- spiritual and patriotic .

BUT..

Responsibilities do not leave such  people.   Now, Sachin has to do a lot for  his country .

Hope politicians do not drag him , nor vested  business interests hereafter  .

Sachin  needs to pass his torch to the younger generation by Mentoring them, being  a master and an institution.

 Sachin  must open a campus for sports n  cricket  in india to train the next generation.   He has to develop the sports of india to match the standards of rest of  the world.

”  A time to give to others !  a real purpose of life .. Educate sports aspirants   ..

SACHIN  had come to watch my  film “IQBAAL ” when i invited him in a preview theatre  .  He was very happy to see an inspirational film like Iqbaal’ which was on cricket . i could see his compassion for others .

WHAT I SHARE  TODAY ?

“SACHIN !  we may miss you on  cricket ground  but we  expect   you to go on to a higher ground  by sharing your expert skills with next gen of india ..DEVELOP SPORTS OF INDIA …

.but one tip from me brother  .. ‘ NEVER   take a land from  any govt / politician  for  your sports campus .. buy your own land or deal with private sector ..but not from  the constantly changing governments … i have already burnt my HANDS  with a co-venture  with govt of maharashtra by setting up whistling woods film international  school in film city  in order to develop the next gens of film makers ..!!!   i am proud of what i have done but i am in trouble … my school is  under fire coz of a political cross fire as it is common in india .  !!

SO God bless me and you in future  My friend . WE DO WHAT WE LOVE ”

i am proud of you  Sachin , have  a great life ahead  .

love  sg

SACHIN TENDULKAR and his LAND ..?

GRAND SHIAMAK GRAND SHOW AND SOMETHING MORE …?

10 nov 13 : Mumbai,  was one of the  special  evening when I went to watch ‘shiamak davar ‘ show as per my promised to him as friend too . I requested my wife n daughter muskaan to come with me and we three attended the show at St Andrews at bandra Mumbai .

I got flattered when shiamak introduced me to audience as his first film producer to inspire him  to choreograph a song for movies and he did two songs in my film TAAL  . ..those were ‘AAG LAGE LUG JAVE ” and ISHK BINA KYA JEENA ‘ in climax stage show .

Shiamak is a darling friend , clean , great human being by mind  and very spiritual by soul. And an innovative artistic dancer and choreographer;on stage with all his showman ship.   He trains his   team  which brings an electrifying energy to the audience , a magic, a disciplined  group of birds in sky on the stage  .

Though   I am used to watching his shows   for the last  20 years . in 1991   he  choreographed a patriotic song for me with 50 kids on the stage for my show  known as “ 100 years of world cinema” at turf club worli with whole industry participating in it …

But last night I was astonished to watch with his Grand show ‘ SELCOUTH’  with 40 students  show last night … this was  BEST  from shiamak so far .  what a choreography !  with no flashy clothes but a dhoti , no hairstyle but a bald get up , dancers looking like Oscar statues  BUT with a  deep thinking story line , universal theme, energies  with magnificent performances by dancers  in one n half hour non stop show and I was so much glued to it that I could not share a smile with my wife rehana ji who kept looking at me as if I was 14 years of child ;}

but she forgave me for my passion for these kind of show ”

funny part is …….

she whispered in my ears  ‘ why don’t you a make a movie on dancing only .. a big musical .. you can do that ‘

and thank you my wife .. to lit my candle  within me :}

THE FACT TODAY IS ..

now I am stuck with this idea…

and I am gonna open my script which  I had written after TAAL based on  contemporary music and dance n romance together.

thank you shiamak for inspiring !!

can you pl suggest me the music composer or composers to work on

this GRAND MUSICAL depicting LIFE LUST AND LOVE …..?

Sg

ERIC at kaanchi songs nov 13Mr ERIC PILLAI is one of the most renowned sound engineers  in the Bollywood music industry and  HE is the one who designs  the final mix of the sound of a song making  a perfect balance of voice and orchestra and creatin magic in the song .

So,  I am sitting with him with the songs of my film KAANCHI as he is  further creating magic to the sounds and notes of my music album . He appreciates the fact that I  have a good  ear to judge a sound  even at a micro level and he admires me  as a film maker  and I humbly accept his admiration and enjoy it too … he is nice fellow …ha! ha! ha!

He understands that Kaanchi is an album that caters to all kinds of audience.  the album is an ensemble of songs of different genre. It has a melodious romantic song  by Sonu Nigam and Anweesha , the title song ‘ Kaanchi re Kaanchi ” sung by Sukhvinder , then there are item numbers like ‘ Kambal ke neeche  ‘ , it also has a dramatic  song like ” Hindustaan Hamara ” ,also  a  Sad song  titled ‘ O maa’  rendered by Ankit Tiwari and  also gorgeous and a crazy  party song  by Sonu Nigam  for Rishi Kapoor  –  and guess what ?

Rishi  dances  like crazy on the screen in that song.

It is truly a great feeling when  I know that my music will be reaching my audience after 5 long years –  after Yuvraaj ….. aah !

In this regard, I must compliment Ismail Darbar for giving me 5 great  compositions  and the duo of Salim Sulaiman for two blockbusters songs,  all of whose amazing  lyrics  have been written by Irshad Kamil. Last but not the least I must also compliment my recording sound engineer K. Murlidhar, one of the most talented  recording engineers in Bollywood . his passion to record these songs is obvious .

If you are keen to listen ..pl bear with me for a little while and  WAIT ..!! .

Aaw  ! I am dying to share with you ” the music of Kaanchi ” .

pl wait for few weeks more . Thoda intezar aur sahi  dost ;}

Arrey  bhai , I waited for 18 months  to listen to this final ensemble of music  with the genius  ERIC !!

and i  keep my  fingers crossed   !!!!

Songs of KAANCHI AND ERIC ?