5TH VEDA EVENT @WWI

BIGGEST EVENT AT WHISTLINGWOODS ON JAN 30TH . 2015
BY TARUKA .ASST TO SG SIR

5TH VEDA ” …A MOVEMENT BY SG SIR

Whistling Woods International marked the beginning of the year 2015 by adding a cultural program called the “5th VEDA,” envisioned by Institute’s founder and legendary film maker Subhash Ghai. In his words, “It behooves me to mention the concept of 5th VEDA since it is an integral part of who we are. 5th VEDA is about creating a new shared culture that would enable students to enrich their mind beyond classrooms and connect with themselves which in today’s hustle and bustle is very much required. It provides opportunity for artistic expressions and the sharing of cultural experiences with a diverse audience. Our core values embody who we are as a person and serve as the principles that influence the implementation of our ideas and therefore 5th VEDA is quintessential for not only spiritual growth but of your personality as a whole.”

The event was inaugurated by the very gracious Bollywood actress, Mrs. Vidya Balan who emphasized on the importance of being in sync with India’s culture and keeping an open mind. To quote her, “I don’t think there is a glut of places able to offer artists a place to innovate their art forms even though the appetite for it is huge. You students should feel extremely lucky” she said. She lit the lamp along with Mr. Subhash Ghai and singer Sukhwinder Singh.

Dr. Arnott from Australian Arts Ministry praised the event and said , “Art and music are interwoven components at WWI and its heartening to know that they believe in giving artists of different backgrounds an opportunity to express themselves. In an effort to support the growth of the cultural community, they not only bring a wide variety of talent to their stages, but also artists and creative outlets to help each other evolve further.”

Also present was acclaimed Director and recent Padma Shree awardee, Mr. Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Sister Kunti of Brahmakumari who applauded Mr. Ghai’s initiative.

WWI’s student Akanksha then mesmerized the audience by performing a classical number without any instruments. Sukhwinder Singh began with an influential speech on Classical music and then set the stage on fire with his power packed classical performance concluding it with a heavy round of applause and loud cheers from the energetic crowd.
5th Veda (also known as Natyashastra) aims to invite India’s best talent from the field of Drama, Music, Speech, Dance and all forms of Art and Culture to perform and share their experience with more than 500 students at the campus for the year 2015. 5th Veda will hold an event filled with performances by various artists along with student participation on every Thursday of the week till December, 2015 in Campus Theatres. The goal for the entire event is to provide students with a wealth of knowledge about India’s culture and to offer a myriad of ideas as to how they can improve their performances and learn from the best. I Pray room is going to be student’s very own space to deal with their thoughts and relax both mind and body.

hey I am back on my blog

yes I am back on my blog . lets connect again :}
where did i disappear?
Short cut story …
Last year 2014 was a game changer for me again..
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A REAL BAD TIME from 2011 till april 2014 :I was struggling between whistling woods court scenes and the making of my no-star cast movie KAANCHI which could be avoided to make during such a huge crisis time of whistliwoods film school under fire, when i was asked by the court to vacate land of filmcity ,hand over the building to film city and pay 90 cr as penalty to govt as retro rent. And i stay on the road.
Full thanx to previous govt led by CM prithviraj chavan who toppled the entire congress in state and country in close association with genius rahul gandhi for ever finally.He was a egoistic man with zero vision and zero compassion for people. CAMPA COLA and WHISTLING WOODs witnessed him closely .

Thanx to almighty…He, along with congress govt was wiped out in May 2014 elections.

And on july 30 th, Mumbai high court stayed its order against whistligwoods realising its merits and achievements for last 10 years, and asked WWI to Pay 12 cr and continue to use 5 acres land to run the institute .

After so many ups and downs … ACHHE DIN SHURU HUE ” Means Good time began again … New govt appeared with hope and a new vision ..

WWI got back on its feet … 500 students entered in campus .. with full energy , dignity and its glory !!!

On 15th Jan, 2015 WWI entered into a partnership with most prestigious TATA institute of social sciences TISS to educate the students with courses with DEGREE in media and entertainment.

On 24th jan 2015 , My birthday , 400 ALUMNI OF WWI gathered and and celebrated their 1st WWI ALUMNI ANNUAL DAY [WAAM] and declared it as Annual meet day for all alumni in future to strengthening their bonding with juniors and seniors working in the industry. WOW.. thanks to My Warriors .. i love you ;}

On 27th jan, 2015, director umang kumar and his team held a masterclass of MARY COM ‘ with students and thrilled them

On 30 th jan :BIG EVENT WWI initiated a cultural hub called 5Th VEDA inaugurated by Viday balan and sukhvinder singh followed by a masterclass by Sanjay leela bhansali .

Brahmakumari made its own small place by setting up an IPRAY ROOM for students to meditate as and when they wish .
I am back to develop my story dept and so many beautiful concepts and scripts are taking birth .. i am happy today n fully charged for two productions to be announced before 24th october and third one ME to direct in 2016..wait and watch, sir

SG SIR AAJKAL KHUSH HAIN ;] AAP BHI KHUSH RAHE ….LOVE

inevitable

it makes me happy to know  that in my trade i have been known  as a film maker  time ahead  since 1980 with karz ‘. i remember they made this  remark on my many films when released like Karz , meri jung  , taal , yaadein , kisna and my last film ‘black n white‘ . these movies were never  appreciated  initially and had poor box office collections  but they still are being watched as memorable chartbusters even  after two decades  . so i have a reason to smile :}

Real  truth is that  during your journey  some time you are ahead of times  or else time is ahead of you  and  at times  you loose the time matching factor  with audience resulting box office losses . so it is the game of nature   .

whats more important for me is to go ahead with my inner  quest , energies ,thirst , undying  passion in whatever  i  do  next . if god has blessed you talent and honesty . you have not lost anything .

i am never attached to my past movies ever coz  i like to make every film different than previous ones  . no one coould think that i could make a   fantasy like TAAL in 1999  n real film like ‘ BLACK N WHITE  in 2007   .  i wish to grow  with  growing world always .

so today , I AM ON MY NEXT PROJECT >>>>  ???

pl wait till i share with you

love   SG

 

 

 

 

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