all that romance it's time for mayhem now. The theme for November is violence,
revenge, terrorism and death. There's bloodbath in store for movie buffs.
is Mahesh Manjrekar's forte, and his latest offering stars Sanjay Dutt.
Padmakumar's fast-paced film is expected to revive Sunny Deol's
Sunil Shetty finds a role in this action film despite all the
flops. Ramanaidu's boldest move?
Kumar Mohan's work showcases Manoj Bajpai's skills.
Director: Jagmohan Mundhra
Cast: Nandita Das, Raghuvir Yadav, Deepti Naval, Laila Rouass,
Rahul Khanna and Gulshan grover
a true story of an exploited Rajasthani sathin, Bawandar (sandstorm)
jolts viewers out of complacency. The protagonist, Sanwari-a women's development
worker who fights for her rights after a brutal gang rape-is brilliantly
portrayed by Nandita Das. Some explicit scenes like Das' encounter with
a lewd policeman, a masturbation scene and the lawyers' obscene questions
in court are a bit over stretched. But presenting earthy reality is the
whole point of this powerful film. A must watch especially because the
real life Sanwari still awaits justice even as she continues her battle
against male chauvinism.
"People expect a lot from a commercial director"
a slew of non-hits, Priyadarshan seems to be on a rebound. He is now filming
Yeh Tera Ghar Yeh Mera Ghar, a romantic comedy. And ready for release
is Snehithiye, a murder mystery with Tabu and Jyotika in the lead roles,
which was shot simultaneously in Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. A big international
project is on the cards but he's not ready to talk about it just yet.
had lapsed into a self-confessed period of silence before Hera Pheri.
Experiments don't always pay. I was so sure Doli Saja Ke Rakhna would
do well, but when it didn't I lapsed into depression.
what's new about your current work?
In Snehithiye, I adopted a Hitchcockian approach on the premise that a
woman's only friend after marriage is her husband. Based on the Marathi
film Bindhast, it has a fresh screenplay. It will be one of the sleekest
you contemplating offbeat cinema too?
A small-budget Tamil art film on the weavers of Kanchipuram is in the
offing. I am also planning another film with Anil Kapoor on the caste
wars of Bihar.
the change of tack?
People expect a lot from a commercial director. It's not right to always
expect another Viraasat from me.
Kher's had a bumper Diwali: Zee's Sawal Dus Crore Ka and his directorial
debut with producer Vashu Bhagnani, who asserts, "He is a versatile
actor and I have full faith in him." The as-yet-unnamed film is a
multistarrer scripted by Rahul Nanda. An ecstatic Kher says, "I won't
just be a part of the film but will live the action with my characters."
Kher may finally be the captain of the ship.
Weeks in release: 1
Collections: Rs 6 crore
Bumper opening but the candy-floss romance can survive only in the cities,
that too with a trimming.
Weeks in release: 1
Collections: Rs 9 crore
Hrithik Roshan's charm worked but in smaller cities, the magic of the
Bumbro number did not.
by Methil Renuka and Sheela