141min,35mm,1:2.35 aspect ratio,Dolby Digital,Colour,Hindi.2003.INDIA.IMDb

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Son of a soldier, I was born in Sultanganj in Bhagalpur district, Bihar. My childhood days were spent in an earthy rural life. I was deeply inspired by the rich folk culture of Buddha’s own land, Bihar. Right from the beginning, I Grew up with real images of Melas, Ramleelas, Bahuripiyas, incredible rituals, strong religious milieu and the vibrant Mithila Art. Natural calamities like flood and drought gifted unforgettable images. Changing seasons of rural life on the bank of river Ganga matured into a sense of poetry and language. Wonder years passed chasing steam trains that passed through the fields of my native village. Listening to radio programs made for defense personals was my only window to the outside world. With such a treasure of inspirational experiences a story teller evolved. I am a practicing film maker in Bombay today.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

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Praan Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye

Cast :Raveena Tandon , Namrata , Rinke, Diya Mirza , Shweta menon ,
Preview : Praan Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye co-inspirited by multi-star films like Lajja brackets another powerful female lead in a attenuated and potentially hard hitting film. Raveena Tandon, Namrata Shirodkar, Rinkie Khanna, Diya Mirza, Shweta Menon, Divya Dutta, Vijay Raaz, Shivaaji Sattam and Aman Verma are the respected cast members. Actresses like Divya Dutta and Shweta Menon have aptly described their roles as the first ones of substance. Script and screenplay writer Mahesh V. Manjrekar, who is also a producer in this venture, is also making a special guest appearance as a villain. As the title suggests, Praan Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye is the tale of forty nine families living in forty nine homes all under one roof. A total of 239 people live in this chawl and all go through life?s struggles and happiness. Love, life, anger, joys, sorrow, togetherness are all what these families face under this one roof. They even share similar commodes.Praan Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye parallels the specific lives of those women who struggle in this chawl. Those woman like that portrayed by Divya Dutta, a lower class woman whose husband is jobless and an alcoholic. Those women like Shweta Menon who must work night and day only to come home and face abuse. Those like the young Rinkie Khanna who stays strong even though her family is be ridden with turbulences. She is the sunshine hidden amongst clouds of darkness. And the woman portrayed by Raveena Tandon. The leader of these oppressed women, she will stand up, plea not only for the women but for everyone. Or those by Diya Mirza and Namrata Shirodkar who are in confused relationships called love. For, these villagers now has one more problem to deal with aside from the occurrences of their daily lives. A rich and powerful man Praveenseth has eyed the chawl and vows to make it into a "Patalwala Complex". He begins his torturous task of driving each chawl member out one by one by whatever means possible. To do so he has his group of powerful mean with him. Will the chawl members come together to fight them, or will the women stand up to do it themselves. Amidst their daily struggles, can they fight to keep their homes?



Hey...The story read very refreshing...Some different topic besides the same old n now rather boring styles...Nice work :)

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