Sunday, 19 April 2015

We And 'The Cinema'

Cinema plays an important role in our lives. Isn’t it?
It has a direct relationship with human minds. Human mind evolves and so does the Cinema.
As with the change in the thoughts and ideas in our mind, we begin to think in a different way. The filmmakers put new and innovative ideas while making a film which caters to his trendy audience. As their film success depends upon his audience, they work according to the taste of the audience.
Filmmakers try to satisfy his audience by Entertainment, Reality, and Imagination/Fantasies etc. i.e. by which his audience can relate completely.
If we talk about Bollywood, many filmmakers came and gone. Some got the success, some did not. In the past years, we have seen new filmmakers like Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, Imtiaz Ali, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Raju Hirani, etc. who caters to their audience in their own film making genres. And we must say all filmmakers are fabulous in their own style.
I am a huge fan of Anurag Kashyap’s films, as he has a totally different taste in films. His Gangs of Wasseypur(2012) was a crime film and which has its cult following. Kashyap has been described as a film maker who makes film on post independence era of modern India. He often shoots in a guirella style where there is no permission to shoot, no good props, mainly shoots in real locations, and makes his actors to improvise their dialogues on the sets. While watching Gangs of Wasseypur’s making, I noticed that he actually tore down the script of Richa Chadha who plays Naghma in GOW. He asked her to act impromptu on the sets. His first film as a director was Paanch, then came Black Friday (2004), No Smoking (2007),Dev D (2009), Gulaal (2009), The Girl in Yellow Boots (2011), Ugly (2014). And now we are waiting for his much awaited film Bombay Velvet which will release on May 15 this year.
Another director who has been received applause from his audience is Amol Gupte, which I personally find quite interesting person as a film maker. He has altogether a different taste from all the directors of Hindi Cinema. He is a screenplay writer, a director and an actor. He has worked as a Creative Director of Taare Zameen Par (2007) and has directed some films such as Stanley Ka Dabba (2011), (in which he introduced his own son Partho Gupte as a main lead in the film), Hawa Hawaii (2014). He had a small appearance in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992) as a race commentator. But his actual first role as a villain came in Kaminey (2005). His Bhope-Tope is surely a famous dialogue from the film. His other films as an actor are, Phas Gaye Re Obama (2010), Stanley Ka Dabba (2011), Bheja Fry 2 (2011) and Singham Returns (2014).
His two films (Stanley Ka Dabba & Hawa Hawaii) as a director were based on development issues of India. Stanley Ka Dabba depicted Child Labor as a very serious problem, which is disclosed at the climax of the movie. His thoughts of making films are different from other directors of Indian Cinema.
 Hawa Hawai which has Partho Gupte and Saqib Saleem in the lead role is an outstanding movie by Amol Gupte. He has written, produced and directed this film. The film released on 9 May, 2014. His style of making a film like this is commendable in Hindi Cinema.
I watched this film today and I observed that he has included different development issues of India in his one film. He included Child Labor, Farmers Suicide in Maharashtra, no health care facilities in rural areas, Poverty, beggary on streets etc. Amol has focused on all these issues in the form of one single film. These types of films do surely have some specific audience who are actually satisfied with what they expect. In the film, Amol has shown two different world; World of Education and World of Poverty.
The bifurcation of two different worlds in one single film and also focusing on various development issues is a commendable work by Amol Gupte. His films actually impacts people like those who wants something different to watch.
The film serves as a reminder and a lesson - in hope, in empathy and gratitude. Amol has juxtaposed the lives of the under-privileged with the ones who have an easier urban life, he manages to set the tone which helps you understand kids who are working for a living rather than go to school. It also makes you thankful for the life that you have while making you respect the dignity of the worker. Amol Gupte uses a good trick to take out your emotions from the inside of your heart.
You Smile, You Laugh, You Brood, You Cry too.
Go watch the movie before it’s too late to understand what you are thankful for.

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