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  1. Film Review- Mrs. Serial Killer on Netflix I like the vastness of Bollywood cinema and the offerings mushrooming on Netflix, a platform for some real good cinema for viewers who love to explore different genres. This one from Shirish Kunder deserves applause, for it revamps the dark film category coming out of Bollywood and also highlights the blooming of some slow paced films, in the zip-zap-zoom world of edged-editing in recent cinema. Shrish Kunder brings to the viewers, a film which moves slow as modern-aged snail yet catches the darkness in its most candid form! The star cast is riveting and adds charming darkness to the film equalizing on the pace factor. Thanks to all the Netflix Originals, viewers are having a great time with all the varied offerings on the platform, satiating the need of good cinema across categories. The film opens up with Jacqueline Fernandez fully-zoomed onto, to personify madness, gloom, darkness, despair and a touch of psychotic feel. The first act will engage the audience to sift through the oncoming misery meted out to the lady who's made captive and layer by layer, progresses to the suspense connected to the kidnapped girls in the small hilly town. The film revolves around Mrs.Sona Mujkherjee (Jacqueline Fernandez), Dr.Mrityunjoy Mukherjee (Manoj Bajpai) & Inspector Imran Shahid (Mohit Raina). The star-cast sustains the darkness of the script and unerringly delivers the murder mystery, revolving around the Doctor and his wife. Most of the film runs on the dainty shoulders of Mrs. Sona Mukherjee and she glamorously takes the onus of helping hubby dear, Doctor Mukherjee. The battle for proving his innocence or rather unimaginable twist in the tale intensifies with the presence of Sona's ex-lover in the guise of Inspector probing the murder mystery behind the missing girls and the torturous crime! Part of the film's shot in Uttarkhand's beautiful hilly locales which adds to beauty to an otherwise dark film, especially the pretty old-world British cottages shown in the film. Jacqueline Fernandez, as the wife, the sufferer, the patsy, is fresh, convincing, suave and lends enough mettle to the character of Sona. Manoj Bajpai was born to act and as Doctor, he gets into the skin of the dark character. He is city's famous male gynecologist and not to miss the dialogue of Dr. Mrityunjoy Mukherjee, "a bald hair-stylist." Dr. Mukherjee is in love with his wife and absolutely adores her but the twists in his story creates confusion in the beginning for the viewers suddenly changes, adding intensified darkness to not only the film but also the character. The ex-lover aka Inspector Imran Shahid (Mohit Raina), lends a lot of muscular action to the dark mystery of the missing girls and ensures the viewers, till the end, blame goes to the poor damsel in distress, his beautiful ex-love! The reasonably well toned body in uniform is all out to bang a few tables and crush a few bones while investigating the mysteries and sometimes even falls in the circle of serious doubt.... The praise worthy supporting characters like the sole alive, abducted victim, Ansuhka Tiwari (Zayn Marie Khan), the Lawyer of Dr. Mukherjee, Mr. Brij Rastogi (Darshan Jariwala) are all well balanced out in their deliveries adding extra dark charm to the film ensuring the viewers are not left to suffer on account of slow pace of the film. But hold onto, till the end inches nearer and the viewers are engulfed into the darkness, craving for the closing of the investigation and revealing the real killer !! Get a dose of some dark mystery on Netflix with Mrs. Sona Mukherjee Cast & Crew: Director, Writer, Editor, Music-score : Shirish Kunder, Producers: Farah Khan, Shirish Kunder, Nischay Kuttanda Cinematography: Ravi K. Chandran & Kiran Deohans Cast: Jacqueline Fernandez, Manoj Bajpai, Mohit Raina, Zayn Marie Khan, Darshan Jariwala, Chanda Joshi, Deepak Arora, Anuradha Rajadhyaksha, Rajesh Mavani, Aparajita Bajaj, Nihil Dave
  2. Film Review- Dream House (2011) Category- Thriller, Suspense I am so fond of thrillers.....and DREAM HOUSE, satiates the rush for this thrill ! Everyone loves their house and a house is where the heart is....but hold it till you start getting involved with our man of the house, Mr.Publisher, suave Daniel Craig as Will Atenton. Our hero is a publisher in New York, who quits his steaming job for living with his beautiful wife Libby (Rachel Weisz, such a pretty face she is!) and two beautiful daughters. Libby loves the laid-back life of the quaint town, New England, where she has just moved in and simply adores it. She paints, rears her daughters (Taylor Geare as Trish & Claire Geare as Dee Dee), takes care of her husband and feels safe having hubby darling around her since he's quit his job which would give him more time with his family and his book which needs to go on the shelf soon.. The film moves from the busy New York life of Mr.Publisher toasting to his farewell party and driving down to New England mansion where Libby is shown talking to someone on the phone at the main door, while Will parks the car behind a bush and tries to sneak to a spot unnoticed, to surprise Libby by throwing snowballs on her....she's surely surprised with the act as she wasn't sure if Will would take the final plunge. The family is settling in the idyllic house of their own, where the setting of the house and its beautification is still happening but the family is happily cozying upto each other in a typical family way, such a beautiful picture-book sight. The doting father puts the kids to bed after enjoying a good supper with the entire family and when everything is done with, he sweetly snuggles to his wife for calling the day off. A dreamy, happy and loving family in a beautiful house, surely a Dream House. The sole neighbors of the Atenton family, stays across the road and are shown as a strange lot, with the woman of the house (Naomi Watts as Ann Patterson) living with her teen daughter whose father (Martan Csokas as Jack Patterson) lives separately but visits often to pick up the daughter (Rachel G Fox as Chloe Patterson) for daily chores. The so-called neighbors don't look friendly but Ann is shown a number of times staring at our Man and she does go to the Atenton's place to welcome the family with a sweet gesture of hand cooked delicacy for the entire family which is strangely received by only Will since Libby is shown busy decorating the upper floor of the house. The intrigue of the story begins from that moment on..... One can occasionally feel a strange vibe in the movements of all the characters and by the underlying strangeness, one begins to smell a dead rat around! All of a sudden, our suave, well dressed man of the house is shown wearing a grumpy, saddened and harassed look, as there is someone who's watching over the family late in the night and trying to get into the house. The other night, a bunch of teens are caught by our man of the house in his basement, performing some ritual with burning candles and slogans on the wall saying "killer go away". These strange happenings are disturbing and when Will approaches the local police, cops are reluctant to take up the case and refuse to help out by sharing any information on any history of mishaps related to the house. On the other hand the neighbors are fighting out their own nasty, custody battle over their teen daughter and Mr.Patterson is shown misbehaving with Ann a number of times. All the strange happenings are continuously disturbing and Will decides to find out the truth on his own, when one night the elder daughter, Trish calls out Libby saying, "there's a man outside". Will rushes out to take the intruder down but fails to catch him. Will takes it up on himself, to find out about these mysterious happenings and decides to go to the nearby police-station again where he manages to know that there has been a gruesome murder in the Dream House of his, which was heinously done by some Peter Ward. Will sets out, to unravel the mystery of the brutal crime committed against the former residents of his dream house and tries to speak to Ann, who eventually does help Will. Unravelling the knots towards the climax, Will with the help of Ann manages to detangle the mysteries of his dream house, setting Libby and the kids free though in a different way..... The visual shift, from Libby, the beautiful wife of Will, to the mother of the two daughters in distress is remarkable and the viewers are kept hooked continuously. Adding to a great edgy cinema experience, the acting of Will and Libby is commendable and each supporting character has delivered flawlessly. Dream House though a tad slow in its pace, keeps the intrigue intact giving the viewers a good aftertaste of a thriller!! Cast & Crew: Production Company: Morgan Creek Entertainment Producer: Daniel Bobker, Ehren Kruger, David Robinson, James G. Robinson Director: Jim Sheridan Writer:David Loucka Cinematography: Caleb Deschanel Music: John Debney Editor: Glen Scantlebury, Barbara Tulliver Actors: Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts, Daniel Craig, Elias Koteas, Marton Csokas, Taylor Geare, Claire Geare, Rachel G. Fox, Jane Alexander, Brian Murray, Mark Wilson, David Huband, Bernadette Quigley, Sarah Gadon, Amrtin Roach, Jean Yoon, Lynne Griffin, Jonathan Potts, Marley Otto, Joe Pingue, David Fox, Karen Glave, Ryan Blakely, Gregory Smith. Watch the trailer on-
  3. Bala: If we had it all...life would have been a bed of roses! That's something which hits everyone once in awhile but in this particular tale, it hits our man of the mane, more than once. From one of my personal favorite director's Amar Kaushik, comes yet another matter-of-fact film which will bring one closer to realization of facts of one's life and what is there with you needs to be cherished, a message everyone should remind oneself again and again! Bala, aka, Bal Mukund Shukla (I love this guy- Ayushmann Khurrana), our typical 25 years old, Kanpuria boy-next-door unveils the curtains by taking us through his childhood, showing how childhood remains everyone's favorite phase of life. He spreads naughtiness wrapped in happy times tickling the hearts of the audience by sheer innocent monkey business. Then the switch from childhood to present Bala is flawless showing the emotionally bruised grown-up man with a pertinent issue of hair loss to tackle. And from that moment on, the journey of the distraught man starts, every incident making our protagonist, a stronger and braver man! Ayushmann Khurrana rules the roost and after watching him portray the character Bala, one would know why media is craving for more from this young man with the aura of a thousand watts bulb in the middle of an ocean. His energy flowing through the character is worth a hundred applause and the ladies (Yami Gautam, Bhumi Penderkar) he charms in his quest to get his wavy, thick locks back, alongwith the supporting cast, over-powers everybody's presence on screen by simplistic yet delightful performance. This super-cute actor with his bald-man-next-door portrayal wins few crores in the first week itself (of course age and figures are just numbers for our Charmer) !! The director gives due weightage to the women and other characters in our man's life by giving each one enough space to showcase individualistic talent sparks and boy, oh boy, sparks fly all over the screen at perfect timing. Latika (Bhumi Pednekar) the sweet but dark complexioned classmate of Bala symbolizes the hurt of a girl who is blessed with a skin color which is not accepted by the society still! Amar Kaushik stings the orthodox mindset of our society flawlessly and tries to get the message straight on the face, justice done to the writer's (Niren Bhatt) blue-print. Latika grows up to be a ravishing, bold, courageous, dark-skinned yet self loving, confident lawyer of the city, who ends up helping her friend Bala inspite of an incident which caused a lot of heart burn to the little girl, way back during school days. Bhumi has acted very well and will surely emerge as the next Shabana Azmi, grace meets art. The second lady in our hero's life is the love interest of our man, the man with the mission of growing hair to please his lady love, Pari (beautiful Yami Gautam), is shown as tik-tok (yet another insensitive but hyped-app of this generation) queen and budding model from Kanpur who lives only to look good and get appreciation from the world in terms of rising numbers of likes. This tik-tok character is a whack on the wasted minds, showing interest only in getting public attention and acquiring self-worth stamped by the world in terms of thumb's up (likes) on social media. Every character around Bala is striking. Saurabh Shukla as father of Bala is supportively detached and lets our man decide his course of action for tackling his never ending problems. Seema Bhargava as aunt of Latika adds zing and fun to the screen giving small doses of laughter at the right time when the story lets you drift with a purpose. Sunita Rajwar as the mother of the bald 25 years old is convincingly empathetic. Brother of Bala (Dheerendra Kumar Gautam) has given added spice to the family drama, fussing and yet helping the elder brother, in a typical 2-tier city's middle class family, to get over the grave problem of baldness. He goes around from helping the elder brother put onion juice to grow his hair to wickedly escaping the application of foul smelling mixture of cow dung & bull semen, a 'nuskha' told by the quintessential Mr.Know-all, Bacchan Dubey (Javed Jaffery). Bala's childhood friend cum-hair stylist (played by Abhishek Banerjee) is comical and realistic, we all have one such friend who backs every action of ours! Child artist, Sachin Chaudhary as young Bala has been very versatile for his age. Some young people are surely running towards a shallow life where only public displays and public recognition is the key to happiness than gaining any educational or moral values or social values. Life for the present generation is more about appreciation from the outer world than the growth of the inner world! Such a disappointing matter of fact but the message is given out loud to the audience in superb undercurrents with a lot of grace. Every film of Ayushmann touches my head and heart, bringing me closer to the fan moment for this magical actor. He aims at breaking the stereotypes without hurting anybody's line of thought and yet conveys the message to the society impeccably. Great music by the duo, Sachin-Jigar, which helps the plot progress beautifully giving out heightened moments. The one piece that catches my attention is "Pyaar toh tha", sung by Jubin Nautiyal, this song is romantically soothing to the ears. All in all, Bala says it to all- Life is not just about color, looks, make-up or the brands that one has to acquire to get recognized but its the skin deep understanding of living like a Queen or a King, with individuals God-gifted natural attributes, that takes one to the pinnacle of happiness. Wonderful movie for sensible viewers! Cheers to the bald spark of this Kissa Bal (Hair) Ka...Ayushmann Khuarrana, damn I am baowld:) Cast & Crew: Director: Amar Kaushik Actors: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Yami Gautam, Saurabh Shukla, Sunita Rajwar, Seema Bhargava, Javed Jaffery, Dheerendra Kumar Gautam, Abhishek Banerjee, Sachin Chaudhary, Mushtaq Khan Producers: Dinesh Vijan, Jaspreet Kaur, Vivek Rangachari Music Directors: Sachin-Jigar Writer: Niren Bhatt
  4. KEDARNATH - The Film Mother Nature knows no boundaries or religion or caste or creed. Humans may invent anything in their best of capabilities but at the end of the road , every living form has to bow down to its creator- the Mother! The film is set in the scenic Kedarnath, a place located in the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river. Beautiful as it is, in its natural form, the place is known for the famous Shivling which looks over the river and attracts thousands of Hindu pilgrims and Lord Shiva's followers every year. Mansoor (Shushant Sing Rajput), a shy, reserved and honest Muslim porter gets attracted to the beautiful but rebellious daughter of the local Hindu priest, Mukku (Sarah Ali Khan). The two beautiful souls fall for each other deeper and deeper on the winding roads to the temple. The love story blooms amidst the mountains and the valley leading to bonding of the hearts and thus, romance. Lord Shiva showers enough love on the couple cruising from mundane work to chatting by the Tattu (Mule) trails which Mansoor arranges for the pilgrims and his lady love. He being the strong man in town not only woos our beautiful petite girl but also touches every heart visiting the temple. His motto, to bring a smile on the face of his customer and then running to ring the bell at the temple's gate every time he achieves his goal symbolizes the character's belief in Lord Shiva, as innocent as Shiva is, our man portrays the genuineness with elan.There are sweet, romantic moments between the two Sweethearts, which are beautifully captured by the camera alongside flirting with the sublime scenery. Sara Ali Khan does justice to the bubbly, rebellious yet soft hearted, romantic Hindu girl, who gives up everything for Mansoor. Sushant Singh Rajput on the other hand maintains the bareness of a poor porter while managing to woo the audience from his straight-from-the-heart performance. He not only makes it clear that religion knows only the language of love, not the boundaries set by manipulating and corrupting minds, trying to disrupt peace of humanity, but also tries to bridge Hindus and Muslims of the area surrounding the temple for community's harmony. Director (Abhishek Kapoor) doesn't leave a single frame in the film where the beauty of the place is not heightened by the mesmerizing background score and music tracks created with a lot of love for Shiva by the maestro Amit Trivedi. The track- Namo Namo is energetically soulful, taking the head and the heart closer to Adiyogi. The track is filled with a lot of love and energy that will create a soothing audio-visual effect on the audience. Amit Trivedi takes it one notch higher with every single track. But as the saying goes, every good thing must end, the love story is struck by the wrath of nature leaving the couple devastated as the fury is unleashed on the valley, taking with it everything that falls in its way. The real event was an eye opener to the entire nation to yet another catastrophe caused due to the ill effects of human civilization and growth. When will man instead of creating irrational boundaries of caste-creed, money-status, go down to the real issues of human existence and work towards creating a safer, wiser and cleaner balance between environment and progressive growth? The film will not only evoke strong feelings of devotion for Shiva but will also engulf the audience with visual simplicity, leaving the viewers to ponder and work on ways of symbiotic existence with Mother Nature! Actors: Sara Ali Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Alka Amin, Nitish Bharadwaj, Pooja Gor, Nishant Dahiya, Sonali Sachdev Director: Abhishek Kapoor Cinematography by: Tushar Kanti Ray Story by‎: ‎Abhishek Kapoor‎; ‎Kanika Dhillon Produced by‎: ‎Ronnie Screwvala‎; ‎Pragya Kapoor Music by‎: ‎Amit Trivedi‎; Score By: ‎Hitesh Sonik
  5. Chhichhore: Life teaches us a lot of things on a daily basis and the best lessons are learnt by individually walking on that thin wire. Chhichhore opens up the pandora box of individual touch-downs and outbursts of nostalgia. Each individual has lived through the best days during their school & college life, so when the reality of competition dawned on us, back then, we all ended up feeling bogged down badly, trust me a feeling, every individual has definitely felt surfacing up while climbing the ladder of age! This film revolves around a child (Mohammad Samad) who has a loving family with its own personal bag of reasons of rifts & drifts. The child who is the apple-of-the-eye of both the parents, is at the threshold of getting into a prestigious college based on his awaited competitive result! Mother of the child, who apparently drifted out of the wedlock over the years, is gracefully played by Sharddha Kapoor, the character is very convincingly detached yet committed to her motherly duties. The doting & supportive middle-aged father of our teen, who's balancing work and parenthood, is portrayed by Sushant Singh Rajput, and is very relatable to half a dozen new-age fathers! Just when the pages of the story are warming up everyone's heart on screen, a well timed twist brings a gamut of characters with shades of vibrant colors of life and emotions.When everything is looking rosy and well carved by pragmatic achievers, fate construes a different story, flipping the coin of life at the hands of lady luck. The incident plays havoc on the parents lives and leaves them yearning for the warmth lost somewhere while climbing the ladders of materialism. The supporting cast is remarkable and performances of each one is better than the other giving the audience a spicy taste of distinct differences of characters. Varun Sharma & Saharsh Kumar Shukla are class apart. How the matured father pulls the loose reins of the three lives after convincing the hopeless mother & super supportive gang of friends, creating a conducive environment for their son to learn the real lessons of life for a better tomorrow and a wiser future, makes this film a worthwhile watch for suppose-to-be realistically cool parents of next generation teenagers. Music from Pritam Chakroborty is as always musically refreshing. "Khairiyat" song in Arijit Singh's voice is mush at its best & has been rocking the charts. The film will be able to open up windows for new-age parents to their children, as they go on moulding their kids into materialistic charmers, unknowingly building pressures, creating false insecurities and instilling some shallow thoughts, resulting into a confused youth. More parents should raise smarter kids who are not only capable of battling the survival & existence game of life but also individuals who are high on emotional quotients capable of beating the rat races and flourishing as a worthy humane human!! Cast & Crew: Director: Nitesh Tiwari Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty Editor: Charu Shree Roy Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput, Varun Sharma, Naveen Polishetty, Tahir Bhasin, Prateik Babbar, Tushar Pandey, Saharsh Kumar Shukla, Mohammad Samad, Nalneesh Neel, Prashant Narayanan, Shishir Sharma, Saanand Verma, Sanjay Goradia
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  11. About Children' s Film Society India CFSI started functioning in 1955 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting with Pandit Hriday Nath Kunzru as President. CFSI's maiden production Jaldeep won the first prize for best Children' s Film at the 1957 Venice Film Festival. Since then CFSI has continued to produce, exhibit and distribute quality content for children: from feature films, shorts, animations to television episodes and documentaries. Over the years some of the brightest talents of Indian Cinema – Mrinal Sen, Satyen Bose, Tapan Sinha, K Abbas, Shyam Benegal, MS Sathyu, Sai Paranjpe, Budhdhadeb Dasgupta, Santosh Sivan, Ram Mohan, Rituparno Ghosh and Pankaj Advani to name a few – have directed films for us. They are joined by many other new and imaginative film-makers who have created some of the most delightful children' s content in the country. CFSI promotes films that provide healthy and wholesome entertainment for children to broaden their perspective and encourage them to reflect on the world around. With an enviable catalogue of 250 films in 10 different languages, CFSI remains the prime producer of children' s films in South Asia. We also organise film screenings across the country, reaching out to approximately four million children annually. CFSI is committed to strengthening the children' s film movement within India and promoting Indian produced children' s films across the globe. Advt-for-Post-of-MH.pdf Advt-for-Post-of-PH.pdf
  12. PSBT invites proposals for SHORT documentary films of up to 10 min. each, exploring 1. Feminism 2. Gender 3. Sexuality We hope to commission between 3 and 5 films under each of the three themes. We encourage you to submit innovative and imaginative proposals that engage with these subjects powerfully. The films could be analytical, observational, narratives, animation, self-reflective, social commentaries, quirky, satirical, intense, humouros and more. We seek articulations on personal and larger experiences with feminism, gender and sexuality, either singly or as overlapping realities. Filmmakers will be granted up to a maximum of Rs One Lakh for the film and provided between 2 and 3 months for completing the Film. Each applicant can submit only ONE proposal. Filmmakers will need to submit mixed and unmixed masters of the Film on DVCAM Tapes. The last date for submitting proposals is 15 June 2013. In case of queries, write to us at proposals@psbt.org with FGS in the subject line. CALL FOR PROPOSALS PSBT-PD FILM FELLOWSHIPS 2013 This Call for Proposals is now closed. We thank everyone who has submitted a proposal to us. The Proposals are currently being processed. We will know more around the end of June 2013. While we usually consider and process proposals under specific projects, we are always open to exceptional ideas. Should you wish to propose a film to us, please submit your proposal, by filling and submitting the Form below. In case you have any queries, please write to us at proposals@psbt.org
  13. The 6th Gulf Film Festival will host the Gulf Script Market for Short Films. The Market aims to support script-writers by assisting them with script development and building partnerships with producers and directors. Participants will be able to exchange ideas and artistic and technical expertise in order to realize the production of their short film. To participate in the Gulf Script Market for Short Films apply before March 15, 2013. www.gulffilmfest.comThe 6th Gulf Film Festival will host the Gulf Script Market for Short Films. The Market aims to support script-writers by assisting them with script development and building partnerships with producers and directors. Participants will be able to exchange ideas and artistic and technical expertise in order to realize the production of their short film. To participate in the Gulf Script Market for Short Films apply before March 15, 2013. www.gulffilmfest.com
  14. Looking for corporate film script writer mail cv urgent on talentnimbupani@gmail.com sub line corporate film script writer
  15. Hero Glamour TVC: Nain Mattaka Agency: JWT, Delhi Creative: Hitesh Jain Dir-Dop: Shikha + Param Kiss Films Team: Sana Ahmed, Srikanth Iyer, Maulik Sharma First AD: Deepak Magoo Second AD: Kritika Shekhar Music Director: Sneha Khanwalkar Singers: Aditi Singh Sharma & Saumya Rao Sound Engineer: Annu, Shankh Studio Line Producer: Salim Javed Casting: Mohit & Meera Costumes: Meisha, Reena & Ruchika Art: Sapna Picture Post: Pixion Telecine : Shivesh Editor : Dev
  16. Retrospective feature on Sanjay surkar by Anuradha Pandey. Sanjay Surkar, a name that every person related to Marathi cinema knows, a name that has made its mark in the sphere of cinema, a name that has changed the face of Marathi cinema and has taken it to new heights. He has left behind a legacy in form of his movies that people in times to come will follow. Sanjay Surkar is the man who dedicated his life to films and seized every opportunity he could to live his dream. He entered the industry with his first film ‘Chawkat Raja’ in 1991 about a disabled boy who meets his childhood friends after growing up. While the girl has settled in her life, he is just the way he was. Sanjay Surkar has been successful in depicting a relationship that the boy develops with his friend, her husband and her child over a period of time. Starting off with a topic like this, it becomes very easy to understand the kind of movies Sanjay Surkar was planning to make. Sanjay Surkar also had a sense of casting. He didn’t believe in always working with establishing actors but with people whom he thought would do justice to the role. Dilip Prabhanalkar, the lead actor in 'Chawkat Raja' remembers him as a very calm and composed person the set. “It was decided at the last moment that I would play the lead and even though I had no time to prepare, Sanjay Surkar showed such a faith in me that I was inspired to give my best”. Such was the personality of this great director. This was his first State and national winning movie. After this, there was surely no looking back. His other great works are 'Roasaheb', 'Tu Thite Me', 'Gharabaher', 'Aai Shappat..!'. Sanjay Surkar had the gift to see things beyond what was visible. Usually the themes of his movies have been based on what he witnesses around him. He was known for his realistic and hard hitting films. He use to make movies based on the happening that touched him. Sanjay surkar made films not just to send across his idea of a particular issue, but also to trigger the thoughts of the viewers and give them a fruit for thought. This was his style of working. His movie 'Sukhaant' was one of a kind. It touched on the topic of Euthanasia or mercy killing. Though this wasn’t a topic which was widely talked about or was adapted as a film in Marathi cinema or in Indian cinemas as a whole, it was well received by the audience and hit the box office hard. In an interview in 2009, when asked about the origination of his idea, he said that he witnessed this at a friend’s place and after doing bit of research on it, he decided to make the film. He also mentioned that it was entirely his idea and he wrote the script according to what he had witnessed and not what generally happens in the society. Sanjay Surkar had always agreed that people can have different opinions than his, and this never bothered him much as he respected other’s perception. He mentioned that many of his colleagues had a very abstract view about euthanasia but that didn’t affect his perception. This clearly states that he did what he believed into. He believed on what he had experienced and in the story that he had created and that’s how he went on about it. Sanjay surkar was man of great cinematic vision and perfection. He was very clear about what he wanted to do and what the end results would be. He worked in a very precise manner wherein he focused more on the quality and content than on other subjects. Composer Harshit Abhiraj said, “Sanjay Surkar asked me to work for his film ‘Master eke Master’ in 2009. Whenever he would come over to my studio to discuss the music, he would concentrate on the melody and not on the grandeur or the instruments and technology. He knew what he wanted and always helped his colleagues deliver it efficiently”. Sanjay Surkar has also shown the magic of his work, ideas, techniques and beliefs in other spectrum of entertainment as well. He has charmed the Television world with his bold serial like 'Avantika', story of a young girl who deals with her surrounding and stands up for herself no matter what. A strong role played by Mrinal Kulkarni who gives a lot of credit to Mr. Sanjay Surkar for the execution. Other such serials by are 'Unn Paaus', 'Sukanya' which where all aired on ZEE Marathi. Sanjay Surkar has also produced and directed shows on Hindi channels . 'Aapki Antra' that aired on Zee TV was a story of a autistic girl dealing with her life, whereas “Dhoond legi manzil humein” that aired on Star One was a story of a girl who belonged to a family involved in Politics and about her life changing experiences and unexpected entry in politics. It becomes very evident here on the kind of topics he followed. He believed in enlightening the Indian television with the same kind of informative and bold topics, very similar to what he did with his movies. In an interview, Sanjay Surkar once said that 'I don’t consider the word Bollywood apt. I believe in calling it Indian cinema because Bollywood is completely a stolen word from Hollywood', Thus after charming the Marathi cinema and Indian television with his outstanding work, Sanjay Surkar decided to make his first Hindi film 'Standby' which is based on the corruption that takes place in the sports administration in our country. Standby also introduces a lot of new faces on which Sanjay Surkar always commented “I needed young actors who looked liked players. I can’t make actors like Atul Kulkarni to play the role of a young footballer because he would look too mature for it”. A movie that showed the condition of football in our country and the politics involved in it, was very well received by people and acknowledged widely for its script and direction. It truly did justice to what Sanjay Surkar was known for. A man who was the epitome of perfection, punctuality and professionalism, was also known as a very sensitive and emotional person. Famous Marathi actor Smita Talvalkar recalls her time with the director on the premiere of his film 'Aapli Mansa' at Chitra talkies in Mumbai. “When the film opened after the puja, Sanjay Surkar was in tears. When I asked him, he told me that in standard 8th, he ran away from Nagpur and watched a movie in that very theatre. He had fallen asleep on the bench outside and the policeman had packed him off to Nagpur the next day. From that day, my friendship was cemented with him". Always known as a great director and producer all over the industry, Sanjay Surkar is a name that has left a deep impact on the minds of the people with his unique work, style, personality and moreover for the kind of person he was. He will always be remembered as the synonym of perfection and reality and his name will be counted amongst those who have dedicated their entire life to the film industry. Sanjay Surkar's IMDB Profile
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  19. I was speaking to a film distributor in West Bengal (one of the bigger ones) and asked him about the film distribution scenario over there. This is what he said:
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