Serious Bollywood Cinema With A Strong Statement!

Paan Singh Tomar was a real-life hero of India-a great athlete specializing in Steeplechase run winning National awards for the country. He was in army service while achieving his medals during 1958-64.

He was seven times national champions and also represented India in Tokyo Asian Games in 1958. His record in 3000 Steeplechase stood the test of time for nearly a decade. After retirement he returned to his native village and tried to live happily as a farmer. But eventually the pride of India turned into an outlaw and was killed by Indian police in 1981. As a great sportsman he was unheard of, but he carried a big award as a most-wanted outlaw of India’s notorious Chambal Valley.

The melancholic story of this real-life hero inspired director Tigmanshu Dhulia to make this movie titled ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ that released all over India on March 2, 2012. There is no dearth of bandit-genre films in India, but Dhulia opted for the serious kind of cinema with a strong statement. Powerful story-telling, apt technical support, brilliant cinematography and seamless editing, lilting background scores and powerhouse performances have made this movie an altogether different experience within the genre. No wonder the movie has attained the status of ‘run’ away hit.

Talking of performances Irrfan Khan steals the thunder as usual in the title role. It was palpable how much efforts and labor he had put in to live the role apart from all the running. His characteristic wry humor adds to the personality of Pann Singh Tomar. Fresh in the Indian army Paan Singh boasted of his maternal uncle as being a ‘baghi’ (rebel) and not an outlaw. The memorable dialogue in this context ‘Rebels breed in Chambal while dacoits are found in Parliament!’ rings the air. After being forced into the career of an outlaw Paan Singh kept up the ironical comment ‘Nobody heard of me as a national champion, but the moment I became an outlaw the whole country knew me and I came to carry a huge cash award on my head!’.

The first half of the movie vividly describes Paan Singh as an athlete with his victory run of steeplechase. For his straight talking and running talent army officials decided to send him for physical training to develop into a sportsman. Honest and loyal to the core of his heart Paan Singh at the time of war regretted being a sportsman as he was not sent out to fight the enemies. Retiring in prime age Paan Singh returned to his native village and immediately got entangled in a land feud with his relatives. He did everything possible from his patriotic fervor to establish peace and amity. Failing in that he approached his army bosses for help and they guided him to the local authorities. But corrupt admin and police insulted and humiliated him. While a police inspector threw away his medals his relatives back in the village raided his home killing his old mother brutally and his family just escaped.

That was the turning point and he had no option but to take up the gun and constitute a gang with members who were also equally repressed and tortured. The second half of the film narrates his career as an outlaw leading finally to his entrapment and killing by police. In this half the director had a tricky problem of choosing between a normal bandit-drama and the enigma of Paan Singh Tomar. With a masterful balancing act he succeeds in taking his film forward without romanticizing or condemning the real-life hero while fondly preserving his true characteristic spirit till the end.

And, so when it is over we leave the theater with a heavy heart feeling painfully for the pitiful conditions of Indian sportsmen who are not successful cricketers. Deeply moved by this unsung hero the word of mouth spread far and wide working wonders for this wonderful movie. The strong statement made by the movie in favor of Indian sports fraternity lingers on.

Chinmay Chakravarty is a professional specialized in the creative field with over two decades of experience in journalistic writing, media co-ordination, film script writing, film dubbing, film & video making, management of international film festivals and editing of books & journals. Proficient in providing professional services in these related fields. Presently working in Mumbai Doordarshan as a News Editor.

Lavish Bedroom Ideas Inspired From Bollywood Movies

Are you a fan of Bollywood movies? You must be familiar with the famous stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra. They are very popular among the Bollywood fans. The term Bollywood is used to define movies produced in India. The qualities of Bollywood movies are seen from the dazzling costume, traditional dancing and splendid music. Use the Bollywood characters into the bedroom for selecting the furniture, color schemes, bedding, accessories and artworks. The space will appear dramatic, welcoming and exotic. Don’t be afraid to dominate it with bold patterns, gorgeous prints and rich colors.

Jewel And Metallic Tones

One easiest way to infuse the Bollywood spirit is using the suitable color palette. The metallic colors like silver and gold evoke the grandeur and sparkling effect. Both increase the luxury of Bollywood bedroom design. The silver framed mirror is nice to match with a luminous white crystal chandelier on the decorative gypsum ceiling. The primary shade in the room can be inspired from jewel tones like emerald green, ruby red, sapphire blue, fuchsia, jade green and teal. Add a hint of white tone to decrease the overwhelming effect of bold tones.

Elaborate Wooden Furniture

Pair the bold color schemes with a dark stained wooden bed frame. The traditional look is perceived if a rich wooden bed frame features an ornate floral printed headboard. Other furniture ideas like chairs, benches, nightstands, and dressers should be antique too. The hardware like pulls and knobs is ideal in silver or gold finish.

Extraordinary Bedding

The bedding set for Bollywood bedroom decor should be lavish and comfortable. Satin and silk are the common materials for the linens. Purchase an Indian garment or sari to create a unique handmade patchwork comforter. Stimulate the luxurious feeling by having the pillow shams ornamented with gold embroidery and beads. The violet, teal, hot pink or magenta colored bedding is charming. If you want elegant style, opt for paisley batik or floral printed bedding.

Bollywood Art and Accessories

Banish the boring wall by hanging a Bollywood movie poster. Get a picture of your favorite Bollywood movie on the internet and print it. Then use the multicolored mosaic frame to display the picture on the wall. The ceiling is perfect to beautify with a mosaic tiled lantern. The side table is shining with a mirrored candle holder. Put a high gold vase filled with pretty flowers and greenery at the corner. The bedroom will be fresh and outstanding.

The Last of the Great Bollywood Actors

Shahrukh Khan, who at the moment is Bollywood no.1 actor was born on November 2, 1965 in Talwar Elderly Care New Delhi. Sharukh’s father’s is called Taj Mohammed Khan and his mother’s title is Lateef Fatima. Sharukh’s father was in transports business and his mother was a social worker and she was also a top class justice of the peace. Shahrukh Khan also has a sister, Shehnaz. Sharukh married in 1991 to Gauri Khan and now they’ve two children: Aryan Khan and Suhana Khan.

He went to school in St Columba’s School. He has got an Honours Degree in Financial aspects from Hasan Raj College Delhi. After that he went for a Masters Degree in Mass Communications at Jamia Millia Islamia College.

Sharukh started first from television serials. He acted in a couple of serials like the drama serial Fauji in which he acted in the role of Abhimanyu Rai. He also acted in the serial Circus, which revolved around the lives of circus entertainers. After the death of his parents he moved to Mumbai. This is where he acted in his first movie Deewana. Shahrukh khan was praised for his roles in the movies “Darr” and Baazigar”. In both these movies he got the role of a villain. His biggest break came with his role in the movie “Dilwale dulhania le jayenge’ HE played a romantic role in this movie opposite Kajol. This movie broke some records and set new standards for good movies in Bollywood. This was also the beginning of his superstar status. After his big success he regularly worked with big names in bollywood film industry.

Together with Juhi Chawla, Shahrukh khan also started “Dreams Limitless”, film Production Company. The first two films they produced were big box office flops. But his third movie Chalte Chalte did well at the cinemas. In 2004 Shahrukh khan produced another movie, Main hoon na. He did this under the banner of another company he owns, Chillie entertainment. Main hoon na also did well. Paheli was forwarded for an Oscar but did not win any awards. With his friend Karan Johar he did another co-production, But that film did not do well at the box office. Till now he has acted in almost 60 films.

Sharukh is one of the few people in Bollywood who doesn’t has any disputes. He always tries to keep himself away from controversies with other actors. Every actress in Bollywood wants to act in a movie with Shahrukh khan ones in their career. He is also very popular with NRI’s. He is so popular that at the moment no other actor can compare him to Shahrukh khan. Shahrukh khan seems not to be slowing down and is planning to go even further.

Shah Rukh Khan – Why He’s King of Bollywood

If you’re new to Bollywood movies, you may wonder why Shah Rukh Khan is top of the Bollywood heroes list.  At first glance he may seem a bit on the short side at 5’6″ and maybe not even conventionally handsome, especially compared to some of Bollywood’s himbos.

But Shah Rukh Khan’s been the undisputed King of Bollywood for nearly twenty years and much of his appeal comes from his personal brand’s USP of love and respect.  Often known just by his initials SRK, Shah Rukh Khan is one of those rare people who makes everyone around him feel like they’re the star.  Despite having the industry in the palm of his hand, his humility, friendliness and excellent work ethic have won him respect and admiration from his co-stars and more than a billion fans worldwide.

Like Hollywood has its dynasties, so Bollywood, and if you dig a little you’ll usually find most newcomers are ‘launched’ by their famous Bollywood relatives.  Shah Rukh Khan’s success is all the more amazing for his having made his way as an outsider from middle-class Delhi to the top of the industry in Mumbai, with nothing more than a dream and willingness to work hard.

His wholesome appeal is bolstered by the well-known story of his being a shy young man who, after family drama worthy of many a Bollywood movie, married the first girl he’d had the courage to ask to dance.  The family drama was that the girl was Hindu and he Muslim. Her family was neither impressed with his religion nor his prospects of wanting to move to Mumbai to make his fortune as a movie star.  One can assume all is now forgiven.

Shahrukh Khan is primarily responsible for the myth that there’s no kissing in Bollywood. It’s not strictly true and more Bollywood movies are including kissing and love scenes, however, Shah Rukh believes kissing should be reserved for his wife, Gauri, so he never kisses heroines on the lips.

But it hasn’t stopped his career skyrocketing from the TV serial, Fauji (Soldier), to the big screen, a transition also uncommon in Bollywood. He’s since done action, comedy and masala movies (literally- ‘spice’ – these are blockbusters with a bit of something for everyone), but his best work is in the romantic drama and romantic comedy genres.

In India and beyond he is more than a film star, he is a cultural icon. His wax statue is in both Madam Tussaud’s in London and  now at Grévin in Paris.

He attended the Cannes Film festival when Devdas was so well received there in 2002.   He has hosted the Indian equivalent of ‘Who wants to be a millionnaire?’ and presented the Best Motion Picture award for Slumdog Millionnaire with Freida Pinto at the 2009 Golden Globes.

An astute businessman, known for never borrowing money and for his honest dealings, his production house, Red Chillies En

How entertaining bollywood is

When we talk about entertainment, the word which arises in our mind is Bollwood because bollywood is a huge name which can easily derive the word entertainment. The Hindi film industry situated in Mumbai, India and actually derived from Hollywood. Every year various Hindi dialect movies are created in Bollywood and as far as more than 100 of movies released as per year, it is regularly considered as the greatest film creating focus on the planet. Now bollywood industry is gradually keep changing with all new songs and item numbers which people love to watch and follow as well. If you go for a trip to see India then you will come to know bollywood is everywhere from huge banners to front page of magazine and bollywood stars as well.

Bpllywood movies are exceptionally loved among the Indian people and they appreciate watching these movies routinely. Individuals are so partial to watching Hindi films, furthermore love to watch their most loved stars in various characters. A substantial number of individual affection to peruse Bollywood News to take in more about their most loved stars and their up and coming movies.

There are lots of source which provides information related to bollywood and who loves to bollywood so much then he/she also loves stay connected with it all new news and updates to favorite bollywood stars. Now a day’s people love to watch video songs, hindi songs with lysrics and many more at one platform. Lots of platforms are available for you to convey you nearer to your most loved Bollywood and Television stars by giving their off screen and on screen news and overhauls. You can likewise discover the privileged insights of Bollywood industry and big name’s way of life there.

And if you love to watch Indian television shows and want to get updated with its stars and shows then you can also do it also news and updates related to your favorite tv serial like star plus serials, Zee TV serials, & Tv serials and so on. By seeing lots of reality show on Television, we can keep our self entertain when we are feeling bore at home.

Hindi Songs of motion pictures assume an extraordinary and most entertaining part in advancing a bollywood movie. Songs are generally discharged before the motion picture discharge, and before the motion picture goes to the theater, its tunes have as of now get to be prevalent among the filmy lovers. Peoples are extremely enamored with melodically formed hindi songs and also they start searching on the search engine about the hindi songs lyrics and they want to counsel well known Bollywood News channels to find out about the music arrival of the movies.