25 June 2013

Vulgar entertainment : Bhag Audience Bhag

A scene from Bhag Milkha Bhag

There is news that Farhan Akhtar has kissed Australian actress Rebecca Breeds in his new film 'Bhag Milkha Bhag'. It seems that to sell or to promote a film, kissing and intimate bed scenes have become necessary in Hindi films. 

Everyone knows that Milkha Singh is a former indian male athlete. So, his film should be only focused on sports. Yes, to woo audience, romance could be there. Love could be there. But now a days each and every film is having kissing and intimate scenes. That's not all. Promotions are being made on these scenes. Stills of scenes are released and it is said that they are leaked. 

It is not hidden fact who Sunny Leone is, but she is treated as if she is VVIP. Even people from so called high valued family also feel pride to be clicked with Sunny Leone. 

In Bollywood film award ceremonies it has become trend that jokes of gay are presented or double meaning skits are played. Even big stars like Shahrukh Khan, Karan Johar, Ranbir Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor don't hasitate to play this kind of skit before their parents. 

On small screen too, double meaning comedy shows have become fashion. Not only that, if you are watching family drama (which are mostly based on family politics), in break, you will find number of advertisements of underwear, condom, deodrant, spray, bike, car..etc vulgar. Some adult audience may like to watch these kind of entertainment, but nobody thinks about its impact on children. Eveybody has excuse. Tv producer will say: Look, what kind of films are being made. Film producers will say: Look, This kind of scenes or entertainment is shown on tv too. Some one will argue that on internet everything is available. In end, this vulgar entertainment continues to be shown. (Audience should say : Bhag Audience Bhag from this kind of entertainment!)

And in the end who is responsible for this indecent entertainment? Information and broadcasting ministry. But Mr. Minister is busy in criticising Narendra Modi!

(P.S. : After I wrote this blog post, I got news that intimate scenes from Bhag Milkha Bhag will be removed.)


22 June 2013

Bollywood and Ganga : Jis Des Mein Ganga Behti Hai

There is major disaster in Kedarnath due to flood, burst and land sliding. Ganga river had destroyed many houses. Talking about Ganga, it rises from Gangotri, Uttarakhand and ends in West Bengal. If you have visited Gangotri and Haridwar, you will agree that in Gangotri, Ganga is very pure. But when it comes in Haridwar it becomes impure due to menkind. Men and women bath in Ganga. They wash their dirty cloths in Ganga. They even throw waste in this pure and sacred river. When it reaches to West Bengal it becomes very impure.

Great showman of Indian cinema, Raj Kapoor depicted this thing very well through a story in 'Ram Teri Ganga Maili'. He made this film when Rajiv Gandhi, then prime miniter, initiated Ganga cleaning project. In 'Ram Teri Ganga Maili', Ganga is a girl which lives in Gangotri. She is very innocent and cute 'pahadan' girl. When Naren from West Bengal goes there on picnic, he and Ganga fall in love. They get married. Naren returns from the picnic. But there in Gangotri Ganga becomes pregnant. Now there is no news from Naren who is industrialist and wants that his son be married to daughter of corrupt politician Bhagwat Choudhary.

So Ganga starts her journey from Gangotri. Pure in character Ganga becomes 'Maili' when she reaches Kolkata due to bad people.

Before 'Ram teri ganga maili' Raj Kapoor made a film 'Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehti Hai'. Its title song is beautiful -
Hothon pe sachhai rehti hai
jahan dil mein safai rehti hai
hum us des ke basi hai (2)
jis des mein ganga behti hai.

Raj Kapoor wanted to convey message through this song that in Bharat (i.e. India) where sacred river like Ganga flows, every man is true speaking person, he/she has very pure heart.

Second generation showman Subhash Ghai had also his characters name 'Ram' and 'Ganga' in 'Khalnayak'. Ram was played by Jackie Shroff whereas Madhuri played character of  'Ganga'.

Ganga is very significant to Hindus as well as other communities in Bharat. So, take water in palm and take oath keeping Ganga water witness. This is called 'Ganga Ki Saugand'. Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha acted in this average hit film. In 'Baiju Bawra' Bharat Bhushan sings this song :

Tun ganga ki mauj mein Jamna ka dhara
ho rahega milan ye hamara tumhara

It should be noted that this song was sung by Mohammad Rafi who was Muslim, was composed by Naushad who was also Muslim, and was penned by Shakeel Badayuni who was also Muslim.

The hero whose most films had Naushad's music, Dilip Kumar acted in film called 'Ganga Jamuna' but there is no direct connection to Ganga river. Only Dilip Kumar's name was Gangaram. That's it.

Similarly there was one film 'Jis Des Mein Ganga Rehta Hai'. Govinda played lead role of Ganga. Like Ganga river, this young man called 'Ganga' is also very innocent and pure by heart. It was comedy film which could not succeed much.

Another film also can be put in this category, where name of river is used in film but there is no connection to  Ganga. It is 'Ganga Jamuna Saraswati'. Amitabh Bachchan played role of Ganga. This was one of the flop films of Amitabh and Manmohan Desai. Amitabh Bachchan and Ganga name has two more connection. He has acted in Bhojpuri hit film 'Ganga' and 'Ganga devi'. And 'Ganga Devi' was dubbed in Gujarati as 'Naam Chhe Marun Ganga'.

If any film maker gets idea to make film on Ganga floods that destroyed Uttarakhand, we will see another film connected to Ganga river.

14 June 2013

Pehchan kaun?

Can you identify girl in below photograph? If not, then read answer below the photograph.

Well, she is Mallika Sherawat with her brother!

Teen trend in bollywood

With the success of 'Student Of The Year' and 'Gippi',
 producers  are tempted to make teen age story based films.

With success of Student Of The Year', not only Karan Johar tempted to make one more film based on school going students issues and love story, producers Vishwas Joshi and Shailesh R Singh have also made a teen age film named 'Sixteen'.

Its tagline is going to controversial. It says - I like s#x that doesn't mean I am slut. Film has everything- school fun, romance, sex, murder. However I did not get impressed with its promo. As I earlier said, due to success of 'Student Of The Year' and then 'Gippi' more and more films will be based on teen age stories.

'Gippi' had more bold and blantant dialogues related to teen age issues like breasts, menstrual periods etc. To be fair with this film, it was also telling story of teen agers with obesity.

Generally film makers claim their films are reflection of society. And they are right in a way as teenagers or school students are now becoming more and more mature in very early age.

Puberty is a natural process that occurs in both girls and boys. Basically, puberty is referred to physical and emotional development of kids into young men and women and usually occurs during adolescence. A number of physical and emotional changes are seen in boys and girls when they reach at the age of puberty. But now signs of puberty are shown before the right age. Girls and boys are hitting puberty earlier than ever.

Gippi had more bold and blatant dialogues related to teen age issues.

Early puberty can be difficult for kids emotionally and socially and can be sign of many health problems. There is a strong need for parents to guide their children about early puberty so that they can be safe from difficulties.

In this age, while there is immense pressure to get best marks in exams and catch a luring career, there is also physical attraction. Facebook and other social media also keep teenager busy and stressed. If not counseled properly or giving too much privacy, teenagers can develop depression.

Anyway, returning to the issue, this teen age topic will keep continuing attracting more and more film makers in coming days. 

04 June 2013

Jiah Khan : End of glam life in deglam way


Totally speechless when I heard the news of actress Jiah Khan committed suicide in morning of Tuesday, 4th June, 2013.

A beautiful, glamrous girl's life ended in deglam way! How? Why?

Nafisa Khan popularly known as Jiah Khan was lucky girl who got oppertunity to work in very first film against Amitabh Bachchan.  She was merely sixteen or eighteen year old then. Fate could not have been more generous to Jiah. As a young girl who lived most of her life in London, Jiah always dreamt of making it to Bollywood. In year 2005, she almost came to the point of realizing her dream when she was considered for a film by director Anurag Basu. However, Jiah could not get the project.

But Jiah did not lose hope. Because her mother used to be a small-time actress, Jiah used her contacts to get introduced to Ram Gopal Varma . Initially, Ramu had nothing to offer to Jiah. But when he discussed with Amitabh Bachchan the idea of making a film about a love story between an aged man and a young girl, he knew Jiah was the right choice for the role.

So, Jiah's Bollywood dream has come true in a big way with a plum role opposite the Big B in Ramu's film Nishabd . The movie is loosely based on Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita.

The film has Jiah playing a girl of her own age. She falls in love with a much older man (Amitabh Bachchan). Amitabh reciprocates her feelings, but he is also torn between his rationality and emotions.

After Amitabh, Jiah got film against one more Aries sign actor and super star- Amir Khan! She starred against him as second lead in film Gajini. Film was super hit but Jiah did not get credit as Asin's role was better and more appreciated. Then she acted in guest apperance in film Housefull. She was Randhir Kapoor's daughter. There was funny and hot song with Akshay Kumar 'I don't know what to do'.

Perhaps this song was playing her life too. She was feeling very lonelyness. Her name was linked with Aditya Panscholi's son and producer Butny Walia's brother Jaspreet Walia.

Jiah had a fortnight back tweeted, "So sorry I have been off twitter! Took a bit of a break from twitter verse.. sometimes u need a sabbatical to recollect ur thoughts. Perhaps she hinted about next big step in her life. If some one had got this hint, she could be saved. But ...

Jiah followed path of some actor and actresses who could not resist with pressure, failure, betrayal in Hindi film industry. The first case of such act comes in mind is of Guru Dutt. Then Divya Bharti also jumped to death. But her death is still mysterious as it is believed that Divya had come to know such facts that her life had become danger to others.

Then model and MTv VJ Nafisa Joseph also committed suicide. She was to marry businessman Gautam Khanduja in a few weeks' time. According to her parents, Joseph took the step because her marriage was called off. This was due to Joseph having discovered that Khanduja was still married, although having told her he had been divorced for two years. When confronted, Khanduja refused to answer questions about his marital life or produce divorce papers that he had previously claimed he had filed. Instead, press reports at the time mention that he then threatened her with blackmail, probably after she threatened to confront his wife.

Model and actress Kuljeet Randhawa (many mix her name with Kuljeet Randhawa, who acted in film Yamla Pagla Deewana) also followed path of these actors. She acted in serials like Hip Hip Hurray, C.A.T.S and Special Squad.

In year 2010, shocking news came about hot model and actress Viveka Babajee. Viveka came in lime light for Kamasutra condom ad. She was found hanging from the ceiling fan in her apartment on 25 June 2010 at her Bandra residence in Mumbai. Police reports says that Viveka committed suicide due to depression. The last page of her diary, which was found next to her dead body, had a message written, "You killed me, Gautam Vohra." Unconfirmed reports stated that she became depressed after separating from her boy friend Gautam Vohra. At that time Gautam Vohra escaped successfully from this case but his bad "karma" got him arrested in another case. He was arrested for helping Vijay Palande, the key accused in the gruesome double murders of Delhi-based businessman Arun Kumar Tikku and consultant Karan Kakkar.

So, folks, this is bollywood. You come here lonely and even goes lonely. It is differenet matter if you are star son or star daughter. It is different matter if you are coming from celebrity family. But if you are coming from unknown family or family having loose connection, then you have to be strong. Bollywood is very demanding. Demanding for time, money, relations, publicity, anti publicity, failure, success...in every way. Strong people survive. Weak people either give away this career or otherwise choose to end life. First option is far better.