12 giugno 2012

Gul Panag: The Renaissance woman

Vi segnaliamo una lunga intervista concessa da Gul Panag a The Film Street Journal.

Marc Webb: Irrfan Khan has a very commanding presence

The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man verrà distribuito nelle sale indiane il 29 giugno 2012, una settimana prima rispetto agli Stati Uniti. Il regista Marc Webb commenta così la performance di Irrfan Khan: 'I have been an enormous fan of Irrfan for a very long time. I first saw him in The namesake, The warrior and in TV series In treatment. For Dr. Ratha, I needed someone who projected sophistication, had lot of strength and a very commanding presence and Irrfan fit that bill. He is in the first half of the film and in several scenes. I would not call his character a good guy or the bad guy, I would say he has a job to do and he has started about doing it. Dr. Ratha works in Oscorp, the company owned by previous villain Norman Osborn. Irrfan plays the boss of Dr. Curt Conner. He plays an important role in Conner's transformation as villain The Lizard. Irrfan provides the pressure'. Screen

Bejoy Nambiar presenta MTV Rush

Due giorni fa vi avevamo annunciato il lancio di MTV Rush (clicca qui). Oggi vi segnaliamo l'intervista concessa da Bejoy Nambiar a NH7, nella quale scopriamo che Nambiar è il regista responsabile del progetto, ma che girerà personalmente solo tre dei tredici episodi previsti. Molti dei giovani attori coinvolti provengono dalla scena teatrale. La colonna sonora includerà brani composti da musicisti alternativi. Nambiar conclude: 'It’s a fantastic initiative, and definitely a good sign that someone is at least trying to raise the bar in TV content and not restricting themselves to one way. I think the time has come for us to experiment with TV, and the audiences are ready for it. The avenues have gotten so much bigger, because it’s not just that you’re watching TV on TV - you’re watching it online, buying DVDs - so there are more platforms available. This is where you can take the concept ahead'.

After Tagore, who?

Hindustan Times oggi ha pubblicato un interessante articolo dedicato alla presunta stagnazione culturale in atto nel Bengala occidentale, stato dell'unione indiana di cui Kolkata (Calcutta) è la capitale. Leggiamo: '(...) when an entire state remains trapped in nostalgia, as Bengal seems to be, then nostalgia becomes a force of deadly inertia. (...) Bengal may never again experience a 21st century version of its famous 19th century renaissance or re-birth. (...) Today every great Bengali is either dead or living outside Bengal. Rammohun Roy, Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray have passed into Bengal’s ancestral pantheon. The celebrated Bengalis of our time from Amartya Sen to Amitav Ghosh have migrated from Bengal. The only resident Bengali who is still somewhat of an all-India hero is perhaps Sourav Ganguly (noto giocatore di cricket). But after Ganguly, who? (...) Talented new film directors like Sujoy Ghosh of Kahaani, doyens of the arts like Aparna Sen, the Shankars and even designer Sabyasachi do Bengal proud, but the majority of young Bengalis are failing to obtain the kind of quality education and access to new ideas, that Bengal was once famous for. Bengal is no longer generating the one resource it has always generated: the visionary, inventive and iconoclast mind'.

Soldati indiani in Italia durante la seconda guerra mondiale

Lo scrittore Amitav Ghosh ha appena segnalato nel suo profilo Twitter un video in italiano che ricorda i soldati indiani che hanno combattuto nel nostro Paese contro le truppe naziste durante il secondo conflitto mondiale. Da vedere.

Maximum: Aa Ante Amalapuram

Da qualche giorno circola in rete il video dell'item song Aa Ante Amalapuram, brano composto da Devi Sri Prasad incluso nella colonna sonora di Maximum, ma tratto da un'altra colonna sonora, quella del film telugu Arya. La coreografia è visualizzata da Hazel Keech.

Dressed to kill?

Aishwarya Rai - Jodhaa Akbar
Il 2 giugno 2012 Box Office India ha pubblicato un articolo dedicato ai favolosi costumi sfoggiati nelle pellicole hindi. Il pezzo include le dichiarazioni di diversi noti costumisti e stilisti indiani.