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I am Shocked and saddened about this incidence
Jiah Khan (British Bollywood actress) allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself. Police claimed that she was heartbroken after a failed relationship with the son of an actor couple, which possibly drove her to take the step at her home last night.
The body of Jiah, 25, was found hanging at her ‘Sagar Sangeet’ residence in Juhu where she lived with her mother and sister who were not present when she ended her life.
25 is not really the age to run out of all the options, can’t imagine what pushed her to the edge.
I had met her twice, first time at London Indian Film Festival and 2nd time for a coffee meet in Soho, London for ‘100 years of Indian cinema’ documentary we were pitching to BBC.
She was very passionate about Indian cinema, and really wanted to go back and work in India, after 3 years gap.
She was brilliant in her debut film ‘Nishabd’ with Amitabh Bachchan, based on the novel Lolita. She had also acted with Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar.
I remember her as a very beautiful, bright and polite girl.
It’s sad to loose young Talent
Song from her film ‘Ghajini’ with Aamir Khan
Oscars host Seth MacFarlane opened the 85th Academy Awards, The 2013 Oscars ceremony was not as predictable, as i thought it was going to be. Life of Pi took four awards, including best director for Ang Lee, while Les Misérables and Argo won three, including best picture for Argo
winners in bold…
Beast of the Southern Wild
Zero Dark Thirty
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
Denzel Washington – Flight
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts – The Impossible
Best Supporting Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Robert DeNiro – Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin – Argo
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained
Best Supporting Actress
Sally Field – Lincoln
Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Amy Adams – The Master
Life of Pi – Ang Lee
Amour – Michael Haneke
Lincoln – Steven Spielberg
Silver Linings Playbook – David O Russell
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Behn Zeitlin
Best Original Screenplay
John Gatins – Flight
Mark Boal – Zero Dark Thirty
Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino
Moonrise Kingdom – Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
Amour – Written by Michael Haneke
Best Adapted Screenplay
Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Chris Terrio – Argo
Tony Kushner – Lincoln
David O’Russell – Silver Linings PLaybook
David Magee – Life of Pi
Best Original Score
Before My Time – Chasing Ice, Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
Pi’s Lullaby – Life of Pi, Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
Suddenly – Les Miserable, Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublils
Everybody Needs a Best Friend – Ted, Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
Skyfall – from Skyfall – Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
Best Foreign Language Film
A Royal Affair
Best Documentary Feature
5 Broken Cameras
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man
Best Documentary Short Feature
Inocente – Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
Kings Point – Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
Mondays at Racine – Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
Open Heart – Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
Redemption – Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill
Best Short Film (Live Action)
Asad Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
Buzkashi Boys – Sam French and Ariel Nasr
Curfew – Shawn Christensen
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw) – Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
Henry – Yan England
Best Make-up and Hairstyling
Hitchcock – Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
Les Misérables – Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnells
Best Costume Design
Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran
Les Misérables – Paco Delgado
Lincoln – Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror – Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman – Colleen Atwood
Best Visual Effects
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
Life of Pi: Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
Marvel’s The Avengers – Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
Prometheus – Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
Snow White and the Huntsman – Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson
Django Unchained – Robert Richardson
Anna Karenina – Seamus McGarvey
Lincoln – Janusz Kaminski
Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda
Skyfall – Roger Deakins
Best Animated Feature Film
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck it Ralph
Best Short Film (Animated)
Adam and Dog – Minkyu Lee
Fresh Guacamole – PES
Head over Heels – Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare” David Silverman
Paperman – John Kahrs
Oscar Awards 2013 Show Highlights
It was the Golden Age of comics and Superman was ‘The Man’ of the comics world. Everyone wanted to capitalize on the success of Superman; including Superman’s own publisher. So they turned to artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and that’s when the Caped Crusader made his debut in May 1939 in Detective Comics No. 27 entitled The Case of the Chemical Syndicate. Batman had neither sidekick nor gadget belt and he drove around in a bright red sedan. Yet, Batman was brutal, showing no regret tossing a sinner into a container of acid. A lot of things have changed since then.
So do you think you know Batman? The Caped Crusader’s mysteries are much deeper than you’ve ever realized.
History Chanel showed a very interesting documentary called Batman Unmasked – The Psychology of the Dark Knight.
Recent films made on Batman: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises are excellent sources of entertainment, but they also offer a complex and interesting dissection of a man who learned to use his own fear against criminals. This very interesting documentary featured on History Channel investigate the mental attitude of Batman the mysterious caped crusader along with selective interviews from various expert, but also put some brilliant resemblances between the Batman and Theodore Roosevelt.
Batman becomes the Superhero because he embraces his worst fear: Bats; after his mother and father are mugged and killed one night in front of him. President Theodore Roosevelt who like Batman came from a wealthy background, lost his father when he was a sophomore at Harvard, and then went on to lose both his wife and mother on the same day a few years later. Because of tragedy, they become the person they are.
Theodore Roosevelt fought the spoils system as a member of the United States Civil Service Commission and served a commissioner of the New York City Police which he then helped to reform. Later of course, Teddy used his zeal to make many positive changes as President.
This documentary also shows how spiritual iconography greatly influenced the development of the Batman character.
Aside from that, it includes a short insight inside the motivating force that drives other infamous figures such as the Catwoman and the Joker. Explore why the history of the Cape Crusader and discover how a kid scarred by traumatic event turns into a symbol of hope for City of Gotham.
Documentary also suggest how “Everyone has the ability to do good and bad”. After the great loss of his family how batman choose to good and how his Villain choose bad path of revenge.
Name: Batman (Earth-1)
Alter Ego: Bruce Wayne
Occupation: Millionaire Socialite, Chairman of the Board of Wayne Enterprises and the Wayne Foundation
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Thomas and Martha Wayne (parents, deceased), Philip Wayne (uncle, deceased), Lord Elwood Wayne (uncle, deceased)
Group Affiliation: Ex-member of the Justice League of America, current leader of the Outsiders
Base of Operations: Gotham City
Height: 6 ft. 2 in. Weight: 210 lbs.
Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
First Appearance: Superman #76
Raised in a loving environment by his parents, young Bruce Wayne one day admired a bat-costume his father had designed to wear to a party. This memory would prove invaluable to him in later years.
One night several months later, while walking home from the theater with his parents through the area which would soon come to be known as Crime Alley, young Bruce watched helplessly as Thomas and Martha Wayne were confronted by a seeming street thug named Joe Chill, who demanded Mrs. Wayne’s jewelry, then gunned the Waynes down in cold blood when Thomas defied him. In point of fact, Chill was acting under orders from gangster Lew Moxon, who was seeking vengeance against Thomas Wayne for testimony which had sent Moxon to prison.
Now an orphan, Bruce Wayne was placed in the care of his Uncle Philip. Since Philip Wayne was a world-traveler, Bruce spent his formative years under the guidance of Philip’s housekeeper, the kindly Mrs. Chilton (who was secretly Joe Chill’s mother, a fact Bruce has never learned).
Traumatized by his parents’ murder, and swearing at their graves to avenge their death by waging war against all criminals, Bruce Wayne spent the next years training himself to physical and intellectual perfection. To this end he served an apprenticeship under one Harvey Harris, then considered to be the world’s foremost detective.
Realizing at law school that he would be hampered constantly by laws that seemed to help criminals more than their victims, Wayne decided to seek his own solution to the problems of crime in the streets.
One night several weeks later, while sitting in the den of his ancestral home, Wayne Manor, the now-grown Bruce was startled by a large black bat that suddenly flew in through his open window. This was the omen Bruce had been waiting for. Reasoning that criminals were a superstitious, cowardly lot, Bruce took the inspiration of the bat (and his subconscious memories of his father’s costume years before) to design a costume which would strike fear in the hearts of evildoers everywhere. Thus was born a weird figure of the shadows…a dark avenger of evil…The Batman!
Thought at first to be an outlaw himself, the Caped Crusader ultimately confronted, and was finally deputized by, Police Commissioner James W. Gordon.
Several years later Wayne took in young Dick Grayson, whose circus performer parents had also been murdered by criminals. As the last of the Flying Graysons, Dick had the necessary skills to become the Batman’s partner. Dick was given the costume Wayne himself had worn as a youngster when he studied with Harvey Harris, and thus became the first Robin, the Boy Wonder.
For a time Wayne abandoned his playboy image and devoted himself to running Wayne Enterprises, as well as the prestigious Wayne Foundation, which he built into one of the world’s foremost philanthropic organizations. He later relinquished his day-to-day involvement with both organizations to more fully devote his time to his duties as the Batman.
Recently Waynehas become the guardian of young Jason Todd, another circus performer, whose parents were murdered by the villainous Croc. Todd has since become the new Robin, learning the art of crimefighting as he works side-by-side with the greatest crimefighter of all.
The Batman has recently formed a team called the Outsiders and is working to train them. This is as a result of his resignation from the Justice League in a philosophical dispute over justice and the law.
POWERS AND WEAPONS
An incomparable athlete, far beyond Olympic level, the Batman is also a master of all known forms of physical combat, an unparalleled strategist and tactician, an expert in the art of disguise, and has been called by some the world’s greatest escape artist. His reasoning and deductive abilities are second to none.
The weapons in his arsenal against crime include items in the utility belt he wears around his waist, the sleek Batmobile, the Batplane, and the one-man Whirly-bat.
DIRECTOR: Parag Sankhe PRODUCER: Debora Setnik
The Rooster Must Die is a gripping and funny short film that tells the story of a classic clash between traditional rural life and those who wish for a quieter and more suburban existence.
Inspired by the dramatic tousles between man and nature that characterised the iconic 1975 feature film Jaws, The Rooster Must Die focuses on what happens when a group of angry villagers join together to try and impose rule on a Rooster that is causing them all great distress.
When the village chairman comes under increasing pressure to find a solution he turns to Jack, a local hard man, who is very confident that he will have no problems in handling the irritating Cock.
Jack, however, soon learns that his enemy is considerably more cunning than the average chicken and when their plans for a quiet life go horribly wrong the villagers discover that an angry Rooster can wreak just as much havoc as a hungry shark.
Directed By: PARAG SANKHE
Written By: KENT FLAAGAN
Produced By: DEBORA SETNIK
Director Of Photography: YURI KRYLOV
Background Score: PHILIP APPLEBY
JACK: Laurence Pears
CHAIRMAN: Marcus Taylor
ELLEN: Denise Rocard
MARY: Lena Sandberg
HARRY: Marc Forde
DAVID: Jeffrey Mayhew
I had seen the trailer for this movie some time ago, and it was clear to me that it was one movie that I would stand in line to see! I was anticipating ‘opening day” for a long, long time!
And did this movie live to my high expectations???…………….
‘300’ was even better than my high expectations.
The Spartan fought as a unit just like in team sport. Each Spartan has its own position during battles, and the technicality of doing defence using shields and attacking using their spears was perfectly executed. Such choreography was stunning like watching a beautiful ballet dance.
Most of the movie was created virtually, but it’s not anywhere near the virtually soulless filth that was ‘Attack of the Clones’ (THANKFULLY!). This movie got its heart and the story is pretty good.
Some are People confused with their Greek history, this movie has never claimed to be historically correct as many have and will argue. 300 is loosely based upon the actual war between Persians and Greeks. But, seeing it has been adapted from a comic book by Frank Miller, what can we possibly expect?
If you see the movie then I am sure u will agree with me, Every single guy in the movie has a SIX-PACK with no hair on the chest I am sure not really all men looked like that in reality but movie drew them this way to look “heroic.” This is heroic nudity and is commonly used in Hollywood cinemas. Anyway, I am hitting the gym again from tomorrow.
WARNING: there are many disturbing battle scenes and a couple of short scenes with nudity(very well done)
Spend the money and the time! You won’t be sorry!
Born into Brothels represents the best and the worst in humanity. A woman tries to save children born to prostitutes in the Red Light District in Calcutta, India by teaching them the power of photography, when no one else cared.
Although sad due to the nature of the content, it is an uplifting story that inspires you to look wider than your own life to see how each one of us can have a profound impact on the lives of others.
This is one of the finest non-fiction films I have seen.
What was troubling to me was that never to see these troubled children again.
I didn’t want it to end so soon because I wanted to spend some more time with the children….
And wanted to see all of them out of this Brothel
I often disagree with the academy award nominations. Born Into Brothels is an exception, it was nominated and won!
India has a serious problem with sex trafficking and despite what anyone else might say, it’s being run by Asians. Unless there is a semblance of accountability in the public sector, nothing will be done. Everyone throws their hands up and says ‘Oh I’m not corrupt, but everyone else is, so what can I do?”
This film should be seen by everyone who has any sense of what the world is and can be if we give our attention and empathy to make it a better place
for me, creators of this Documentary are the true hero.
Starring: Aamir Khan, Kajol
Director: kunal Kohli
I just avoided all the crappy recent Bollywood movies so I wouldn’t start hating Hindi cinema. I was so excited about ‘Fanaa’ I dragged my friend who is really not a great fan of Bollywood, and then I pay 150 rupees in black for the ticket where the actual ticket was 40 bucks.
And what I get?
Absolutely stupid an irritating movie.
Fanaa has a poor script and a bad screenplay.
It just doesn’t have a flow and looks forced most of the times.
The characters are written too feebly to elicit any involvement
The way the romance develops between Kajol and Amir is forced and childish. There is no proper reason for both of them to fall for each other.
But while the first half is predictably cheesy, you don’t mind it much. Kajol looks beautiful, and Aamir has a good screen presence, and you think that the movie is going somewhere, but you are wrong!
2nd half is ten times worse than the 1st half
It’s an unbelievable story. I would say ‘Jurassic Park’ is much more realistic than this
Kajol has put a thick layer of makeup, and she can easily pass for ‘fair and lowly cream’ ambassador.
At a point, the movie gets soo boring and irritating that you want to go out and have nice hot corn for like 10-15n min while the movie is still running.
I enjoyed listening to the Fanaa music on my iPod, but the movie was so dragging that if I had a remote control, I would have skipped the songs (maybe the movie too)
Only one best part of the film is Ravi Chandran.s camera work.
Fanaa was the really big disappointment for me.
Now after all this I am sure you will still go and see the movie, but after the movie, you will think of this review.