Category: Film

’36 Gunn’ My 1st film as a Line Producer’36 Gunn’

36 Gunn is the 1st movie that I worked on as a Line Producer, and We shot in 2018-19 during Christmas all over the Uk.

#36Gunn is a fantastic story about a couple married with the help of the Indian tradition of matching 36 points on Horoscopes who end up in the UK for their Honeymoon and truly end up discovering/questioning their compatibility. 
In Hindu tradition, Horoscope matching is the first step towards marriage to ensure the couple is compatible. 
This exercise has been a part of India’s culture for 1000s of years, but our director Samit Kakkad and the writer Hrishikesh Koli would like to question whether this 1000-year-old tradition is still necessary for a happy marriage. 
It’s funny, sad and romantic and I hope you will enjoy it.

It’s the 1st film I worked on, and it’s going to be a visual treat as it’s been shot in India and all over the UK, London, Glasgow, Ediborha and York. 

#36Gunn In Cinemas in India from 4th November 2022

कुंडली नाही, मतं जुळावी लागतात!
‘३६ गुण’ ४ नोव्हेंबरपासून आपल्या जवळच्या चित्रपटगृहात !

Starring : @santoshjuvekar12, Purva Pawar, Pushkar Shrotri, Vijay Patkar, Swati Bowalekar, Vaibhav Raj Gupta
Directed by : Samit Kakkad
Produced by : Mohaan Nadaar, Samit Kakkad, Santosh Juvekar, Savitri Vinod Gaikwad
Presented by : Nikhil Raibole, Bhupendrakumar Nandan, Cafe Marathi
Partner TPHQ : ketki pandit Mehta
Distributed by : Sunshine Studios
Story & Screenplay by : Hrishikesh Koli, Samit Kakkad
Dialogues by : Hrishikesh Koli
Cinematography by : Prasad Bhende
Editors : Ashish Mhatre, Apurva Motiwale Sahai
Music by : Ajit Parab
Singer : Harshwardhan Wavre
Programming: Aditya Kudalkar
Recording : Avadhut Wadkar , Ajivasan
Lyrics by : Mangesh Kagne
Live Percussion : Nilesh Parab
Chorus : Sonal , Veena , Reshma
Mastering : Mastering World (UK)
Costumes by : Deepa Mehta (Queen of Hearts)
Choreography by : Sujit Kumar
Sound Design by : Rohit Pradhan
Music Co : Video Palace
DI Lab by : Red Chillies
Executive Producer : Milind Shingte
Production Company : The Production Headquarters ltd, Samit Kakkad Films
Production Assistant: Finn Hitchcock 
Marketing & PR : Media One
Digital Marketing : It’s Social Time
Visual Promotion : Just Right Studioz NX
Publicity Campaign : Brain On Rent
Post Producer : Durgesh Gupta

Klaus deserved the Animated Film of the year at Oscar 2020

Toy Story 4 getting the oscar over Klaus has got me all rattled up.
Toy Story 4 wasn’t even that great and probably the worst in the series.
Whereas Klaus was a fantastic film and showed the innovation of animation. They literally made hand-drawn 2D animation to look like 3D.
I also feel the technical achievements that Klaus did for 2D animation by an independent studio should have been appreciated by the Oscars.

Ok, I am done with my rant for today, I am happy for the Parasite and 1917, two of my favourite films of the year.

Oscar wins in 2020:
4 – Parasite
3 – 1917
2 – Joker
2 – Ford v Ferrari
2 – Once Upon a Time
1 – Learning to Skateboard
1 – Neighbor’s Window
1 – Little Women
1 – Jojo Rabbit
1 – Hair Love
1 – Bombshell
1 – Toy Story 4
1 – Marriage Story
1 – American Factory

My Favourite Films of 2018

Happy Oscars Sunday!
2018 has been a fantastic year marked by megabudget superhero movies, to the littlest of indies.
From the big screen to streaming services, the year was good for cinema.
This year I had an excellent opportunity to produce a series of content for London Critics’ Circle Awards 2019 which was held on Jan. 20. 2019 at London’s Mayfair Hotel.
Here is a sizzle reel that showcases some of the best films of 2018.
It was great fun Editing it. Enjoy!

I haven’t seen all the Oscar nominated films this year including Roma and Vice, but here some of the movies that stood out for me.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
The Favourite
A Star Is Born

Hereditary

What has been your favourite film this year?

Happy Oscars Sunday everyone!
We produced a series of content for London Critics’ Circle Awards 2019 which was held on Jan. 20. 2019 at London’s Mayfair Hotel.
This sizzle reel showcases some of the best films of 2018. Enjoy!

Netflix’s Bright 2017

Will Smith’s ‘Bright’ had its European premiere on Friday 15th December 2017 at BFI Southbank, London.

It is Netflix’s highest profile movie release in 2017 starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton and Noomi Rapace.

Last year it was the Netflix’s controversial Okja which premiered at Cannes.

‘Bright’ is quite an essential movie for Netflix, as they are hoping it will help them attract more A-list talent to their film division.

The movie has some great action sequences, the overall acting was on point, but for me, Joel Edgerton who plays the Orc partner human cop (Will Smith) stood out to me. It was truly a fantastic performance.

The world they have created, where you see humans, orcs, elf’s and other magic folks leaving side by side is very much believable.

The movie also explores the cruel world of racial and social inequality, but I am not sure if it was executed properly.
Joel Edgerton’s character Orc cop is always racially oppressed by almost everyone in the film, but he absolutely has no voice.

The film will hit Netflix on December 22.

Bad Lucky Goat: BFI London Film Festival 2017

Bad Lucky Goat is a Colombian coming-of-age comedy set on a Caribbean island where two squabbling siblings must cover their tracks after accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father’s truck.

Bad Lucky Goat is a 1st-time directorial debut of Samir Oliveros and all the actors from the film are non-actors local to the Caribbean island.

It was refreshing to watch a Colombian film that has nothing to do with drug cartel or slums.

Bad Lucky Goat is very energetic, lighthearted and carries some authentic performances.
It’s also a visual treat as the film has some stunning island backdrops.

Credits:
Dir-Scr Samir Oliveros.
Prod Andres Gomez
With Honlenny Huffington, Kiara Howard, Elkin Robinson
Colombia
2017
76min
Sales LUXBOX

Screening:
Sunday 08 October 2017 13:00
Prince Charles Cinema

Schindler’s List: A significant and captivating film that everyone needs to experience.

This was my 3rd attempt of watching the Schindler’s List. In past I had walked out of this film, as it was really hard for me to sit through it.

The Holocaust is undoubtedly one of the most significant and horrifying events of the twentieth century. From 1938 to 1945, approximately six million Jews were slaughtered, but one man ‘Oskar Schindler’ (played by Liam Neeson) decided to make a difference, by saving the lives of more than 1100 men, women and children.

Schindler’s List is captivating because the story it tells, the characters it portrays and the way it was shot feels very real to the audience. The black-and-white cinematography in here is magnificent. It helped to capture the ‘bleakness’ of the Holocaust, and also helped in getting a feel for the era.

I have always been a fan of Steven Spielberg. Call me shallow, but Jurassic Park is one of my favorite films. It offered me everything from a piece of cinema I want. But Schindler’s List is by far his biggest accomplishment.
I personally think he didn’t make this film as an epic film. It feels like this movie has a very personal meaning to him.

I never understood how the human race could get so low.
What’s really tragic about all this is how we are not able to learn from our past, from Nazi Germany to ISIS little has changed.

 

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