Posters from “Allwyn Kalicharan”- Anurag Kashyap’s shelved Anil Kapoor starrer film

 

 

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s “Broken Horses”

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This is Vidhu Chopra’s next directorial project and his début Hollywood venture.  The cast includes Vincent D’Onofrio, Anton Yelchin, Chris Marquette, Maria Velverde, Sean Patrick Flanery and Thomas Jane. The screenplay for the film has been written by Chopra and Abhijat Joshi (of 3 Idiots and Lage Raho Munna Bhai fame).

Rest of the crew includes Oscar nominated Tom Stern (The Hunger Games, Changeling, Million Dollar Baby) as Director of Photography, Toby Corbett (Crossing Over, Bad Lieutenant) as Production Designer and Emmy nominated Mary Vogt (Men In Black 3, Batman Returns) as Costume Designer.

Plot- Set in the shadows of the US-Mexico border gang wars, Broken Horses is an epic thriller about the bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty and the futility of violence.

For more on the film follow the LINK

Stills- Nayanthara

I was thinking that while Anu takes care of the serious and intellectual side of the blog (since she is the one with classy and cultivated tastes), I will handle the ‘silly’ bit. So here are some stills of one of the most beautiful actresses in India along with Alia, the gorgeous Nayanthara. More HERE

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More Stills HERE

Image from Polanski’s “Venus in Fur”

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Roman Polanski‘s new film Venus in Fur, which is based on the play by David Ives and centers on an actress’ attempts to convince a director she’s perfect for a role in his upcoming production.

The film is set to play in competition at Cannes this year and the last time Polanski held such an honor was in 2002 where his film, The Pianist, went on to win the Palme d’Or.

Along with Polanski’s wife, Emmanuelle Seigner, the film co-stars Mathieu Amalric and was shot entirely in French.

Image from “The Congress” (Director is Ari Folman of ‘Waltz with Bashir’ fame)

Anurag Kashyap is also one of the co-producers of the film. It premiers at Cannes this year and it seems to be another feather in Kashyap’s cap. Since Waltz With Bashir is one of the finest and profoundest animation films to have ever been made anywhere this one too seems to be a compulsive watch. This part-animation, part live-action film is based on Stanisław Lem’s novel, The Futurological Congress, from 1971

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Synopsis :

Robin Wright (Robin Wright) receives an offer from Miramount to be scanned. In this way, her alias can be freely exploited in all films the Hollywood major decides to produce, even the most downmarket ones, the ones she has turned down until now. For 20 years she disappears to return as guest of honor at the Miramount-Nagasaki Convention in a  transformed world of fantastical appearances.

Image from Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Ugly’ (Updated)

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Kashyap has said that the film is essentially a simple kidnap drama but which also deals with a lot of things- relationships, our patriarchal system, how men look at women, domestic violence…. basically a very personal drama in the shape of a thriller. The film has been selected for Cannes Directors’ Fortnight section this year. It releases sometime at the end of the year only after he finishes shooting for Bombay Velvet. Ugly stars Ronit Roy, Rahul Bhatt (not Mahesh Bhatt’s son but a TV actor), Tejaswini Kolhapure (Padmini’s sister, you might remember her from Paanch), Siddhant Kapoor (Shakti Kapoor’s son), Girish Kulkarni (the famous Marathi director of Deool, Velu and Vihir) and Vipin Sharma. It has been written and directed by Kashyap himself.