‘Dharti Ki Katha’, a film on naxalism

31 07 2008

‘Dharti Ki Katha’, a film on naxalism
source: Sahra samay

Posted at Thursday, 31 July 2008 13:07 IST New Delhi, July 31: Known for his strong performances in films like ‘Bandit Queen’, ‘Godmother’ and ‘Daayra’, actor Nirmal Pandey plans to direct a film based on very much a real issue – naxalism.

“I have been directing plays for a long time and since the subject is quite close to my heart, it prompted me to jump into directing movies,” says Pandey, who also holds a unique distinction of winning a ‘Best Actress Award’ for his role in ‘Daayra’.

Speaking about his directorial debut ‘Dharti Ki Katha’, Pandey says, “The root cause of the problem stems from the fact that development is yet to reach the villages and with basic needs of ‘roti’, ‘kapda’ and ‘makaan’ not being fulfilled the anger is vented in this manner.” He adds, “Not many films in the past have highlighted this issue in the best manner. I think bollywood should make films on social problems apart from making routine masala movies.” The film, which is being shot mostly in Maharashtra and Karnataka, has students from the National School of Drama (NSD), playing various roles.

“The main challenge was to bring alive the characters in the film and ensure that there were no superficial elements,” says Pandey.

Explaining the reasons to opt for the NSD passouts, Pandey says, “The youngsters add depth to the role and most importantly a director can cast them into a mould of his choice and according to the need of the script.” Commenting on the current state of Hindi theatre in the country, the actor says, “The need of the hour is proper marketing and support from the government, as there is a good audience for the same.” The actor, however, is quite happy with the quality of Hindi drama, which he says still have the potential to produce some of the great artists.

Pandey, who is also ventured into small screen and doing some television soaps, is quite critical of reality shows. “The shows do give a platform to the youngsters to exhibit their talent but care should be taken so that dishonesty does not creep in,” he says.

So what say of the one more attack

14 10 2007

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After the Ajmer dargah which stands for the unity and equality the sufi holy place its film theatres, Now as citizens we need to beware of whats going on and help the security agencies in warding off terror and loss of life / property.
Just watch out around and when in public places do remember to caution the nearest security personnel of any untoward or mischevous even doubtful objects/ persons or activity.

Video and details courtesy CNN IBN
Ludhiana: A day after a bomb attack by suspected terrorists at a cinema hall in Ludhiana killed seven people and injured 32 others, the Centre on Monday blamed the Punjab state administration for security lapses.

New Delhi: Five persons died and at least 10 were injured when a bomb exploded inside a multiplex cinema hall in Ludhiana on Sunday evening. The 600-seater Shringar theatre on Samrana Road was packed when a massive explosion shook the place at around 2050 hrs IST.

Chandrashekar, the Additional Director General of Police, said he suspected it was a bomb blast but would make a confirmation later. TV channels showed rescue workers struggling to reach the injured inside the darkened theatre. The blast occurred during the screening of a Bhojpuri movie and since it was a holiday, the multiplex was packed to capacity.

“The bomb exploded just after the interval, maybe 5-10 minutes after the break. Most of the people present were from UP and Bihar,” says an eyewitness who was also injured in the blast.
So far, no terror outfit has claimed responsibility but DIG, Intelligence Jagdish Mittal said Khalistan Commando Force, Khalistan Zindabad Force and Muslim Jehadi groups are behind the blast.

“We suspect Babbar Khalsa in collaboration with JeM or LeT, funded by ISI,” he said.

Most wanted Sikh militants living in Pakistan:

Wadhawan Singh Babbar: Chief of BKI, who is believed to be staying in Lahore [Images].
Ranjith Singh Neeta: Chief of Khalistan Zindabad Force, who is believed to be staying in Lahore.
Paramjeet Singh Panjawar: Chief of Khalistan Commando force, who is believed to be staying in Lahore.
Lakhbhir Singh Rode: Chief of ISYF, who is believed to be staying in Lahore.
Gajinder Singh: The leader of Dal Khalsa is believed to be staying in Lahore after being released from jail.

Video courtesy: CNN IBN

Mumbai: Two blasts in four days have security agencies across the country on
high alert. After the explosions at the Ajmer Sharif shrine on Thursday, a high
alert was sounded in all metros including Mumbai.

But for Maximum City – living on the edge after the July 11 serial train blasts last year – the situation is getting complicated. The city’s police force is a harassed lot with the number of hoax calls and false alerts on the rise.