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Javed Jaffrey: It is wrong to equate Indian cinema with Bollywood
Excerpts from an interview with Javed Jaffrey
You have done a variety of films. Is there a particular genre that you feel more challenging than others?
I don’t feel many things I do are challenging. I am not talking about physical challenges here. Doing a film like Boom was challenging. It was a quirky role and I feel doing a completely mad character like that was extremely challenging. The way I walked, I talked, my posture, my accent, my tone in that film, everything was so unusual for me and that was a big challenge. I did 8 by 10 Tasveer with Nagesh Kukunoor. The film tanked at the box office, but I enjoyed doing it. I loved doing Dhamaal too. It was loud and over-the-top, but I enjoyed working in that film. Click here to read more
Javed Jaffrey: Overt sexuality makes me uncomfortable
Excited about his forthcoming release The Forest, Javed Jaffrey is confident that the film will thrill the audiences and make people think about pressing environmental issues. In a candid chat the powerhouse of talent talks about the film, his other creative pursuits and why he thinks the big stars of Bollywood should dare to be different
He’s a rare talent, an eclectic mix of spontaneity, creativity and inventiveness. It would be unfair to define Javed Jaffrey as an actor and even more difficult it is to coldly categorise him as just a performer. Click here to read more
THE FOREST movie review: Intellectually dreary
Studded with stunning visuals, excellent camera work and brilliant performances from the lead actors, Ashvin Kumar’s The Forest is marred by the languishing plot and incoherent storyline
A pristine sunrise, dense mist, deep dark woods, and wild creatures captured giving rare expressions; every frame of Ashvin Kumar’s The Forest is meticulously designed and carefully crafted. Unfortunately, the same can NOT be said about the film’s writing and direction for these key elements lack the bite and focus the film of this nature demands. Click here to read more
Ashvin Kumar: Bollywood’s system has obviously failed
The Little Terrorist director, who is back with a thriller in the form of The Forest, speaks about making inroads into mainstream Bollywood and what keeps him going despite the faulty distribution system
It has been six years since the Little Terrorist was nominated for the Academy Awards, but director Ashvin Kumar is still waiting to see his feature film The Forest hit the screens. His baby has been lying in the cans for five years now. “The Forest was complete and ready to release five years ago. We had a distribution deal with a production company in place. But at some point they just stopped taking my calls. We had everything – high production values, thrilling content and decent actors,” he says.
PVR has finally decided to back the film which stars Nandana Sen, Javed Jaffry and Ankur Vikal and release it as a part of an initiative called Director’s Rare. Slated to hit the screens in the month of May, The Forest is a thriller where a husband and lover lock horns over a woman against the backdrop of a forest and a man-eating leopard. Click here to read more
When Jaaved Jaaferi suffered short-term memory loss
The Salaam Namaste actor doesn’t keep his commitment of not doing steamy scenes
Jaaved Jaaferi is known for his amazing dance moves and comic acts, but his serious side usually goes unnoticed. His latest film The Forest seems to be an attempt to showcase his acting chops, as he is not playing to the gallery in it. Click here to read more
Nandana Sen: ‘The Forest’ will scare the hell out of you!
Ashvin Kumar’s The Forest is releasing tomorrow. We caught up with Nandana Sen, the female lead actor of the film, to know what to expect from this psychological thriller
Nandana Sen is synonymous with ‘different’ cinema. With films like My Wife’s Murder, Black, The War Within and Rang Rasiya, Nandana has created a niche for herself and essayed an array of meaningful roles. These days the 43-year-old actor is thrilled about her latest release The Forest. Click here to read more
Is ‘Fatso’ better than ‘Motu’?
Soon-to-release movies Fatso and Department are the latest examples of filmmakers naming their Hindi movies with English titles. We take a look at others in this trend
When Karan Johar named his movie We Are Family, he claimed that he did it because he couldn’t find a suitable Hindi title. His arch nemesis Ram Gopal Varma hasn’t said if he had any such problem, but he too has given his next film an insipid, uninspiring English title – Department. Click here to read more