Tigmanshu Dhulia’s ‘Valmiki Ki Bandook’ title to be altered?
The Paan Singh Tomar director is facing the ire of the Valmiki Samaj for the current title of his just-announced film
Members of Haryana-based Valmiki Samaj have expressed resentment over the title of Jimmy Shergill-starrer Valmiki Ki Bandook. However, the film’s director Karan Butani says the film has nothing to do with lord Valmiki, and they are ready to alter the title if the need arises. “We happened to read an article about this new film in the papers, and we didn’t like the name of the film,” Raj Kumar, general secretary of Valmiki Samaj, said. “Valmiki is our guru, we worship him. He wrote the great Ramayana… so how can one associate something like a ‘bandook’ (gun) with his name. We wish to speak to the filmmakers and request them to alter the title,” he added. Click here to read more
SRI RAMA RAJYAM movie review: A must watch
Director Bapu is in his element as he delivers another classic in Sri Rama Rajyam – a remake of 1960s Telugu hit Lava Kusha
Bapu has often been described as a top directors who specialises in making films that represented nativity, culture and richness of folk elements peculiar to the Telugu language. He continues that trend in his latest film, Sri Rama Rajyam. Written by Ramana, the film is a refreshing change from the violence-filled commercial films doing the rounds nowadays. Senior NTR, who dominated the Telugu film industry for more than four decades, had acted in the 1963-film Lava Kusha, directed by CS Rao and Pulliah. Now life has come full circle for him, with his son Nandamuri Balakrishna starring in the remake of the film. And his performance in Sri Rama Rajyam is one that the veteran actor can be proud of. Click here to read more