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A Tribute/Homage to legendary actor Pran - 12 February, 1920 - 12 July, 2013

Pran - Hindi Film Actor

This writer was in Rome on 12 July2013 when he heard of Pran saabs sad demise. Asap, I wrote the following ribute/homage to this great actor -gentelman

and published  it on Facebook .Same is reproduced here :

 

Short but Frank and Fearless Review of Film “Bombay Talkies”

Poster of Film “Bombay Talkies”

To commemorate the completion of 100 years of Indian Cinema, four media favoured over hyped film makers made a compendium of four short films, each on a different subject, conjoined into one of two hour feature film named as “Bombay Talkies”. The short films are the creations of Karan Johar, Dibakar Bannerji, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap, recently eulogized for their “Hat ke Film” concepts, but tom-tommed as the ‘100 year Celebration of Indian Cinema'.

2012 Dadasaheb Phalke Award presented to Pran

Manish Tewari presenting 2012 Dadasaheb Phalke Award to Pran

In a rare gesture, I&B Minister presents Dadasaheb Phalke Award to Pran at his Bandra residence

14th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) - 2012 - Part-II

14th MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL (MFF) - 2012

18th - 25th October, 2012

Click here to read 14th MFF - 2012 - Part-I

Usual Mismanagement Galore, no importance to media at large except for entry / normal screening registration card; Opening and Closing functions and movies reserved as a ‘Private Fiefdom” of Reliance Entertainment.

43rd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA (IFFI) - GOA - 2012

43rd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA (IFFI) - GOA - 2012 Logo

20th - 30th November, 2012

A Detailed Analytical Report

Kudos to IFFI Director Shankar Mohan for his unique selection, and presentation of films and programmes, but marred by mismanagement of ESG (co-organizer)and PIB (Media management)

A Few Highlights :

43rd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA (IFFI) – GOA - 2012 - A Curtain Raiser

(20th - 30th Nov. 2012)

A Curtain Raiser

14th MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL (MFF) - 2012

14th MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL (MFF) - 2012

A Curtain Raiser for THE MAMI’s 14th MUMBAI FILM FESTIVAL (MFF)

(18th - 25th Oct. 2012)

HIGHLIGHTS :

Excellent Musical Tribute to Super Star Rajesh Khanna

Kudos to music sartaz co. saregama for bringing out an excellent musical tribute to the departed first ever Super Star Rajesh Khanna who was also loved for his musical numbers on the screen besides his histrionics and acumen of dialogue delivery, in this bumper two CD album.

12th Osian’s Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema - 2012

(27th July to 5th Aug. 2012)

A Detailed Report

RAJESH KHANNA - 29 DEC. 1942 - 18 JUL. 2012

END OF AN ERA FROM LEGENDARY STAR WORLD

It appears July 2012 is proving very tragic for the Film Industry. Just last week we lost a gem of a man, actor -producer, World Champion Wrestler and Ex-MP Dara Singh. And now another tragedy struck by destiny in snatching Jatin- Rajesh Khanna (and KAKA), the First ever-Super star the India discovered.

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