There is a lot of
buzz about animation, which is increasingly being seen as a sunshine
industry with enormous employment potential. Kireet
Khurana, a pioneer in the field in India, cuts through the hype
to analyse the growth in animation and how we can cash in on it.
global animation business is valued at more than $50 billion.
India’s share in that is a paltry $25 million. Which accounts for
merely 0.5 per cent of the entire market share. Although the road is
long and the current scenario not so happy for the animation industry
in India, there are plenty of opportunities.
Each stained glass window
adorning the Christ Church in Shimla is a masterpiece, observes Anuradha
everyday a number of tourists pass by the Christ Church on the
Ridge in Shimla, hardly a few care to peep inside. Most of the
passersby are oblivious of the fact that this second oldest church of
North India holds a hidden treasure — the stained glass windows,
which are no less beautiful than those adorning the cathedrals of Goa.
daur second show
B.R. Films is all set to
release Naya Daur in colour, reports V.Gangadhar
Villa on 15th Road, Santacruz, a Mumbai suburb could be a temple of
love for a Hindi film buff. Its walls are full of photographs of
classic films bearing the B.R. Chopra banner, Afsana, Dhool
Ka Phool, Dharamatma, Kanoon, Waqt and so on.
The patriarch, now in his 80s, is in good health but seldom attends
for the Oscars
eyes trained on February 27, Oscars night, film buffs are all set to
make their choices of films in various categories, the Oscar winners
male and female and scan the line-up of likely winners. To start with
the bad news the Marathi film Shwaas, the Indian entry for the
Oscars, did not find a place in the nominations.
Director Anjan Dutta’s take
on the Anglo-Indian lifestyle is authentic, writes Ervell
a middle-class Anglo-Indian community in Calcutta (now Kolkata) and
fill it with a host of idiosyncratic characters. Then get a real
estate developer to make a pitch for this old fashioned neighborhood.
How these "born losers" pool in their meager resources to
fight him and stick to their ground is what Bow Barracks Forever
is all about.
There are several
coincidences and paradoxes related to Bollywood that escape the notice
of cinegoers. Surendra Miglani picks out
a few lesser-known facts about well-known films and film-makers
Santoshi’s The legend of Bhagat Singh, hailed as an
authentic slice of history on the screen. But is it not paradoxical
that the title of the movie was in English, the language of the people
against whom Bhagat Singh had fought? Sanjeev
Kumar played old man on the screen so many times that he virtually
ended up glamorising such roles.