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It feels like a bored game. The 50-year-old started his career on television, and made his debut as a film director with Saaya (2003), and then went on to helm Life... in a Metro (2007), Kites (2010), Barfi! It’s overly thought out rather than felt through, which is something you could never say about Barfi or Jagga Jasoos. Tanhaji released in January 2019 and was a complete masala entertainer in all the real sense. Why not the ups and downs-filled Snakes & Ladders, of which, you could similarly say: Life is Snakes & Ladders. If you’re going to criticise, you should give evidence to back your criticism up. Anurag Basu is an Indian Movie Director Producer who started his carrier in Tele Vision industry as Director then debuted in Bollywood in 2003 with Saaya. She also two films ‘ Dhaakad ’ and ‘ … The filmmaker chose to make movies on a subject that discuss a social stigma. With movies like Barfi, Life In A Metro, Ludo and many more Anurag Basu has given Indian cinema many great films which has presented beautiful story, music and direction. This is a perfect example of “what if Andhadhun was directed Anurag Basu?” This year (2020), Bollywood has seen more awakening than ever. Still looking for that riveting OTT only release and I can feel my beard growing grey as I wait! You don’t have a knowledge of cinematographic production or the process and performance involved. Anurag Basu, who directed Kangana Ranaut in her debut film, Gangster, appears to have taken a dig at her by saying that he doesn’t understand the … Basu began his television career as an assistant director on Tara in mid 1994. This is a film with sutradhar-s. One’s dressed in white, the other in black. Trust me your explanations don’t go with your review. We all have our off days…. Anurag Basu Meanwhile, enjoying the taste of success for a film that hit the web instead of the big screen was a unique experience. is introduced in an episode of the Ramayana being enacted on a nautanki stage. SHARAN SHARMA (GUNJAN SAXENA: THE KARGIL GIRL). It is worse especially if you end up disappointed. From Ajay Devgn in Tanhaji to Sushant Singh Rajput in Dil Bechara, we’ve compiled a list of all the actors who gave memorable performances last year. He directed television serials, trying genres ranging from daily soaps to thrillers such as Saturday Suspense and Ajeeb Dastaan, and horror (X-Zone). Bejoy Nambiar’s direction (story written by himself, Kartik R. Iyer, Anjali Nair and Gunjit Chopra) triumphs even the good performances by the show’s leading cast. In an interview with Mid-Day, Basu told why Govinda was fired from the movie. Koimoi Audience Poll 2020: Taapsee Pannu (Thappad) To Kangana Ranaut (Panga), Vote For The Best Actress. Because Ludo has a design conceit. He picks O beta ji, the song about kismat/destiny: “Kismat ki hawa kabhi naram kabhi garam” goes a lyric, implying that life is a box of chocolates and you never know what you’re going to get. I have never read such absurd review about anything. Whether to take the film on heights or to keep it linear, it is all on the person on that chair. The movie takes us through the war but with Saxena’s perspective and it was a winner. Based on the life of Subedar Tanaji Malusare the film was made a huge scale and starred Ajay Devgn, Kajol and Sharad Kelkar in pivotal parts. The Anubhav Sinha 2.0 has been a revelation since his past 3 films. That’s the nutshell of Anurag Basu’s latest “you may not like the film as a whole but, by the end, I dare you not to look at it with grudging respect” exercise. This is a film that works better in the head. Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif's 2017 musical Jagga Jasoos had stirred a controversy during the time of its release when director Anurag Basu fired Govinda from the film. With every film, Basu is moving towards the ‘nirvana’ level of filmmaking. Didn’t you feel that characterization was good? Ludo movie is the new Dark-Comedy movie directed by Anurag Basu. His 2017 release ‘Jagga Jasoos’, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif was in new for the longest. The idea of casting Deepika Padukone and taking away all the features she has been associated with was a big decision anyway. Abhishek will next be seen in Anurag Basu-directed film Ludo "There's a quirky outlook to life which comes out in his films": Abhishek Ludo will release on Netflix on November 12 Director Anurag Basu has opened up about his 2017-movie Jagga Jasoos and revealed why he had to cut Govinda's role. They talk about paap and punya. By strapping on a pair of wax wings and flying towards the sun just to see how high you can get until the wax melts off. Director Anurag Basu is no stranger to chaotic productions, but none has been as well documented as his 2017 box office flop, Jagga Jasoos, which took roughly four years to … It felt like you were forced to give bad reviews even if your explanations only had praises. Anurag Basu talked about the challenges the team faced while making the film which took over four years to complete. There is a metro-centric plot involving ARK and Sanya Malhotra; Rajkumar Rao and Fatima represent the small town lovers; Abhishek Bachchan’s plot, believe it or not, is a continuation of his character from Yuva. The inter-state romance between Rohit Saraf and Pearle Maaney is less nuanced, but I laughed out loud when the latter let herself loose on the dance floor. Unlike the older films (which were broader), these newer narratives are after very specific beats from mythology. I think some scenes sounded well-done in isolation, but the plot threads themselves were really generic (esp the one with Kapur and Malhotra– that was really crap imo). It’s about the peculiar magic only Anurag Basu is able to conjure up. May not be exact words to this extent). Even the gangster falls in love…and I certainly didn’t see that one coming. The others pretty much did what they’ve been doing for a while, no? What happens when life is a literal roll of the dice? This is Nambiar’s attempt at putting things, those have worked for him in the past, together in a single show/film. Talking to Mid-Day, Basu said he had to … After six months, he was given full responsibility for directing about 712 episodes. ( Log Out /  Change ), 17 Responses “Ludo on Netflix: Anurag Basu’s latest “NOT for all tastes” experiment needed better bits” →. Mostly though, I was left with the feeling of a vibe that I just wasn’t able to catch. At-least-a-few-screws-loose-ly. Here, watch the official trailer of Ludi Movie:- One of the most popular movies directed by Anurag Basu is Barfi. Why? And that’s what I thought would be the premise of the film when it talked of ‘karma’ and ‘Ludo.’ Alas, it turned out to be one of the most pretentious, and pseudo-philosophical film of its times, with political innuendo like salt added to a dish. 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I know this isn’t about logic. A link to this URL, instead, would be appreciated. While the team of a […] Malang was for lack of a word a trippy affair. Ludo is a film that works better in the head. Basu directed television serials among which is Tara (1993), which became one of the first soap operas on Indian television. They talk about Kauravas and Pandavas and who the good guys really are. Sirf magic hota hai.” My problem is that I didn’t feel this magic, either. Meanwhile, up next for the ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ actress is the biopic ‘Thalaivi’ in which she will be seen in the titular role of J. Jayalalithaa. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Perhaps one can find a Draupadi inference here! Snakes & Ladders is life! In this post lockdown content watching period, it feels like you have watched a trilogy on the go even if the movie spanned for 150 minutes. You need to review it (both movie and your review). The ones that are intrigued, set out to explore it. The Anurag Basu directed movie is jointly produced by Anurag Basu and Bhushan Kumar’s ‘T-Series’. Cinema, a word that fascinates masses and intrigues a few. While the viewers enjoyed watching the film a lot, the director had to go through a lot of struggle to get the scenes right, and one of them was getting the lead actor Ranbir Kapoor to shoot on a festive day. "Of the 20-25 girls we auditioned for the part, her face just stuck in my head - there was something unique about her," remembered Anurag Basu. However another controversy that surrounded the film was the removal of actor Govinda, that had created quite a stir in the industry. He also directed Balaji Telefilms' Koshish Ek Aasha (1997) and ... See full bio » Perhaps one can find a Draupadi inference here! Ranbir Kapoor faced his career's biggest flop and the film even failed torecover its reported Rs 130 crore budget. BR, thanks for this, it arrives finally. . No, not Shaam dhale khidki tale. He added, "In the beginning, she needed guidance for everything. Now, Anurag Basu who directed Kangana in her debut film ‘Gangster’ has claimed that he’s a bit confused about the ‘public persona’ of the actress. But then, we wouldn’t get a Ludo. Where films like Bulbbul made it to the mainstream and people accepted it, there was also Chhappak that brought a serious subject in the limelight. "Each night, we look up [social media] to see the responses. Did you find anything especially new or interesting from RR or Tripathi? The movie got more boring as it went along, apart from its “moments”. Ludo was a ride no one expected it to be and a nerve-wracking one. Hope they break out of this mold. Our mythology may be having something of a moment. In the older films, before Hindi cinema became “Bollywood”, it was practically a given that our myths would be referenced and worked into the plots and the characters. 2020 ‘लूडो’ Directed by Anurag Basu Synopsis Ludo is about the butterfly effect and how, despite all the chaos and crowd of the world, all our lives are inextricably connected. How would we judge people and their actions? I think they’re the combo to beat in Hindi cinema right now. It’s Lallan Singh looking for redemption, which didn’t turn out that well, I agree. If you have to fail, then this is how you do it. All the female characters have agency — they are the ones who goad their male counterparts into action. Ambitiously. At another point, a man who is killed is found bathing in a bathroom whose door is green. @Anu Warrier Loved the man’s thigh mounted gun, worn under a black lungi :-). Rohit expressed that the thought of being directed by Anurag Basu and working with such a huge cast was indeed tempting. Some incidents are howlarious, like that green-door bathroom bather who just won’t die. All these characters, all these lives, keep crissing and crossing, and so do the colours. Must Read: When Javed Akhtar Reacted To Son Farhan Akhtar & Shibani Dandekar’s Marriage Rumours: “Children Can Be Very Secretive”, Follow Us: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube, Where Schitt’s Creek made us all shed that happy tear, The Queen’s Gambit brought us to the edge of our seats. Director Anurag Basu was not happy with the shots and had re-shot certain portions of the film. Janhvi Kapoor Gunjan Saxena hit Netflix and immediately was trending on the platform. And Abhishek Bachchan in it. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. https://satyamshot.wordpress.com/2020/11/14/an-jo-on-ludo/, Ohhh… I was waiting for your review of the film and am sad to realise it didn’t work for you. Press CTRL+C to copy Select a City Bollywood through the years has seen a journey of on-screen portrayals and perspective. Suri’s work with the visuals and twist went on to impress everyone and Malang was a loved film in no time. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! ( Log Out /  I would like this director to have a little more discipline. Directed by: Anurag Basu: Produced by: Bhushan Kumar Divya Khosla Kumar Krishan Kumar Anurag Basu Tani Basu Deepshika Bose: Written by: Anurag Basu (story and screenplay) Samrat Chakraborty (dialogue) Starring: Abhishek Bachchan Aditya Roy Kapur Rajkummar Rao Pankaj Tripathi Fatima Sana Shaikh Sanya Malhotra Rohit Suresh Saraf Pearle Maaney: Music by: Pritam: Cinematography Not just because I agree more with Saket’s take than yours, but you have actually spent a few words on the songs from Albela which the diro didn’t pick and didn’t touch upon material you should have. BR, A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations. Film became massive hit. Basu… No, not Shola jo bhadke. Full name : Anurag Basu How old is Anurag Basu: 46 years Male Birthday: May 8, 1974 Sun sign: Taurus Nationality: India How tall is Anurag Basu: 5′ 10″ Anurag Basu Spouse: Tani Basu All the female characters have agency — they are the ones who goad their male counterparts into action. I have seen enough of their movies to know that they are truly good actors with a wide range. So, overall, there were some really funny moments and not enough cringe; some clever metaphors to keep one guessing; some good, engaging performances — I don’t think there’s a strong rationale to dislike the movie. Fatima’s acting holds nicely against Rajkummar. A Life in a Metro redux, if you will. 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Along with his signature cinematography & otherworldly music, Anurag Basu adds yet another masterpiece to his filmography. Om Raut (Tanhaji), Anurag Basu (Ludo), Meghna Gulzar (Chhappak) & More, Directors That Impressed Us In 2020 Cinema, a word that fascinates masses and intrigues a few. The hashtag #Hinduphobic_AnuragBasu was trending on Twitter Friday with more than 30,000 tweets. BR — Pretty disappointed with your review this time. It’s a fun, light comic caper — not something profound, and that’s perfectly all right too. The quirkiness of the film almost hides the fact that Ludo is a very female-centric film. This girl is good. Oh well…. A character says as much: “Kuch rishton mein logic nahin hota. Ludo Movie Review: Direction, Music. He’s a small-time gangster. Not one word on the performances of Rajkumar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi… Why sar why.. From mythology - this is Nambiar ’ s overly thought out rather than felt,! This extent ) more boring as it went along, apart from “. 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