Director, Rajkumar Hirani:
Rajkumar Hirani has a very simple way of judging a good film from a bad film—‘If we’re talking about it five years from today, it’s a good film.’ It’s been a little more than a decade since Hirani made his debut and not only are his films still remembered, but he has gone on to create the sort of cinema that has already risen to a cult status. With the two Munnabhai films, he gave us characters like Munnabhai and Circuit, often compared to legendary comic duos like Laurel & Hardy. Or in concepts like Gandhigiri that
Raqs Media Collective as the name suggests employ many mediums of expression for their art; to communicate their thoughts, concepts and ideas. Today marks the date of the launch of their retrospective, Asmayavali/The Untimely Calendar which is more than just the showcase of their two decades of body of work at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi.
‘A conversation about time, as well questions about time, the showcase by the Raqs Media Collective reflects the state of flux that defines much of our times, as well as the human
Get ready to fall in love with theatre all over again as the 16th edition of Thespo, the annual drama festival for the theatre-wallahs is back with a dramatic bang. Started last week, Thespo will pan till the 21st of December 2014 in Bombay. We can look forward to six stellar Plays, six Platform Performances, seven Fringe Performances including film screening and engaging play readings, fifteen interesting workshops and four fun music acts! Want to know more? Read on.
With its mission to attract the youngest, freshest talent from the theatre world, Thespo 16 is all set to
Siddharth Basrur has been in the Indian Music scene since 2001 and only made a greater mark every year. Not only has he played progressive metal, punk, hardcore and worked on many other indie projects, Siddharth has also been associated with a few Bollywood projects. Having played at NH7 Weekender recently and joining in as the new vocalist for popular Bombay metal band Scribe, Siddharth is ready for his new project, Last Remaining Light that is set to launch early next year. We recently got a chance to speak to this very versatile musician, who is forever on his feet
At the Magnetic Fields Festival
Harm Coolen + Merijn Scholte Albers:
Weval, the young dutch duo from Amsterdam is one of the showcase acts at the Magnetic Fields Festival that sets off today in Rajasthan. The band is made up of Harm Coolen and Merijn Scholte Albers. The boys first fused their talents for a shared love for films before deciding to change course and become a part of the music industry. Weval has a lot of people excited who follow electronic music closely. Platform connected with them to find out what the duo has in store for us.
ILOVENEWDELHI.COM Street Festival
Christmas is around the corner, ladies and gentlemen, and we we're giving you all the right reasons (and the perfect place) to go shop for those awesome gifts!
In collaboration with ILoveNewDelhi.com, Platform is all set to be a part of the exciting Street Festival at Olive, New Delhi! Conceptualized to celebrate the spirit and vibe of bohemian street markets, there will be clusters of specially curated stalls with quirky and sophisticated products on display, including Platform's very own fun merchandise! With live music performances, art and photography exhibitions, interesting talks and the beautiful winter sun to set the mood, there
Sensorium is a festival of arts, literature, stories and ideas. Its first installment will be held in Goa this month. Alive with brilliant conversation and the rich, abundant possibilities of art, Sensorium is guided by the power of being ‘small, but serious’. Artists, writers, thinkers, filmmakers, script writers and actors amongst many others, will engage, interact, ideate and create a dialogue and share thoughts. In an exclusive interaction with its Honorary Director, Creative Director and Patrons, we learnt more about the festival.
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
Can you tell us a little about Sensorium—the vision and mission?
Sensorium traces the
Director Amit Masurkar’s indie-gem, Sulemani Keeda hits the silver screens today. An absolute laugh riot, the debut feature by Amit follows the lives of two screenwriting pals who are looking for an opportunity to trade their TV jobs for a ticket to Bollywood. First bowed at the Mumbai International Film Festival in 2013, the film was well received at the festival circuit before making it to the Indian theatres. The film is simple, amusing and has this reasonable approach to it. Platform connected with the director to know how it all panned out for him.
The story of two writing partners
Director, Actor and Musician:
We know Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy for many reasons; as the front man of the brutal but amazingly hilarious metal band Scribe, as the director of The Dewarists and as the funny guy who acts like a TV and a microwave in those Havel’s advertisements. The recent news of him stepping down was a sad day for the Indian Metal scene. Still, we can’t help but wish Vishwesh luck for his future endeavors. Having always seen him as a passionate man, full of life, the entire metal community decided to support him to take up his first feature
The Return of the Butterfly:
The Diary of a Social Butterfly was the first of its kind for readers; a sharp social satire camouflaged beautifully through the voice of an audacious high-society ‘lady’ from the upper social echelons of Pakistan. The book took us from 9/11 to the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in 2007. Moni Mohsin is back with The Return of The Butterfly, covering the next six years, from 2008 to 2013. ‘The book chronicles how power was transferred peacefully from one civilian government to another, with no military coup, for the first time in Pakistan’s history.’ It also
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Contextualize yourself in one line?
A writer trying to make a whole of his past, and the past of his place.
First memory of writing and what was it on?
A story based on four sisters of mixed marriage who hung themselves in a small town in Madhya Pradesh. It came out of something I read in the New York Times. I was nineteen, and at Amherst.
An event from the past that has most influenced you?
The 1947 partition of India.
First realization of the 21st century?
Three things people will be surprised to know about Aatish Taseer?
1) I’m a nervous traveller.
2) I used to be—for my love of dharmic films—known as the ‘bhakt’ in Green Park Market.
3) I once went skinny dipping in the pool of Buckingham Palace.
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