Thanks to the films like Bombay Talkies, short films are fast turning into the much-preferred medium for emerging filmmakers to tell their stories. While YouTube was the only channel available earlier to market these films, things are fast changing with PVR putting its weight behind inspiring short films and helping it get a theatrical release.
Jamuura in association with Celebstall is releasing their first feature film, “CHAAR CUTTING” a compilation of four short stories of different genres – thriller, drama, love story and comedy, in theatres on May 29.
The four shorts featuring in Chaar Cutting are Skin Deep (written by Vikramadiya Motwane of Lootera and Udaan fame and directed by his assistant Hardik Mehta), Blouse (directed by Vijayeta Kumar), Manila Running (directed by Anuj Gulati), and Bawdi (directed by Vivek Soni).
The film will be releasing in Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Ahemdabad through PVR Director’s Rare.
Hardik Mehta’s Skin Deep is about how an excited young couple’s first ‘adventure’ of wanting to make love, is tested, when the guy discovers the extra piece of foreskin that causes hindrance in making love. What happens when he decides to undergo circumcision is to be seen. Aiti Vasudev and Naveen Kasturia of Suleimaani Keeda fame play the leads in this quirky short film.
The movie has been screened at multiple international film festivals including, River to River Florence Indian Film Festival, Italy , Extravagant India, Paris, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, New York Indian Film Festival, New York
Directed byVijayeta Kumar, Blouse is a quirky tale that revolves around Shyam getting the perfect blouse stitched for his beloved wife Roopa from the famous Babu tailor. The only predicament is Shyam lost the sample blouse piece of his wife and Babu asks him to ogle at the bosoms of other women to get tentative measurements that would suit his wife. The film produced by Ranjan Singh stars Sumeet Vyas (English Vinglish), Imran Rashid, Ronjini Chakraborty and Preeti Sharma in the lead roles.
The film which was an official selection at many prestigious international and Indian film festivals including Indisches Film Festival Stuttgart, Chicago South Asian Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, Dallas-Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival, Ascona Film Festival, Switzerland, Festival de Contemporary Cinema, Kathmandu, Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival, Bangalore International Short Film Festival, Jagran Film Festival and won the award of Best short at New York Indian Film Festival, Best Script Jaipur International Film Festival.
Anuj Gulati’s Manila Running will see the central character Jacques caught in a quagmire of predicaments in Philippines where he has landed to get himself an operation that he is too shy to talk about. The movie has already been screened at many prestigious international festivals and was awarded the most prominent ones being Recognition of Achievement in Directing, Producing, Acting, Editing & Location Sound in 2012 NYU First Run Film Festival, Singapore.
Written and directed by Vivek Soni, Bawdi revolves around drought-hit village and explores the plight of the water-starved villagers made worse by the arrival of a cola plant. As the situation grows bad, villagers start getting their daughters married outside their cursed village. Victimized by nature and circumstances, a young couple in love embarks on their arduous struggle to get married.
Bawdi which stars Priyanshu Painyuli, Sonal Joshi, Uday Chandra in the lead roles was screened at more than 10 international and India festivals including Clermont Ferrand Film Festival 2013, France, 10th Indian Film Festival Stuttgart, Germany where is was nominated for “Best Short Film” & “Audience Award”, 15th Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, Israel, Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival, Italy 2013, Mumbai International Short Film Festival, Delhi International Film Festival 2012 where it won “Best Student Film”, 6th International Documentaries and Short Film Festival of Kerala, Pune International Film Festival 2013 where it was nominated for “Best Cinematography” and “Sound Design”.
Munish Tewari, the founder of Jamuura, an online platform that is spearheading these four films says, “Short films are not widely considered as an option for entertainment yet. However, we believe that this is an extremely potent medium to bring out the many brilliant stories, which don’t require substantial resources and 150 minutes to be effectively created and consumed.Our aim is to create a bridge between the new generation of storytellers and audiences, through a collaborative and transparent system, which safeguards the interest of the filmmaker. With Chaar Cutting we have tried to put together 4 entertaining films we believe the viewers will enjoy.”
Scarface has been in the music game for 25 years, so he has witnessed some memorable moments. During an interview with Sway In The Morning, the Houston representative shared several stories of his time touring with the late Tupac Shakur.
UPDATE: Suge Knight has been arrested, as of 3:00AM PST, in connection with a fatal hit-and-run yesterday afternoon in Compton. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced that Suge is in their custody and is being held on $2 Million bail at the West Hollywood station.
Suge’s Attorney James Blatt that Suge was the driver of the red pick up truck that struck and killed Terry Carter and injuring 2 others, prior to taking off from the scene. The truck had been found abandoned, and James Blatt said that his client was in fear of his life. Due to Suge trying to escape, James Blatt believes that Suge will be exonerated from the charges.
“Looks like he drove backwards and struck the victims and drove forwards and struck them again,”said L.A. County sheriff’s Lt. John Corina. “The people we talked to say it looked like it was an intentional act.” This story is still developing.
Suge Knight is currently a wanted man. On the film set of the NWA Biopic with Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, Suge allegedly showed up to the set uninvited. When asked to leave, Suge allegedly got enraged, ran over a man, and fled the scene. Upon arrival of paramedics, CPR was shown to be ineffective and the victim was pronounced dead.
We find out the victims name is Terry Carter, who arrived to the set with Suge and is a good friend of Suge’s. Apparently Suge got into an argument with 2 gentlemen, and got in his vehicle gunning it in reverse. Witnesses say Mr. Carter was in the rear of the vehicle and most likely was trying to get back in Suge’s vehicle, in which he arrived in. Suge then fled the scene after running over Mr. Carter’s body.
One other gentlemen was run over as well, Cle “Bone” Sloan. “Bone” was an actor who is most known for his role in Training Day. He suffered non-life threatening injuries, and there’s also one other unnamed gentleman who’s in the same state as “Bone”.
The Sheriff’s Dept. has issued a bulletin to all Officers saying “be on the lookout” for Suge Knight, that he is wanted for questioning for his role in a 187 (murder). Sources say Suge’s attorney, James Blatt, is currently prepping Suge to be turned over to officials. Stay tuned as more updates become available, and the video below shows Paramedics performing CPR unsuccessfully on Mr. Carter.
More Info On The Man Suge Knight Allegedly Tried To Kill
Suge Knight was charged with murder, because police investigators believe he tried to run over another man at the scene of the crime that actually killed his friend Terry Carter.
Suge allegedly tried to kill actor Cle “Bone” Sloan when he backed up his truck into a crowd. His friend Terry just happened to be in close proximity when the former Death Row mogul gunned his truck twice.
Suge was charged with felony murder even though he missed his intended target.
Suge and Cle were in a physical fight prior to the deadly encounter.
Cle is generally a well-known figure on the West Coast, as he has actively fought to end gang violence that has plagued their communities. He was also known as an extremely active Blood from back in the day. More recently, he’s morphed into an actor that has appeared in movies like “Training Day” and “Brooklyn’s Finest.” He produced a documentary called “Bastards of the Party.”
Sloane was injured in the deadly fracas, but his wounds were categorized as “non-life threatening.”
Actor Ryan Phillippe recently presented his directorial debut with the movie Catch Hell. While speaking with the L.A. Times about his new film, Phillippe discussed having to appear in struggling independent pictures in recent years. The star of Cruel Intentions and Crash pointed out one picture that also featured a well-known rapper-turned-actor as a least favorite of his.
“I did this terrible movie with 50 Cent,” said Phillippe. “It was just a situation I didn’t want to be in. I was sold a bill of goods and it turned out to be something different, which is often the case in this business.”
The film was called Setup and also featured Bruce Willis and Randy Couture. The movie was released straight to video in 2011 via 50’s Cheetah Vision production company.
Phillippe revealed the experience of working on Setup partially inspired Catch Hell which is about a past-his-prime actor forced to do a poorly financed indie movie. Unlike real life, the events in Catch Hell take a much more terrible turn for the worse.
“I’ve made 30-plus films over 20 years,” said Phillippe. “And in my opinion, five of them are good. So you slave away and you work hard and you want to make something great, and a lot of times you end up disappointed.”
The 34-min project takes quotes from the Yeezus creator over the past year and a half. Images of statutes, sports event, animals, commercial advertising, and more are complimented by string instruments. Andrew Michael Stubbs edited the film, and Jonny Greenwood provided the soundtrack.
In the clip, which is now airing on the rapper’s official website, Disick channelsChristian Bale‘s Patrick Bateman character from the famous 2000 horror flick. Meanwhile, Cheban acts as the businessman’s rival Peter Allen, who was played by Jared Leto in the film.
True to the Brett Easton Ellis adaptation, the homage has plenty of bloodshed as an axe-wielding Disick hacks Cheban to pieces while listening to West’s “New Slaves.”