Friday, May 15, 2009

Taking Chance (2008)

The made-for-HBO Taking Chance is based on perhaps the single most moving artifact to come out of the Second Gulf War, Lt. Col. Mike Strobl's first-person narrative of his voluntary mission escorting the body of a fellow Marine killed in Iraq.

"I first watched this a couple of days ago and was blown away. Not only by it's simplicity, but for it's unusual look at what happens when a soldier dies and is returned home. I had no idea how the Marines treated their fallen and this film shows the quiet dignity, respect and honor that they afford their fallen as they escort them home to their families. I cried throughout the film and I still cry even though I'm not watching it right now. The movie is that powerful. Keven Bacon did a superb job in portraying Lt. Col Strobl, who wrote this wonderful story and screenplay. To Lt. Col Strobl: thanks for writing such a simple, yet moving story and to Chance and Chance's family: thank you for the service to our country."- Debra A. Elholm (Wisconsin USA)

Kites (October 2009)

BIG Pictures is gearing up to market Kites to international buyers, distributors and media during the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

To begin with, BIG Pictures will host a press conference and an elite cocktail event at Cannes. BIG Pictures has also purchased time slots to screen the Kites teaser on two digital screens adjacent to the red carpet entrance of the Palais, for the entire duration of the festival. This is a regular feature for big-budget Hollywood films, but for the first time ever, an Indian studio will showcase their film publicity on that screen.

Kites stars Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori, Kangna Ranaut, Nick Brown and Kabir Bedi in pivotal roles. Produced by Rakesh Roshan's Filmkraft and directed by Anurag Basu, Kites is being readied for release in the last quarter of 2009.

Apart from Kites, BIG Pictures will market and publicize its art house film slate. The International Distribution team has also lined up meetings with officials from Hollywood studios such as Fox, Sony, Paramount, Disney, Warner, Universal, Lionsgate among many others, to explore business propositions.

Courtesy: Bollywood Hungama

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Videsh (2009)


Thought for the Day

In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna calls upon Arjuna to regard himself as an instrument of the Divine. Every human being is indeed an instrument of God. As such, he should carry out his duties, leaving the results to God. Men have to do their duties; success or failure is determined by the Divine. Do not esteem yourself as the doer. Develop the conviction that the Indwelling Spirit in you is directing you and enabling you to act.- Baba

Thought for the day as written at Prasanthi Nilayam today 12th May 2009