But now, in the post Dil Chahta Hai-era, we are finding the dog that followed Yudhisthira to heaven becoming the emotional and narrative anchor of the superb Paatal Lok. 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. New Delhi, Nov 24 (PTI) According to his Ludo actors, filmmaker Anurag Basu withholds parts of the script from them only to shout impromptu directions from … Our mythology may be having something of a moment. Votes: … Why Ludo? He added, "In the beginning, she needed guidance for everything. 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. Mostly though, I was left with the feeling of a vibe that I just wasn’t able to catch. 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. And Pearl was brilliant, I thought.. Re: Rajkumar Rao’s performance- while the reciting of menu was from Stree, I felt he was able to show the hopeless love situation he was in. Master: Ranveer Singh – Ranbir Kapoor To Shahid Kapoor – R Madhavan, Bollywood Pairings That Can Replace Thalapathy Vijay & Vijay Sethupathi In The... Abhishek Bachchan Film Festival To Be Held On Israeli TV, Deets Inside. She also two films ‘ Dhaakad ’ and ‘ … 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. I loved it. The Pearle-Rohit blue track was brilliant, but maybe we are less attracted Pearle’s lack of dialogue. Anurag Basu this time metaphorically and even literally played the god of his film. Hmmm… I mentioned the cast overall. Janhvi Kapoor Gunjan Saxena hit Netflix and immediately was trending on the platform. How would we judge people and their actions? Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu embodies the plight of every woman who has been subjected to violence inside her home and won our hearts. Glad to finally see this review from you! ( Log Out / Along with his signature cinematography & otherworldly music, Anurag Basu adds yet another masterpiece to his filmography. Of late, though, they seem to be getting typecast and are playing minor variations of the same characters again and again. The director-Anurag Basu has explored several genres such as murder, mystery, adultery, comedy, and more in his various movies so far such as Murder, Gangster, Kites, Life in a … The ones that are intrigued, set out to explore it. Ludo is about the butterfly effect and […] 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. This is Nambiar’s attempt at putting things, those have worked for him in the past, together in a single show/film. BR — Pretty disappointed with your review this time. I thought the performances were all good, and Sanya Malhotra continues to impress me with each of her outings. 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 Because… Death is Ludo. This girl is good. One of the most popular movies directed by Anurag Basu is Barfi. 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 I think they’re the combo to beat in Hindi cinema right now. I liked Ludo, and what struck me about Abhishek’s story was that it looked like a potential trajectory that Lallan (from Yuva) would have taken…. This was a fresh take and deserves an applause. The Anurag Basu directed movie is jointly produced by Anurag Basu and Bhushan Kumar’s ‘T-Series’. It felt like you were forced to give bad reviews even if your explanations only had praises. Your review is illogical and incorrect. (Gangster, Metro, Barfi, Jagga Jasoos & now Ludo). Basu directed television serials among which is Tara (1993), which became one of the first soap operas on Indian television. It feels like a bored game. 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. ( Log Out / Haven’t seen this movie yet, but a comment on RR and PT. 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. He directed television serials, trying genres ranging from daily soaps to thrillers such as Saturday Suspense and Ajeeb Dastaan, and horror (X-Zone). “Mile kisi ko sukhi roti / kisi ko puri halwa.”. 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. If one is bereft of religion, of philosophies that have been stamped on our brain, what would we be? If you’re going to criticise, you should give evidence to back your criticism up. In an interview with Mid-Day, Basu told why Govinda was fired from the movie. They talk about Kauravas and Pandavas and who the good guys really are. 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. The quirkiness of the film almost hides the fact that Ludo is a very female-centric film. This is a film with sutradhar-s. One’s dressed in white, the other in black. Starring an ensemble including Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Pankaj Tripathi, Rohit Saraf and others was a treat we deserved. Sri Prabhuram: I felt the music was trying too hard. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. All the female characters have agency — they are the ones who goad their male counterparts into action. But Pankaj Tripathi was absolutely brilliant. You need to review it (both movie and your review). Ranbir Kapoor faced his career's biggest flop and the film even failed torecover its reported Rs 130 crore budget. No, not Shaam dhale khidki tale. Vikram s: “Not one word on the performances of Rajkumar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi..”. The quirkiness of the film almost hides the fact that Ludo is a very female-centric film. He says his films are ‘non-political’, well, with Thappad the filmmaker went personal. No, not Shola jo bhadke. I would like this director to have a little more discipline. But then, we wouldn’t get a Ludo. 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. 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. New Delhi: Anurag Basu is a popular filmmaker with many hits to his credit. Anurag Basu talked about the challenges the team faced while making the film which took over four years to complete. 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. This is a perfect example of “what if Andhadhun was directed Anurag Basu?” It’s overly thought out rather than felt through, which is something you could never say about Barfi or Jagga Jasoos. Mohit Suri keeping his standard romance intact took a u-turn and made a thriller that was a complete entertainment. Still looking for that riveting OTT only release and I can feel my beard growing grey as I wait! He’s a small-time gangster. Oh well…. Film became massive hit. In case we didn’t yet get the cosmic-ness of Anurag Basu’s version of the board game, he gives us a song sequence from Albela, featuring Bhagwan (the actor; but then, this C Ramchandra chartbuster may have also been picked because there’s an actor here named after… God). His expression upon opening the trunk (the last scene before the end titles) is worth the entire film. Top of that, people got to watch this one in the theatres and it enhanced the experience. Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi Releasing On Holi, Announcement To Be Made Soon? Why not the ups and downs-filled Snakes & Ladders, of which, you could similarly say: Life is Snakes & Ladders. 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! The idea of casting Deepika Padukone and taking away all the features she has been associated with was a big decision anyway. It’s a game for four players, and each player has their own colour. Gloriously. Rajkumar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi were both standouts, which was not surprising at all. Ludo is a film that works better in the head. Ludo is death. We all have our off days…. A character says as much: “Kuch rishton mein logic nahin hota. 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. By Masala.com Reporter Created: 5 … 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 Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Each of these colour-coded narrative tracks is about love (fulfilled or unrequited): the love for an ex, or the love for a daughter you’ve never seen because you’ve been in jail. Even the gangster falls in love…and I certainly didn’t see that one coming. He also directed Balaji Telefilms' Koshish Ek Aasha (1997) and ... See full bio » Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Life is Ludo. At-least-a-few-screws-loose-ly. Ludo is a dark crime comedy film, which features four different stories. Press CTRL+C to copy Select a City Anurag Basu Meanwhile, enjoying the taste of success for a film that hit the web instead of the big screen was a unique experience. After six months, he was given full responsibility for directing about 712 episodes. Cinema, a word that fascinates masses and intrigues a few. LUDO is such a deceiving and a bad movie at the same time that it is improbable to believe that it’s an Anurag Basu film: A person/artiste who has gone through the physical and emotional pain of enduring cancer would have greater sensitivity and insights into the human emotional-core. None of this was worth commenting on? I have seen enough of their movies to know that they are truly good actors with a wide range. 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