Nandlal Jaswantlal

Nandlal Jaswantlal was an Indian film director[2][3]. He born in Bardoli, Surat, British India. He was the son of Jaswantlal Mehta, who was administrative officer at Kohinoor. Nandlal Jaswantlal started his career as Kohinoor Studio employee in 1924. Durring 1926 to 1929 he assisted Chandulal Shah. During 1929 to 1933 he directed films for Ranjit Studio. His film Anarkali was highest grossing film in 1953.[4] His film Nagin was the top grossing movie of 1954[5]. Naa


  • Jawani Diwani a.k.a. Flaming Youth (1929)
  • Pardesi Saiyan a.k.a. The Lovers (1929)
  • Pahadi Kanya (1930)
  • Premi Jogan (1931)
  • Ghunghatwali (all St) (1931)
  • Pardesi Preetam (1933)
  • Indira MA (1934)
  • Kashmeera (1934)
  • Pujarini (1935)
  • Bambai Ki Billi (1936)
  • Jungle Queen (1936)
  • Jeevan Saathi (1939)
  • Kamadhenu (1941)[6]
  • Pratigya (1943)
  • Kadambari (1944)[7]
  • Amrapali (1945)
  • Sati Toral (1947)
  • Veerangana (1947)
  • Sanam (1951)
  • Anarkali (1953)[8][9]
  • Nagin (1954)[10][11][12][13]
  • Taj(1956)
  • Champakali(1957)
  • Akeli Mat Jaiyo (1963)


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  4. ^ “Hindi Cinema Plays Central role in building national identity”.
  5. ^ Ramnath, Monika. “Dance and drama: Vyjayanthimala is at her sinuous best in ‘Nagin'” Retrieved 2021-07-31.
  6. ^ Reporter, Staff (2019-10-15). “Baby Saroja, child star of yesteryear, dies at 88”The HinduISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2021-07-31.
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Review: Unborn But Forgotten – Hayanbang (2002)

Directed by: Chang-jae Lim | 95 minutes | horror | Starring: Jun-ho Jeong, Eun-ju Lee, Seong-Yong Kye, Kan-hie Lee, So-yeon Lee, Ji-yeon Myeong

The movie starts with a gruesome scene. A woman is bathing in the blood. A man enters the drab bathroom. All kinds of noises are heard while the woman is tossed back and forth. Then she’s dead.

Several women die during pregnancy. It is a mystery why. When Detective Choi learns about these mysterious cases, he decides to investigate. His girlfriend and journalist Soo-Jin follows him for an article. It soon becomes apparent that all deceased women have clicked on the site of an abortion clinic. All died after clicking on the site. ‘Unborn but Forgotten’ is one of the many variations on ‘The Ring’ (2002) or ‘Ringu’ (1998). Is it a videotape in ‘The Ring’ that brings death? Pity. A lost videotape is always more mysterious than a site on the Internet. By the way, ‘Unborn But Forgotten’ is the international title. The original name of the movie is ‘Hayanbang’.

The atmosphere of the film is very good. Chilly, gray, simple. No exaggerated horror effects, no women running up the stairs screaming. Definitely not an American film. ‘Unborn But Forgotten’ is a South Korean film. Films that seem to be receiving more and more interest, probably because of the simple but effective way of filming. The story of ‘Unborn But Forgotten’ may be unoriginal and unrealistic, but the actors come across as credible. Too bad that some characters are not worked out in more detail. It is also unfortunate that it is not clear what exactly is going on between the two main characters.

Director Lim Chang-Jae, who makes his directorial debut with this film, manages to create a grim atmosphere with black and white images, bright white rooms and beautiful angles. Too bad the story is so incredibly slow. Probably that’s why the movie isn’t really scary. Some films get their strength from this, but a horror must have a very good story if the film is to remain exciting at such a slow pace. What the director does succeed in is creating a lack of clarity. The main characters satisfactorily unravel a number of mysteries, but enough questions remain for a second part.

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Review: Trainwreck (2015)

Director: Judd Apatow | 125 minutes | comedy, romance | Actors: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, LeBron James, Colin Quinn, John Cena, Tilda Swinton, Ezra Miller, Vanessa Bayer, Randall Park, Jon Glaser, Evan Brinkman, Mike Birbiglia, Norman Lloyd, Daniel Radcliffe, Marisa Tomei, Method Man, Amar’e Stoudemire, Nikki Glaser

Amy (Amy Schumer) is an editor at a gossip magazine. She goes through life drinking and sex and does not believe in monogamy and steady relationships. She takes care of her troublesome father who is in a home and is close to her younger sister. When Amy has to write a big article about the successful sports doctor Aaron (Bill Hader) she finds herself falling for him and he for her. Is Amy able to enter into a full-fledged relationship without ruining herself?

Amy Schumer is a big hit in 2015. The comedian who has her own sketch show “Inside Amy Schumer” on Comedy Central is suddenly everywhere. With her friendly face, she fools everyone when she makes hard jokes about drink, sex and especially herself. Her own show is so successful that famous names line up to work with her and the show was nominated for multiple Emmys in 2015. Schumer writes her shows herself and her talent was soon noticed by Judd Apatow (‘Knocked Up’, ‘This is 40’) who was eager to make a movie with her. Now there is ‘Trainwreck’ written by Schumer and directed by Apatow. The film is partly biographical: in addition to the same name, Schumer also has a sister with whom she is close and a father with MS.

Schumer holds her own in the lead role, besides the jokes she is also convincing in the serious scenes. Bill Hader is well chosen as a love interest. Hader, who, like Schumer, is best known for his comedy work, makes Aaron a likeable character. In the supporting roles, we also see a strong Brie Larson as Amy’s sister and Colin Quinn who, as Amy’s father, immediately steals the show in the opening scene. Surprising are the roles of basketball star LeBron James who has a lot of comic talent and an almost unrecognizable Tilda Swinton as the boss from hell.

Comparisons with films such as ‘Bridesmaids’ are easily made. Not surprising, because director Judd Apatow produced ‘Bridesmaids’ and the coarse humor from that film can also be found in ‘Trainwreck’. Although in ‘Trainwreck’ it might go a step further. With strong jokes about sex, tampons and monogamy, both women and men will enjoy the plot. The main difference is the main thing between the movies. In ‘Bridesmaids’ the film was mainly about the friendship between two best friends and romance was a side issue, but in ‘Trainwreck’ love is more important. The plot is pretty standard in that respect and follows all conventional rom-com clichés. Still, this is never disturbing because Amy’s character is so original. However, the film will stretch to the end with its two hours,

‘Trainwreck’ is a refreshing romantic comedy that gives rising star Amy Schumer every opportunity to shine. The harsh humor and the sometimes clearly improvised scenes are a hit. But the best thing about the film is that while you laugh you subconsciously go along with the romance and you really hope for a happy ending.


The show must go on: how to deal with the death of an actor?

Whether it happens on-set or off-set, if an actor dies, this brings a lot of organization in addition to a lot of grief. There is room for grief for the first months after it happened, but at some point hard decisions have to be made. The key question must be asked: is the production and release of this film still a realistic goal and do we want that too?

Chadwick Boseman

Less than three months ago the world was shocked by the death of an actor who was still at the start of his career. An actor who had just played the part of his life in Black Panther and was likely to have another great career, within the hugely popular Marvel universe anyway. Unfortunately we will not see Chadwick Boseman on the silver screen again.

Chadwick died of cancer. Something he knew was going to happen, but that the rest of the world was less aware of. His death was an enormous shock. He had just started. Moreover, there were already more Black Panther films planned, so what next? Obviously, that has not been priority 1 in recent months, but now we are gradually looking at what the impact of Boseman’s disappearance has on the subsequent film. Making a film involves a lot of money and people’s salary.

It is not the first time that an actor has dropped out. For example, the Fast & Furious franchise has certain scenes in which Paul Walker is allegedly shot with his brother. Walker died in a car accident (outside of filming) and by pasting earlier recordings with him on his brother, as it were, he was able to continue his role in the well-known film franchise. His role was written out at the end of the film, but so the car enthusiast still had a very worthy ending within the franchise with which he had become so famous.

Brandon Lee

At Heath Ledger in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, it seemed at first that the film would be canceled altogether. Ultimately, it was decided to have Ledger’s character change shape every time. Jude Law, Johnny Depp, and Colin Farrell helped with that, even donating their salary for that movie to Ledger’s daughter. Brandon Lee in The Crow was not cut from the movie after he died on the set of the movie because he was shot with a gun that was loaded. They had enough material to make it into a movie after all. A special example, because of its violence and the death of the actor.

Sometimes a movie really cannot be saved without its star. That happened, for example, with the Marilyn Monroe film Something’s Gotta Give. In the end there was 37 minutes of material, but that was no longer made into a film. It will pass in a documentary. Although it is often decided to allow a film to go ahead, it can also happen that it is really too much work or is simply too emotional to finish the film.

Black Panther

If it is up to Disney, the Black Panther actor will not be brought back to CGI. Disney’s Marvel Studios’ Victoria Alanso has said (via Clarin ): “No, Chadwick is not digitally replicated. There is only one Chadwick Boseman and he is not among us. Our king died in real life, not just fiction. We are taking the time to see how we let the story continue and how we can live up to that painful, horrible thing that happened to us. ” That sounds pretty intense, but doesn’t necessarily mean that his character T’Challa won’t be back.

Filming for Black Panther 2 will start in July 2021. Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett return, with the character Shuri (Letitia Wright) taking on a more prominent role. She is the super smart sister of T’Challa, who also happens to take over her brother’s duties in the comics. She will have a tough time, because the Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta (Narcos: Mexico) has already been cast as the villain of the play.

We are most curious about how we will see T’Challa again in the future. In any case, it is clear that Chadwick Boseman played an iconic role that he managed to manipulate so well that he is irreplaceable.

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Review: What’s Your Number (2011)

Directed by: Mark Mylod | 113 minutes | comedy | Actors: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Martin Freeman, Chris Pratt, Zachary Quinto, Anthony Mackie, Aziz Ansari, Thomas Lennon

The number of bed partners a person has had can give rise to serious arguments between lovers, but it can also lead to feelings of shame – whether too many or too few in the person’s eyes. In “What’s Your Number?”, Which refers to the number of sexual partners, protagonist Ally Darling is very concerned about it. Just after she was fired, she reads in a semi-scientific article in a popular women’s glossy that the average is about 10.5. A quick calculation shows her that she is almost double: nineteen. Add to that the fact that her attractive and much more stable sister is about to tie the knot and Ally is told at the preceding party that when the number goes over twenty, most women will have a nice and healthy marriage on their stomach. can write and her decision is made. Number twenty must be the one.

Of course Ally does not know how to comply with this boldly announced measure and of course she goes into bed that same evening in a drunken state with someone who is absolutely not the one she wants to marry: notably her ex-boss, who fired her earlier that day. . When Ally runs into one of her exes, who looks way better now than when she broke up with him, she realizes that there will be more men who may not have turned out to be worth it then, but they are now. Ally decides to search for all her previous boyfriends and gets help from her attractive neighbor across the street, who is allowed to use her apartment in exchange for his detective skills. He wants to shelter there from the necessary one-night stands, which without exception he does not really have to see in the morning.

Anna Faris is a great comedienne, and her girl-next-door appearance also works to her advantage in this film. But the humor in the book (‘What’s Your Number’ is based on Karyn Bosnak’s bestseller “Twenty Times a Lady”) was more subtle and it was more in the bizarre situations in which the first-do-than-think protagonist managed to find himself. to work. The translation to the silver screen is therefore not entirely successful: the jokes are often stale – although Faris can easily awaken a smile from the viewer here and there. What is striking is the somewhat vulgar undertone of the jokes, as we know them from Judd Apatow’s films. Unfortunately, the screenwriters seem to think that using “penis” and “vagina” will cause chuckles, as the jokes don’t always work out well here. In “Friends with Benefits” – a similar “sexy romantic comedy,” the sexual undertone made for much more comical situations.

Speaking of sexy: Chris Evans can be seen with a bare (upper) body quite often, but that is not the only plus: Evans is charming, has nice lyrics and the chemistry between him and his co-star is abundant. It is a shame that these two nice protagonists have to make do with this mediocre scenario (while the source material is so promising), because this does not fully use their talent. For example, the “social media” additions – the use of Facebook and Twitter – are very forced and the story of the film has been stretched too long to remain really interesting. Fortunately, the supporting actors (including Blythe Danner as Ally’s demanding mother, Ari Graynor as her sister and the actors who play Ally’s exes) make a positive contribution to the film. Yet the cast, no matter how hard they try, is unable to transform the unoriginal and lackluster screenplay of “What’s Your Number” into a classic in the genre.

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Review: Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention (2010)

Directed by: Merlin Crossingham | 150 minutes | animation, comedy | Featuring: Jem Stansfield, Ashley Jensen | Original voice cast: Peter Sallis, John Sparks

Who better to present a British TV show about bizarre yet fascinating inventions than England’s famous inventor Wallace? The beloved clay animation figure devised by Studio Aardman, and who experiences the best adventures together with his loyal, and actually much smarter four-legged friend Gromit, is also known for his ingenious, but not always successful inventions. “Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention” is a six-episode BBC series that examines recent as well as ancient science in a fun and educational way.

In the first episode, “Nature Knows Best”, we look at the wonders of nature and how Mother Nature inspired science to make fantastic inventions. The German company Festo was inspired, among other things, by the beautiful manta rays. The graceful way in which these beautiful sea inhabitants move about led the company to design an air ray, a remote-controlled hybrid construction, which is filled with helium and can “swim” through the airspace. They also made a kind of robotic arm that is so flexible that even delicate fruit, such as tomatoes, can be picked up without them breaking. There is also a lot to learn from termites. Their impressive structures provide an always-chilled living environment, something that architects would happily apply to man-made buildings. We also get to see an interesting report on how the construction of a termite mound in Malawi is mapped and how this can be translated into the houses of the future. “Nature Knows Best” also has a Dutch touch. Theo Jansen, who was born in Scheveningen, shows his creation, a beach animal made of PVC pipes (and later also plastic bottles and other plastic materials), which over the years (Jansen has been working on it since 1990) increasingly ‘evolved’ and can walk almost independently on the beach.

In the second episode, “Reach for the Sky”, the BBC program delves deeper into man’s longstanding fascination with the art of flight. Sometimes hilarious are the – perilous – inventions of people who do everything they can to feel like a bird for just a few seconds, such as Stuart Ross, the man who made a jetpack, which is so expensive in terms of fuel that it actually takes years. must save for few seconds in the air. Incidentally, the tenacity of the inventors is without exception admirable, like Steve Bennett, who has been busy making his own rocket from an early age. Another revolutionary invention is that of Dava Newman (one of the few female inventors in the series!), Who invented a lightweight astronaut suit, which gives astronauts much more freedom of movement. Regular ‘World of Invention’ employee Jem Stansfield visits Fred Ferguson, who knows how to get the best out of the Magnus effect with his invention. The top six aircraft that never took off are also very funny. Think of “On land, at sea and in the air” and you have an idea of ​​what you will see. Very interesting is the introduction to the phenomenon Gustav Mesmer, whose outlandish inventions made him a beloved character (but whose life history was actually quite tragic).

In “Home Sweet Home,” the third installment of “Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention,” the duo takes a look at inventions made over the years to make housekeeping easier. Although, easier…? Of course, countless devices have also been invented that have hardly any right to exist. But Tony Sale’s house robot is very cute. William Kamkwamba deserves a good pat on the back, who started building a windmill in his village of Wimbe, Malawi, at the age of fourteen, which provided electricity for his parental home. The special thing about it is that he figured it out all by himself, by reading a book about wind energy in the library. He took the materials from the rubbish dump. Another eye opener is the item about the tea maker (teasmades), with which Britons in the previous century were woken up in the morning by an alarm clock, which immediately prepared a nice cup of hot tea for them. Jem Stansfield explains to viewers how Albert Einstein’s never-released refrigerator works, and visits young inventor Emily Cummins, who invented a mobile refrigerator that can be used for festivals and concerts, but – even better – for people in areas where there is no electricity. Her fridge can be made from waste materials. Trevor Baylis shows us how his wind-up radio came about.

The vie

The episode is “Come to Your Senses”, and it is all about senses. Sir John Pendry shows how his invisibility cloak works, something that will appeal to Harry Potter enthusiasts. Unfortunately, this may give rise to false expectations, because his invention, which does not even resemble a cloak, makes the object invisible to the radar, not to the eye. Funny is the report on the first cell phone, devised by Nathan Stubblefield, which was quite successful in rural Kentucky (but later failed miserably in New York). The story of the determined Mark Lesek is very impressive. He lost his right arm in an accident. Dissatisfied with the available artificial arms, he made a better, stronger prosthesis himself, so that he could continue to do his work as a mechanic. He based his arm on the 1902 Carnes arm and perfected the design. Very special (no pun intended) is also the article about honey bees, which are trained in such a way that they can smell explosives.

Better Safe Than Sorry, the fifth and penultimate installment of Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention, is about safety. Wallace tries to get through the broadcast unscathed in the studio, but that is not easy. The first item, about the ejection seat, is very interesting. Not only do we see the invention in action and its history explained, also Craig Penrice, whose life has been saved no less than twice thanks to an ejection seat, also speaks. Funny is the piece about drones, in which, en passant, the German propaganda table about photographing pigeons from the First and Second World War is undermined. Jem elaborates on the inventions of The Most Beautiful Woman In Films, Holllywood star Hedy Lamarr, who came up with a method that made radio communication insensitive to outside interference, also known as frequency hopping. She was not taken seriously at the time, but nowadays we can be grateful to her for our dependence on mobile telephony. It is difficult to suppress a smile with the item about Arthur Pedrick. The British inventor regularly drew attention by filing for 162 patents between 1962 and 1976, for the most absurd inventions, none of which were actually feasible. The space suits piece, in which Bill Ayrey talks about the astronaut safety suits made by ILC Dover, may well undermine the earlier entry on the same topic from Episode 2. After all, the top six inventions that turn out to be very bad for your health are funny, but they are far-fetched due to the differences between them.

Getting from A to B, the sixth and final episode, is about means of transport. The Russian Mikhail Puchkov tells animatedly about his submarine that he designed. His story is extra special because of the political history in his country. Eccentric inventor Cedric Lynch (would it be the last name?) Shows his self-invented clean engine, which should make it possible to make electric cars accessible to everyone soon. On the Isle of Man, Lynch even competes in the electric TT race, proving that his idea is quite feasible. It must have been very easy to put together the top six of this episode, because bizarre means of transport are of course in abundance. The flying saucer powered by a laser beam was invented by Charles Osmond Frederick. And although his invention turned out to be unsuccessful, Leik N. Myrabo is currently working in Brazil on a renewed concept, the Lightcraft, which closely resembles the old British design. A revolution in aviation? If it is up to Myrabo, it is, because if he is proven right, with his invention you will be at any place on earth in 45 minutes with his invention … Inventor Clive Sinclair has already meant a lot to the world. His pocket calculator was also revolutionary, as was the digital watch he invented. Sinclair was also at the forefront of PC home use, but his inventions in the field of transportation were less successful. His Sinclair C5, an electric tricycle, was a commercial disaster, but the Brit does not want to give up yet. With the Sinclair X-1 – which should be introduced in 2012 (according to this series) – he hopes to change the street scene. Finally, Jem goes to the Didcot Railway Center, which pays tribute to one of the failures of Brunel, a great engineer who created groundbreaking designs for British infrastructure. With his atmospheric railway he hoped to make trains move by means of a vacuum in a tunnel between the rails. Jem builds his invention and proves that it should work.

“Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention” is English spoken and Dutch ands subtitled, so it will not be easy for the young Aardman fans to follow the series. The series is also full of language jokes, not all of which can be translated, so it is more enjoyable if you master the English language. The lion’s share of the running time of the episodes is spent on reportage-like films in which a particular invention is in the spotlight. You don’t see Wallace and Gromit very often. They are invariably present at the beginning and end of the episode and they often form a humorous bridge to a new item, but if you are only interested in the animation duo and science leaves you cold, ‘Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention ‘not a must. Are you curious about what science has to offer, this fluent series can certainly be a good introduction. But whether you will put it in your player more than once is the question.

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Review: Wet (1995)

Director: Bob Rafelson | 29 minutes | comedy, short film | Actors: Arliss Howard, Cynda Williams, Kathleen Wilhoite, John Toles-Bey, Lela Ivey, Gabrielle Taurek

The name Bob Rafelson will not sound familiar to many people. His productions like “Five Easy Pieces”, “The Postman Always Rings Twice” and “Blood and Wine” (all coincidentally with Jack Nicholson) do, however. For the first, the director even received two Oscar nominations.

In 1995 Rafelson delivered the short film “Wet”, which is bundled in a collection of similar short films as part of “Tales of Erotica”. “Law” is more funny than erotic, “the act” is not shown (you may even wonder if it happened at all). We do see a lot of the buttocks of lead actress Cynda Williams and now and then she shows her breasts (but have a quick look!).

Unfortunately, there is no exciting man in the lead, because he is a rather wimpy guy seduced in the bathroom shop, really such a prototype of a dozed off salesman. It is inherent to the plot, of course, because an attractive, more self-assured man would probably not have responded to Davida’s request. The story is more important than the eroticism in this little thing. Davida’s motives remain rather obscure, and this is really the only thing that excites. Does she want a juicy article for the magazine she freelances for or does she have other reasons for getting naked in a showroom hot tub? The ending is a bit lackluster, and although not entirely predictable, no viewer will be really surprised.

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Review: Who Buried Paul McCartney? (2005)

Director: Wouter van Opdorp | 25 minutes | documentary

In 2005 director Wouter van Opdorp has only just left the Netherlands Film and Television Academy or his documentary Who Buried Paul McCartney? is already shown on NPS. This documentary seems to be the very first to show the true story behind one of the greatest mysteries in pop history.

Who Buried Paul McCartney? is about the 60s hoax that McCartney would be dead. When you hear the hidden messages in the records, the shivers really run down your spine. It turns out to be all made up by an extravagantly dressed cowboy from Michigan. He does not wear the costume that the man in the documentary wears every day, it is his stage outfit. At the time, this cowboy wrote an article with real and made-up clues, which put the rumor machine into action. Radio stations were constantly being called up asking Is McCartney dead?

Village intention with the film was to find out where such a mystery comes from, which is why he does not maintain the mystery itself. He unmasks them, as it were, which is a bit of a shame. Although you have to conclude as a viewer that it really was all just a big joke, there are still mysteries, because all those clues, did the Beatles themselves play a role in it? A strong and entertaining documentary, with good use of sound and archive material.