Did you find anything especially new or interesting from RR or Tripathi? I thought the performances were all good, and Sanya Malhotra continues to impress me with each of her outings. Malang was for lack of a word a trippy affair. ANURAG BASU (LUDO) Anurag Basu this time metaphorically and even literally played the god of his film. ( Log Out / While the team of a […] Votes: … Of late, though, they seem to be getting typecast and are playing minor variations of the same characters again and again. In an interview with Mid-Day, Basu told why Govinda was fired from the movie. @Anu Warrier Loved the man’s thigh mounted gun, worn under a black lungi :-). Snakes & Ladders is life! A Life in a Metro redux, if you will. 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. Some incidents are howlarious, like that green-door bathroom bather who just won’t die. And then when she told the DJ “namboloda pattu eddu” — or something to that effect, he promptly picked a Tamil koothu pattu , not a Malayalam one. is introduced in an episode of the Ramayana being enacted on a nautanki stage. Film became massive hit. The filmmaker chose to make movies on a subject that discuss a social stigma. He knew Fatima is exploiting him because he can’t say no to her for anything… Jailbreak even…, Re: Tripathi, I remember what you had written about Nawazuddin Siddiqui… To paraphrase… You’d said about’ what is Nawazuddin going to do next’ since we had seen all that we had to see… Something similar is happening with Tripathi… He is trying to find niches to showcase in same old bad guy roles that come to him again and again…, My favourite dialogue of the year came from this movie: “Sawaal poochte ho Jalebi ki tarah. I have never read such absurd review about anything. Starring an ensemble including Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Pankaj Tripathi, Rohit Saraf and others was a treat we deserved. Anurag Basu's 2017 film Jagga Jasoos made headlines for all the wrong reasons. It’s a fun, light comic caper — not something profound, and that’s perfectly all right too. Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi Releasing On Holi, Announcement To Be Made Soon? No, not Shola jo bhadke. It feels like a bored game. This was a fresh take and deserves an applause. That’s the nutshell of Anurag Basu’s latest “you may not like the film as a whole but, by the end, I dare you not to look at it with grudging respect” exercise. Meghna Gulzar who definitely spoke to hearts across with Chhapaak, wasn’t out there to tell a rebel story, with the film she rather spoke about the lives of acid survivors and what they go through. Along with his signature cinematography & otherworldly music, Anurag Basu adds yet another masterpiece to his filmography. Let’s hold on to this thought and revisit it five years from now. 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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. 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. He also directed Balaji Telefilms' Koshish Ek Aasha (1997) and ... See full bio » They talk about paap and punya. Bejoy Nambiar’s direction (story written by himself, Kartik R. Iyer, Anjali Nair and Gunjit Chopra) triumphs even the good performances by the show’s leading cast. The Pearle-Rohit blue track was brilliant, but maybe we are less attracted Pearle’s lack of dialogue. Today at Koimoi, we give you our nominations for the best director of 2020. Basu's most successful work during this period was the Balaji Telefilms soap Koshish ...Ek Aashaain 2000 and he made pilot episodes of Indian television shows including Kyun ki saans bhi kabhi bahu thi, Kahan… Mostly though, I was left with the feeling of a vibe that I just wasn’t able to catch. Basu directed television serials among which is Tara (1993), which became one of the first soap operas on Indian television. It’s a game for four players, and each player has their own colour. This is a film that works better in the head. The idea of casting Deepika Padukone and taking away all the features she has been associated with was a big decision anyway. Others sound funny when you hear the one-line in your head, but on screen, they don’t land. If you have to fail, then this is how you do it. Ludo is life. You don’t have a knowledge of cinematographic production or the process and performance involved. (Gangster, Metro, Barfi, Jagga Jasoos & now Ludo). This year (2020), Bollywood has seen more awakening than ever. 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 At-least-a-few-screws-loose-ly. Anurag Basu Meanwhile, enjoying the taste of success for a film that hit the web instead of the big screen was a unique experience. It is worse especially if you end up disappointed. 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. Ludo is a dark crime comedy film, which features four different stories. BR, thanks for this, it arrives finally. Fatima’s acting holds nicely against Rajkummar. What happens when life is a literal roll of the dice? Cinema, a word that fascinates masses and intrigues a few. Because… Death is Ludo. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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 … ( Log Out / It essentially is Life in a Metro with a comic twist. Director Anurag Basu was not happy with the shots and had re-shot certain portions of the film. The inter-state romance between Rohit Saraf and Pearle Maaney is less nuanced, but I laughed out loud when the latter let herself loose on the dance floor. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Change ), 17 Responses “Ludo on Netflix: Anurag Basu’s latest “NOT for all tastes” experiment needed better bits” →. If you’re going to criticise, you should give evidence to back your criticism up. Why? At one point, the frame splits into four, each one coloured by a Ludo colour. Ludo was a ride no one expected it to be and a nerve-wracking one. The Anubhav Sinha 2.0 has been a revelation since his past 3 films. Perhaps one can find a Draupadi inference here! BR — Pretty disappointed with your review this time. After six months, he was given full responsibility for directing about 712 episodes. Basu… This girl is good. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! But Pankaj Tripathi was absolutely brilliant. He added, "In the beginning, she needed guidance for everything. ( Log Out / And Abhishek Bachchan in it. Still looking for that riveting OTT only release and I can feel my beard growing grey as I wait! Must Read: When Javed Akhtar Reacted To Son Farhan Akhtar & Shibani Dandekar’s Marriage Rumours: “Children Can Be Very Secretive”, Follow Us: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube, Where Schitt’s Creek made us all shed that happy tear, The Queen’s Gambit brought us to the edge of our seats. Bollywood through the years has seen a journey of on-screen portrayals and perspective. Vikram s: “Not one word on the performances of Rajkumar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi..”. Top of that, people got to watch this one in the theatres and it enhanced the experience. The Netflix original dark comedy crime saga is directed by Anurag Basu. The quirkiness of the film almost hides the fact that Ludo is a very female-centric film. Om Raut’s talent was applauded by all and the filmmaker is now one of the most sought after actor. Unlike the older films (which were broader), these newer narratives are after very specific beats from mythology. Press CTRL+C to copy Select a City He’s a small-time gangster. Director Anurag Basu is no stranger to chaotic productions, but none has been as well documented as his 2017 box office flop, Jagga Jasoos, which took roughly four years to … Ludo was a ride no one expected it to be and a nerve-wracking one. Your review is illogical and incorrect. Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu embodies the plight of every woman who has been subjected to violence inside her home and won our hearts. I loved it. All these characters, all these lives, keep crissing and crossing, and so do the colours. Koimoi Audience Poll 2020: Taapsee Pannu (Thappad) To Kangana Ranaut (Panga), Vote For The Best Actress. There is a metro-centric plot involving ARK and Sanya Malhotra; Rajkumar Rao and Fatima represent the small town lovers; Abhishek Bachchan’s plot, believe it or not, is a continuation of his character from Yuva. Janhvi Kapoor Gunjan Saxena hit Netflix and immediately was trending on the platform. "Of the 20-25 girls we auditioned for the part, her face just stuck in my head - there was something unique about her," remembered Anurag Basu. 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. They say the director is god for a film, and rightly so. It’s about the peculiar magic only Anurag Basu is able to conjure up. Didn’t you feel that characterization was good? The movie launched her opposite Emraan Hashmi and Shiney Ahuja. 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. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The Anurag Basu directed movie is jointly produced by Anurag Basu and Bhushan Kumar’s ‘T-Series’. He says his films are ‘non-political’, well, with Thappad the filmmaker went personal. ( I think there was a reference somewhere which made me believe the movie was set in Ranchi — I could be wrong, but it doesn’t really matter.) Don’t review just for a heck of it. It is no accident that the car we find Akash (a surprisingly decent Aditya Roy Kapur) and Shruti (Sanya Malhotra) in is yellow. At another point, a man who is killed is found bathing in a bathroom whose door is green. They talk about Kauravas and Pandavas and who the good guys really are. Aur Jawaab mein chaahiye Kalaakand?” ( I am typing this from memory. For a lot of its running time, Ludo feels bloated. Director Anurag Basu has opened up about his 2017-movie Jagga Jasoos and revealed why he had to cut Govinda's role. The film didn’t work for me, and I say this as one of the biggest champions of Jagga Jasoos. Ambitiously. A link to this URL, instead, would be appreciated. New Delhi: Anurag Basu is a popular filmmaker with many hits to his credit. Yes, it tries to be clever, and the director draws attention to himself (literally) but that’s not enough to overpower the good bits. This is Nambiar’s attempt at putting things, those have worked for him in the past, together in a single show/film. You need to review it (both movie and your review). Why not the ups and downs-filled Snakes & Ladders, of which, you could similarly say: Life is Snakes & Ladders. While the viewers enjoyed watching the film a lot, the director had to go through a lot of struggle to get the scenes right, and one of them was getting the lead actor Ranbir Kapoor to shoot on a festive day. Check out the nominees for the Best Actress of 2020 below, © Contests2win.com India Pvt. Life is Ludo. All the female characters have agency — they are the ones who goad their male counterparts into action. The ones that are intrigued, set out to explore it. This article may not be reproduced in its entirety without permission. It felt like you were forced to give bad reviews even if your explanations only had praises. I think they’re the combo to beat in Hindi cinema right now. BTW, any thoughts on Pritam’s collaborations with Basu? 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. Tanhaji released in January 2019 and was a complete masala entertainer in all the real sense. Rahul’s (Rohit Suresh Saraf) blazer and Sheeja’s (Pearle Maaney) nurse’s uniform are blue. Glad to finally see this review from you! Director Anurag Basu's love for the absurd is on full display in 'Ludo', a movie inspired by the popular indoor game, which the filmmaker says gave him a chance to blend different genres to create a … The ones that are intrigued, set out to explore it. 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. How would we judge people and their actions? Our mythology may be having something of a moment. Anurag Basu talked about the challenges the team faced while making the film which took over four years to complete. Oscar Winning Actress Halle Berry Shares Heartbreaking History Of The Prestigious... Brie Larson AKA Captain Marvel To Play A Disney Princess? 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. While talking about the collaboration, Anurag said, “Ludo with Bhushan Ji was an easy and smooth collaboration. A character (named Alu!) None of this was worth commenting on? Ludo is about the butterfly effect and […] 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. Anurag Basu this time metaphorically and even literally played the god of his film. He directed television serials, trying genres ranging from daily soaps to thrillers such as Saturday Suspense and Ajeeb Dastaan, and horror (X-Zone). Even the gangster falls in love…and I certainly didn’t see that one coming. 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. The others pretty much did what they’ve been doing for a while, no? His 2017 release ‘Jagga Jasoos’, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif was in new for the longest. Ranbir Kapoor faced his career's biggest flop and the film even failed torecover its reported Rs 130 crore budget. New Delhi: Social media users have slammed the recently-released dark comedy Ludo for allegedly hurting religious sentiments, labelling director Anurag Basu as “Hindu phobic”. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Om Raut (Tanhaji), Anurag Basu (Ludo), Meghna Gulzar (Chhappak) & More, Directors That Impressed Us In 2020 Cinema, a word that fascinates masses and intrigues a few. 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 Basu began his television career as an assistant director on Tara in mid 1994. Ludo movie is the new Dark-Comedy movie directed by Anurag Basu. "Each night, we look up [social media] to see the responses. This is a perfect example of “what if Andhadhun was directed Anurag Basu?” From Ajay Devgn in Tanhaji to Sushant Singh Rajput in Dil Bechara, we’ve compiled a list of all the actors who gave memorable performances last year. 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. 2020 ‘लूडो’ Directed by Anurag Basu Synopsis Ludo is about the butterfly effect and how, despite all the chaos and crowd of the world, all our lives are inextricably connected. Ludo is death. I didn’t mind Ludo at all. “Mile kisi ko sukhi roti / kisi ko puri halwa.”. Ludo is a film that works better in the head. Rajkumar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi were both standouts, which was not surprising at all. Anurag Basu, who directed Kangana Ranaut in her debut film, Gangster, appears to have taken a dig at her by saying that he doesn’t understand the … He’s also the “dice”, whose every move affects red and yellow and green and blue alike. 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. But the constituent parts are so wild, so original, so amazingly whimsical, so concerned about not falling to cliché, and so not concerned about “will the audience like this?” that I ended the film with… grudging respect. The only surprise for me was Aditya Roy Kapur, because he caught the tone of a weird kind of character — plus, he is the last person you expect “acting” from. Didn’t you think Pearle Maaney was wonderful — her interaction with the DJ, her yelling at her BF — in Malayalam. While the team of a film deserve the credit, it all narrows down to a man sitting on the top chair and running this circus, the director. ‘Master’ is coming, but the pandemic isn’t going, so what do we do? Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tigmanshu Dhulia. 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…. I know this isn’t about logic. Hmmm… I mentioned the cast overall. All the female characters have agency — they are the ones who goad their male counterparts into action. But then, we wouldn’t get a Ludo. The movie got more boring as it went along, apart from its “moments”. Please. It’s overly thought out rather than felt through, which is something you could never say about ‘Barfi’ or ‘Jagga Jasoos’. One of the most popular movies directed by Anurag Basu is Barfi. Which song does this director pick? 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). Available On: NetFlix, Release Date: November 12, 2020 Gulshan Kumar & T-Series Films present, an Anurag Basu Productions in association with Ishana Movies the bollywood movie of 2020 LUDO. His expression upon opening the trunk (the last scene before the end titles) is worth the entire film. I would like this director to have a little more discipline. Hope they break out of this mold. 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. 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Talking to Mid-Day, Basu said he had to … . All in all, I found it very entertaining (but I am a cerebral kinda guy), and maybe the most-fun any Hindi movie gave me in 2020 (maybe Kaamyaab came close, but that’s it). When you have last seen mallu nurses working in the Hindi heartland in a Hindi movie? Rohit expressed that the thought of being directed by Anurag Basu and working with such a huge cast was indeed tempting. Bollywood through the years has seen a journey of on-screen portrayals and perspective. A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations. Here, watch the official trailer of Ludi Movie:- His second film Murder became instant hit at the box office which was Directed and Written by Anurag Basu. But hey… grudging respect. It’s overly thought out rather than felt through, which is something you could never say about Barfi or Jagga Jasoos. 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 quirkiness of the film almost hides the fact that Ludo is a very female-centric film. I think this is Anurag Basu’s take on modern-day love, with an attempt to imbibe its myriad complexities. Oh well…. It’s Lallan Singh looking for redemption, which didn’t turn out that well, I agree. Trust me your explanations don’t go with your review. Anurag Basu has worked with Kangana Ranaut in three films namely ‘Gangster’, ‘Life In A Metro’ and ‘Kites’. 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 … Basu’s vision of setting humans in a game of Ludo made everyone fall in love with it. Copyright ©2021 Baradwaj Rangan. BR, We all have our off days…. 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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 Author Ashish Kaul Accuses Kangana Ranaut Of ‘Illegally’ Using His Story... Ray Fisher AKA Cyborg Confirms Exit From The Flash & Is... Krack Box Office: Ravi Teja & Shruti Haasan Starrer Cracks The... Justice League: Director’s Cut – Jared Leto Thinking Of Making His... Lady Gaga & Jennifer Lopez To Perform At Joe Biden’s Inaugural... Shoojit Sircar Shares The Importance Of Hugging Trees: “Tree Roots Can... Koimoi Audience Poll 2020: Money Heist 4 To S*x Education 2, Vote For The Best Hollywood Show. I think some scenes sounded well-done in isolation, but the plot threads themselves were really generic (esp the one with Kapur and Malhotra– that was really crap imo). Anurag had launched Kangana's career back in 2006 with 'Gangster'. Because Ludo has a design conceit. Mohit Suri keeping his standard romance intact took a u-turn and made a thriller that was a complete entertainment. With every film, Basu is moving towards the ‘nirvana’ level of filmmaking. No, not Shaam dhale khidki tale. 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. 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. Gloriously. Koimoi Audience Poll 2020: From Ajay Devgn In Tanhaji To Sushant Singh Rajput In Dil Bechara – Vote For The Best Actor! Ltd. 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