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Friday, February 29, 2008

Plagiarism in Bollywood

I Love Cinema.
I Hate Copying.
Hence,Bollywood is mine target.


I will remind all of you from where word "Bollywood" comes.
It originates from this equation-
{Bombay+Hollywood=Bollywood}.
Our Bollywood truly works on this equation.Take a movie from Hollywood and carbon copy it in Bombay(now Mumbai).

Bollywood represent India everywhere in world due to its huge market base.Those who know about cinema will be critical of these lines.I am also critical of it but it is brutal truth.Bollywood is not the face of Indian Cinema but merely an ugly part.Practically,it is quoted as an film industry because it produces 600-800 films per year.Ideally,99% films are foreign films wrapped in Indian format for recreation of viewers.Only 1% films are original or adapted.Rest of all copied from Hollywood,Tollywood or Korean Cinema.
We,Indian Viewers do not either feel shame or anger on our films due to our ignorance.Most of our commercial movies are copycat of Hollywood blockbusters.Bollywood do not even pick any rare known movie for copying.Xerox copy of hit movies are made without any fear of copyrights.Scene by scene copying is the trademark of our movies.If censor board does not exist,then even sex,love and violent scenes can be copied without any concern for Indian viewers.
Music is also picked from English albums for soundtracks,but its Bollywood.Nothing is impossible here.On questioning men involved in it,a simple line is answer.Original movie is just n
Inspiration,nothing else.Everything can be justified on the basis of it.
I will now categorize Bollywood Movies in 3 parts.Each part have its own distinctive features.

1-Inspiration:
These are genuine movies inspired from another movies.These movies acknowledge their recreation of old movie in new way.Sarkar attributes its inspiration from classic Godfather1 and Godfather2.Inspired director and producer either remake the old films or uses its theme material.Creative directors like Basu Chatterjee and Hrishikesh Mukherjee often used theme material of English classic to make films with social message.I cannot even remember the name of such movies. If you remember it ,then acknowledge me in comments column.

2-Adaptation:
Adaption word is used by me where our movie is based on material previously published or produced in another medium.Like literature and theater are two primary sources of adapted movies.Novels,short stories and even poems provide enough material to make a loose script for a movie.Theater is the source of parallel cinema in Indian Cinema.It is the base of all good aristic movies.Irony of Bollywood is that it demands for star rather than an actor.Filmmaker like Shyam Benegal,Vishal Bhardwaj & Gulzar had taken literature and theater as working ground for their few masterpieces.

3-Ditto Copy:
Plenty of material is beside me to write about junk.This junk is like pile of garbage so nuisance beyond our capacity to neglect it.Again and again,same trend of putting a superb plot of Hollywood movie in ours cinema through Bollywood.
According to Screenwriter-director Anurag Kashyap "
Our screenwriters have always been taken for granted, I have so many original scripts no producer wants to touch. They prefer to play safe, making remakes of Hollywood hits. Hopefully, this case will force Indian producers to buy the rights of films and books before copying them."
List of the movie is endless.Whole Bollywood is full of moneylenders and mafia,no artist is there.There is a website devoted to acknowledge original source code of a Bollywood movies.
Before watching any annoying Bollywood,just check its originality from here.This is the link of the website.

I will pen down the name of these movies in my next posting,Till then ,any comment and suggestion are welcome.

Monday, February 25, 2008

AOE Players of MECH-08 Batch at ITBHU



From Left:
Chandu,Gopu(DUMBOO),Me(NOVICE),Rajjo(HOUND),
Monty(MARVERIC),Deepak(ACHILLES), Hathi(BITTU), Tripathi,
Shukla(QUANTUM) & Bihari(.......).
Photo taken by Bond.
Player Missing:Bond,Manindar(FOX),Tintin(INVINCIBLE) & BIBHU.
Background:C.V. Raman Hostel

Science Behind Chocolate


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Reading is a Stubborn Habit.

I like reading books from childhood days. I am transferred to another land of beauty in my thoughts. I am enlisting here the books read by me in the time span at ITBHU. Most of them are not fabulous literature work but certainly popular ones in their category.

2007

Netaji Kahin - Manohar Shyam Joshi
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Out of Africa - Isak Dinesen
Shadows on the Grass - Isak Dinesen
iCon: Steve Jobs, The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business - Jeffrey S. Young and William L. Simon
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J. K. Rowling
1984 - George Orwell
Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
One Hundred Year of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
Omertà - Mario Puzo
The Sigma Protocol - Robert Ludlum

2006

The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
Ek Boond Sahasa Uchhali - Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayana ‘Agyeya’
Sanskriti ke Chaar Adhyaay - Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar'
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J. K. Rowling
Godfather - Mario Puzo
Mother - Maxim Gorky
Digital Fortress - Dan Brown
Angels & Demons - Dan Brown
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

2005

India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium - Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Swami and Friends - R. K. Narayan
Wings of Fire - Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton
The Lost World - Michael Crichton

Any comment and suggestion will increase my appetite to enjoy literature around the world.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Ekla Chalo Re

You can see the shades of past on my present.
Three words are enough on valentine day for me “Love Lies Bleeding”.

Valentine Day is just another day in the history of ITBHU and mine. Nothing new has been done by me on this day. Remembering old memories was the best way to do celebrate Valentine Day. I remember that day when I was mesmerized by her first look. Image of her is a part of mine now and no one can take it from me, not even death. But that’s old story.

I am murmuring the lines of Bob Dylan “Like a Rolling Stone” and often called myself 'Yayaver' to counter these feelings from now on. For me Valentine Day is remembering the moments of togetherness with her love. Now tragedy comes in other way. After many years, I put feeling of my heart on Google-Talk status. "I cannot emotionally attach to another girl after failure of my first love. I ask to my heart how to move forward in life???"

Tragedy of my life became only quotation for others.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A morning scene in ITBHU

It sounds like freaking topic on first view to write on my blog. It seems like a school essay “A Morning scene in the village”. Hence, we should cut the crap part of its resemblance with any other topic and stop making parody of it. The scene is actually damn funny if you are involved in it. Now I will optimize the situation. An ITian really enjoyed the situation best if he is in 4th year. With a job in the pocket, you feel like a saint devoid of worldly pleasures. Also to remind that winter will be best season to describe the scene.

When the fog is in the air and sun is behind clouds, it makes you little more than lazy. But you have to get up for classes. The reason behind that is simple. It is due to short attendance. Hence all of us are in awkward position of presenting physically but sleeping mentally in classes.

Alarm bell rings at its natural time of just few minutes before 8’o’clock. You whisper 'WTF' in your dream. Some harsh sound is threatening to destroy your romantic or wet dream. You shut the alarm off. Plight of student reaches peak on snoozing of alarm. Despite in what year you are, only one word will express the heartily feelings”FUCK”. It also sucks specially on Monday. Hey, it’s just another dull day in the boring life before weekends.

In 1st year, I would wake up and say, “Hey man, mark my proxy in the class”. 10 persons would go and 40 will be class strength in attendance register. Ahh those Golden Days!!!!

In 2nd year, some guy will shake me to attend classes. I will open my eyes with uneasiness and recall that I am in department right now. I must attend classes. Now came in life the Silver Days!!!

In 3rd year, I would rise by remembering my short attendance, grades and image of a strict professor. That's bronze period due to your struggle for training and tension for next year placement.

But 4th year is the ultimate. All the wise and cool guys are sleeping. Dead silence is spread in the lobby of 4th year. The attitude is simple "attendance will come through BTP". These are Diamond days of engineering. I am feeling it right now.

These scheduling do not operate on a GMAT. I think that all the ITians know the full form of this word. It is the highest abuse from anybody to a cool guy.

Not diverging from the topic anymore, we will move ahead in post. In morning you can go easily in the toilets in ITBHU, 0.8 toilets per 100 students. What a hectic day!! One have to control their shit and wait in queue for toilets. 3 guys are just ahead of you and you can feel the pressure in your stomach. Man, this is the real test of character and patience of a guy. Now, only 50% of guy will take bathe in the morning. These figures are quite high and less than 10% is easily achieved in winter days. Time swings away and I am ready for class. It is exactly 8’o’clock. You must not forget an important point here. Witness the fact, no one even worship God (if it exists) on an empty stomach. How can ITian attend such boring lectures without breakfast? Hence, most of guy march ahead to LC or mess. With handful of bread butter and a cup of tea, they fulfill their mind and soul. Now, we all move towards our respective departments. Till 8:30 most of the batch makes up to lectures. Oh! That is the end of the beautiful morning scene and start of super boring classes.

I forgot to mention that all of us look to VT in our way to class. We appreciate its beauty and want to get grace from BABA VISHWANATH. These are best days of my life whether you agree or not? Check also one more post by me on morning scene.

Re:Anti-NET Surfing Laws in ITBHU



Ok,not my voice has done the winning effect.But all ITians have done it.Now, most of the useful websites are open to us.The jaws of websense has been removed from most websites.Hail democracy!!!!
PS:I was using yourfreedom software to counter websense.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Anti-NET Surfing Laws in ITBHU

What an average guy of ITBHU wants in his span of 4 years stay at institute with B. Tech degree. A little bit of free space and time taken from society to live best years of his life. He enjoys his life to full extent with little bit of studies of engineering. Most of guys aim for MBA, GRE, Core area or a Software job. Nothing more and nothing less is expected. He is self content with his studies, entertainment and extra circular activities. Surfing Internet is primary pass time for ITians except playing games on LAN or watching movies.

He surfs Internet, watch movies (rarely porn) but all in limits. Guys uses proxy server to open the ORKUT or any other website (for minor purpose) banned by CC at ITBHU. Now all this is going to be changed by the shrewd behavior of our college.

Now new software has been in testing condition by CC. They are using software called Websense. Some of the affected sites are imdb, YouTube, cricinfo, stage6 etc. It is the courtesy of this software that blogging is also banned. On putting my blog address, it replies that the Websense category "Social Networking and Personal Sites" is filtered.

I am blogging this in night after 12’o’clock. Now, that will be the time for entertainment. Anyone wise enough can tell that banning site like cricinfo, imdb, santabanta is insane. They also do not put a heavy load on server. Hardly any student can read news all the time and closed its room for entertainment. To enjoy life and build career is the basic philosophy of student life.

Surfing the Internet is not a big issue to blow up but due to courtesy of CC it became. They can counter-claim that downloading movies, games, songs are misuse of Internet provided in the hostel. But any student will denies the fact that he did not watch movie or play games.CC has crossed the limits of power by banning all sites that fall under the category 'entertainment' , 'streaming media' , 'hacking' , 'proxy avoidance' to name a few there may be more categories We guys need to something about it. Even Wikipedia states that "It has come under criticism from civil liberties groups on grounds that it restricts the free flow of speech".

PS some of the affected sites are imdb, youtube, cricinfo, stage6, blogger, most of the forums etc..... About WEBSENSE in the public forum : “Hehe, the whole idea of Websense is so you cannot bypass it. The only way you will get this to work is by using an anonymous type proxy that Websense have not yet classified in their database. The other issue you will have is if your organization is running the Websense Webcatcher. This will send a list of uncategorized website to Websense. The more hits they get the high up the list for checking it goes so it basically gets added into their database quicker.”

It sounds patriotic but this is time for all of us to stand together and fight for free voice. If this websense is put by force then student community will find a way to nullify it. Because this is a challenge for ITians to counter these preservative measures. I hope that authorities will realize that buying software like websense will be wastage of money for ITBHU.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

HALLA BOL !!!


Safder Hashmi(b. April 12, 1954 - January 2, 1989)

Many youths of our generation do not even know this name.I was also accused of forgetting him in old memories.This name was invoked in me by the movie "Halla bol".The movie left me with little impression but the legacy of "Halla bol" was in my consciousness.I am telling you a story of a martyr.He died not for a noble cause in making world a better place for us.
Today , belonging to a ideology is consider just a time pass. Mostly people are either too liberal or too restricted and highly influenced by dirty politics. Membership of club or resort is more credible than a joining a library .You don’t belong to schools of thought such as liberal communists or liberal capitalist or right of center .I doubt if today’s average college student either knows or bothers about this.It is lack of thinking or more self centered approach in life is responsible for this.
Then why i am speaking on behalf of a dead man?Today development in society is highly selfish.Its all about losing your soul to gain material value.But in end ,you look in your heart and feel sorry for your whole life.

Safdar Hashmi was a Communist playwright, actor, director, lyricist, and theorist, chiefly associated with Street theater in India, and is still considered an important voice in political theater in India.
He graduated from St Stephen's College Delhi in English Literature, and did M.A. English from Delhi University.It was here that he became a associated with the cultural unit of 'Student Federation of India', the youth wing of the CPI-M.
Jana Natya Manch, People's Theater Front or JANAM (Rebirth), as an acronym, in 1973, which grew out of the Indian People's Theater Association (IPTA) and was associated with Communist Party of India (Marxist) in 1970 . When Indira Gandhi was blamed with rigging the elections , he produced a street play, 'Kursi, Kursi, Kursi' (Chair, Chair, Chair)[, wherein, when a king tries to leave his throne for an elected public representative, the throne lifts along with him. This play proved to be a turning point for the group .Till 1975, Janam performed open-air proscenium and street plays for mass audiences, then during the Emergency years (1975-77), he worked as a lecturer in English literature in universities in Garhwal, Kashmir and Delhi.

Post Emergency he returned to political activism, and in 1978 Janam took to street theater in a big way, with Machine which was performed for a trade union meeting of over 200,000 workers on 20 November 1978 . This was followed by plays on the distress of small peasants (Gaon Se Shahar Tak), on clerical fascism (Hatyare & Apharan Bhaichare Ke), on unemployment (Teen Crore), on violence against women (Aurat) and on inflation (DTC ki Dhandhli). He also produced several documentaries and a TV serial for Doordarshan “Khilti Kaliyan” (Flowers in Bloom) on rural empowerment. He also wrote books for children and criticism of the Indian stage.
He was the de-facto director of Janam, and till his death, 'Janam' gave about 4,000 performances of 24 street plays, performed mostly working-class neighborhoods, factories and workshops.
The death of Safder hashmi was a brutual murder of free voice in this democratic country.
On January 1, 1989, Safdar and his associates set out to perform a play called “Halla Bol” at Jhandapur village in Sahibabad, on the outskirts of Delhi. The play was a part of their campaign for Ramanand Jha, Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU)-supported candidate in the Ghaziabad municipal elections. Mukesh Sharma, the Congress(I)-backed “independent” candidate, apparently unnerved by the impact the play was making on the workers of the area, went with a horde of armed goons and attacked Safdar’s group. Safdar suffered multiple fractures in the skull and there was brain haemorrhage. He succumbed to his injuries the next day. Even while facing the goons, he made sure that the women folk with the team safely escaped as he fought with the goons.

Fifteen thousand marched at his funeral on January 3, the largest funeral ever for a theatre artist in Delhi. Protest demonstrations swept the country, and several hundred thousand marched in dozens of cities and towns. Thousand voices screamed in unison - “Hamare Safdar Ko Lal salam”as they paid homage to their real life hero

The death of Safdar Hashmi has been covered briefly but effectively by many journalists in the media, after the conviction of nine men by the Delhi High Court recently, including Mukul Sharma, the primary accused, 14 years after his death. This in itself is one of the few cases, where justice has actually been dispensed with, though the delay in itself is a punishment of another kind for the victims – the martyr and those whom he left behind.
The judgment brought some pale consolation to those of us who had followed his career, his work or watched his highly effective tool to create public awareness and opinion.

Hashmi had been enacting street plays regularly to raise public consciousness regarding the misrule by the ruling party, to a fairly appreciative and growing applause. The street theatre format had been adopted and used very efficiently by him to raise public awareness to the issues raised by him, so creatively and in an interactive format Given his socialist leanings, naturally, politics was a significant part of his death as in his life.
And,indeed who remembers him now??Its question for us to look inside our soul.

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