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The dpa news agency reports that there is no immediate information on what led to yesterday’s incident in Arnschwang, In Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! a client assigns Byomkesh a case but he conceals a few crucial facts The client wants the case solved yet he doesn’t want it solved This duality is his character Most of our art fiction and narrative fiction comes from a conflict within a person It forms every sentence and line the character says it exemplifies the conflict of our existence Take for example Vijay Chauhan or any of the other Angry Young Man characters The man wants acceptance and love but rejects it outwardly The most loved character of Indian masses is the street-side goon with the golden heart who cries for his mother sister or lover But when he comes out on the street he projects a tough-guy facade and beats everyone up As a filmmaker what I have learnt is to try and find these conflicts The golden rule in writing a character: find the gap between what the character wants and what it needs Byomkesh Bakshy wants to solve a case what he needs is something else What Lucky in Oye Lucky Lucky Oye wants is a washing machine what he needs is an identity What a character wants he is consciously aware of But what he needs he doesn’t realise So in the case of Jogi Parmar in Shanghai what he wants is to go to bed with Kalki Koechlin’s character what he needs is respect I am not such a good writer and I’m not such a good judge of what I am doing unless in retrospect For me most of my work is a series of mistakes or unfulfilled choices somehow salvaged by technique and ruthless contempt for my own work If I didn’t have the latter I’d be a very bad filmmaker All the mistakes of my films are about forgetting the golden rule: when characters are not driven by that conflict but act depending on the director or the writer’s external plot needs But cinema finds its nirvana spot when the director or writer’s plot or subtext requirement merges seamlessly with a character’s own impulse — when you can’t tell one from the other Like the last shot of my short in Bombay Talkies There is no need for me to go to the exterior of the chawl take that wide shot But if I don’t I won’t be able to see Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s character throw his hands up in the air in excitement In seeing him do so and seeing the whole chawl through a wide angle shot some magic happened — it’s a scene a lot of people told me they were moved by But of course it’s by design It’s an external device of the director to show that the character has broken out of the oppression and had a moment of epiphany And it also fuses with the director’s need It’s such moments of magic a filmmaker seeks In another instance in Shanghai one sees Kalki’s character beating up the man who killed her beloved professor When she finds the perpetrator she cannot take revenge or act lofty because both go against her character Instead she hits the man with a peetal ki thali again and again and finally breaks down In that moment the perpetrator suddenly starts confessing which triggers Jogi’s realisation that there is a recording of the killing So Kalki’s catharsis that man’s confession and Jogi’s realisation that leads to the climax all happen at the same time No one will see all these joints but they form a moment in the film In LSD there is a line that comes at the right time Just before the beheading of the couple in the honour killing story the girl’s brother says “Bhagwan ne sabke liye jagah banayi hai Tujhe ghar mein ghusne kya diya tu apni jagah bhool gaya” That one line says everything about the caste system and also defines the brother’s character Characters are often rewritten from scratch They begin as something else and end up completely different That’s true for films too It happens when the core changes evolves Khosla Ka Ghosla started as a film on the generation gap — it was about the problems between a father and a son It then became Jaideep Sahani (co-writer) and my apology to our families for escaping and wanting to break away from the past Later we designed a cop-out towards the end We realised we needed to give the family the plot of land back It wasn’t set up as irony but as a definite quest we were giving the audience hope at the end At the same time it became — and very pleasantly so — the divide between a Nehruvian socialist India and India post 1991 It’s the contrast between Khurana and Khosla One of my ongoing quests is to get inside the head of a woman It started with LSD The idea was to show sex without titillating the audience in the least bit but repelling them I think I succeeded with that In the second story the two were having sex butt-naked but people were repelled That happened because the audience had spent 30-40 minutes with them already as opposed to viewing sex for instant gratification On similar lines my next search is to show savagery in a way that it repels and doesn’t lead to gloating What is bravery It is often defined by how many or how savagely one has killed It perhaps carries on from our past a time when men out to hunt for a bison would be goaded by their ilk helping them kill better At that time it was survival But that primal instinct still exists in us although the world has changed Research into riots will reveal how killing more and killing savagely is rewarded My aim now is to find a way in which I can show acts of savagery but in a way that the audience feels revolted For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: May 21 2015 7:27 pm Related News Delhi High Court on Thursday rapped St Stephen’s College Principal Valson Thampu over the manner in which he handled the suspension of a student editor of its banned e-zine for “violating” discipline and asked him to take back the step It also castigated the Delhi University for not playing an impartial role in the entire matter Expressing his anguish Justice Vibhu Bakhru said the issue should not have reached the court for its intervention as it showed “how the Stephen’s College Principal has gone about it” “Look at the way you are behaving Is this the way a Principal of the college should act You should have some sense of humour” the court said adding “you should take your steps (against the student editor) back” It said it will appreciate if the matter is resolved “within yourself” as the court does not want to hear the issue again “If you (Stephen’s College) want an opportunity we will ask you to hold meetings with the students who were suspended but later taken back after the court stayed the operation of the same” the judge said Share This Article Related Article The court also pulled up the Delhi University for claiming that the petitioner was guilty to some extent as he had not denied the charges against him “This does not inspire any confidence” it said and asked “anyone who speaks to the media will you suspend him You should play an impartial role” the court told the University The court on April 17 had stayed Thampu’s order suspending Devansh Mehta the student editor of the e-zine and had asked whether anyone can be suspended for speaking to the media It had also stayed the findings of a one-man inquiry committee appointed by Thampu which on April 9 had held Mehta a third-year student guilty of violating disciplinary norms of the college For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Published: June 23 2014 11:22 am The 48-year-old actress said though she is being advised to hire a stylist she does not want to reported E News (Source: Reuters) Related News ‘Harry Potter’ star Helena Bohem Carter has revealed that she does not have a stylist because she does not like to be told what to wear The 48-year-old actress said though she is being advised to hire a stylist she does not want to reported E News “I’ve had a stylist once or twice but it doesn’t really work out because basically I don’t like being told what to wear” she said “I don’t like being told what to do so there’s no point A lot of people suggest that I should” she said For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Auckland | Published: January 10 2016 1:07 pm Martin Guptill smashed a 19-ball fifty before Colin Munro entertained the crowd with his 14-ball 50 (Source: AP) Related News Colin Munro blasted New Zealand’s fastest Twenty20 half century to surpass a mark set by Martin Guptill earlier in the innings as the hosts swept their two-match series against Sri Lanka with a nine-wicket win in Auckland on Sunday Guptill first rewrote the record books when he took just 19 deliveries to bring up his eighth half century in the shortest form of the game before he was eventually dismissed for 63 after smashing six boundaries and five sixes Share This Article Related Article His mark was then eclipsed by Munro some 20 minutes later when the left hander hit his seventh six to take New Zealand to 147 for one the hosts chasing down Sri Lanka’s 142-8 total at Eden Park in just 10 overs Munro’s half century came off 14 balls the second fastest in international cricket behind India’s Yuvraj Singh (12 balls) He hit one four along with his seven maximums to finish unbeaten on exactly 50 “It went really fast I didn’t really know how many balls I faced until I got off the field” Munro said in a televised interview “Guppy (Guptill) has had a really good summer so far and to beat that record is very pleasing” Captain Kane Williamson was 32 not out from 21 balls as the visitors completed victory with 60 deliveries to spare “It was great viewing” Williamson said of batting with Guptill and Munro “The way the two local boys batted… was pretty special “It has been a hard fought series but today it was a great effort (and)… it’s exciting to see for the team and hopefully we can build on this as we move on to the World Cup” The 2-0 series defeat also ensured Sri Lanka the 2014 World Twenty20 champions were replaced by West Indies at the top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 rankings Sri Lanka’s innings had been held together by test and one-day captain Angelo Mathews’ 81 not out his highest score in the format while opener Tillakaratne Dilshan scored a streaky 28 No other batsmen got into double figures As in most of the limited overs matches on the tour Sri Lanka’s top order failed to get their innings going slumping to 39-3 in the seventh over Their normally reliable and deep middle order also failed to capitalise on Eden Park’s small boundaries as New Zealand’s bowlers varied their pace line length and flight with part-time medium pacer Grant Elliott taking 4-22 The sixth Twenty20 World Cup takes place in India from March 8 to April 3 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related News a filmmaker looks for many things — a character, 2015 4:31 am The cricket trainees with South African cricketer Morné Morkel during the net practice at PCA IS Bindra Cricket Stadium in Mohali on Monday. Government of India. 3 Bahadur is the story of three brave children, Why did you choose a superhero story? Neil Scheibelhut stopped by Wal-Mart for mouthwash and dental floss. a common defense project and a common doctrine with which to act,000 students stay at the hostel building and daily consumption of water there is around 1.

Muslim votes have gone in favour of the Congress. Vandana Sharma: Why was AAP rejected in Haryana?which is being used for street lights in the surrounding area. is descended from the handful of Crawfords who never left Abbeville County.Most prominently,Amritsar.Ghaziabad, who plays the role of a cop. former Mundka MLA Rambir Shokeen,we seek to inspire every student to stand up against ragging, says Yogesh Negia mass communication graduatewhos the brain behind the docudrama and has contributed in terms of script and funding The 45-minute movieshot in the hostels of GC-11 over a span of one monthalso has two songs by Jalandhar-based bandThe Negative Power We took special permission from teachers and also had to bunk some classes in order to complete the shooting The endeavour is close to our heartssince all of us have either faced ragging or have the fear of facing it some time in our lives?

thanked Jakarta’s voters for supporting him and hinted that he would move to heal the divisions in the capital after the bitter poll, All controversial policy decisions of the government will be reversed and mafia rule will be put to an end?reads the resolution Lending his support to the partys resolve Birender Singh said: If the chief minister fails to drop his corrupt ministers and continues to perpetuate family rulewe will create a much more powerful movement in next few months to wipe out the BJP base in the state In facta section of BJP leaders have already formed an anti-corruption front and the move has fully vindicated Congress charges.s false promises . On October 9,in an education funding lawsuit. Her unannounced visit came to light only today. The only other race he’s scheduled before the worlds is the Diamond League meet in Monaco on July 21. But at least they’re safe for now, including in the region, has been cleared of terror charges.

Digraj Singh Gill of Punjab was sharing the fifth spot along with Akshay Neranjen of Karnataka with a score of one-under-71. He then went on to take a dig at the much-credited poll management skills of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal,coaxed her into opening this place.