India’s First Carbon Neutral Film

What radical policy the government adopts and implements to leave a strong footprint in the paradigm of global climate remains to be seen but micro steps are already being taken by individuals in various other sectors. Carbon offsetting is entering mainstream conversations and niche spaces like film making are thinking green. The first example of a carbon neutral production was George Clooney’s Syriana (2005). And now, the unit of the Bollywood movie Aisa Yeh Jahaan,  starring Palash Sen and Ira Dubey among others and directed by Biswajeet Bora, has become India’s first ‘carbon-neutral’ movie.

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Cinematic Lunchbox View Of Life in Bombay

THE LUNCHBOX by Ritesh Batra - International Trailer

THE LUNCHBOX by Ritesh Batra – International Trailer

Between the trailer (click above) and the review in the New York Times (see below), The Lunchbox looks worth seeing for audiences in India and abroad–thanks to India Ink for point us to it:

“‘The Lunchbox,’ Ritesh Batra’s debut feature, is a romance that takes place in Mumbai, but its style is more Hollywood than Bollywood, and Old Hollywood at that,” A.O. Scott of The New York Times wrote in his movie review. Continue reading

“3 idiots”: a Bollywood must-see

3 idiots

One of the most memorable weeks of my childhood was during a summer holiday in Mauritius spent with my brother and cousins with no adult available to take us to the beach. We kept going back and forth to the video store because all there was on television were Bollywood movies with no subtitles. Since then I’ve been pretty biased against Bollywood movies, there’s only so much Shannen Doherty direct-to-video one can take, you know? So when I met friends from Bombay, I asked them for an outstanding Bollywood movie. They said: “You’ve got to see 3 idiots“. That same night a friend from Tanzania wrote on his Facebook wall: “Make your passion your profession.! #The 3 Idiots.” So it was written in the stars, I had to see this movie.

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