A CREATIVE SPOT – VIDHU VINOD CHOPRA FILM FESTIVAL

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The Hindi film industry – a place where everybody is a dreamer, the aspirants hope, desire and persevere till they get what they aim for, however long it may take. Seldom do we see a struggler from outside a family legacy of filmmaking, Vidhu Vinod Chopra is one such director-producer, who had a dream and his great film-making capability has given us some memorable films to watch more than once.

Films are parallel lives or alter-egos for some passionate audiences. A well-made film, whichever the genre, always becomes a friend and confidante for a film-lover.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s first film was ‘Murder At Monkey Hill’, that won him the ‘National Film Award for Best Short Experimental Film’ and the ‘Guru Dutt Memorial Award’ for Best Student Film. This was followed by a short documentary highlighting the plight of India’s destitute children, called ‘An Encounter with Faces’, which was nominated for an Academy Award in the Documentary Short Subject category in 1979.

All his films have by far been different yet a great watch. From his short films to feature films like ‘Khamosh’,  ’Parinda’, ’1942 A Love Story’, ‘Parineeta’, ‘Munnabhai series’ and more recently ’3 Idiots’, we see creativity flow beautifully in all of the films.

Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better."

I quite agree.

A peek at the pictures from Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Film Festival organized in association with PVR Cinemas throughout India which saw the glitterati and paparazzi in tandem with each other. 

 

 

 
The face of a real Indian woman: Vidya Balan
 
The crew of ‘Parineeta‘: Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Pradeep Sarkar, Vidya Balan, Raima Sen with the others
 
Sister Act: Vidya Balan with Raima Sen
 
Father Figure? Boman Irani with Dia Mirza
 
Creativity needs no age: Director Pradeep Sarkar with Vidya Balan
 
Perhaps a Parineeta Part 2: Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Vidya Balan and Raima Sen 
 
Munnabhai Aur Circuit: Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi
 
The cast & crew of Parineeta (2005)
 
Mera Naam Hai Lakhan: Anil Kapoor
 
The Ram-Lakhan of B-Town: Jackie Shroff & Anil Kapoor
 
Silence is Golden: Amol Palekar and Shabana Azmi – Starcast of "Khamosh
 
Voltage (Circuit) Low?
 
Raju-Baba: Rajkumar Hirani and Sanjay Dutt
Lage Raho Munnabhai aur unke kayi saathi
 
 
A smile that shone through to many hearts: Diya Mirza
 
Exchanging pleasantries: Vidhu Vinod Chopra with Raima Sen
 
Why the furrow on the eyebrow?
 
Cast (sans Vidya Balan)& Crew of ‘Lage Rago Munnabhai’
 
Friends Are Forever
 
‘Idiot’ Number 2: Sharman Joshi
 
The ‘Forgotten Heroine’: Manisha Koirala
 
Sarees are indeed a safe choice for these divas
 
Those days are back again: Stars of ’1942 A Love Story’
 
Sanjay and Manyata Dutt
 
Creative Head? Anupam Kher, from acting to writing
 
Best Friends Forever: Vidhu Vinod Chopra with pal Danny Denzongpa
 
Amole Gupte and wife, Deepa Bhatia
 
Smile into the camera please…
 
Music is a part of life: Kavita and L. Subramaniam
 
The timeless Duryodhana: Puneet Issar
 
 
The Alliance with the owners of Reliance: The Ambanis with VVC and Anil Kapoor 
 
The Ambanis
 
A Film Fest and a Political Get-Together: Senior BJP official L.K. Advani
 
Declaring Peace
 
The director who thinks differently: Anurag Kashyap
 
Anu Malik, Sharman Joshi and VVC
 
In Conversation to the Press
 
Hum Saath Saath Hain: Rajkumar Hirani and VVC
 
Brilliant performer on stage, but what’s the deal with the mismatched clothes?
 
 
Imtiaz Ali and VVC
 
Hey Good-looker: Imtiaz Ali
 
 
The man of a thousand words: Javed Akhtar
Deep Thought
 
 
The Ladies-Man
 
Big B graced the final day of the film fest
 
Click! Click! Everywhere
 
VVC with ‘Eklavya
 
A kid excitedly getting an autograph signed by Mr. Bachchan
 
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