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Michaelanjelo inspired Mrityunjay Devvrat to create an immortal celluloid work of art!


A mother’s gift to a little child paved way for a critically lauded epic film. Director Mrityunjay Devvrat found his inspiration for telling the truth from The Agony and the Ecstasy, a book that gave the idea to make Children of War, a film that dates to tell the tale of Pakistani Military’s atrocities on Bangladeshi women and children.


The Agony and the Ecstasy is a biographical novel of Michelangelo Buonarroti written by American author Irving Stone. A primary source for the novel is Michelangelo’s correspondence, all 495 letters of which Stone had translated from Italian by Charles Speroni and published in 1962 as I, Michelangelo, Sculptor. Stone also collaborated with Canadian sculptor Stanley Lewis, who researched Michelangelo’s carving technique and tools. The Italian government lauded Stone with several honorary awards for his cultural achievements highlighting Italian history.


Children Of War shows how and why absolute power corrupts absolutely. Revisiting the Bangladesh’s war of liberation in 1971 it recreates with nerve-wracking vividness, the horrors of those times when suddenly a whole civilization was threatened with extinction. The director spares us none of the agonizing details. At heart, this is a conventional lovely story of a couple (Indraneil Sengupta & Raima Sen) separated by sudden war. Standing forlorn silhouetted by barbed wires in a concentration camp designed in Hitler’s twisted mind, Raima sometimes looks way too beautiful to be a victim. She can’t help it. Along with her every member of the cast rises above his or her personality to become part of the director’s epic design. Special mention must be made of Pavan Malhotra, Tilotama Shome (playing a human bomb), Riddhi Sen (so young and so much pain!) and Victor Bannerjee in a memorable cameo as a traveling refugee reminds us that humanism and barbarism are neighbours.


Who could have imagined that the strength of the words of a book on an artist, would result in an immortal painting of moving images in the true sense on celluloid for Mrityunjay Devvrat.



Shibani Kashyap sings and composes for Rajinikanth!

Beautiful and gorgeous Shibani Kashyap with her mesmerizing voice has ruled the hearts of her Fans with her recent chart-buster Soneya along with Mika Singh. The singer has now composed a new song for Faisal Saif’s most talked about Hindi-Tamil bilingual feature film Main Hoon Rajinikanth.
“Faisal is a dear friend and we have worked earlier for his last acclaimed film 5 Ghantey Mien 5 Crore where i sang a Tribute song on late Pakistani legendary singer Noorjehan and it was appreciated. This time it’s a Romantic song which i have composed and sung and i am hoping people should like it.” said Shibani Kashyap. If sources to be believed, Shibani will also feature in the song and it’s Video which is already shot.
Main Hoon Rajinikanth is written and directed by Faisal Saif to be made under Varsha Productions and produced by Mrs.Saroj. The film stars noted South Indian villian Adithya Menon and Kannada’s new version of Silk Smitha, Kavita Radheshyam.
The film is a comical Tribute to the country’s living superstar and cultural icon Rajinikanth and not a Biography.
Tamilnadu CM Jayalalitha to attend Ragini Dwivedi’s Amma launch

Sandalwood queen Ragini Dwivedi’s multi language film Amma is all set to be launched on Ragini’s birthday in Bangalore. If sources to be believed, Tamilnadu CM J Jayalalitha will be personally gracing the Mahurata event by unveiling the First Look poster of the movie on the star’s birthday.

Insiders added, “The makers has approached and requested the CM for the event and the confirmation will arrive anytime soon. Since the film is titled Amma and the real Amma’s victory in Tamilnadu has once again proved that she is the only kind heart Amma who can take care of her children, The film needs to be start with her auspicious hands.”

Amma is being written and directed by Faisal Saif who is already in the news with his on-going Hindi Tamil bilingual tribute film on superstar Rajinikanth titled Main Hoon Rajinikanth. Amma will be made in five languages such as Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam simultaneously.


Rajendra Ganotra is the Editor of Spicy Stars Mumbai

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