In ‘Ayaal Sassi’, a man takes his hunger for attention all the way to his grave

Sassindran or Sassi as his close friends call him, is a man who can adapt to any locker as long as he can also adapt to fame. It is called an aging artist, but it passes the students’ work into the fine arts like yours.

To increase his social status, he adopts Namboothiri as his surname and chooses to live in a Brahmin colony, but can withstand the welcome celebrations for the progressive cultural group to cook a delicious curry chicken and drink like a fish.

When Sassi said he suffers from advanced liver cancer, he returns to his ancestral home near the river and invests his money in the purchase of a new generation of smart coffin that can play videos and photos his Facebook page and live tributes from his friends and relatives.

Saji de Malajalam de Sajin Baabu Ayal Sassi (That Sassi individual), which was published on July 6 gives this strange character and attentive to the attention of a whole movie.

With Sassindran, played by acclaimed actor Sreenivasan Baabu holds a mirror for someone who wants desperately and willing to be viral, even if death becomes an opportunity for Facebook to like.

A self-taught filmmaker who debuted with Asthamayam Vare in 2014, Baabu perfectly throws Sreenivasan role on the stand alongside a cast of newcomers including Kochu Preman, Marimayan Sreekumar and Divya Gopinath.

In the week when he was in the theater, said Baabu qu’Ayaal Sassi has had a respectable career despite the challenges. “For various reasons, the release date has changed,” he said.

“The film was finally released during the monsoon, which is not a good time for those hoping for a dramatic contribution to the theater. Critics liked the film, although some felt that such a movie is not the cup of tea for everyone” .

A smart coffin impulse triggered the idea of ​​Ayaal Sassi. “After my first movie I was working on another script for a long time,” Baabu said. “Then I read the report.

He was immediately inspired to write a few lines, but had no plans to develop the idea in a movie. Later, things changed and I realized that I had to take a different and viable theme for my second film.

So I saw the lines I wrote and started to develop in a script. The film is a product of my observations on the various aspects of today’s society. I chose to find these observations in a satirical tone. ”

Having started making films and documentaries from the campus, Baabu’s interest in cinema flourished by attending the Kerala International Film Festival.

At dusk, which deals with complex issues of theology, the existence of sexuality and the person, he was screened at IFFK, where he won two awards.

Get a veteran actor Sreenivasan to act in his second film cemented the position Baabu as a director. “When I finished the first draft, I thought no one else would have the part,” said the director.

“Satire and shake hands.When I was told the skeleton of the story, I was more or less interested.When I read the script, I agreed to play the role.”


What Ahmedabad needs to do beyond celebrating its ‘world heritage city’ tag

On Saturday, the walled city of Ahmedabad 600 years has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, making it the first city in India to obtain this label. The Old City or the walled city of Ahmedabad stretches over 5.35 square kilometers and is home to havelis, ancient markets, clusters and historical shrines.

There is much to celebrate on the UNESCO label. On the one hand, extend the discourse of heritage conservation of cities rather than unique monuments that brings hope that more attention will be directed to the infrastructure problems facing these cities. This is good news for many other historic cities in India like Varanasi, Agra, Lucknow, Hyderabad and Madurai.

“Heritage” is a very controversial word because of what is called heritage is born of historical narratives, which are invariably also political narratives. A legacy is willing to be more equal than others, some stories are strongly affirmed and some are conveniently forgotten. Similarly, some heritage buildings are very important and some are ignored, depending on their political legacy. Therefore, a heritage city is wider than monuments.

However, celebrations are not ends in themselves and supports can not replace planning and public management. Our cities face perpetual historical challenges – the abandonment of historic buildings, traffic congestion, water and sanitation crises and waste management are some of them. So when we reclassify a city as historic heritage or town, we need to think again about its management and planning.

Conventionally, urban planning in India has ignored historical cities in defining them as “lord areas” (which excludes the jurisdiction of planning authorities) or officials have used draconian general prohibitions or procedures for the reconstruction of historic buildings Historic cities. We have no tradition of conservation planners and government architects working together to design building codes adapted to the historic areas of a city.

The discourse on heritage conservation has to move away from the “list and zoning” approach (where heritage buildings are marked in identified areas and conservation efforts), which deals with heritage buildings such as islands in the urban fabric in Place an extension of the area is located. We must move towards a more rounded approach to governance, in which a historic building that is treated as a facade or a sculpture, but as an extension of the life and culture of the street.

The conservation of heritage does not only mean adornment. If Mathura, considered the birthplace of Lord Krishna, lack basic sanitation facilities and is bordered by mounds of waste without picking up, then what use of painting and painting his ghats or decoration Jharokhas! Ajmer and that they should, with a sewerage coverage of 15%, spend Rs 300 million rupees for sailboats and various levels of parking?

Similarly, Ahmedabad also – while celebrating its heritage seal – will focus on its various problems. The famous ancient city that has earned this honor Ahmedabad is now a shadow of what it was.

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Why did 70,000 fans flock to a town in Tamil Nadu to watch Indians motor-racing in the early 1970s?

Eleven years, Ranvir Ranjit and his friends spend the whole year from the month of February. The first weekend of the month that I would go to Sholavaram. Packed in makeshift bamboo is with a maximum of 40 000 to 70 000 spectators, who would wait with encouragement for the climax of its year.

It was an airstrip in dispute World War II, where every year during the first two weekends of February until the late 1980s, the engines screaming, the smell of burnt rubber, machinery the exotic and crazy men that they all Gathered at a great carnival speed for today is still flown the largest celebration of Indian motorsport.

“You’re not going to believe the people in the stands.” Today, a good cricket stadium, on average, will receive about 50,000 people. Imagine then that Indian motoring attracts a group of 40,000 to 50,000 people. Used to wait two weekends throughout the year, “he added.

Tickets in all categories of motorcycles and cars, counted to more than 800, according to Vicky Chandhok who ran there in the 70s and 80s. The state government will put the bus in the process of transporting the fans who traveled from all over the India, and from the track.

There was even a thriving black market for counterfeit tickets. Much of Sholavaram’s appeal was the cars and motorcycles that have run. It was the pre-liberalization of India. There was no television and certainly no F1 or MotoGP beams to people’s homes.

Sholavaram was where they had their stroke and perhaps the only chance to see the exotic cars in action, just like the Formula 1 cars Vijay Mallya or Chevron B42 Chandhok and a number of other pure race racing machines. “I remember that in the 1970s when someone says BMW, eyes pop up,” recalls Anand Philar, a journalist who covered domestic motor sports for about 30 years.

“That’s why when word got out that the boys brought all the imported cars, including their Formula 3 cars and Formula 2, that turbocharged vehicles is one of the reasons why they had so many people in the races.” “I have a television or other distractions, if you want to look at something, you had to see literally,” he said.

“But now, for a period of time when everything is open, I had access to the information, I had access to the images.Now, for example, I look at the guys like Rossi and all those guys. To stay home and see that, without bothering to travel 200 miles to see a race, “added Philar.

Driving the rockets were a group of characters that were so varied and exotic cars as they ran. Starting from Mallya and Chandhok, it was not the legendary S Karivardhan, who later built the Formula Maruti cars have professional leisure stores and gave young Indian drivers a base to build their sports career.

Indy 500 regular Jim Crawford also ran Sholavaram, as Tiff Needell, who made a summary of Formula 1 and is best known for his role as presenter in the fifth gear a television show. Also attended were drivers and motorcycle drivers Sri Lanka.

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‘Business has been down’: Transporters in Kashmir want Amarnath pilgrims to come in greater numbers

Two days after seven Amarnath Yatra pilgrims died after the bus they were traveling in was attacked in South Kashmir, the carriers in the valley are worried about the business.

At the taxi stand at the tourist reception center in Srinagar on Wednesday, dozens of vehicles awaited passengers traveling to Jammu. However, few vehicles came to Jammu foot.

Images of a damaged passenger taxi in Monday’s attack also caused anxiety in Jammu drivers. “We are careful not to go to Kashmir,” said a taxi driver who was on the phone Jammu.

“In Kashmir, you never know when things get worse. It’s better to be sure.” At the Srinagar taxi station, business has been slow over the past year, following the murder of Hizbul commander Mujahideen Burhan Wani July 8, 2016, resulted in months of holidays and curfews.

“The business has been down,” said Javaid, a driver. “Yatris The deaths will not be a problem, we have problems. We are going with full capacity [in Jammu], but we are far away during the return.In Kashmir, there is not much work.”
Tuesday progressively grew as news of the attack spread, transporters, tour operators and other people involved in the tourism industry were the first to organize protests. They gathered outside the Enclave Press in Lal Chowk, in the heart of Srinagar, with banners condemning the “brutal attack”, expressing their solidarity to the afflicted.

The killings were against “Kashmir’s syncretic culture,” they said, “Yatris are our customers.”

Ghulam Nabi, president of the Association of touristic taxi operators, said that drivers traveling outside the valley, Jammu and other places, is not afraid of the negative reaction. But the attack on pilgrims could mean fewer guests.

“Some people have the heart to go on pilgrimage in God’s way, many do not,” he said. “They think it’s best to carry out next year.”

According to Nabi, there are about 30,000 taxis throughout the Kashmir valley. They are good for business during the summer months, when the pilgrimage is completed and tourism is at its peak. “By 2016, we had done a good deal in the months before July,” Nabi said.

The thinning of the tourist crowd resulted in rates now. “This year, companies make up 10% of what they were,” Nabi said. “Where we have earned Rs 2,000 per trip, drivers are Rs 1300 to Rs 1,500. For a passenger, there are 10 taxis desperate to make money.”

Bashir Matta, who runs the Welfare Bearers Association, said Valley Carriers wanted pilgrims to come in large numbers.

“Local people win because of them,” he said. “We hope that the pilgrims’ entrances will not be affected, and we have taken two months of activity.”

Referring to the attack, Matta said that this could happen in any corner of India. “Who knows what the agency was behind,” Matta said. “Why did the Kashmiris want the situation to become bad and affect us?”

He added that the residents of the valley “did not want the peace that they bother” during the annual pilgrimage.

The malaise 2016 has reduced the influx of tourists, the numbers were reduced in more of 55% with respect to the previous year. “In 2016, the number of visitors who came to the valley, stood at 6.23,932 of which 2.20,490 Yatris Amatath,” said a report in Greater Kashmir. But now, things could get worse.


‘Jagga Jasoos’ film review: A magical mystery tour with a top-notch Ranbir Kapoor

Anurag Basu, Brain and Heart Behind Jagga Jasoos probably has a list of the references, tributes and tributes that inspired his latest film.

We can see the search in comics, Bengali novels, children’s son, history books, video tapes of silent films and DVDs of classic capers and contemporary comedies and laugh at this stage and before deciding to throw the mixing scene.

The result is an extravagant, warm and palette film that never loses its spirit of infectious adventure, even most of its consumable times.

In his palette of colors, his incessant action his harmful and perverse cops, exotic places and views on the world’s most important subjects, Jagga Jasoos the closest Tintin comics.

The story is inspired by the incredible adventures of Jagga Jasoos, a detective among teenagers, Shruti told the journalist to a group of children acute.

The scenario is vitiated by events, always encouraging to move from one place to another, and are afraid to delay – or even have an absolute sense.

The 161 minutes of running time may barely contain too busy plot, hence, rush editing, sudden appearance and rapid disappearance of main characters and climax unchanged.

This is the kind of movie that starts to start in the meantime, and just say that for another movie at least.

Jagga (Ranbir Kapoor), an orphan with a terrible talk that only disappears when it sings, is adopted like a child by Bagchi (Saswata Chatterjee). He idolizes man who is his own Wikipedia and teaches him everything he needs to know about life, history and the detection of the basis of delinquency.

Bagchi disappears Jagga’s life for many years, but still sent a videotape to his son for his birthday. This is a decidedly analog world, invoking memories of a childhood that has not been ruined by modern technology and intrusive devices.

Years later, Jagga finally moved into adolescence. When he meets the investigative journalist Shruti (Katrina Kaif), an instant connection was forged before he could say “make fun of the crib.”

Jagga leaves his boarding school in Ukhrul in Manipur for a series of magical trips that took him away from home and they approach the mystery of the disappearance of Bagchi.

Shruti is snowed in Tintin Jagga, a faithful and obedient shadow who sometimes helps and sometimes disturbs his investigation. His clumsiness could be sexist if Basu had not invented a way of weaving in history – described as “unfortunate.”

The film belongs to Ranbir Kapoor in the best performances and performances of his career. Jagga is an extension of the dumb character Kapoor played in Barfi de Basi! (2012).

It requires the suspension of disbelief to accept the 34-year-old actor in his teens, but there is no doubt about his command of his character.

By working with a handful of lines, most of which are barely understandable due to your stuttering, and relying entirely on your screen magnetism, with expressive face and graceful body language, Kapoor is a delight.

The movie is as high as mysteries. Jagga Jasoos has enough a-ha moments to meet someone who has developed in popular culture and the press over the last few decades.