Ulkuthu is a 2017 Tamil action comedy drama film directed by Caarthick Raju and produced by J. Selva Kumar, featuring Dinesh and Nandita Swetha in the leading roles; the project was first announced in late 2014 and finished production in September 2016. Following the huge success of Thirudan Police, producer Selvakumar decided to bring together director Caarthick Raju and Dinesh for a further film together; the project was first announced in December 2014, the shoot starts around August, 2015The film was predominantly shot around Muttom in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu and completed within 45 days. The film completed production in November 2015, it was revealed that Selvakumar would first wait for the release of his other venture with Dinesh, Oru Naal Koothu, to release, before drafting release plans for Ulkuthu. There are a total of three songs in this movie, composed by Justin Prabhakaran. Ulkuthu on IMDb
Nil Battey Sannata, released internationally as The New Classmate, is a 2015 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari in her feature debut. Produced by Aanand L. Rai, Ajay Rai, Alan McAlex under the banners of Colour Yellow Productions and JAR Pictures, the film was co-written by Iyer, Neeraj Singh, Pranjal Choudhary, Nitesh Tiwari. Swara Bhaskar starred as Chanda Sahay, a high-school drop-out household maid and single mother of a sullen young girl named Apeksha, played by Ria Shukla; the film's theme is a person's right to change their lives, irrespective of social status. Released in India on 22 April 2016, Nil Battey Sannata was distributed by Eros International and garnered critical and audience acclaim. Reviewers praised most aspects of the production its narrative and realism, the performances of the cast, Bhaskar's in particular. At the 62nd Filmfare Awards, Iyer won the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Director, while Bhaskar and Shukla won the Screen Awards for Best Actress and Best Child Artist respectively.
The film did well at the box-office, collecting a total of around ₹69 million during its entire theatrical run. The same year, the film was remade in Tamil with Iyer returning to direct; the following year, it was remade in Malayalam as Udaharanam Sujatha. Apeksha "Apu" Shivlal Sahay is an unmotivated student who has managed to reach her SSC year in school despite her lack of interest in studying further, she struggles in mathematics alongside her friends and Pintu. Her single mother Chanda, a high-school drop-out, works four different menial jobs, which include working as a maid for Dr. Diwan. Troubled by her daughter's indifferent attitude, Chanda narrates her dilemma to Dr. Diwan, who suggests that she hire a math tutor for Apu. Chanda is told that Apu must pass her pre-board math exams to receive a considerable discount for the tuition. Hearing this, Apu replies that she is destined to work as a maid, as Chanda cannot provide financially for any higher education. With the encouragement of Dr. Diwan, Chanda enrolls in Apu's school so that she can learn math and tutor Apu herself.
This embarrasses Apu, she continuously ridicules her mother. No one, except for the school's principal Mr. Srivastava, is aware of Chanda's relationship to Apu. Chanda enlists the help of her shy classmate Amar to understand math and makes use of mind maps on his advice. Apu is angered by her mother's success as she herself continues to fail to understand it. Chanda challenges Apu to achieve grades higher than hers in math. With Amar's help and constant studying, Apu manages to complete the challenge, her mother is overjoyed, but is heartbroken when Apu informs her that she performed well in school with the sole purpose of ensuring her mother's absence at school. In her anger, Chanda breaks her promise and returns to school, performing better than before, much to Apu's chagrin. After allotting more time to school, Chanda loses one of her four jobs and begins to work at a restaurant because Amar recommends the job. One night, she is dropped off at home by one of her male colleagues, she steals the money that Chanda has been collecting to pay for the math tuition and spends it all on food and new clothes.
This devastates Chanda. Chanda stops attending school and continues to work with the hope that Apu will join the Indian Administrative Service, after she is inspired by a kind District Magistrate and Collector. In the meantime, Amar helps Apu realise her mistake by making her witness Chanda working at the restaurant. Apu rekindles her interest in school and begins to treat her mother with respect, having realised that she can perform well if she possesses the will, she brings her mother back to the duo finish their SSC year together. With a scenic view of the Taj Mahal, Chanda motivates Apu to always follow her dreams, as they are dependent on efforts and not circumstances. A few years Apu attends her Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Examination interview, having passed her examinations successfully. After being asked what inspired her to apply for the IAS, she answers that she is inspired by her mother, who now tutors struggling math students for free; the cast is listed below: Swara Bhaskar as Chanda Sahay Ria Shukla as Apeksha "Apu" Shivlal Sahay Aditi Tailang as Grown up Apeksha Ratna Pathak Shah as Dr. Diwan Pankaj Tripathi as Principal Srivastava Ganesh Kumar as Hindi teacher Sanjay Suri as District Collector Neha Prajapati as Sweety Prashant Tiwari as Pintu Vishal Nath as Amar Nil Battey Sannata was directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari in her directorial debut.
She conceived the idea for the film while working with Leo Burnett Worldwide, a Chicago-based advertising company, for a Kaun Banega Crorepati promotional video. The screenplay was written by Neeraj Singh, Pranjal Choudhary and Nitesh Tiwari. In an interview with The Indian Express, Iyer said that "the story of Nil Battey Sannata is relevant as well as inspiring"; the film's title translates to "Zero Divided by Zero Equals Nothing", is a slang for "Good For Nothing". After going through the script, JAR Pictures' Ajay G. Rai decided to produce the film, insisted on Iyer to direct it as well. Although reluctant, Iyer agreed to direct and learnt the major aspects of cinematography as a
The Treasure of Monte Cristo is a 1961 British film directed by Monty Berman and Robert S. Baker; the film features Rory Calhoun as an army captain in 1815 who goes off in search of a treasure on the island of Monte Cristo. It is a prequel to The Count of Monte Cristo; the film takes the same name as an unofficial sequel novel to The Count of Monte Cristo, namely The Treasure of Monte Cristo, written by Jules Lermina in 1885. In the United States it was released under the alternative title The Secret of Monte Cristo. Rory Calhoun as Captain Adam Corbett Patricia Bredin as Pauline John Gregson as Renato Peter Arne as Boldini Ian Hunter as Colonel Jackson David Davies as Van Ryman Sam Kydd as Albert Francis Matthews as Louis Auclair Gianna Maria Canale as Lucetta Di Marca The Treasure of Monte Cristo on IMDb
W. H. Denny was an English singer and actor best remembered for his portrayal of baritone roles in the Savoy operas. Denny was born William Henry Leigh Dugmore at Balsall Heath, England, his mother, Mrs. Henry Leigh, was the original Diana in Gilbert and Sullivan's first collaboration, Thespis. Denny appeared as the child in The Stranger in Worcester at the age of six, he played juvenile parts for several years, tackling his first adult role at the Theatre Royal, Dundee in 1870. Denny's first role in London was at Sadler's Wells Theatre in an 1872 revival of Mazeppa, a dramatisation of Byron's poem based on a legend about Ivan Mazeppa, he played the role of Simple in 1874 in The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Gaiety London. After a series of roles in Shakespeare plays and in works by H. J. Byron, he was engaged by Richard D'Oyly Carte in 1876 for a tour as Trenitz in La fille de Madame Angot, Barthel in The Duke's Daughter, Tarapote in La Périchole. Denny toured America for three years with Lydia Thompson appearing in Philadelphia under the management of Mrs. John Drew.
Returning to London in 1879, Denny appeared as Charles Freeman in Marie Litton's production of The Beaux' Stratagem, in her subsequent productions, in a company including John Hare and the Kendals. He appeared in comic opera in an English version of Donizetti's La fille du régiment. At the Imperial Theatre, London, he played the role of Sir Charles in She Stoops to Conquer and Corporal Foss in The Poor Gentleman, both in 1879; the same year, he created the role of Filippo in Alfred Tennyson's Falcon, winning better notices than the play. Next, he created the role of Slater in William and Susan in 1880, he played Angus Macalister in an 1881 revival of W. S. Gilbert's Engaged, before going on tour with Lillie Langtry in 1882, playing roles including Tony Lumpkin in She Stoops to Conquer. Denny was back in New York in 1884–85, returned to the London stage in 1886–87, he created the role of Hamish in Hamilton's Harvest and the next year he made what The Theatre magazine called "an extraordinary hit" as Noah Topping in Pinero's Dandy Dick.
While he was in the run of the latter, Arthur Sullivan saw him, invited him to audition for the Savoy Theatre. Denny joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company at the Savoy to replace Rutland Barrington in 1888 and remained there until 1893, he created the roles of Wilfred Shadbolt in The Yeomen of the Guard, the Grand Inquisitor, Don Alhambra del Bolero, in The Gondoliers and Bumbo in The Nautch Girl. He next played Bedford Rowe in the revival of The Vicar of Bray, he created the character of The McCrankie in Haddon Hall, leaving the company when the run was completed. In 1893, he appeared in a musical comedy called Poor Jonathan before returning to D'Oyly Carte to create the part of Scaphio in Utopia, Limited, he again left the company at the end of the run of that show. After leaving the Savoy, Denny appeared again in musicals in London from 1895 to 1897, he created the roles of Pilkington Jones in Robert White in Dandy Dan. He toured Australia and New Zealand in a Shakespeare company, playing Bottom and Touchstone.
He was back on the New York stage beginning in 1905, appearing on Broadway in Julius Caesar, The Proud Laird, The Earl and the Girl, The Hypocrites, The Beauty Spot, The Gay Hussars, Madame X, The Blue Bird. He once more returned to London, making his last appearance there as Stuff, a theatre manager, in Walter Browne's Everywoman in 1912. Denny wrote several one-act plays, the best-known of, A Mutual Mistake. In addition, he wrote such as "How sweet thou art to me", with music by Arthur Weld. Denny was one of the founders of the Actors' Orphanage, he maintained an active interest in it, he married Georgina Pike. Their son, Reginald Denny, became a popular film actor. Denny died in Herne Bay, Kent in 1915 at the age of 61. Adams, William Davenport. A Dictionary of the Drama. London: Chatto & Windus Ayre, Leslie; the Gilbert & Sullivan Companion. London: W. H. Allen & Co Ltd. ISBN 0-396-06634-8. Rees, Terence. Thespis – A Gilbert & Sullivan Enigma. London: Dillon's University Bookshop. Photos W. H. Denny at the Internet Broadway Database
Jalamarmaram is a 1999 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by T. K. Rajeev Kumar and co-written with B. Unnikrishnan; the cast includes P. Aswin Thampy in the lead roles. Aswin Thampy P. Balachandran Gayathri Ashokan Anila Sreekumar V. C. Haris The film's theme deals with the pollution of Mavoor river due to the waste disposed from Mavoor Rayons Factory and the repercussions in surrounding lives; the story is told from the perception of a boy, obsessed with mermaids. The film's production was completed with a cost of ₹8 lakh; the film won three Kerala State Film Awards. After winning the national award, Kumar commented: "the awards are an incentive for my effort to set up a welfare fund for the people of Mavoor, whose plight my film depicts". 47th National Film AwardsBest Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation – Radhika Suresh Gopi, Latha Kurian Rajeev, T. K. Rajeev Kumar Best Child Artist – Aswin ThampyKerala State Film AwardsSecond Best Film – Radhika Suresh Gopi, Latha Kurian Rajeev, T. K. Rajeev Kumar Best Screenplay – B.