Yeh Hai Jalwa
Yeh Hai Jalwa is a 2002 Bollywood comedy film Directed by David Dhawan. It stars Salman Khan and Amisha Patel in lead roles and Kader Khan, Rati Agnihotri, Rishi Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Rinke Khanna and Sanjay Dutt in supporting roles; the story is about an orphan named Raju a businessman in India. His mother died when he was young, his father had left him. At work, Raju witnesses Rajesh Mittal winning an award on TV. Raju realises that Rajesh is none other than his dad, leaves for London. At the airport, he meets Sonia Singh who tries to get Raju to hold it. Raju understands her plan, it backfires on Sonia; the two begin to believe they love each other. After this, Raju tells him the truth, he finds out that Rajesh is married to Smitha and has two kids and Bunty. Rinkie is about to get married to Vicky but she is unaware of his drug dealings. Raju gives Rajesh seven days to break the news to his family and call Raju his son or he'll tell the family himself. After he leaves, Rajesh hires gangsters to attack him.
On his way out, Raju gets beat up by the hired gangsters, though rescued by Shera an Indian living in London. He helps him as well, he advises Raju to go into Rajesh's house as a family friend, that he should get to know the entire family. When Raju asks Rajesh to give him a good place to stay, Rajesh takes Raju to his friend Robin Singh's mansion. There he learns that she is Robin's daughter, they fall in love. On the eighth day, Raju realises the family is on holiday. Therefore, Raju goes back to India, until he overhears Robin calling Rajesh and inviting him over to his house. Raju gets into the boot of Rajesh's car so he can go with them. Rajesh is horrified. Raju stays with the family at the resort. Rajesh finds out that he calls the police, they take Raju. Purshottam Mithal is at the airport as he has come back from Paris and Raju sees him. Raju tells him. Purshottam takes him back to the Mithal mansion; when Rajesh gets home he thinks. But he is mistaken and he sees Raju at his mansion. A few days Rajesh has to go to a conference overseas and Raju accompanies him.
The company that Rajesh is in a partnership with is blaming Rajesh for no sales lately. Raju explains to the company that it's their fault because their products are crap. Rajesh tells Raju to be quiet but the company urges Raju to go on; the say to Raju to come and join their company but he says he can't leave Rajesh. Rajesh is happy with Raju and he gets drunk and he calls Raju his son; when Rajesh gets up in the morning, Raju has bought in breakfast. Raju goes up to patch things up with Sonia, only to witness her trying to make him jealous by flirting with another boy; when he leaves to stop her, he realises the boy she is flirting with is Shera, his good friend. He explains his problem, that the two love each other, so Shera backs off and explains to Raju that if he needs any help, he would be there, he tells Raju where Vicky always drug deals. Raju catches Vicky red-handed. Raju shows Rinkie the truth and Rinkie is devastated. Rajesh hits Vicky shoots Rajesh. Rajesh is taken to the hospital. Both of his kidneys have failed and he needs a kidney.
Purshottam offers him but he is diabetic so he can't. Smitha does too but her blood group doesn't match Rajesh's. Smitha says that Bunty will but he denies as he wants to be a pop singer, she says Rinkie will but she denies to as she wants to have babies when she is older. The next morning Purshottam tells the doctor that he has called all his relatives and one of them at least will be able to give a kidney; the doctor tells him not to worry as someone has given one. He asks who but the doctor says that the person has asked to keep him anonymous. In the end, Rajesh confesses to the family. Raju says he is lying and Rajesh is confused, he says to Raju didn't you want me to say this? And Raju says, but Raju does. Purshottam and Smitha aren't mad at Rajesh but in fact happy, they live ever after. Salman Khan as Raj'Raju' Saxena / Raj Mittal Rishi Kapoor as Rajesh Purushottam Mittal Amisha Patel as Sonia Singh Mittal Sanjay Dutt as Shera Poonam Dhillon as Meghna Saxena Rati Agnihotri as Smita Mittal Rinke Khanna as Rinkie Mittal Anupam Kher as Robin Singh Kader Khan as Purshottam Mittal Sharad Kapoor as Vikram aka Vicky Ajay Nagrath as Bunty Mittal Anil Nagrath as Dr. Khanna Shahbaz Khan as Chotu Kiran Kumar as Club Owner's elder brother Navin Nischol as Surgeon Jaspal Bhatti as Buta Singh Gavin Packard as Goon The album features 7 songs composed by Himesh Reshammiya and the lyrics penned by Sudhakar Sharma.
The album was well received by the audience and moderately by critics. "O Jaane Jigar" was a hit. Yeh Hai Jalwa on IMDb Yeh Hai Jalwa at AllMovie
God Help the Girl (film)
God Help the Girl is a 2014 British musical drama film written and directed by Stuart Murdoch of the band Belle and Sebastian. It follows three friends, it was preceded by an album of the same name released in 2009. It received mixed reviews. Eve escapes from the psychiatric hospital where she is being treated for anorexia nervosa and makes her way to Glasgow, hoping to become a musician. At a gig, she meets a lifeguard and aspiring songwriter, he introduces her to his guitar student Cassie, the three become friends. Eve meets Anton, the arrogant singer of Wobbly-Legged Rat, a Glasgow band attracting attention from a local radio station, she gives him a tape of her music to pass on and they begin seeing each other. James convinces Eve, they and Cassie form God Help the Girl, with some local musicians. Anton admits he never gave Eve's tape to the radio producers, saying she needs better production and musicianship, they argue. James becomes distanced from her. Feeling alone, Eve takes returns to hospital.
She tells James she plans to attend music college in London, they reconcile. After God Help the Girl performs their final concert, the radio station plays Eve's tape; the next day, she leaves for London. Emily Browning as Eve Olly Alexander as James Hannah Murray as Cassie Pierre Boulanger as Anton God Help the Girl premiered in-competition in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at 2014 Sundance Film Festival on 18 January 2014, it opened the Generations section at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival on 9 February 2014. After its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Amplify acquired the distribution rights of the film, it was video-on-demand on 5 September 2014 in the United States. God Help. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 68% of 40 reviews have given the film a positive review, with an average score of 5.7 out of 10. Dennis Harvey of Variety wrote that God Help the Girl "is a slender exercise in self-conscious charm." David Fear of Esquire praised it as "rife with the kind of giddy thrills and hormonal flushes you associate with being a teen."
Jonathan Romney of Film Comment Magazine said that "it's easy to categorize Murdoch's film as a vanity project, but if it is, it's a honest one." David D'Arcy of Screen International said the film "has a soft whimsy that connects to a time before video clips put editing rhythms into overdrive." Xan Brooks of the Guardian gave the three out of five stars, writing: "It's warm and generous, verging on the sentimental. In Vulture, Nathan Rabin named the film one of 10 Sundance movies that "should have been hits", writing: "Murdoch has long been an extraordinarily cinematic songwriter, with a gift for conjuring up melancholy worlds with his words and music. With God Help the Girl, he proves to be a predictably literary and musical filmmaker... God Help the Girl represents the perfect cinematic representation of Belle and Sebastian’s worldview, depending on your opinion of the group, is either high praise or a terrific reason to stay away."Leslie Felperin of the Guardian gave the film two out of five stars and called it "disastrous, fatally flawed by a shoddy script and poor direction, like something made by the most ostensibly talented guy at art school...
It's not funny or clever, or musically interesting. It's just bad." Rodrigo Perez of Indiewire wrote: "A major gaffe, God Help The Girl finds a great artist taking on a huge challenge and stumbling painfully on its ambition every step of the way." David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter called the film "an indie musical that feels like one long B-side."Sarah Sahim, writing for Pitchfork, called the film "an egregious mess" that romanticizes eating disorders, criticised the film's lack of racial diversity as "a microcosmic view of what is wrought by racial exclusivity, omnipresent in indie rock." Murdoch responded to Sahim's article on Twitter, writing: "God knows I've yearned to know and love women and men of many nations, but being a poor sick white boy from Scotland has dashed my ambitions." Official website God Help the Girl on IMDb God Help the Girl at Rotten Tomatoes
One Life Stand
One Life Stand is the fourth studio album by English electronic music band Hot Chip, released digitally on 1 February 2010. The physical album was released in the United Kingdom on 1 February 2010 by Parlophone and in the United States the following week on 9 February 2010 by Astralwerks; the album's lead single from the album, "One Life Stand", was released on 30 November 2009. Vocalist Alexis Taylor described the album as "the most warm and soulful sounding record we've made" and expressed hope that people would say it was "a soulful quality that ties together". One Life Stand was not recorded in the manner. Taylor stated that the album was not "made in short bursts" but was "made with time"; the first song created was "Alley Cats", written near the end of the band's 2008 tour, the only song to be written and performed whilst on tour. From performing it live, the band formulated a structure for the song that they felt would work and added a number of new features, such as new melodics, new hooks and a new bass line.
The band returned to the creative process used in the creation of The Warning in that some parts of songs were written and recorded in Goddard's bedroom, with Taylor writing from his house and recording in the room he designated as a "music room". These parts were built upon in a studio where the band had more space, enabling them to "expand on things". Goddard used Cubase to record at his house whilst Logic Pro was used in the studio as well as GarageBand to create parts of songs. Of the latter Taylor said, "that's what I use for recording, that's like half of the record is going through that program". In regards to the creation of the music, Taylor stated that everyone had involvement in aspects of all of the tracks. Taylor stated that the group felt as though they had exhausted their home studio sound and the possibilities of the instruments they could use at home. Despite this, Taylor explained that he and Joe have a similar work aesthetic and that ideas would "come any time of the day or night".
However Taylor stated, "even the studio we worked in, it's not like a professional studio, like, top of the range. It's just a big basement with a desk and various synthesisers and a drum kit."Goddard said that although the album came together the band had difficulty creating "Hand Me Down Your Love" because "it was just a matter of months and months of adding synthesizers, adding drum parts", which resulted in "something like 160 tracks or pieces of music". As well as this, the band needed to edit out sections that they felt were unnecessary. Goddard discussed the element of time and stated that because the band had more time to create the album, they "tried things out differently", "a little bit unhelpful" due to the number of recorded parts that were never used. Goddard said the band wanted to move away from synths and minimised their presence by making them more subtle. Although the band wanted the album to be a pop record and present "a unified front", Al Doyle stated that the band did not want to lose the "experimental element that had before".
To achieve this the band used a broader range of instruments, including a flugelhorn and steelpans in combination with synths and drum machines, as well as a guitar, a drum kit and a piano. Doyle said it was "quite exciting for to work with that palette of instruments". Whilst the band wanted to create an album, more cohesive, Taylor said that they did not "try to make it all sound like from the same record"; the cohesiveness and unity of the album was a by-product of the way the band spent their time crafting it: I think we must have been in a more focused state of mind, because we weren't touring. We just had this time to make the record where we've never taken a break from touring. We've never had much time for recording. So by having it, maybe that gives you greater clarity, your mind is just kinda all in one place, rather than feeling like you're juggling a lot of things and try to make a great album at the same time; when the album was completed and handed over to the label, their response was positive: "Cool, we like it".
Unlike Made in the Dark, the song writing approach to One Life Stand was less of a collaborative effort. Only three or four songs were written as a group whilst the rest were written by Goddard and Taylor, though Doyle said "we did have input in the way it was produced". Doyle described the writing process for the album as "a bit like writing a poem" because there was "a certain structure" that the band needed to work to whilst exercising "as much freedom" as they could. Goddard described the band's approach to song-writing as a "mix of things a lot of careful thinking about rhythms, interlaying a lot of different ideas and influences" though, at certain points, there would be the sense that something needed to occur and these elements in songs were created spontaneously from the interaction between himself and Taylor: "this melody will somehow explode in your mind. It's never planned, it just seems to happen. "Hand Me Down Your Love" and "Slush" were written by Taylor whilst Goddard wrote "Brothers".
Doyle stated that "One Life Stand" and "I Feel Better" were put together "in a more piecemeal way". The album was penned in the summer, with Doyle stating that the band were trying to make an "upbeat, summertime record". Goddard said that in previous work, the band were "nervous about being open or honest" and would sometimes "have a jokiness or guarded sense to some of the words" whereas the new album is more open lyrically. In res
A Sense of Freedom
A Sense of Freedom is a 1981 Scottish crime film directed by John Mackenzie for Scottish Television. The film stars David Hayman and featured Jake D'Arcy, Sean Scanlan, Hector Nicol, Alex Norton and Fulton Mackay, it is based on the autobiography of Glasgow gangster Jimmy Boyle, reputed to be Scotland's most violent man. Due to non-co-operation by the Scottish Prison Service in allowing a film crew access to their property, Hayman's scenes in prison were filmed in Dublin's Kilmainham Jail. A harrowing tale of a habitual and brutal criminal. Boyle resisted attempts by the Prison Service to dampen his temper, he was brutally assaulted many times by Prison Officers. He assaulted many staff including a brutal attack causing an officer to lose his eye; the music is by Rory Gallagher. A Sense of Freedom on IMDb
On a Clear Day (film)
On a Clear Day is a 2005 Scottish drama film written by Alex Rose and directed by Gaby Dellal. It stars Peter Mullan as Frank Redmond, an engineer in the shipyards on the River Clyde, who becomes stagnant and sinks into depression following his redundancy. A strong swimmer, Frank gets an idea while on a'booze cruise' with his friends to swim the English Channel. Featuring an ensemble cast, it co-stars Sean McGinley and Billy Boyd, among others; the filmed won two BAFTA Scotland Awards for Best Screenplay. The story is set in Scotland near the banks of the River Clyde. After completing the construction of the ship RFA Mounts Bay, Frank Redmond and a few of his co-workers are laid off from the shipyards after 36 years service. This, along with his grief still suffered over the drowning of one of his sons many years ago, plummets Frank into a deep depression, he gets on well with his wife, but their relationship is distant. His other son, Rob, is a devoted house husband who looks after his twin sons, while his wife, Angela works full-time at the local Jobcentre.
Rob has a troubled relationship with his father, feeling the guilt of being the'surviving' son. After a violent panic attack, Frank realizes that he needs some focus in his life, after a booze cruise along the English Channel, decides to focus his efforts on swimming across it. Frank trains with the help of friend and local chip shop owner Chan and former co-workers Danny and Norman until he feels he is fit and ready for the attempt. A successful crossing alleviates the family tensions; the production visited Kent to shoot at the foot of the White Cliffs of Dover where Frank starts his swim of the English Channel and the famous cliffs can be seen in the background throughout his challenge. The Port of Dover was used for the scenes where Frank’s family and friends race to meet him in France at the end of his swim. Peter Mullan as Frank Redmond Brenda Blethyn as Joan Redmond Jamie Sives as Rob Redmond Jodhi May as Angela Redmond Billy Boyd as Danny Benedict Wong as Chan Sean McGinley as Eddie Ron Cook as Norman Shaun Dingwall as Observer Tony Roper as Merv On a Clear Day on IMDb
Nina's Heavenly Delights
Nina's Heavenly Delights is a 2006 British drama Romance comedy film, directed by Pratibha Parmar. The film was released on 29 September 2006 in the United Kingdom, on 21 November 2007 in the United States; when young Glaswegian cook Nina Shah returns home for her father's funeral after three estranged years in London, she begins a romantic relationship with Lisa, an old childhood friend who now owns half the late father's Indian restaurant, The New Taj. Together they seek to save the restaurant by winning the national "Best in the West Curry Competition" for a third time. Nina's mother Suman and brother Kary, want to sell the place to fellow restaurateur Raj, whose chef son Sanjay had been left at the altar by Nina. Lending the young women moral support is Nina's flamboyant gay friend Bobbi, Nina's younger sister Priya. AfterEllen said "showcasing a positive lesbian relationship while avoiding some of the typical queer film catch traps is where Nina’s Heavenly Delights succeeds.... If we’re measuring ingredients by heart, this one is just right."The New York Times said, "Diluted by menu pornography and cringeworthy dance routines... the movie's central romance qualifies as such.'It's all about chemistry,' Nina says.
Too bad she and her co-star possess so little." The film's soundtrack includes the Shelly Poole's song "Lost in You" and "Maybe That's What It Takes" by Alex Parks. List of LGBT-related films directed by women UK official site US official site Nina's Heavenly Delights on IMDb Nina's Heavenly Delights at Metacritic Nina's Heavenly Delights at Box Office Mojo Nina's Heavenly Delights at AllMovie Nina's Heavenly Delight's review and Trailer at Movies For Lesbians
Not Another Happy Ending
Not Another Happy Ending is a 2013 British romantic comedy film directed by John McKay, starring Karen Gillan, Stanley Weber and Freya Mavor. Produced by Claire Mundell and Wendy Griffin, written by David Solomons, the film premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 30 June 2013, it was shot in Glasgow's Merchant City. Tom Duvall, the editor of a struggling publishing company, discovers that his only successful author, Jane Lockhart, cannot write when happy. Due to her recent success, she is left unable to write and he is stuck, he is forced to make her unhappy. The thing is. Karen Gillan as Jane Lockhart Stanley Weber as Tom Duvall Iain De Caestecker as Roddy Freya Mavor as Nicola Ball Amy Manson as Darsie Gary Lewis as Benny Lockhart Kate Dickie as Anna le Fevre Henry Ian Cusick as Willie Scott Matilda Thorpe as Andrea The film was financed in part by a crowdfunding campaign on the website Indiegogo, which raised USD$22,660. Additional funding came through the efforts of producer Claire Mundell, who " a bunch of different sources of funding together, none of whom interfered in any kind of way with the way the film turned out".
Scottish actor Emun Elliott was attached to play the role of Tom, but was replaced with French actor Stanley Weber. This led the filmmakers to write into the script the character's French background, as well as "a lot of explanation about how this French guy could end up in Glasgow and be a publisher". Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a rating of 33% from 15 critics. Not Another Happy Ending on IMDb Not Another Happy Ending at Rotten Tomatoes