Category Archives: Films
Our obsessions often serve as motivation to achieve our goals in life. But this week Junglee Home Video brings you a story of an obsession so great that it begins to erode the very fabric of life itself. Kshay, already a winner of 4 International film awards tells the story Chhaya, a simple unassuming housewife who is seemingly content in the life she shares with her husband Arvind. Until one day she catches sight of an unfinished idol of the Goddess Lakshmi and becomes besotted with owning it. Like an infection this obsession starts growing inside her and gradually, owning the idol becomes the only thing on her mind. It affects her peace, her marriage, her dreams and eventually her sanity. The film is a brilliant take on the frailty of our minds when driven by intangible desires. It has been dubbed as one of the best indie films India has seen in a long long time and become a benchmark for indie film-making It is now available in music and retail stores across India.
You know a movie has got to be funny if its lead character is an anorexic Superman in rubber slippers. Hence when the documentary Supermen Of Malegaon released in cinemas a few months ago it raised a lot more than eyebrows with the unexpectedly rave reviews it received. And now after bagging 14 international film awards and the Best Documentary from the Indian Documentary Producers’ Association in India, Supermen Of Malegaon is finally out on DVD. Many films in the past have told the story of small town India’s craze for Hindi cinema. But none of them come close to the eccentricity of the people of Malegaon. A small town tucked away in the heart of India, Malegaon is fraught with communal tension and under economic depression. To escape the harsh reality of their world, its people seek refuge in the fantastical world of cinema. This passion for cinema has driven a group of cinema enthusiasts to create their own films – quirky, low budget, socially aware and notoriously funny spoofs of Bollywood films. Spurred on by their success they now aspire to take on Hollywood and Superman. We follow them on this journey as the film takes shape through schemes and approaches that are sublimely ingenious, simply bizarre and purely hysterical. Whether a movie fan or not, this documentary will leave you in absolute awe of these extremely spirited film makers. You can pick up your copy of the DVD at a music or retail store near you.
Using war as a means to achieve peace has become one of the great modern world paradoxes. Anand Patwardhan, one of India’s finest documentary film makers presented this topic masterfully through his film ‘War & Peace’, now available on DVD.
Winner of multiple international film awards including the critics award at the prestigious Sydney Film Festival, War & Peace has achieved iconic status amongst students and lovers of great cinema. Filmed across India, Pakistan, Japan & the USA, War & Peace is dramatically framed by the killing of Mahatma Gandhi. Fifty years after his death memories of Gandhi seem like a mirage that never was, created by our thirst for peace and our very distance from it. So if compelling cinema is what you are looking for this weekend, pick up your copy of War & Peace from your nearest music or retail store.
Times Music presents “50 Greatest Hits – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan”.
An exclusive compilation featuring the best 50 tracks of Ustaad
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The nephew of Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan;
Rahat is the reigning Singer in Sufi and Bollywood Music. The
compilation features biggest tracks like “Mai Tennu” from the hit
Punjabi movie Virsa to chart topping love tracks like “Kinna Sohna
Tehnu” that praises beauty of a lover.
(Click below to download the Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’ songs/ringtones)
Tracks like “Mera Piya Ghar Aya”, “Allah Hoo” are so popular
that they were incorporated in mainstream Bollywood Movies. The
songs “Aman Ki Asha” featuring on this compilation is considered
as an anthem in Indo- Pak peace movement. This compilation is a
treat for all Rahat Fateh Ali Khan Fans!!
(Click above to download Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’ songs/ringtones)
In the midst of the cricketing season, Junglee Home Video brings you a film as gripping as the raging cricket fever itself. Hansie, is the untold story of the late South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje and his alleged involvement in a match fixing racket that had plagued the game in the early 2000’s. With a script interspersed with Cronje’s cricketing milestones, director Regartdt Van Den Bergh exposes not just Hansie’s, but the human frailty & weakness before temptation which all of us are capable of succumbing to. Aside from being just another cricket story, the movie shows you how to get back up once you’ve fallen. Hansie is now available at all leading music and retail stores across the country.
The term Naga folk blues may seem all too confusing even to the most ardent music fan, quite a contradiction to its actual sound though. Junglee home video’s latest release Songs of Mashangva, a National Award winning docu-feature in 2011, directed by Oinam Doren, showcases how the King Of Naga folk blues – Guru Rewben Mashangva and his son travel far and wide to take their ancestral musical culture to corners of India their forefathers could never have imagined. The film is shot across mesmerising locations in Rajasthan, Shillong, Nagaland, Kolkata and some mysterious foggy villages of Manipur. Songs of Mashangva is now available on DVD across all leading music and retail stores
A moving story, powerful performances & impeccable execution are the keystones of an International Award winning film. Junglee Home Video’s latest release, Land Gold Women has all this and more. Directed by Avantika Hari, the film is set against the backdrop of forced marriages and honour crime which affects thousands of women across the world. At the core of the film is the story of a British – Asian family and the conflict between the Eastern tradition bound father & his westernised daughter. Winner of the National Award in 2010 & 8 International awards, Land Gold Women has won acclaim from critics and journalists the world over and is now finally available on DVD in India.
Over the past few years, the nation has been rocked by more than a few gruesome murders. But only one of the became the storyline for a major motion picture. Junglee Home Video’s latest DVD release Not A Love Story, directed by Ram Gopal Verma, starring Mahie Gill, Deepak Dobriyal and Ajay Gehi is that movie.
Based on the murder of a production house executive by an aspiring actress and her crazed boyfriend, this movie has all the elements of a classic RGV thriller. There’s impossible camera angles, impeccable editing and masterful storytelling that’ll keep you at the edge of your seat long after the credits have rolled. And if that’s not enough, the overwhelming reviews from top Bollywood directors should make this movie a must watch for you this weekend.
You know you’ve got a good film on your hands if the starcast includes Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna & Rishi Kapoor directed by Hema Malini. But when you throw in the music of Pritam with a thumping DJ Aqueel remix video featuring B-Town’s most stylish Bodyguard Salman Khan & a super hot Esha Deol, you know you’ve got a superb soundtrack as well. No surprise then that the track “Someone Somebody” from the music album of the film Tell Me O Kkhuda featuring Salman & Esha has become a YouTube sensation with over 80,000 views already and is one of the most popular Ring Back Tones. Pritam once again delivers an awesome array of songs with catchy love tunes, foot tapping dance beats and more. So Tell Me O Bollywood fans, why would you not want to own this album?
Rabindranath Tagore’s influence on Indian culture and cinema hasn’t ceased even years into his afterlife. Junglee home video’s latest release Kashmakash directed by 8 time National Award winner Rituparno Ghosh and produced by Subhash Ghai is a tribute to the legendary writer on his 150th anniversary. Kashmakash is the Hindi dub of this period film set in the 1920’s based on a short story by Tagore with a wonderfully intricate plot about a love that is put to the test by tradition and deceit The Bengali to Hindi translation of the songs has been done by Gulzar and film stars Prosenjit Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta, Raima Sen, Riya Sen. So add a shot of love to your weekend with this classic tale from Tagore that is available on DVD across all major music & retail outlets.