Friday, August 05, 2005

The talented Mr. Shukla

Saurabh Shukla is back into the fray, this time, with the participation of his film, Aye Dil [translated as Heart Goes Sha La La], in the Osian's-Cinefan film festival.
Annie has covered about Osian's-Cinefan here where she goes all thumbs-up for Aye Dil. The movie stars his friend Rajat Kapoor [a case of two film makers acting in each other's movies[1]; go here to see more such cases;] and is a comedy about a balding, middle-aged writer [echoing similarties with Shukla himself, as he himself admits; and for which Rajat Kapoor shaved off his hair!], who meets a Miss India finalist on the net.

He is a class apart, as his credits in the writing department of films like Satya, Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin, Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar, Raghu Romeo, etc. would indicate. But, his attempts at direction - namely Mudda and Chehraa - were not well-received and went without much of a response from any circles [and I haven't watched them as well :|].
Aye Dil was to be telecasted in Zee TV. Or, was it already telecasted?
In this interview [early this year], he talks about his new film The Piano, which must have been already telecasted in STAR One on May 29 at 9 pm.
Anybody has got a clue about Aye Dil's telecast?
This RAMLI thread should be watched to see if anybody can come up with more information on this telecast on Zee.

[1] - Update on 6 Aug, 06:00 p.m.: This apparently had been achieved in Mudda, and consequently in Chehraa as well, both of which starred Rajat Kapoor in supporting role/cameo. Blame it on me for being unaware of this; though I did suspect this as they are close buddies and hence this update.


  1. Nice blog, sir. Don't you want to make a film yourself? We're trying some writing experiments on this blog, please do leave an opinion behind.


  2. hi srihari sir,
    could you please help me with something?
    I really like this template, and i found the original source, but in the comments section of the original template, it just shows the time, not the persons name.

    also it doesnt come in a popup box, im new to the world of blogging, so could you please help in finding a way (like yours) which allows the comments to come with the name in a pop up box?

    thanking you

  3. Venkat,
    Well.. I myself haven't dug into why these commenter's names dont appear in the post page, though I noticed it when I got fooled a couple of times without knowing who commented on it. Guess it should be a simple problem. I ll let u know once I fix it.
    As far as having a pop-up for adding comments I think the idea is to see the link {Post a Comment at the end of any post page} that is being used within a post-page (as against the index page or archive page) rather than the default link provided for adding a comment on an index/archive page.

    Or in simple words, use <a href="<$BlogItemCommentCreate$>" <$BlogItemCommentFormOnClick$>>comments</a> instead of <a href="<$BlogItemPermalinkURL$>#comments">comments</a>

    P.S.:- And for God's sake, No Sirs! Or was it your attempt at being funny and my mistake to interprete it as a serious way of addressing. :)

  4. hi
    thanks a lot for that.. ill check it out
    btw i blog rolled you, keep up your great articles.

    p.s - that was a serious thing, i always call people sir, now that you have said that you dont like it, i wont do it. :)