the renovated hazrat peer maula ali dargah dharavi,,,90 feet road, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
the renovated hazrat peer maula ali dargah dharavi,,,90 feet road, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
Street photography is about sharp reflexes , while I was coming from Jijamata Udhyan I saw this happening near Byculla I reversed my cab got out and shot several frames , mind you I was barefeet and over attired and bejeweled.
But nobody said a word to me ..this is one sequence I had never shot before..
This is known as Vat Purnima..This is a part of Hope and Hindutva a message of Peace .
Vat Pournima is the festival for Maharashtrian women, which is celebrated in the month of Jesht (May-June). Women observe a fast and tie threads around a banyan tree and pray for the same husband in every birth.
The celebration derived from the story of Savitri and Satyavan. It has been foretold that Satyavan won't live long. Resting on the lap of Savitri, Satyavan was waiting for death under a banyan tree, when the day of death comes. The messenger of Yama, the God of death came to take Satyavan. But Savitri refused to give her beloved husband. Messenger after messenger tried to take Satyavan away, but in vain. Finally, Yama himself appeared in front of Savitri and insisted to give her husband.
Since, she was still adamant, he offered her a boon. She asked for the well being of her in-laws. He granted it to her. She then followed him as he took Satyavan's body away. He offered her another boon. She now asked for the well being of her parents. This boon, too, was granted. But she was relentless, and continued to follow him. As they approached Yama's abode, he offered her a final boon. She asked for a son. He granted it. She then asked him how it would be possible for her to beget sons without her husband. Yama was trapped and had to return her husband.
So, married women pray to the banyan tree for the long life of their husbands and children. Their fast is observed the whole night till the next morning.
Camera Man Nirav Shah ...Thalaiva Directed by AL Vijay, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
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Nirav Shah (born 16 November 1974) is an acclaimed Indian cinematographer. He has worked on a number of major box office hits in Hindi and Tamil since his debut with the 2004 Hindi film Paisa Vasool.
After having worked as an assistant to other noted cinematographers and solely on many television advertisements, music videos and short films, Nirav Shah became an independent cinematographer for a "full feature film", debuting with the 2004 Bollywood film Paisa Vasool, following which he worked on another Hindi project Intequam (2004). It was, however, the Hindi blockbuster film Dhoom (2004) that made people take notice of Shah, winning him accolades and gaining him fame and popularity.
Subsequently Shah got offers from the Tamil film industry as well and moved southwards, debuting in Kollywood with the 2005 Linguswamy-directed action film Sandakozhi, following which he was called up by director Vishnuvardhan. They first teamed up for the 2005 Tamil gangster film Pattiyal, following which Vishnuvardhan worked together with Shah for all his following feature films, creating, along with noted music composer, Yuvan Shankar Raja, one of the most acclaimed and most successful collaborations in the Tamil film industry."VishnuVardhans "Pattiyal"". mayyam.com. Retrieved 2009-07-16. Shah's works in Vishnuvardhan's films including Arinthum Ariyamalum (2005), Billa (2007) and the most recent Sarvam (2008) got high praise and much critical acclaim, turning him into one of the most sought-after young cinematographers in Kollywood.
He returned to Bollywood to work on the films Banaras and the sequel of Dhoom (both 2006), for which Shah again won accolades and also received several awards and nominations, particular for the latter one. He was signed up by Prabhu Deva for the Vijay-starrer Pokkiri (2007) and by the director-duo Pushkar-Gayathri for their debut venture Oram Po (2007). In 2008 then, Nirav Shah was called by noted filmmaker Shankar to handle the camera for his forthcoming magnum opus science-fiction film Enthiran but Shah had to reject the invitation because he had already given his word to his friend Vishnuvardhan's Sarvam. He went on to work on the Hindi remake of Pokkiri, Wanted Dead and Alive, directed again by Prabhu Deva and Director Vijay's Madrasapattinam.
In July 2009, it was announced that Shah would soon turn film director, directing a film under actor Arya's production, starring Arya's brother Sathya in the lead role. Besides, Shah is currently developing and building India's biggest film studio, located at the Old Mahabalipuram Road off Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, which is said to cost around Rs. 100 crore.
Three of his films have been nominated at the National Award for the Best Cinematographer: Banaras (Hindi), Pattiyal (Tamil) and Dhoom 2 (Hindi). He won the Tamil Nadu Government's State Award for Best Cinematographer for Billa (Tamil).
Paisa Vasool - (Hindi, 2004)
Dhoom - (Hindi, 2004)
Intequam - (Hindi, 2004)
Sandakozhi - (Tamil, 2005)
Arinthum Ariyamalum - (Tamil, 2005)
Pattiyal - (Tamil, 2005)
Banaras - (Hindi, 2006)
Dhoom 2 - (Hindi, 2006)
Pokkiri - (Tamil, 2007)
Kireedam - Picturized for one Song only.
Oram Po - (Tamil, 2007)
Billa - (Tamil, 2007)
Sarvam - (Tamil, 2009)
Wanted - (Hindi, 2009)
Tamil Padam - (Tamil, 2010)
Madrasapattinam - (Tamil, 2010)
Va - (Tamil, 2010)
Vaanam - (Tamil 2011)
Engeyum Kaadhal - (Tamil, 2011)
Deiva Thirumagal - (Tamil, 2011)
Vettai - (Tamil, 2012)
Kadhalil Sodhapuvadu Yeppadi - (Tamil, 2012)* Love Failure - (Telugu, 2012)
Thaandavam - (Tamil, 2012)
Thalaiva - (Tamil, 2013) Filming
Awards and nominations
Won - Bollywood Movie Best Cinematography Award - Dhoom 2 (shared with Vikas Sivaraman) (2007)
Won - Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Cinematographer - Billa (2007) 
Won - Cinema Rasigargal Sangam Best Cinematographer Award - Billa (2007) 
Won - Isaiyaruvi Sunfeast Tamil Music Award for Best Cinematography - Billa (2007) 
Nominated - Star Screen Award for Best Cinematography - Dhoom (2004) 
A. L. Vijay is a Tamil film director. Earlier he worked as an assistant and close associate of director Priyadarshan. His father A. L. Azhagappan was the president of Tamil Nadu Producers Council and appeared in the film Eesan. His brother, Udhaya, has also starred in Tamil films.
Prior to directing his last first film, Vijay was a successful ad filmmaker with Venus Ad Films and had completed more than 100 ad films, with his SBI commercial winning CNBC’s Best Corporate Advertisement Award in 2009. Vijay has claimed that "advertisements teach you how to translate a story idea onto screen with maximum impact in minimum time" and is influenced by the ad works of Priyadarshan, Prahlad Kakkar and Babu Shankar. In 2003, he began his career in feature films by joining Priyadarshan as an assistant director in his films.
He made his directorial debut with Kireedam in 2007, a remake of the 1989 film of the same name directed by Sibi Malayil and written by A. K. Lohithadas. Vijay's version featured Ajith Kumar in the lead role with Trisha Krishnan, Rajkiran, Saranya and Vivek also a part of the cast, while the cinematographer was Tirru, music was composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar and the film was edited by Anthony. Vijay revealed that he "reworked about 80 per cent" from the original version. The film opened to positive reviews with a critic from Sify.com citing that "Kireedam is quality cinema, one that is daringly different from the run-of-the mill films" claiming that Vijay had "a lot of guts and conviction to make a realistic film". The reviewer from The Hindu also praised the film labelling that "Vijay has neatly packaged a strong storyline with a sensibly balanced mix of sentiment and action", but claimed that "Vijay could have worked on the lead character more". The final scene in the film was changed after release from a sad to an upbeat ending after the producers felt that the original scene may keep audiences away. The film consequently went on to become a profitable venture at the box office. Vijay then returned to work as an assistant to Priyadarshan in his award-winning Kanchivaram by helping with the dialogues and described his work in the project as "a liberating experience".
Priyadarshan then approached Vijay to remake the Hindi film Khosla Ka Ghosla in Tamil under his production house and hence they collaborated to make Poi Solla Porom. The film was completed within 34 days, with a cast containing veteran actors such as Nassar and Nedumudi Venu as well as relative newcomers including Karthik Kumar and Piaa Bajpai. The film also became one of the first ventures in Tamil cinema to feature a promotional song, with Vijay maintaining that the song reflected the story of the film. The film won above average reviews from critics with The Hindu citing that "Vijay’s dialogue, both humorous and thought-provoking, tickles the viewer almost throughout" and that "Vijay has understood the pulse of the audience even while sticking to his stand of providing standard fare".
Vijay revealed that Madrasapattinam was supposed to happen later in his career, but the intervention of producer Kalpathi S. Aghoram helped realise the viability of the film earlier. Vijay had first explored the script in his college days and drew inspiration from an English professor who used to talk to us about the freedom movement a lot, furthering Vijay's interest in history. He visualizes about the people who lived in the pre-independence period of India and explored the concept of how it would have been if an English girl fell in love with an Indian boy, laying the foundations for the script. The script took six months to write, with leading Tamil writer Prabanjan and visits to see independence veterans being helpful in understanding the history of the city of Madras between 1945 and 1947. Arya was finalised to play the lead role and English Miss Teen World winner Amy Jackson was selected after Vijay had found a picture of the internet and tracked her down. Despite being a period film, the film was finished in eight months and released in July 2010.
The production of the film took five months from start to finish, however Vijay claimed that the film had been in his plans for four years, but he waited for Vikram to give him dates. Amala Paul was selected after Vijay was pleased with her award-winning work in Mynaa. Sara had appeared in a commercial for Vijay when she was two but he then lost touch with Sara's family, before he met them and cast Sara in Deiva Thirumagal, following a visit to Mumbai.
A. L. Vijay directed the Harris: On The Edge concerts by music composer Harris Jayaraj.
1 Style of work
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Style of work
Vijay has described that he wants his audience "to immerse themselves" in his films and hence uses scenes which reflect the local culture, describing his scenes should mirror society and "lend it an element of timelessness". He revealed that while constructing a film he "first thinks of the plot, then the screenplay and then the characters", and tries to portray human values in his films.
He has expressed that he prefers "to mould actors" telling them to react and not act, drawing such inspiration from the work of Priyadarshan.
Furthermore, Vijay has showed interest in training people and mentoring their careers, citing that he likes to be the oldest member of his crew. His films comprise of a "regular crew" which includes cinematographer Nirav Shah, music director G. V. Prakash Kumar, production designer Selva Kumar and editor Anthony.
He has, however been criticized for drawing heavily from western movies, Titanic in Madarasapatinam and I am Sam in Deivathiraumagal. Despite more than coincidental similarities, especially in the latter movie, the director still maintains he has not seen I am Sam.
Hot Shot South Director Vijay Shoots Thevayailla Car Chase At Bandra Bazar Road, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr.
I told him I was a blogger with Bollywood connections and he was kind enough to allow me to take a few shots , as Bandra Bazar Road where I live is the Garbage Queen of Bandra.. and internationally famous , bloggers photographers come here to shoot the mounds of garbage made famous by me as an Art Form.
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