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Live Chat with Bela Negi Ji Director Hindi Film'Daayen Ya Baayen' 25 Oct

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एम.एस. मेहता /M S Mehta 9910532720:
उत्तराखंड पर बनी हिंदी हिंदी दायें या बाएं की निर्देशिका बेला नेगी जी से सीधी बात यानी लाइव चैट 25 Oct 2010 (Monday) - 3 pm



The first Hindi Film which has been made purely on Devbhoomi Uttarakhand subject called " Daayen ya Baayen" is going to be released on 29th Oct 10. The film depicts the culture, tourism and some developments issues of Pahad.

The Director of Film Ms Bela Negi ji who is originally hail from Uttarakhand and has done best to present the culture of Uttarakhand on Silver Screen.

Bela ji is coming tell more about the film with Merapahadforum Community. The details are :

          Live Chat Date      :   25 Oct 2010
                Day                          :   Monday               

                Time                         :    3 pm onwards        

               Exclusively on merapahadforum.com

We are sure you will miss this opportunity to have like Chat with Bela Negi ji who will answer queries about the films.


M S Mehta

P S :  This film is also dedicated to famous Late Poet Girish Tiwari, Girda who passed away 22 Aug 2010 this year. Girda had played a role of Head Master in this movie.       

एम.एस. मेहता /M S Mehta 9910532720:
|daayen ya baayen       A still from the movie  More Pics
          Writer- Director: Bela Negi
Producer: Sunil Doshi
Cast: Deepak Dobriyal, Pratyush

   The film is about of a Quoxotian character, so present in our folk   narratives too, of anindividual having to live through his follies to   understand himself better. Ramesh Majila(Deepak Dobriyal) returns from   the city to his small remote village in the Himalayas.

 Armed   with irrepressible enthusiasm, he hopes to be the breath of fresh air   the village hasbeen waiting for. But instead his quirky traits and a   penchant for catalyzing disaster make him the joke of the village.

   In a dramatic turn of events a chance entry into a television contest   wins him a swank luxury car elevating Ramesh to heroic status overnight.   Adored by children andgrudgingly admired by others, he becomes the   focal point of the village.

 However his life spirals into a   series of comic conflicts as he struggles to match the rest of his life   to the car that adorns his cowshed, undoing himself completely in the   process and losing the respect of his most ardent fan, his young son.   When the car is stolen, he sets out on a journey to recover something   more than his prized possession – his lost

Read more:  [/color]Daayen Ya Baayen - The Times of Indiahttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/first-look/Daayen-Ya-Baayen/articleshow/6787477.cms#ixzz136J0gzWz

एम.एस. मेहता /M S Mehta 9910532720:
Daayen Ya Baayen Movie Review : Hills and Wheels            ~uh~™       |   Review | October 21, 2010 at  3:48 pm            Print
        Wheels on hills- welcoming the luxury    Written, edited and directed by: Bela Negi
Release date: 29Oct 2010
I saw this movie during a private screening organized by the director, thanks to Kamal Swaroop. I had only read her interview [link] and did not have any clue about the story. All I knew was-
1.     This movie is on and about Uttarakhand (temporarily named as Uttaranchal).
2.     Bela Negi hails from Uttarakhand, is an FTII pass out and have worked with the legendary Renu Saluja.
3.     This is the first movie where Deepak Dobriyal plays a lead role.
Before watching, I was intrigued by the   title of the movie. The first thought that came to my mind that it must   be a pahadi movie with a political subtext. But it wasn’t. The movie   turned out to be much broader than that.
Plot Synopsys [Spoilers protected]
Daayen Ya Bayeen is a minimalistic   contemporary tale of the people of Uttarakhand. The protagonist of our   film, Ramesh Malija (Deepak Dabriyal) returns from a big city to his   native village, Kanda, somewhere in Kumaon, for good. He is a   day-dreamer, poet, visionary, husband, father and above all a messy   loser. He returns to his roots, takes up a job as an English teacher in   the local school and dreams of building a ‘Kalakendra’ right in the   village, to nurture the indigenous talents.  He is a ‘cool’ fashion   conscious dude with his corduroy jacket, jeans, shades, cap et al,   educated enough to carry books written in ‘simple English’ by Russian   writers. He is welcomed quickly and ritualistically by the loving   people- the motley bunch of villagers and his family. However, within no   time he degenerates into a subject of ridicule, for his impractical   ambition, poetic thoughts and radical ways of teaching his students. His   wife has her own share of dissatisfaction on their general state of   being, especially in light of her superlative brother’s urban success   story. Things suddenly change when Ramesh’s entry in a jingle contest on   TV, wins a brand new luxury car! Overnight, Ramesh becomes the village   hero, the icon of triumph and epitome of bravura.  Ramesh too flaunts   his possession. But with the newfound luxury life becomes complicated   for him. He quickly makes enough enemies to disrupt his otherwise   mundane unexciting life and his dream of Kalakendra. Like the car, his   life also rolls down in a bumpy road of twists and turns.  He gets   involved into a platter of problems involving a local political   stalwart, his sister-in-law, huge financial loan burden and not the   least, an absconding calf. The car, as a metaphor of life takes him to a   juncture where he must take a turn towards the right direction, to   salvage his dream and his identity.

 Village yokels- Manav kaul, Badrul Islam & Deepak Dobriyal  Deepak Dobriyal and Badrul Islam (Basant)  Direction, Characters, Cast, Cinematography
It’s difficult to talk about this movie   without revealing the plot spoilers, and there are plenty of elements to   talk about. The prime subject remains as the people of Uttarakhand,   their identity, aspirations and ambitions with the obvious backdrop   being the picturesque Kumaon Himalayas. A simple tale involving an   object of desire, a luxury sedan in this case, is then interwoven with   earthy characters sprinkled with abundant ‘pahadi humour’ (if I can take   liberty to use such term), a rocky version of dry humor tending towards   malice. Some contemporary topics are part of this tale; education,   television soaps and most importantly- identity of the people and their   direction in life.  The movie delves into few fundamental questions.   What is achieved by creating a new state? Is such transformation, where   girls aspire to be named as the much married bitchy TV serial women,   kids walk and talk in English without knowing what they are learning,   justified ? Where migrating to a big city is still the biggest   aspiration ?  Men gamble with cards and get drunk by sundown. How does   this new state affect the people and boost their confidence ?
Bela, hailing from Uttarakhand, knows   her roots, feels the dilemma and expresses it in cinematic medium. I   have observed, when a writer directs a movie, there’s always a lot of   attention to detail. Daayen Ya Baayen would be a treat to the observant   audience, to gather the subtle nuances of the characters, the slick   coordination of certain sound and visuals to create a humorous note, the   framing, dialogues and at times, silent expressions. Quite laudable   debut.
    Girish Tiwari and Deepak Dobriyal     
There are quite a handful of   characters, each with their own idiosyncrasies and colourful traits.   There’s a character called ‘Haruldi’. She is an octogenarian lady in   sneakers who’s wealthy enough to disburse loan in thousands. There’s the   bidi smoking mother of Ramesh. Then there are village bumpkins and   yokels played by Manav Kaul (1971, Jajantaram, Mamantaram), Badrul   Islam, local political stalwart Jwar Singh (Jeetendra Bisth) and his   sidekicks. A veteran ‘Frosted’ school principal (Girish Tiwari) who   invariably ends his speech with “miles to go before I sleep”. One of the   most important aspects on this film is that it is also made with the   local people. Other than three major roles (Deepak Dobriyal, Manav Kaul   and Badrul Islam), all other characters are played by local actors and   artistes. Reportedly, some of them have faced a camera for the first   time. Large number of school students are featured in certain scenes and   as I understand, shooting were conducted without any workshop or   training. Ramesh’s family members, especially his little kid (Pratyush   Sharma) and his wife (Aditi Beri)  sourced from the region seamlessly   merges with the household and domestic brouhaha. The wife, particularly   in the scenes of her ‘outrageous housekeeping’ antics is hilariously   natural.
   Deepak Dobriyal as Ramesh Majila    Deepak Dobriyal is simply brilliant as   the protagonist. His acting prowess probably comes from his theatrical   background. I have always admired his work, irrespective of the   character he plays. One of his best performances probably was in Gulaal,   which was shot much before he was noticed on Omkara. Deepak is a   powerful actor. For the attentive audience, he is a treat to watch on   screen. Remember the paan shop scene of Gulaal ? Or the bridge scene in   Omkara ? He has handled difficult roles with panache in films like 13 B,   Delhi 6 and Shaurya. In this film, his character is a sublime   combination of a poetic dreamer and an ambitious visionary, but   unintentionally ending up being a loser or playing the jester. He   teaches his son to hand stand, as that will facilitate blood flow to the   brain. He makes poetry. He learns driving. He drinks country liquor.   Still, he tries to impart basic values to his students and his son. He   does it with intensity. This is undoubtedly, his one of the meatiest and   finest performance on screen. His character is beautifully supported by   Badrul Islam, a fanboy hopelessly sweet in his own way. Pratyush as   Ramesh’s son radiates lot of potential who reminds of the kids in Majid   Majidi’s films.
Like recent Udaan and Do Dooni Char,   this film too makes way for filmmakers who, while trying to entertain,   are also willing to create meaningful content on realistic themes. While   the movie is predominantly based on the people and societal culture of   Uttarakhand, it talks about certain values, identities and aspirations   which is identifiable beyond geographical boundaries. However, one must   not expect a somber Blue Umbrella here. Apart from some obvious   similarities (people, mountain), DyB deals with is much down to earth   issues and materialistic aspirations, but with lighter mood. The tone of   the film is bright and upbeat, and it never loses its humour even at   its darkest point.
Though DyB is a low budget film, the production value is high. The cinematography( Dop Amlan Datta),   costumes (by Nikunj Vyas), music are elaborate, well detailed and very   entertaining. The magnificent locales, panoramic views, bright sunny   days, winding hilly roads, vivid hues are all part of the captivating   storyline, all captured candid which prevents it to become a   documentary. There’s a scene where, Ramesh with his son walks along the   narrow stone steps and a rainbow shimmers on the horizon- absolutely   stunning! The film is full of many such colourful occasions of   happiness, sorrow and surprises. Arguably, films shot on picturesque   mountainous locations are somewhat vulnerable to the landscape   overpowering the characters. But it’s the good director’s panache to   make them blend with the terrain, but to retain their own importance in   the plot. Fine examples are Eric Vali’s Himalaya (aka Caravan), Ray’s Kunchenjungha and Shohei Imamura’s Ballad of Narayama.   Bela, is quite successful in achieving a fine balance between the   characters and the backdrop, interdependent but collectively complete.    The BGM by Vivek Philip (Sorry Bhai, My Brother…Nikhil) is upbeat and   pertinent with the visual setting. There’s only one song, a spontaneous   upbeat one, sung by Zubin Garg, on which the entire village makes merry !
The narrative is simple, believable,   straightforward and chronological. Though in the otherwise logical   narrative, absence of mobile communication or a gas filling station does   feel a bit conspicuous. Remember,  the car plays the pivotal role (also   to some extent literally, by the end of the film). While almost all   aspects of the car and driving was captured in detail and expressed with   much humour, one or two instances of gas filling could have been added,   keeping practicality in mind. In another scene against sunset where   Deepak leans against his sedan, quite looks like an advertisement,   probably of a car. Otherwise the screenplay is taut and at places   emotionally very involving. The films takes it own time to develop the   plot, which some may term as a slow start, but once Deepak takes the   steering, there’s no brake.
Overall, a high quality satire   intelligently packaged within an entertaining cinema. Watch it, you may   feel right after you’ve left the theater.
   Scenic Uttarakhand, well framed     
The trailer-

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Daayen ya Baayen Trailer

Vidya D. Joshi:
मेरा सवाल है - ये फिल्म किस विषय पर बनाया गया है , और आगे चल के ऐसी फिल्म कुमाउनी और गड्वाली भाषा में  बनाना संभव है या बनाने में क्या कठिनाई हो सकती है .

हेम पन्त:
बेला नेगी जी की इस फिल्म का हम सब को बेसब्री से इन्तजार है. "मेरा पहाड़"  के सभी सदस्य इस फिल्म के बारे में सीधे बेला नेगी से सवाल जवाब कर सकेंगे.


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