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The GTU,we have asked discoms to expedite work of providing power connections to the complexes, said the official On Saturdaysenior engineers had inspected the 336 flats in Mukherjee Nagar where allottees were given possession in Junethough the flats were not in a liveable condition Four engineers were suspended for dereliction of dutyfollowing the inspection While taking over charge last weekthe DDA vice-chairman Sanjay Kumar Srivastava had promised action against officials who were found to be responsible for incomplete work at various housing sites under the DDAs Housing Scheme 2010 For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: July 29 2012 6:10 am Top News Basic Education and Child Development Minister Ram Govind Chaudhary Saturday ordered a state-wide inspection of all school buildings following the collapse of a ceiling in a private school that killed six students in Bijnore district on Friday The minister has asked basic education officers across the state to inspect the buildings of all the aided and recognised schools as well as government junior high schools and submit a report within two months Chaudhary has also instructed the officials to take immediate steps to repair any dilapidated buildingssaid a release issued by the state government today The minister has also ordered for an FIR to be registered against the school authorities of Bijnors Minakshi Shishu Mandir Primary School and Manshadevi Junior High SchoolJalilpurrecognised non-aided private school where the incident took place yesterdaysaid the release The administration has also been instructed to send notice for canceling the recognition of the school Six children of Class V had died and seven others were critically injured when the ceiling of a class room suddenly caved in For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Alaka Sahani | Mumbai | Updated: June 6 2016 8:12 am Sriram Raghavan and Anurag Kashyap: They have made cult crime films they do crazy things for movies and they haven’t given up on a serial killer (Source: Express Photo By Pradip Das) Related News Twenty-Five years ago a graduate from the Film and Television Institute of India Sriram Raghavan made a video docu-drama Raman Raghav: A City A Killer meant for a VHS audience It was on a serial killer who stalked the streets of Mumbai in the 1960s and killed 40-odd people by bashing their heads in The video was never released as the series of crime stories it was a part of was scrapped Anurag Kashyap who worked on a film on another serial killer Auto Narayan for the same series watched the film and has been fascinated with the killer ever since A contemporary take on the killer Raman Raghav 20 directed by him releases on June 24 after a Cannes premiere last month Raghavan 52 and Kashyap 43 went on to become filmmakers who changed the idiom of Hindi cinema They are self-proclaimed “film geeks” who have worked together and tripped on crime fiction and movies Ahead of Raman Raghav 20’s release they come together for a conversation on their fascination for darker subjects and Bollywood’s crime stories Excerpts: VIDEO: Full interview What is it about Raman Raghav that fascinated both of you Sriram Raghavan: I came to know about Raman Raghav when I was going through the Bombay Police case files to make a video docu-drama for a production company called Media Classics in 1991 Media Classics was started by a builder who made Marathi TV serials and wanted to make video magazines based on real-crime cases There was not much writing available on Raman Raghav But there was one account by the head of the Crime Branch Ramakant S Kulkarni which I found fascinating There was also a series of articles by Khushwant Singh who covered the trial Luckily at the time many of the cops who had worked on the case were alive Raghav was one of the first serial killers in India Possibly I got fascinated with it because Silence of the Lambs (1991) had just released Anurag Kashyap: The idea that India had a serial killer got me interested Later on I found that there were many more including Thug Behram who is suspected to have killed over 900 people in the 19th century I joined Media Classics in the early 1990s right after Sriram had finished his film After watching it I started reading up on Raman Raghav Later on while digging into the history of Bombay I came across Kulkarni’s book Footprints on the Sands of Crime He was like the first supercop of Bombay and cracked many sensational cases KK Menon’s character in Bombay Velvet (2015) is modelled on him When we thought of making it the title came first By that I mean we had to make it contemporary Other than the film you both bonded over crime fiction didn’t you Sriram: Anurag used to go to this lovely bookshop called Lotus in Bandra every 15 days or so looking for scripts of films like Pulp Fiction and crime books which we did not have access to He would come back with 10 books at a time We talked about books all the time Anurag: It was Sriram’s brother Sridhar who introduced me to ‘noir’ Before I met him I had no idea about Dashiell Hammett Raymond Chandler Robert Parker and others Suddenly I discovered this whole new world Sriram: When Anurag worked on Satya (1998) I told him that I would love to meet Ramu (Ram Gopal Varma) It is Anurag who gave the Raman Raghav VHS to Ramu who later produced my first film Ek Hasina Thi (2004) Also read:I have survived seven years of ban seen more failures in life than most others and nothing affects me anymore: AnuragKashyap How did Ram Gopal Varma with Shiva (1990) and Satya change the way we looked at crime films Anurag: Shiva was still within the mainstream format of robust action movies like Pratibandh (1990) except the way it was shot It was a different phase in cinema For us it was Bandit Queen (1994) and then Satya which brought in those changes Sriram: They showed things as they were — raw and ugly There was drama and they were also very cinematic Anurag: Bandit Queen was still banned when Sriram sourced a VHS copy of it for one night We watched it on a small television set in a packed room with some people standing Read More Did the changes become more perceptible over the years Anurag: Bandit Queen had a deep impact on me I was too much of a beginner to understand how it impacted others I do remember Shekhar Kapoor went to an award function in handcuffs in protest when it was banned Sudhir Mishra was working on a film called Iss Raat Ki Subah Nahin (1996) Somewhere because of Bandit Queen a lot of filmmakers began exploring that zone Had Bandit Queen and Iss Raat Ki Subah Nahin not been made Satya wouldn’t have happened Sriram: Watching the kind of movies that were releasing earlier — I don’t want to name names — I used to wonder: I don’t like this but the public seems to be enjoying it Was I wrong When Bandit Queen and Satya were loved by the public as well as me I realised this is a path I can follow Anurag you had mentioned earlier that Indian filmmakers always infused crime stories with melodrama Anurag: Cornell Woolrich’s novel I Married a Dead Man was adapted into a Hindi novel Kati Patang by Gulshan Nanda and was later made into a movie by Shakti Samanta But Kati Patang is not a crime movie — it was very emotional and melodramatic —but its source is a crime story Sriram: Our filmmakers are experts in taking a very specific genre piece and turning it into our kind of film —a musical thriller Gumnam (1965) would have one murder and one song Similarly Rebecca was adapted into Kohraa (1964) Anurag: We did the same with Korean movies later on After songs are added they become nice wholesome Indian films The darker edges are gone and they become our films You have been influenced by the West but make movies for the Indian audience How does that work out Sriram: It is basically my Indian sensibilities added to whatever I know about foreign movies I grew up on Hindi cinema I believe every movie I make is mainstream Other than Vijay Anand of course Guru Dutt and Raj Khosla have also given us lovely crime films There was a filmmaker called Brij Sadanah who is forgotten today He used to make terrific films He made films like Victoria No 203 (1973) Ek Se Badkar Ek (1976) and Bombay 405 Miles (1980) Anurag: I used to watch a lot of Indian films but you don’t realise what impacts you until much later in life I always believe that the starting point for me was Media Classics I learnt my film production skills there when I worked on Auto Narayan a film on the serial killer Auto Shankar It was made with less than Rs 1 lakh with various short cuts in production From there I moved to Hansal Mehta’s Jayate (1999) and Satya Both were made on low budgets My takeaway was: You are not going to have money to make a film Barring Bombay Velvet do you still make movies on a low budget Anurag: If I have a story to tell I have learnt from them how to tell it from nothing The important thing is to go and shoot I had a lot of drive I was always running around Sriram and others ask: “Tu itna sab kuch kaise karta hai (How do you manage to do so much)” Sriram: I asked him that this morning too Is that the reason why Anurag has been more prolific than Sriram Anurag: I am the David Dhawan of indie films Sriram: I have watched a lot of movies When I realise there is some problem in the story I am making I try to think afresh I am hoping to make movies faster now Ramu had the kind of drive Anurag has When Satya finished we thought for three months we would have fun But then he shot Kaun (1999) in 15 days Anurag: It is very important that when a film flops you immediately start making another film That was also my thought after Bombay Velvet When everyone denounces the film you should denounce it too and move on That’s why I made Raman Raghav 20 Sriram you have worked with popular actors Has it worked to your advantage Sriram: I never had a big budget except for Agent Vinod (2012) When I was making Ek Hasina Thi Urmila Matondkar was a big star but Saif (Ali Khan) was getting there Johnny Gaddar was with then debutant Neil Nitin Mukesh though I had Dharmedra Anurag: With Ek Hasina Thi Saif was reinvented I remember your fascination with Saif much before you worked with him Sriram: I never liked Saif in films but found him interesting and intelligent in interviews I used to wonder why was he doing ridiculous movies By the way he told me Ek Hasina Thi was his 44th film Sriram you have watched Raman Raghav 20 Would you like to comment on it Sriram: I am very happy that he has finally made a film on it He has got a very smart take on it Anurag: I wanted to give a nod to his Raman Raghav Though I had not watched it for a long time there is one haunting shot in the film that I remembered It is a long single take We were shooting one night I called Sriram for permission to recreate that His response was: bindass kar Sriram: I am sure I must have been influenced by Touch of Evil or one of those movies Where do female characters fit in your films Anurag: The world of Raman Raghav 20 is very different from Gangs of Wasseypur The latter had space for a woman to be a matriarch and have her own identity Raman Raghav 20 is about the killer and the cop It is a more patriarchal world and they are mostly victims It changes from film to film They have to be real in the world they inhabit Sriram: It changes from film to film You approach your stories very differently How would you describe each other’s work Anurag: I am more character-driven and Sriram’s films are more about plot Sriram: I am trying to get away from that When it is character-driven you don’t have to worry about plot so much People remember characters Anurag: Someone told me that when Jewel Thief (1967) first released it did not work as there was no ‘thief’ They reshot it and got a jewel thief Sriram: My Jewel Thief story is that there is a movie called Kala Bazar (1960) which was also directed by Vijay Anand In one sequence Dev Anand sells tickets in black outside the Metro cinema Bombay for North By Northwest which is about a man who does not exist These are two different films but the premise is the same Perhaps Vijay Anand was influenced by North By Northwest while making Jewel Thief You both have great taste in music and use it beautifully in your films Sriram: I love music in films In Guide (1965) if you remove the songs the movie will collapse The songs do the work of seven scenes in it However my inhibition is to make the actor break into a song the way Dev Anand and Hema Malini do in Johny Mera Naam (1970) When I want to use a song I find my way In Badlapur I felt music fitted in well barring that song in the end Anurag: Guru Dutt and Vijay Anand are the two directors who shot song sequences like no other director did You can see Vijay Anand’s influence even in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film The 1942 A Love Story song of Ek ladki ko dekha is influenced by Johny Mera Naam’s Pal bhar ke liye Earlier songs were a part of the narrative for instance the suspense built around Hothon mein aisi baat main daba ke chali aayi in Jewel Thief The older mystery films used to have a pre-climax song there would a Mumtaz or Helen on screen and all the players of the movie would come together in anticipation of something big going to happen Anything you miss from that world Sriram: They are all there You can do it again However you have to find the right idiom to do it You both are known to improvise a lot on the sets and play mind games Sriram: It is not a mind game — you give different briefs to different actors and you are hoping for a moment In Badlapur I could give pointers to Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte Anurag: In Ugly the scene at the police station was improvised I had one very experienced actor in Girish Kulkarni Vineet Singh had some experience and Rahul Bhat who was a complete outsider So I gave different instructions to each of them I was depending on Girish who is an improviser to see to it that the conversation remains on track to play with everything that his co-actors were saying You are both film geeks What is the craziest thing you have done Anurag: In August 2008 London’s Curzon Theatre was playing Mesrine a French gangster movie directed by Jean-Franois Richet — Part 1 and Part 2 back to back I took a night flight to London watched the films and flew back that night I did not tell anyone for a while as I thought they would think I was stupid to spend Rs 35000 on watching movies Somewhere maybe this film has a role to play in Gangs of Wasseypur releasing in two parts one after another Sriram: I have a similar but low-budget story When I was in school I came to know about Red Rose which also happened to be about a serial killer That time new releases used to come to Pune around four weeks later I was desperate to watch it At home I said that I was going to a friend’s house to study and would come back late Carrying my books I took a train to Bombay and watched the movie at Chitra Dadar had pav bhaji for lunch and returned by an afternoon train Unfortunately I did not like the film Who was Raman Raghav A serial killer in Bombay who terrorised the city between 1966 and 1968 Later diagnosed with chronic paranoid schizophrenia Raghav a migrant from Tamil Nadu confessed to the murders of 23 people in 1966 and about a dozen (if not more) in 1968 According to the police his casual attitude to violence and murder was most likely the reason he did not remember the exact number of victims *His victims were usually poor slum-dwellers and people who slept on the streets On one of his rampages Raghav killed a six-month-old *His modus operandi was rudimentary: he used a hard blunt object to bludgeon his victims to death He operated under several aliases — Sindhi Dalwai Talwai Anna Thambi and Veluswami *There are few details about the man but in his interrogation he displayed delusions of persecution and grandeur Some of the recurring ideas that surfaced was his belief that he was shakti and the idea that homosexual intercourse would convert him into a woman His favourite: he was 101 per cent man *Raghav was sentenced to death in August 1969 which was later reduced to life imprisonment after he was diagnosed with schizophrenia He lived till 63 at the Yerawada prison in Pune and died on April 7 1988 from kidney failure For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: April 14 2016 2:21 pm Controversial actress Poonam Pandey who went bold with her debut film “Nasha” will be next seen in a horror film Related News Controversial actress Poonam Pandey who went bold with her debut film “Nasha” will be next seen in a horror film “I was in Mumbai recently when I got a call from a director asking for a meeting for a script narration The film appealed to me so much that I have given my nod to be a part of the film on the same day “It’s a horror film and I am doing a horror film for the first time We will commence shooting shortly” Poonam told IANS The yet to be titled horror film is a Kannada movie and is scheduled to go on the floors by the middle of this month and the actress says that she is ready to showcase her scary side with this film “My debut film ‘Nasha’ helped me showcase my romantic side and ‘Malini & Co’ exposed my macho side Now this film is a perfect opportunity to showcase my scary side and prove my versatility by portraying different kinds of roles” she said The actress is said to have already begun her preparation for the role and is eager to go to great lengths to bring authenticity to her role Entertainment Videos by Indian Express For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News Kantilal Gor was the first V-C. will tilt in his favour — and away from Amit Shah.the determination of the people of the state.

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