Monday, 23 February 2009

The Alter and The Ocean

Tom Alter, well known actor, writer and sports journalist, is in NID for the next few days.He acts in 'Ocean of an Old Man',an extraordinary film, made in the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami devastations that took and altered lives forever.
Tom Alters will also perform a play+ give a Baatein session over the next few days.

Stills from the film:

Tom Alter is the son of American missionaries, and has lived in India all his life.
He is best recalled for acting in the long running TV Serial 'Junoon', in Satyajit Ray's Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Sardar(1993),and the Hollywood film 'One night with the King'.
Alters has also acted in a long list of Hindi films for the past two decades.
In theatre, he has contributed to William Dalrymple's 'City of Djinns' (2007) with Zohra Sehgal, and 'Maulana', based on the life of Maulana Azad.
He was recently awarded the Padmashree.

Ocean of an Old Man (2008)
100 Min
Directed by Rajesh Shera
Lead Actor: Tom Alters
A schoolteachers' life consists of meeting his young, angel-like students who travel every day to school from neighbouring islands.
His reality is wiped away, one day, when the Ocean takes away his loved ones. When the Government evacuates the islanders, he chooses to stay back in an old Japanese bunker on the devastated island.
This is his story.

24th February
6 15 Audi

He's also going to enact a play in the Amphi, and give a Baatein session through the duration of his stay.Contact KHEL and Baatein for those details.

Screening of tuesdays film 'Good morning Babylon',has hence been cancelled in place of OCEAN.

Saturday, 21 February 2009


A collection of posters from across the last 2 and a half semesters were finally collected,dusted,and put up for display in the foyer.
Display ran Thursday and Friday,print posters were also up.
Rather exciting prizes also due for the BEST POSTER and two runner-ups.
Results are out very,very soon.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Oliver Twist:Handouts

The front cover of the handout.Again by Anish Dasgupta,who by now is building up a hefty jury portfolio in foundation.

Something new!Bookmarks for 'The Pianist'.

I decided to go about the screening of The Pianist,by Roman Polanski,in a big way.Filmclub actually got a lot of email requests(in one case,a PD chap one exchange voiced his enthusiasm over the selection.) and hence a lot of publicity biz was done.
Anish Dasgupta(foundation) wanted to try making bookmarks rather than handouts,an installation was also set up outside the Audi.
Glad it all worked out.:)

December Posters

Posters made by Anish Dasgupta, an enthusiastic elf from Foundation. This was during the December Classics month.

Thursday, 5 February 2009


Dweepa(kannada),directed by Girish Kasaravalli and a National award winner,marked the start of the Pongal Film Festival in January.
The much-appreciated(therefore flicked,repeatedly,hours before screening began)poster was worked on by Arunprakash, a PG 2nd semester Animation student.