Vidur’s Film Diary – December 2016


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           January 28, 2017           11.50 P.M.

[ MILESTONE : Vidur’s Film Diary is now in the 8th year of its existence. In all these 8 years, unlike so-called “Best Acting Institutes of Mumbai” // “Best Acting Institutes of India” // “Best Acting Trainers of Mumbai” // “Best Acting Trainers of India” // “Best Acting Trainers of the World”, I have endured my journey with truth, tenacity and belligerence.

Surprisingly “Top Acting Institutes of Mumbai” // “Top Acting Institutes of India” // “Top Acting Trainers of Mumbai” // “Top Acting Trainers of India” // “Top Acting Trainers of the World” are conspicuous by their absolute silence on this front.  ]

 

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VIDUR ACTING INSTITUTE

SUCCESS RATE : 2012 to 2015

Success Rate : 2012 – 2013 = 40 %

Success Rate : 2013 – 2015 = 55 %

Success Rate : 2015= = = = = 62.35 %

For the full understanding of my body of work in 2013 – 2014 / 2014 – 2015 2015 – 2016 , please watch my videos on my YouTube channel. Here is the link : www.youtube.com/ividur

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2016 is gone. It has been a watershed year in my career. In total 06 students of mine made debut in 2016 as lead actors. 05 in films and 01 student made debut in a serial. Here is the list :
1 – SHEKHAR RAVJIANI = [ 2016 Neerja ]
2 – PRAKASH JHA  = [ 2016 Jai Gangaajal ]
3 – SAIYAMI KHER = [ 2016 Mirzya ]
4 – DIVYA SINGH = [ 2016 Ishq Junoon ]
5 – ARRMAAN RALHAN = [ 2016 Befikre ]

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1 – KRISH PATHAK  – [ 2016 P.O.W. – Bandi Yuddh Ke – Serial ]

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Obituary :

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Ajit Varman

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Also known as Ajit Singh Varman or Ajit Verman, was a talented Hindi film music director, who died on December 15, 2016 at the age of 69.
He worked with Govind Nihlani in films like; “Aakrosh” [ 1980 ] , “Vijeta” [ 1982 ] & “Ardh Satya” [ 1983 ] and with Mahesh Bhatt in films like; “Saaransh” [ 1984 ] & “Janam” [ 1985 ].
 
Abis Rizvi
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On December 31, 2016 , when the world was celebrating the arrival of 2017, this young film maker and builder was gunned down by terrorists in the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, where he went to usher in new year.
Abis Rizvi was the CEO of Rizvi Builders. He also produced a Hindi film called; ” Roar : Tigers of the Sunderbans ” [ 2014 ].

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Hindi Films in December & Vidur Acting Institute :

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First Week – December 02

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1 – Kahani 2 ……………………………………………………………….. Arjun Rampal

…………………………………………………………………………………… Jugal Hansraj

 

Second Week – December 09

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1 – Befikre ……………………………………………………………… Arrmaan Ralhan

………………………………………………………………………………… Shekhar Ravjiani

 

Third Week – December 16 
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1 – Wajah Tum Ho …………………………………………………. Rajneish Duggall

………………………………………………………………………. Gurmeet Chaoudhary

………………………………………………………………………………… Krishan Kumar

 

Fourth  Week – December 23 
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1 – Dangal …………………………………………………………………………………….. X

 

In total ………..……… 04 ………..….. films got released in December 2016 . Out of these ……………..….. 04 …………………… released films ………………….. 03 ……………………… films have …………… 07 ……………. artistes , who are trained by me .

Out of these ………………… 07 ………………… persons , …………… 05 ……… are actors and among the remaining …………. 02 ……………….. Shekhar Ravjiani is the Music Director of ” Befikre “ and Krishan Kumar is the Co-Producer of  ” Wajah Tum Ho ” .

 

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TV Trivia in December & Vidur Acting Institute :

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1 – Samriddha Bawa is playing lead in ” Ek Shringaar Swabhimaan ” on Colors TV.

2 – Vinay Jain is playing an important role in ” Ek Shringaar Swabhimaan ” on Colors TV.



My …………. 02 ………….. students in ………… 01 ………….TV show .

 

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Commercials in December & Vidur Acting Institute :

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1 – Varun Dhawan is the Brand Ambassador of  ” Buffalow ” fashion brand.

1 – Hritik Roshan is the Brand Ambassador of  ” Nirma “ washing powder.

My ………….. 02 …………… students in …………… 02  …………… commercial campaigns .

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Summary of December 2016

My 07 students appeared in 03 films , 02 students in 01 TV show and 02 students appeared in 02 Ads .

Thus total number of students working in the month of December 2016 comes to 11

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On behalf of all the students & staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Merchandise, I congratulate my above mentioned 11 students .

May God bless them for making me proud and they shine in their chosen field .

[ List of released films,  dates and other information have been taken from http://www.bollywoodhungama.com 

I am indebted and I express gratitude. ]

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Curtain Call for Pandit Satyadev Dubey


Pandit Satyadev Dubey

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           DECEMBER  28, 2011           02.30 A.M.

I never ever thought that in the last quarter of 2011 I would be writing so many tributes to the departed stalwarts of the field of art  , music and literature . I have already written obituary on Bhupen Hazarika , Shammi Kapoor , Dev Anand , Mario Miranda and Christopher Hitchens . Obituary of Jagjit Singh and Steve Jobs are half – written and yet to be posted . And now comes the news of the sad demise of Pandit Satyadev Dubey .

Pandit Satyadev Dubey

On December 25 , 2011 , when the world was celebrating birth of Jesus Christ , an eminent theater personality Pandit Satyadev Dubey bid adieu . Curtain finally came down and stage went empty . A stalwart , who bestrode the theatre world of Mumbai for 5 decades , Pandit Satyadev Dubey  finally left the stage at the age of 75 . He was sitting in Prithvi Cafe on September 19 , 2011 , when he slipped into coma and was rushed to the hospital . He never came back .

Born in Bilaspur , Chhattisgarh in 1936 , Dubey ji , as he was fondly called , came to Mumbai to become a cricketer . While studying in St. Xavier’s College Mumbai , he came into contact with Vijay Anand , who introduced him to Ebrahim Alkazi . Thus began Dubey ji’s life – long association with theatre . He also learnt from Marathi theatre guru Parshwanath Aaltekar , who taught him articulation and proper pronunciation . Dubey ji used to lisp in his younger days . Theatre Guru Aaltekar taught him how to overcome this short coming .

Dubey ji in His Younger Days

In his 5 decades long career Pandit Satyadev Dubey produced and directed plays like ; ” Yayati ” and ” Hayavadana ” written by Girish Karnad ; ” Aadhe Adhure ” written by Mohan Rakesh ; ” Gidhade ” , ” Shantata ! Court Chalu Aahe ” and ” Baby ” written by Vijay Tendulkar ; ” Evam Indrajit ” and ” Pagla Ghoda ” written by Badal Sarkar ; ” Raktapushpa ” written by Mahesh Elkunchwar ; ” Savlya ” written by Chetan Datar and ” Antigone ” written by Jean Anouilh . He also staged and directed a play ” Andha Yug “ written by Dharamvir Bharti for radio . He wrote and directed plays like ; ” Sambhog Se Sanyas Tak ” , ” Inshallah ” ” Ada Chautal ” and ” Bramha Vishnu Mahesh “ . In the career span of 50 years , he wrote , produced and directed more than 100 plays in Hindi , Marathi and English .

Apart from stage , his first love , he wrote screenplay and dialogues of films like ; ” Ankur ”  [ Screenplay – Dialogue ]” Nishant ” [ Dialogue ] , ” Bhumika “ [ Screenplay – Dialogue ] , ” Hira Aur Patthar ” [ Dialogue ] , ” Vishwasghat ” [ Screenplay – Dialogue ] , ” Junoon ” [ Dialogue ] , ” Kalyug ” [ Dialogue ] , ” Akrosh ” [ Dialogue ] , ” Vijeta ” [ Story – Screenplay – Dialogue ] and ” Mandi “ [ Screenplay – Dialogue ] .

Poster of Ankur

Poster of Nishant

Poster of Bhumika

Poster of Kalyug

Poster of Mandi

Dubey ji made 2 short films ; ” Aparichay Ka Vindhyachal ” and ” Tongue In Cheek ” .

Apart from staging play and writing scripts for films , he donned the avatar of a trainer and groomed many actors . He believed in natural dialogue delivery and discarded highly theatrical and loud dialogue delivery , which was in vogue before his advent . Amrish Puri , Naseeruddin Shah and Amol Palekar are some of his most famous disciples . Amrish Puri was so indebted to Dubey ji that he would often say that , ” I can leave a film project for Dubey ji’s play , if I ever get a call ” .

A Young Amrish Puri in Dubey ji's Play

Young Naseeruddin Shah

Dubey ji With Ratna Pathak Shah

Naseeruddin Shah & Ratna Pathak Shah in Dubey ji's Last Play "Antigone"

Dubey ji got Madhya Pradesh government’s Shikhar Samman and Kalidas Samman . In 1971 he got prestigious Sangeet Natak Academy Award . In 2008 Prithvi Theatre paid tribute to him on completion of 50 years in theatre . Dubey ji received Padma Bhushan in January 2011 .

Prithvi Theatre's Tribute to Dubey ji in 2008

Receiving Padma Bhushan by President Pratibha Patil

He won 1978 National Film Award for Best Screenplay for ” Bhumika “ . In 1980 he got Filmfare Award for Best dialogue for ” Junoon ” .

Poster of Bhumika

During his later years he did many workshops for aspiring actors and people nick – named these workshops as NSD [ National school of Dubey ] .

When I first came to Mumbai in 1972 , I went to meet him at Tejpal Auditorium , Grant Road – West . He was busy staging his play ” Aadhe Adhure ” But still gave me time and told me to watch the play . He kindly gave me ticket also . Amrish Puri played main protagonist and if my memory is not failing me , Sulabha Deshpande was the female protagonist . I was stunned to watch their brilliant portrayals . Unfortunately I had to go to Allahabad to complete my post – graduation and lost the opportunity to work with him .

I came again in 1989 and went to meet him at his apartment at Phularani building in Sahitya Sahawas Colony , Bandra  – East . He told me to come to Karnataka Sangh , Matunga and watch his play ; ” Sambhog Se Sanyas Tak ” . Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah were playing the main protagonists . I was simply mesmerized by the sheer brilliance of Dubey ji’s writing and the acting of the main protagonists . I remember that I reached late for the play and was gently reprimanded by Dubey ji for that .

Later on I bumped into him several times at Prithvi Theatre .

He was maverick . He was eccentric . He was controversial . But he was definitely a genius and was dedicated to theatre .

He was a great acting Guru . Very strict , very disciplined and ruthless . I must admit that I imbibed some facets of Dubey ji as an acting trainer . I am strict . I am disciplined and I am ruthless . He loved natural acting and I also try to inculcate this thing in the psyche of my students .

But unlike him , I am not eccentric . I am not a maverick and I don’t use colourful language like him . But I am indebted to him and I openly express my gratitude for imbibing few facets of his personality as an acting trainer .

I won’t say Rest In Peace Dubey ji . It’s a custom to clap when the curtain comes down after a play . I would like to stand up and would love to clap at the final curtain call of Pandit Satyadev Dubey .

Thanks for the lovely plays Dubey ji . You will be sorely missed .

VIDUR

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