Muzaffar Ali's Jaanisaar trailer - Imran Abbas & Pernia Qureshi - Page 2

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Posted: 7 years ago
Muzaffar Ali fights for screen time
By Sanyukta Iyer, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Jul 17, 2015, 05.37 PM IST

Muzaffar Ali fights for screen time
Filmmaker Muzaffar Ali, who directed the 1981-hit Umrao Jaan is heartbroken. His upcoming pre-Independence drama, Jaanisaar, featuring Pernia Qureshi and Imran Abbas Naqvi, hasn't been able to get any screens forcing him to push the film up by two weeks. Ali had earlier wanted to open on Independence Day but was warned that the date had been blocked by Karan Johar. 
Then he decided on an August 21 release only to come up against Umesh Shukla's All Is Well, featuring Abhishek Bachchan, Asin and Rishi Kapoor. Now the film is scheduled for August 7. 

"I'm a fakir and I'm fighting against loud, big-budget, multi-starrers. The zeal, passion and energy of films like Killa and Masaan are incomparable but independent cinema never finds any takers," a dejected Ali told Mirror. 

The 70-year-old filmmaker underlines the stark difference by comparing his film to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period romance Bajirao Mastani. "I shot Jaanisaar in 54 days while Bajirao Mastani has taken 300 days. 

During post-production, I dropped three big scenes, wasting 10 days of shoot, to keep my film within the two-hour limit since I don't have the backing to make a three-hour-long film," he sighed. 

Thirty-four years ago, Muzaffar had made Umrao Jaan with Rekha. The film had bagged four National Film Awards for Best Actress, Best Music Direction, Best Art Direction and Best Female Playback Singer. However, the filmmaker from Lucknow, who has been mentoring talent from Uttar Pradesh, refuses to rest on his laurels, insisting he still has a lot to learn. "This is a new race. There is so much action, noise and starvalue in the other films. No one wants to give their ears some rest by choosing mine," he says. "No production house approached me to collaborate on the film nor have I sold the satellite rights yet. 

At this point in life, I don't want to hear a 'no'. After all the commitment, time and effort, rejection is not acceptable."
Posted: 7 years ago
Originally posted by ibnbatuta

Originally posted by -afghaniibabe

Originally posted by CarrotCake

From the makers of the Umrao Jaan starring Rekha?

Nah, I guess the Abhi Aish starrer

The Rekha starrer actually. Whoever thought he would come to this. Pernia looks so weird and wooden. 

Looks like a tv movie. 

Ups, yes you are right.. its of the makers from the 1981 movie with Rekha. And I agree, Pernia does look a little weird, I dont feel she is wooden-like but just weird.. :s 

Ps. did I just became red? I liked my turkish color :P
Posted: 7 years ago
Independent whatevs - Muzaffar got fat wads of cash from Pernia's abbaji to cast his fug wooden daughter in this. The only reason this might be worth watching is the costumes - Meera and Muzaffar do make gorgeous clothes. 
That scene with Imran throwing money at Pernia to dance at his wedding totally gave me deja vu to the tv remake of the Pakistani film Anjuman which also starred Imran Abbas and Sara Loren in the lead. Sara made a much better courtesan but I guess she doesn't have a maaldar abbaji to produce movies for her. 
Posted: 7 years ago
Question 1) Why Pernia why? Just because daddy has money?

Question 2) Who all from this forum will watch this movie? Answer: No one.

Posted: 7 years ago
Pernia just cant dance. Imran has looked much better. Only good thing about this movie is the clothes. 
Posted: 7 years ago
Who's Pernia's rich father?
Posted: 7 years ago
Originally posted by MrsSalmanKhan

who is her daddy?

Her daddy is a loaded meat exporter. She is swimming in dough. There's a reason why classist snob Sonam behenji is besties with her. 

Muzaffar Ali Anisa Pernia Qureshi

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