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Reservation Inspires a Song
 

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Mumbai, May 29: It really seems like a season for Bollywood to flex its muscle for a 'cause'. But we're not surprised when Bollywood's favourite rap star Blaaze comes up with a song called Ban The Crooked Police, against all the lathi charges and 'official duty' against students during the reservation protests.

Blaaze and Sagar Desai's group ZambeZi FunK has previously spun songs themed on Sankaracharya and Gujarat rape victim Bilkis Bano.

"It wasn't just one TV or press report that inspired us to come up with Ban The Crooked Police," says 30-year-old Chennai-based Ramesh Blaaze Raman in a telephonic interview, "A couple of weeks ago, we kept noticing too much stuff about the reservation issue to be unaffected."

So one night, the reggae number with lines like 'Ban the wicked police, Ban the crooked police… love the police,' came into being. "I was very inspired by Bob Marley too, who did his stuff and died. Even today, we're looking upto him in songs like Get Up, Stand Up and Freedom Song."

But why include phrases like 'Love the police' in an anti-cop song? Blaaze assures us that he's not sitting on the fence - it's as simple as bad cop vs good cop.

"I also think that the police are usually portrayed in a way that only highlights their negative side. We are not against the system in this song, but only ban the police who are not good."

ZambeZi Funk plans to release the number as a single as soon as it finds a record label to promote it and is extremely satisfied with the support it has been receiving from music channels such as MTV, VH1 and Channel [V].

"We didn't even have a record label backing In My Father's Words, our song on Sankaracharya last year, but these channels played it for three months because the audience wanted to see it," adds Blaaze. A video, which "will break the tension and surprise but the not shock" is also in making.

A favourite with A R Rahman, Blaaze will next be heard in Pray For Me Brother, a song commissioned by the United Nations, while Sagar is composing the background score for a yet-to-be-released film Valley of Flowers, starring Milind Soman.

 
http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=21996& n_tit=Reservation+Inspires+a+Song

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Bappi Lahiri and AR Rahman team up
By IndiaFM News Bureau, May 25, 2006 - 02:40 IST
Until a couple of years back, Bappi Lahiri was almost lost amongst the new composer crowd in Bollywood. A couple of his albums followed but it was with Vishal-Shekhar's Boombai Nagariya which he sung with a retro charm that put him back in the public eye… or should we say ear. That was the first time that Bappi had sung for any other music composer.

And now Bappi has taken to the mike, once again. He recently completed recording the title track of Mani Ratnam's Guru, composed by none other than A.R.Rahman. Few people know that Rahman and Lahiri have known each other since a very long time. Lahiri was only too happy to work with the maestro. In fact, he is not hesitant to say that according to him, Rahman is the best from among his contemporaries.

A seven minute song, the lyrics of the title track has been penned by Gulzar. In fact, they were all so well prepared that the recording was completed in a single night. Bappi da didn't want to talk too much about the lyrics of the song, at this stage. But we do know that it will be used for the credits of the film. Everyone was satisfied with the end result of the song. Bappi is now open to more playback singing, provided he gets good numbers.

http://www.indiafm.com/news/2006/05/25/7173/
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Hey Dayita ... dear, thank you for being an integral part of this club .. you have done and are doing so much for this club ... how are you doing ? i am finally back home now ... hope to be online more often and contribute as much as I can .. probably nothing in comparison to what you do ...
and your lyrics section is just superb ... !! thanks a bunch for that as well ! Big smile
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how is everyone else .. ???
I think there is only one new member .. and I will update the list right away .. !
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Originally posted by A.S.P.I.R.E

Hey Dayita ... dear, thank you for being an integral part of this club .. you have done and are doing so much for this club ... how are you doing ? i am finally back home now ... hope to be online more often and contribute as much as I can .. probably nothing in comparison to what you do ...
and your lyrics section is just superb ... !! thanks a bunch for that as well ! Big smile

Hey Swetha, I am better now..how was your trip?Hope to see you online regularly now.And lyrics section..i need some time to make the notations ..Smile

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A.R. Rehman's house raided
By IndiaFM News Bureau, October 26, 2005 - 05:40 IST
Music maestro A.R. Rehman's house was raided by Income Tax officials on the wee hours of the morning today. Apart from him, a lot of South stars houses were raided as well. The Income Tax officials started the raids by 8 AM and are still going on as we speak. A lot of top Bollywood stars homes have been raided in the recent past. The list includes Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Urmila Matondkar and Shahrukh Khan.

Let's hope A.R. Rehman hasn't done any Mangal in his returns.
http://www.indiafm.com/news/2005/10/26/6097/index.html
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Originally posted by dayita

Originally posted by A.S.P.I.R.E

Hey Dayita ... dear, thank you for being an integral part of this club .. you have done and are doing so much for this club ... how are you doing ? i am finally back home now ... hope to be online more often and contribute as much as I can .. probably nothing in comparison to what you do ...
and your lyrics section is just superb ... !! thanks a bunch for that as well ! Big smile
Hey Swetha, I am better now..how was your trip?Hope to see you online regularly now.And lyrics section..i need some time to make the notations ..Smile
Were you unwell Dayita ?? I am glad to hear that you are better now .. My trip was simply awesome .. Had much fun ... Yeah, I hope to be online very regularly now as well ... what do you mean by notations ??? is there any way I can help you with that ?
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B K Modi plans mega Buddha film

Arthur J Pais in New York | May 24, 2006 15:04 IST

Nearly twelve years after Mira Nair abandoned her Buddha movie project because Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci beat her to it with his Little Buddha starring Keanu Reeves as Siddhartha, there is a serious effort by Indian industrialist Bhupendra Kumar Modi to light up the screens worldwide with a Buddha biopic.

Cannes 2006: The Complete Coverage

At $120 million, the project announced at the Cannes film festival and first reported by Hollywood Reporter, would cost $40 million more than the average Hollywood film.

Modi, who has been actively working on the project for over a year with his Hollywood partners including Michel Shane -- an executive producer on the 2004 Will Smith hit I, Robot -- would not give out many details on the project. But various names ranging from composer A R Rahman, director Shekhar Kapur and New Age guru Deepak Chopra have been mentioned in connection with the film.

Modi, who said he hoped the film would open the year 2008's Cannes film festival -- where Little Buddha received good notices in 1993 -- also added that it would be based on Old Path White Clouds, by the renowned Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Modi believes Buddha's life and his examples could ease the burden of living in our war-torn and terrorism-filled times.

Published three years ago Old Path White Clouds became a sleeper hit, gradually selling over a million copies in North America. It also became an international success having been translated into more than 20 languages.

Drawn from original Pali, Sanskrit and Chinese sources, Old Path White Clouds recreates lucidly the life and times of Buddha over the course of eighty years. The highly cinematic book grippingly tells the stories alternately through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy who provided kusa grass for the Buddha's enlightenment cushion, and the Buddha himself. Admirers of the book describe it as a spiritual page-turner.

Praising the book for making the story of Buddha widely accessible to a new generation, Library Journal wrote: 'This is not a scholarly study but rather a heartfelt interpretation that draws on important sources. The result is a beautiful and contemporary book that can offer an attractive introduction for those new to the subject as well as many bright moments for serious students of Buddhism.'

Hanh, 81, whose admirer Dr Martin Luther King Jr had publicly recommended the monk and peace activist for the Nobel Prize, is also a Gandhian. The monk, who lectured briefly at Columbia University on Buddhism, was one of the first religious leaders in America to oppose America's Vietnam War. He travels across America and many other countries several times a year giving talks on Buddhism and peace initiatives.

'I've wanted to do this film for several years now,' Modi told Hollywood Reporter. 'I discovered the book two years ago and it changed my life, and I felt it was up to me to share my happiness with the world.'

The film is going to be a spiritual adventure, said Shane. 'We are looking at this as an epic film for the ages -- a Lawrence of Arabia meets Gladiator,' he declared.

http://ia.rediff.com/movies/2006/may/24ajp.htm?q=tp&file =.htm

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