Bengaloored review-Deccan herald

Bengaloored review-Deccan herald

Change gives a new lease to life Robert L Sungte bengaloored English (U) Cast: Harish Raj, Meghana Mudiyan Director: Swaroop Kanchi One of the dialogues in the film rightly declares: “You can’t stand still in Bangalore. You have to keep moving.” But there are people like Babhru, a young bestselling author who returns to Bangalore, [...]

Getting ready to be Bengaloored

Getting ready to be Bengaloored

Getting ready to be Bengaloored Bhawna Gera Vijan First Published : 03 Jul 2010 07:29:31 AM IST Director Swaroop Kanchi says he is eagerly awaiting the response to his English film Bengaloored, which was released this week. Kanchi, who has been making short films since the age of 16, is so nervous this time that [...]

THE MUSIC

THE MUSIC

To download Bengaloored Caller tunes do the needful & read on for more Info about the Music. Vasu Dixit is the Music Composer for our film & is also the front man of a folk/Rock band called Swarathma . This is his first film as a Music Composer and has really given the listeners a [...]

Protected: Official Theatre List

Protected: Official Theatre List

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Siddharth Dabrai-Asst Dir speaks his heart out

Siddharth Dabrai-Asst Dir speaks his heart out

Initially when I met Swaroop I always wanted to work with him and be a part of at least one of his films after hearing about his previous works. So it was like a dream come true when he agreed to take me as his crew member, I took this opportunity and started working with [...]

The philosophy of the film

The philosophy of the film

Change. everything is changing. The only thing permanent is change. The change that is happening in Bangalore is very rapid and not many people are able to deal with this change. The city is just a mirror to the consciousness of Man, every person & society in general is moving rapidly trying to be more [...]

MOVIE STILLS

MOVIE STILLS

Here are some stills from the Movie. These are Low-Resolution Images, for Hi-Res goto contact us and make a request. Thank you.

THE PREVIEW

THE PREVIEW

So the first Preview is done. It’s such a big relief to actually go through this process of making a film, completing it and then finally showcasing it to people on the big screen. It’s tedious, tremendously nerve wrecking and emotionally takes its toll. When you are done with a film & finally screening it, [...]

Dubbing & Re-recording

Dubbing & Re-recording

Dubbing. Its a bad word in my dictionary. I am a lover of live sound. for those who dont know the technicalities Let me explain. When you shoot a film you record video and audio. The audio is not suitable for use to project on a big screen in most cases because there is too [...]

An Asst Dir Bemuses- Gaurav Ramu

An Asst Dir Bemuses- Gaurav Ramu

Before I go on to share my worthwhile experiences working in the film I would like to Thank Swaroop Kanchi for giving me this wonderful opportunity to work in this film.This has been my first platform where I got into and learnt the art of film making. Swaroop has been a mentor,a friend and also [...]

Guru Cinematographer

Guru Cinematographer

when i met kanchi to talk about this film i was not sure about working in this project. Then i went through the script & decided I had to work on this project. Working in ths film was a good experience, and we had a lot fun,it was nice to work with kanchi,He gave me [...]

Post Production

Post Production

Now that the edit is pretty much done. A lot has to be worked out about the rest of the post production. Mainly in the sound Dept. Primarily the film needs to re-dubbed as soon as possible, The music, Background score and sound designing and effects need to be worked out. The final mastering comes [...]

Me, Myself & Ananda

Me, Myself & Ananda

You know, it’s quite fantastic to land up in a film that you had not even the remotest idea about! Well, thanks to a friend who had to leave in a hurry… i found myself scurrying for this project! It’s was my first time in a film though not the first time taking pictures! But i [...]

First Cut is ready

First Cut is ready

Bengaloored First Cut is ready. I just finished work on the edit. But this is still very early stages, next I’ll need to polish up the entire film, work towards a more solid and smoother final cut with transitions, color correction et al. I must say this is quite a relief too, to be able [...]

Harish Raj weblogs!

Harish Raj weblogs!

The  first time I met  swaroop  kanchi…. i  was  like… man………..this  guy  is  much  much  younger than I had  thought  …..and   what  I  liked  about  him  immediately  was   his  confidence! So what really  made  me  take  up  this  project?? ‘Bengaloored‘ itself…. being  a  Bangalorean  myself  it was  cool   to be  part   of  the film .. i am  [...]

strange, beautiful

strange, beautiful

Now you can finally watch the film online right here, right now!  Bengaloored is an Indian English Feature film set in Bangalore, it’s Produced & Directed by Swaroop Kanchi & Co-Produced by Pradheep Raju, Meghana & Harish Raj play the Female & Male Protagonists. It’s the story of a young author who returns to Bangalore [...]

Production Completed

Production Completed

I have nothing else to say. Hurray!!!

Photographer blogs about Stop Motion

Photographer blogs about Stop Motion

Shamshad Khan is our Photographer who worked on Stop motion photography for the film, here she shares a few words about her experience working on the film. Stop motion is one of the most wackiest ever technique one can experiment with, the possibilities are endless, One of the earliest shorts produced using stop-motion was The Missing Link. [...]

heroine being mobbed

heroine being mobbed

It was one of those days. Here I am posting some pictures of our Heroine Meghana being mobbed by school children.

End of Principal Photography

End of Principal Photography

The shooting is completed. Atleast the principal photography, we still have one more day of montages to shoot. The shooting has gone off exceptionally well. I am really amazed, surprised, excited, relieved and happy about the entire shooting span and how things have turned out. Having said that Shooting a film is only 25% of [...]

Day 8

Day 8

Day 8 shooting is completed. I thought Id put up a picture from the shoot. still working hard, still smiling, still rolling, letting nature take its course.  Love Kanchi

End of Day 6

End of Day 6

We have completed 6 days of shooting. I am happy with how it’s going. The actors have all been very understanding and performing above my expectations, especially some of the ensemble cast who I did not think would raise the bar even higher, I must say I was pleasantly surprised.  I have been going through [...]

two days of shooting

two days of shooting

I am sitting here at the cusp of the third day of shooting. We have completed 2 days, it’s been a lot of fun, a LoTTT of work and some craziness. The process has been  bit slow I think, we are behind the schedule a bit, but we’re creating good work, getting good shots and [...]

Tomorrow is the day

Tomorrow is the day

Tomorrow is the first day of shooting. I am very very nervous but also very very excited. I have butterflies, cockroches and lizards in my stomach. The first day we have a lot on our plate, shooting entire day in an Old house in Malleshwaram. Just wishing & hoping all will go good and we [...]

New day- New night

New day- New night

I am getting more comfortable with how I am planning to shoot. A little more relaxed, but also a lot more anxious. Cant wait to just start shooting. Some crew members are exceptional in their attitude and passion & commitment, some are outrageously irresponsible and are in the team for the wrong reasons. Sometimes I [...]

Harish Raj-Male Lead

Harish Raj-Male Lead

Harish Raj Plays Babruvahana, the male protagonist of the film, a writer who returns from France to Bangalore to re-discover the city of his childhood & to start a new life at home. Harish Raj is a Primarily a Film Actor, he’s also just directed and starred in his latest feature ‘Kalaakaar’.  He’s acted in [...]

Major shift-Between Heaven & earth

Major shift-Between Heaven & earth

The beauty of film making is that one day you are ready to kill yourself, the next heavens are brought down for your own pleasure. Last week was crazy, started easy-ended crazy, this week we are going through major shift in the dynamics of the film. A friend told me to ‘BELIEVE’ so I am. [...]

June 6 Update

June 6 Update

Crazy day. Hard day. Ive had a head ache the entire day. Went through the script with the male lead. Some issues with cast & crew. Ever since I wrote in the previous post that I want to be patient and calm, Ive been getting angry, losing cool and getting stressed. But that’s film making [...]

Montages

Montages

Yesterday June 5th 2009 was supposed to be an auspicious day, so some one suggested that we do our first shot yesterday. Well to me any day I can start shooting is an auspicious day. We did some montages last night with Suneel. It was a good warmup before we start with the real deal. [...]

Meghana-Female Lead

Meghana-Female Lead

Meghana plays Radha, our Female Lead & the woman on a pedestral in the life of Our male Protagonist. Meghana is a professional actress, born & bought up in the USA, she has returned to India to re-discover her roots and pursue acting seriously.

A lazy day of hard work

A lazy day of hard work

Gave a Narration to my Assistant Directors. They enjoyed the screenplay. but I still think there’s work that needs to be done. Finishing touches to the screenplay, most often than not the the small things make a big difference. The attention should be focussed on the details. The small nuances. Finalised the male lead today. [...]

June 4 2009

June 4 2009

The work is getting more hectic, the dates are nearing. Things are heating up. It is exciting but still a lot needs to be done. I am just trying to stay grounded and enjoy the process..and stay balanced. The story needs some more working. I like it, now is the time to polish it and [...]

Sleepless nights

Sleepless nights

JUNE 2 2009 Made a few changes in the script. Getting rid of a few characters because they didnt add anything to the story. Still feel like I need to develop the male lead- femal lead relationship a bit- its just a little undercooked. Still working towards a good male lead- need to positively fix [...]

It’s the ‘kind of’ day

It’s the ‘kind of’ day

We kind of fixed the male lead’s father’s character. Need to re-confirm. We kind of fixed a location for the old poet’s house. We kind of fixed the lead actress. We kind of have a big meeting with a big theatre guy for the old poet’s role. we kind of really really still looking for [...]

Bengaloored test run- Stop motion Photography

Bengaloored test run- Stop motion Photography

This is a small test run we shot to try out some stop motion photography & some video footage together. Work still needs to be done to master the technique. But it was a fun shoot & we learnt a lot about how we can adapt stop motion into film and still make it work.

31st may

31st may

On 31st May. We did a test run with a few new techniques to shoot. One of the pictures from the dry shoot.

Prod Meeting

Prod Meeting

Our Pre-Production meeting at Tapas Films Office.

30 may 2009

30 may 2009

Sai Kumar, Our Production head. Busy at work.

may 30th

may 30th

Location option for Male lead’s house. I think it’s perfect, just need to see if the interiors will fit as well. For my taste, it’s a little too small inside & too cramped with too many things..and moving stuff will be a problem & might be inconvenient for the owners

28 May 2009

28 May 2009

40 pages of screenplay typed out. Script in the head, need to take print outs.  Casting going slow. so far locations dont seem like a problem. Title fixed – BENGALOORED. Waiting for producer’s return. waiting for casting director’s return. waiting for one good Assistant Director. Fixed Art director & two Assistnt directors. Have to still [...]

You are now Bengaloored: strange, beautiful

Now you can finally watch the film online right here, right now! 

Bengaloored is an Indian English Feature film set in Bangalore, it’s Produced & Directed by Swaroop Kanchi & Co-Produced by Pradheep Raju, Meghana & Harish Raj play the Female & Male Protagonists.

It’s the story of a young author who returns to Bangalore after 10 years to to find an end to his book, to rediscover the city of his childhood &  to seek the comforts of home, Instead he finds that his ancestral house is in disarray & on the verge of being demolished, his father has remarried after his mother’s death, his best friend is now a monk.

The only respite is that he meets the love of his life from school & they get along like a house on fire, but will she heal his wounds? He struggles nevertheless to recreate a new life, taking bits & pieces, whatever he can get his hands on to create a life worth living.

The film had a successful nation wide theatrical release om 2010 & the Dvds are distributed by times group is available in all the major outlets around India.

Find Bengaloored Music on Itunes or on Raaga.

 click here to buy the film online.

Thank you all for the overwhelming Response.


 

YOU CAN NOW ALSO DOWNLOAD BENGALOORED MUSIC AS YOUR CALLER TUNE!

 

Album Tracks Airtel Vodafone Reliance Idea BSNL North Aircel
Bengaloored Baawara 5432111227049 53713221598 62217494 719119 184326 DT 103770
Bengaloored Ellhogali Shivane 5432111227084 53713221599 62217499 719126 184327 DT 103771
Bengaloored Neel Nadi 5432111227051 53713221600 62217495 719122 184328 DT 103772
Bengaloored Pal Pal 5432111227052 53713221601 62217496 719120 184329 DT 103773
Bengaloored Piyaa Tori Naina 5432111227053 53713221602 62217497 719121 184330 DT 103774
Bengaloored Rangmahal 5432111227054 53713221603 62217498 719128 184331 DT 103775
Instruction To Set The Callertone
Operators Call To Action
Airtel Airtel Users For Hello Tunes Dial The Code (Rs 3/Min)
Vodafone Vodafone Users For Caller Tunes Dial The Code (Rs 0.30/Min)
Reliance Reliance Users For Caller Tunes SMS CT <Code> to 51234
Idea Idea Users For Dialer Tones SMS DT <Code> to 55456
Aircel Aircel Users to set this as your Dialer Tune sms DT <Code> to 53000
BSNL North For BSNL Tunes SMS BT <Code> to 56700

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