And so did Mr. Maharaj Krishna Raina, a prominent freelancer theatre worker and film personality. He has played supportive roles in Tamas, Tare Zameen Par, and other movies as well and is in town doing a documentay on the Khuda Baksh Library. He dropped in on the workshop, and it was a great surprise .Of course, the CEMS department of Patna Women's College [CEMS stands for Communicative English with Media Studies] is full of surprises. Born in Kashmir, Mr. M.K. Raina shared his life’s journey with the students of the Department during an interactive session. Of course, the girls asked a lot of questions - who can resist a handsome man of any age from Bollywood town.
And of course, we loved watching Robin Williams do his Radio Jockey Act in the film 'Good Morning Vietnam'- that's a war comedy set in Vietnam, and Adrian Croneur was a real radio Jockey who livened things up in Vietnam during the American occupation of that country. Robin Williams played Adrian Croneur. America does get itself into a lot of messes poking its nose into other people's affairs doesn't it? A gripping film with lots of laughs, and with TWO great actors [Oscar winners, no less] in the film, it was great. Don't forget the eye candy element, with all those shots of very fit American soldier boys, and incredibly good looking too. And the MUSIC was great... after all a film about radio must have music, right
Another great film that was shown,' the blossoming of Maximo Oliveras' is one of the iconic films from the Philippines . Maxi is a twelve year old boy who has a crush on a handsome policeman, and the policeman is investigating all the petty crimes in the area. Maxi's father and brothers are petty criminals. Maxi, the boy who was in fact the woman of the family, cooking, cleaning, sewing, and looking after his brothers and his father, who loved him and protected him, and accepted the 'difference of his sexual orientation', and yet there was so much of conflict. There were a few cute moments in the film, some laughs, but watching the blossoming of Macximo Oliveras can leave you misty eyed.
|M.K. Raina at the workshop, don't miss the smiles on display 'bateesi moment'|
Oh yes, some of the films made by our fellow students were shown, and we had a gala time picking holes in them and giving a tough time to the directors. It was an opportunity for the first years and second year students to get our own back on the seniors, and rag them we did, but it was fun. Film making is also part of what we do at the CEMS department.
Our third day is gonna be action packed, so come back again and eat your hearts out!