“Remembering Robin Williams” by Rahul Puri

backbeat_104The film fraternity has lost some wonderful talents in the last few months. The hilarious Joan Rivers passed away last week, and the incomparable Lauren Bacall a few weeks ago, but for me the biggest loss was the demise of the unbelievably talented Robin Williams. Williams for me was an inspiration. A man who could make you laugh uncontrollably, but at the end of your laughing fit, you always learnt something. It is a rare talent indeed and one Robin Williams had in spades.   I remember Williams in Mork and Mindy which was his first big breakthrough. The series, which was a massive hit, was about an alien who is confronted by suburban life in America. Williams stood out as the naïve outsider who constantly struggles to fit in. Always funny, but still telling stories about adjustment and acceptance, the show was Robin’s launch-pad.   Throughout his life, he played roles that made us laugh, but also think. Whether it was Good Morning Vietnam, Patch Adams or Mrs Doubtfire, Williams had the knack to drive home a point without making it melodramatic or sometimes without us realizing he had done it.   I can’t forget his film Dead Poets Society. To me, this is his masterpiece. He played a teacher in Good Will Hunting as well, but as John Keating, Williams truly captured my imagination. I was at an impressionable age when the film came out and I can honestly say that his portrayal left as strong an impact on me as it did on his pupils in the film.   The film stuck with me and so did the idea of teaching being about experience and emotion. I never thought of subjects as creative and non-creative from that point onwards. The difference was in the way you looked at the world and a problem. There is always a solution if you are willing to apply yourself and use your own experiences and emotions as your strengths in finding a solution that suits you.   Of course at that point, I never thought I would then further propagate this idea to other minds. However, about a decade later, I had the opportunity to do just that, teaching students at Whistling Woods International for their MBA course, to think of subjects like management and finance as creative. I encourage my students to think of innovative solutions to commercial and corporate problems that use their emotional and artistic bent of mind. This combination of creative and commercial truly makes for a formidable combination, which if harnessed, can make all the difference to students looking to make a mark in a highly competitive industry.   It’s this deeper thought that made Dead Poets Society such a landmark movie for me. I will always remember the film and what it taught me and I will always remember Robin Williams for indirectly teaching me too. It’s as John Keating says in the film, “No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.” –

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Mukta Art’s associate with Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar to remake Ram Lakhan


Iconic Blockbuster Ram Lakhan – Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit starrer is being remade by none other than the Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar in association with Mukta Arts.

Rohit Shetty recently visited Whistling Wool for a session with his Singham Returns team. He is famous for his high on entertainment masala potboilers, with quirky action sequence and amazing car chasing. With Karan Johar known for making romantic drama films will also be a part of the remake.

The new Ram Lakhan team looks very promising, but it’s always been said too many cooks spoil the broth. What do you think?

Double Di Trouble – Gippy Grewal surprises his fans

Gippy Grewal- one of the leads in Mukta Arts’ Double Di Trouble visited a few theaters in Punjab that are screening the film to surprise his fans. Since the movie is doing well in theatres, he decided to visit these theaters to interact with the fans. He spoke to them, made sure they were enjoying the movie and even took a few selfies. Mukta Arts’ Double Di Trouble- an adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Comedy Of Errors, released on 29th Gippy Grewal in a double role. This is the first time an actor has surprised his fans by visiting fans during the movie.Gippy knows how to keep his fans entertained.- it was double entertainment for them.

You can watch Gippy’s interaction with his fans here: http://bit.ly/DDTGippyGrewal

Double Di Trouble Promotion in Ludhiana



The team of Double Di Trouble went on a promotional spree for their film throughout the country. After garnering love in Chandigarh, Dharmendra, Gippy Grewal and Gurpreet Ghuggi reached Ludhiana for the promotions and to no surprise they entertained the fans in their own style. Veteran actor Dharmendra also said that, coming to Ludhiana is always special for him. Double Di Trouble is directed by Smeep Kang and has released worldwide on 29th August 2014. The film has been highly acclaimed by both audiences and critics.

Double Di Trouble Music and Application launch at Chandigarh

Double Di Trouble directed by Smeep Kang is a Mukta Arts debut Punjabi film. The music was released of this upcoming Punjabi film along with a mobile application with which users can create their own ‘Double Di Trouble’.
Double Di Trouble Film Application: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.voit.MYMApp&hl=en

The movie is based on Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s well known play, takes a desi avatar when a father-son pair discover their mirror images in a different city. The movie features an ensemble cast of Dharmendra, Gippy Grewal, Poonam Dhillon, Minissha Lamba, Kulraj Randhawa and Gurpreet Ghuggi. The music is given by Meet Brothers Anjan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Jatinder Shah, Popsy and Pav Dharia. The movie releases on 29th August.

Dialogue promo of Double Di Trouble


Watch funny exchange of dialogues between curious Dharmendra & confused Gippy Grewal from Double Di Trouble.
The film directed by Smeep Kang is produced under Mukta Arts Ltd. features an ensemble cast of Dharmendra, Gippy Grewal, Poonam Dhillon, Minissha Lamba, Kulraj Randhawa and Gurpreet Ghuggi.

Oh Paaji! It’s Dharam with Neha

By Ankur Pathak


Neha Dhupia who vanished from the Bollywood scene will soon be back to doing what she does best – grooving to a chartbusting track.  

Mirror has learnt that the actress has been roped in for a special song-and-dance appearance in Dharmendra’s first Punjabi film, Double Di Trouble, being produced by Subhash Ghai. Revealed a source close to the production, “Both Neha and her mother are big fans of Dharmendra. And the chance to match steps with him was too big a lure to resist.”  


The song has been composed by Meet Brothers of Baby Doll fame and sung by Gippy Grewal and Khusbhoo Grewal. It was shot over three days at a popular nightclub in Chandigarh. Confirming this Neha told Mirror, “Initially, I wasn’t convinced. But when my mother heard about the offer, she told me that there was no way I could turn it down.” Dharam is not known for his dance moves but that didn’t bother Neha. “He still looks so good that I almost forgot my own steps,” she laughs.


Credit: MumbaiMirror.com