It seems that the business of photography has become the latest in-thing as a subject for the Hindi filmmakers. Last week it was AA DEKHEN ZARA where a camera of Hasselblad make was the key to the film and this week it would be the Percept film Company's 8x10 TASVEER . TASVEER is a chronicle of reconstruction of life through the photographs of the size 8x10. It also seems to be a reaffirmation of the concept that the images help one recollect the things, which might have been forgotten owning to one reason or the other. For Nagesh Kukunoor TASVEER is indeed a big moment in his life, but at this moment he has been presented with an existentialist dilemma. The dilemma is that his fraternity has taken a decision to boycott the release of films in the multiplexes while the producer of the film Percept Pictures Company has decided to enter into a deal with the multiplex theatre owners to get TASVEER released. A situation may emerge where dirty linen could be washed in public on this count.
For Nagesh Kukunoor the dilemma is indeed existentialist as he is primarily a success story thanks to the advent of the multiplexes. It all started with HYDERABAD BLUES more than 10 years ago, and through series of films of the small scale, primarily releasing in the multiplexes he has reached a scale to make a film of the vastness of TASVEER.
For Akshay Kumar as well, it would also be a dilemma, as his first release of the year 2009, CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA, which fell on its face is being sighted as a case by the multiplex owners of films floundering at the box office and therefore a renegotiation of the terms and conditions for films release need to be worked out. TASVEER seems to be FOREVER YOUNG the Mel Gibson film in reverse order as the character instead of aging starts getting younger and younger. For the sheer novelty of the subject, it should be able to stand out in the crowd.