Vivek Gomber on being the lead in Sir, producing independent cinema, and meeting Alfonso Cuaron. Find Vivek Gomber movies, filmography, bio, co stars, photos, news and tweets. The film examines the Indian legal system through the Mumbai Sessions Court trial of an aging protest singer, Narayan Kamble (Vira Sathidar), who is accused of encouraging a manhole worker to commit suicide through one of his folk songs. She has shot this drama [it is her first attempt at feature film] in her style as a documentary filmmaker, compelling the audience to introspect without being aggressive. There are also instances in the film that are quite unsettling. Is Ratna’s character not being reduced to a sober version of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl whose sole existence is to help their men? Elves. Based on the bestselling novel. In her absence. “I want to take a moment, but there’s no time,” he says over a video chat. Ends Aug. 16. “Where am I in my career?” Gomber muses. The Disciple, set in the world of classical music, will be in competition at this month’s Venice International Film Festival. Ratna's job places her in social situations around those who are much wealthier than she is; as a result, she is often subjected to cruel and insensitive remarks. It doesn’t matter what gender or age – could be a fucking five-year-old. The veneer breaks only when we hear the term she addresses him by: Sir. But what’s currently sending Gomber into 20-second meltdowns, because he is just so happy, is his second venture as a producer, with director Chaitanya Tamhane. It is a reality that the director masterfully translates into a stunning visual on-screen. In one scene, a tired Ashwin’s eyes linger on the wedding gifts his former fiancée had returned, and which are later kept in Ratna’s room. His … TRY 30 DAYS FREE. This is captured in an understated fashion. These years have been filled with auditions, a segue into production, at least one unfulfilled project, lots of hope, learning, personal losses and, sometimes, just waiting. Get the latest on Vivek Gomber on Fandango. Vivek has worked in popular movies like Sir, Meridian. However, there’s more to it than what just meets the [critical] eye, and these issues need to be thrashed out too. The film plays out like a poem, exploring the impossible and often moving dreams of two people whose love will likely remain unrequited. His mother Meena, a High Court judge in Rajasthan, juggled career and motherhood, while Gomber shuttled between the two countries based on school schedules. “My dad’s words were fresh [in my mind], step up, create something. Ratna is a lively woman but she dreads going back to her village in the interiors of Maharashtra and living a shackled life. FEEL YOU UP! 'Sir' the film welcomes you back to cinemas with all safety precautions." Opening this week ‘Is Love Enough, Sir’ movie review: A fairy tale about the romance between a maid and her employer Rohena Gera’s Mumbai-set drama stars Tillotama Shome and Vivek Gomber. “I was also growing up, I was 30-something. There’s not much to suggest otherwise. In addition to this, the other women who have the same class privileges as Ashwin—Sabina (Ashwin’s fiancée), Ashwin’s friends and his mother—are shown in a negative light. A delicate, slow-burning romance between a wealthy NRI writer Ashwin (a sublime Vivek Gomber, last seen in A Suitable Boy) and his housemaid Ratna (Tillotama Shome, in … Undoubtedly, Gera has made an exemplary film with finesse. Watch all you want for free. If Court got the accolades, Vivek Gomber took a blow with his next production, the Kannada film Balekempa, which was withdrawn from the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) film festival in October 2018, after director Ere Gowda faced charges of sexual harassment. I love him,” he says, pausing to send Tamhane some air kisses. Penguin Bloom. The ambitious driver for a rich Indian family uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and become an entrepreneur. He is unable to share the joy directly with people, like Tamhane or his mother or his girlfriend, actress Maya Sarao, because he is trapped, like everyone else, at home and on a Zoom screen, caught between euphoria, relief and anxiety. Hollywood agency ICM Partners has come on board Rohena Gera’s festival favorite “Sir” and will represent it for sales in Anglophone markets U.S., U.K. and Australia, among other t… I believed in him [Tamhane].”, “We’ve been together 10-11 years now. Sir is a 2018 India.Hindi-language romantic drama film directed by Rohena Gera.The movie stars Tillotama Shome and Vivek Gomber and was produced by Rohena Gera and Brice Poisson. Vivek Gomber carries his emotional baggage in such a quiet self-pitying way that he dispenses any sign of machismo. He is a picture of nervous energy – or maybe it’s adrenalin – as he fidgets continuously, plucking and pulling at his white round neck T-shirt and his socks. Tired of always saying no, a couple gives their kids one whole day to make the rules, kicking off a wild family adventure. Vivek Gomber is an Indian film Actor, who has worked predominantly in Bollywood. And what would the consequences of her refusing to give consent be? ‘Sir’ is special. Enjoy a true cinematic experience with the latest new releases, premium subscription services and range of thematic channels for free, including Movies, Euronews, Kids TV, Viki, Documentaries and Rakuten Stories, a channel that embodies Rakuten TV´s original and exclusive content. Free. “The stress in these four years [while making the film] has been huge.”. Her questioning Ashwin is not just a sentiment at display. Although Ashwin seems to have it all, Ratna can sense that he has given up on his dreams and is somewhat lost. His Bandra home, with white tile flooring and large windows offering a view of the sea, is deliberately sparsely furnished. Vivek Gomber and Shahani Goswami in Mira Nair's A Suitable Boy, “That’s how you know how good or bad you are…” he says. Rakuten TV provides a combination of services that offer a universe of content in just a fews clicks. The Hindi film explores the slowly brewing love story between Ratna (Tillotama Shome), a widowed domestic worker, and her rich employer, Ashwin (Vivek Gomber). It’s as if Gomber, in blue shorts, needs the space to roam, practise his movements as an actor and expend all that energy. He’d already met Tamhane a few years earlier, and was cast in his play Grey Elephants In Denmark. While one of his latest acting assignments, the award-winning Sir, was lined up for release before the sudden closure of cinemas in response to the coronavirus, Gomber is all set for two more ambitious projects to see the light of day: Mira Nair’s mini-series A Suitable Boy, which released in the UK last month, and later in the year, Alankrita Shrivastava-Bornila Chatterjee’s web series Bombay Begums; both of which will stream on Netflix here. “But I’m not that kind of an actor. It’s been five dysfunctional months since we last met, shook hands, sat across a table in his apartment near Carter Road. “If my family ever gets to know what transpired between us, my brother-in-law will drag me back to the village and chain me to a corner,” she tells Ashwin while asking him to forget the moment where the boundaries in their hearts ceased to exist before being jerked into reality by the blaring ring of the telephone. Court is a 2014 Indian multilingual legal drama film, written and directed by Chaitanya Tamhane in his directorial debut. The last few lockdown months have seen some activity, primarily dubbing for Nair’s mini-series from home using a production company-delivered sanitised mike. Add to that six (and counting) months of pandemic-induced lockdown. Sir had an initial release at the Cannes Film Festival followed by theatrical release in European countries in 2018. Their abrupt conversations might be due to linguistic differences, but is it just that? He’ll also be seen in Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy, dropping on Netflix later this year. “I want to be part of every CT film all my life.”. The act of wearing bangles is also a mental reminder that she is not limited by archaic traditions anymore. Tillotama Shome's Ratna is an ambitious small-town girl who begins a new life as a live-in maid in the house of the city-dwelling son of a wealthy family. Ratna’s dreams are big but she encounters social and economic roadblocks at every step. … When he asks her out, he enters her room without her permission again and sits extremely close. For instance, Ashwin confesses that he would like to take Ratna out and that he doesn’t care what people think. While in the former, a period drama, he is someone who does not see the promise of a new India without the British, in the latter, set in the world of banking, he forms the emotional chapter to Goswami’s struggles with ambition, insecurities and growth. After sweeping accolades, the Tillotama Shome and Vivek Gomber starrer Is Love Enough? He is doing some readings on Google Meet and adjusting to a new family member, six-month-old Bozo Lallu Singh Junior, who is snipping at Vivek Gomber’s ankles even as we speak on the phone. For this role, he gained 17 kgs of weight and studied many lawyer’s personalities to get into the character. Ratna (Tilottama Shome) works as the live-in domestic help for Ashwin (Vivek Gomber), who is due to get married to his girlfriend Sabina. He combines many ideas in one sentence, digresses, pulls back, digresses again. Ratna (Tillotama Shome) works as a live-in maid at the home of Ashwin (Vivek Gomber), an aspiring writer from New York, who has to give up his dreams to care for his family in Mumbai after his brother passes away. And Tillotama Shome is bankably outstanding. Learning about music at 7am concerts Singaporean producer Vivek Gomber did so for The Disciple, a film about the relationships between classical musicians and those who orbit them Without her permission. An unlikely friendship develops between the two as Ratna lends him emotional support to get over his failed marriage and career dreams. “The Disciple might be my last film [as a producer] because I’m broke,” he says theatrically. The power dynamic between the two is always skewed and he has the edge. It shows how patriarchy ties in the life, aspirations and dreams of a woman only with her husband and how it all supposedly ends with his death. Is it not indicative of the skewed distribution of power? Rohena Gera’s internationally acclaimed debut feature, ‘Sir’ is in the theatres for a post-pandemic release. If a movie has multiple sub-texts and leaves you thinking about them, then it’s a special one. The film was theatrically released in India on 13 November 2020. Vira Sathidar Vivek Gomber Geetanjali Kulkarni Pradeep Joshi Shirish Pawar Usha Bane. A prosperous young Indian man falls in love with his … It gives the audience a reality check on how people from the lower classes have been systematically deprived of their right to dream. And this can happen even when it is well-intentioned. msn back to msn home entertainment. The Mumbai-set film probes the relationship between the scion of a real-estate family and a live-in maid who cooks and cleans for him.. She stays silent for a while and is hesitant in reciprocating. With Tillotama Shome, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Rahul Vohra. Born in Jaipur, Gomber moved to Singapore at an early age when his father Vinod, a banker who later joined the private sector, was transferred there. Even though she is seen pursuing her dreams in the film, she does nothing but take care of Ashwin as her employer. 5 p.m. Sat.–Sun. The basic synopsis is that an aged folk singer and ‘people’s poet’ is arrested mid gig by the Mumbai police. To this, she says that it matters to her. She is a perfect example of how in a city like Mumbai, a high-rise building is juxtaposed right besides a slum. This is mid-March, a time when India was a different place and masks were worn by vigilantes and Delhi residents. These incidents reveal how the class divide takes away the dignity of people, with the privileged lot being dismissive of other people's realities. The question is, would a domestic worker in such a situation really have the option to say 'no' to her employer in real life? “He’s a taskmaster, who works just as hard, and makes you better. They don't have conversations where they are on an equal footing and yet, we're meant to believe that their love is true. The Hindi film explores the slowly brewing love story between Ratna (Tillotama Shome), a widowed domestic worker, and her rich employer, Ashwin (Vivek Gomber). Ratna works as a domestic live-in help with Ashwin, a man from a wealthy family. Your job as an actor is to serve the script and the director’s vision.”, It’s the 2015 National Award-winning Court, produced by their company Zoo Entertainment, which still – or at least leading up to Venice – defines Vivek Gomber. “If I don’t break even on this… I’ll have to work hard for the next 10-20 years to earn back the money to produce.”. THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH Schmeater’s family show about the mythical figure and “first superhero.” Volunteer Park, schmeater.org. [Are we not entitled to a dream just because we are poor?]". Starring: Tillotama Shome, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni. Ratna always wears the cloak of invisibility around her employer (Ashwin), concurrently tending to him. Whereas Vivek Gomber as Ashwin comes from a wealthy family and has everything that could make him happy, but they fail to fulfill him. Support our journalism by becoming a TNM Member - Click here. This led to auditions, jobs in a few plays and films like The President Is Coming and television serials like Astitva Ek Prem Kahani. “If Mira, Rohena (Gera, director, Sir), Alankrita and Bornila haven’t fired me, hopefully, it means that I’ve learnt, right? This is a beautifully made film but it's not without its share of problematic depictions. He wipes his eyes and looks into the inanimate screen. Apart from these little moments, Gera uses space and setting to convey the difference between the two worlds. Vivek Gomber is known for The Disciple(2020) ,Balekempa and Sir(2020). The son in question is Vivek Gomber's Ashwin. He was a child of the 1980s, growing up on Hindi films because there was precious little to do otherwise in small-town India. It took [me] so long to be in a position where I finished a job and had another one ready. A delicately observed study of class differences in Indian society, “ Sir ” stars Tillotama Shome as a domestic live-in help with Vivek Gomber, a man from a wealthy family who seems to have it all, but is somewhat lost. It’s scenic gondola rides and a gourmet lunch or dinner at what feels like the top of the world. Vivek Gomber Competing for the Camera D’Or, Sir revolves around Ratna (Shome), who works as a domestic live-in help for Ashwin (Gomber), a man from a wealthy family in South Mumbai. He cannot reveal much about his two releases, A Suitable Boy and Bombay Begums, though he plays husband to Shahana Goswami’s characters in both. The film, starring Tillotama Shome, Vivek Gomber and Geetanjali Kulkarni had its World Premiere at the 71st International Cannes Film Festival, in 2018, in the Critics Week competition section making Rohena Gera the first woman filmmaker to bag Gan Foundation Award for distribution. They may live in the same city and nation but their conditions vastly differ from each other. Is that necessary to highlight Ratna as the MPDG who inspires Ashwin to pursue his dreams? Starring Vivek Gomber and Tillotama Shome, the film follows the lives of Ratna and Ashwin. The dialogue hits hard because it not only highlights the differences between them but is also a reminder of how widows have been reduced as negligible beings in the societal structure for centuries. Crítica: Público recomendado: Adultos Xiao recoge un gran archivo de sonidos y declaraciones de personas, desde la respiración de las vacas hasta las manifestaciones de los "aloitadores", pe Filmmaker Rohena Gera's romantic-drama "Sir", starring Tillotama Shome and Vivek Gomber, is set to release theatrically on November 13. Tamhane was in a “nimble stage in life” when Gomber gave him a stipend to spend six months on the script. ... Family, Colleagues Remember Raj Kapoor At the time, the actor in him was reaching for attention. The two of them belong to the extreme ends of the social spectrum. During the 99-minute runtime, director Rohena Gera examines the relationship between Ratna and Ashwin while subtly making a comment on class differences, how the upper-class views those who are from a stratum lower than theirs, and the gaze employed in their interactions. Directed by Rohena Gera. “I can’t drop the ball now…” He pauses for a bit, an unusual break from his normal style of urgent monologues. It’s family hikes, horseback rides, and never-ending photo opportunities. I’ll be happy that if at the end of this journey, when I am 75 or 90, I was creating work that was important.”, Top image courtesy: Jim Sarbh / Zoo Entertainment 2020, 5 Ranveer Singh movies releasing in 2021 that proves the year belongs to him, Beyond Ferraris and private jets, these are the 3 most exquisite things from Adar Poonawalla’s personal life. Basing the film in Mumbai, the city of dreams where multi-dollar sky-scrapers are built right next to the slums, the film moves away from a Disney princess prototype film of happily-ever-afters. Show us some love! As a producer, both his films Court (2014) and The Disciple (2020) have been premiered at the Venice Film Festival. She finds liberty in the vastness of the city and the terrace of the high-rise where she is a live-in domestic worker. But it is not as if the upper-class city-bred Ashwin is free of conditioning. I want to work as much as I can, in projects I believe in. Vivek Gomber beautifully underplays his role. Wearing the bangles, in her own way, is an act of rebellion against patriarchy and the age-old customs that prohibit widows from dressing up or even wearing bangles. Her words show her desire to uphold her dignity even if that may feel unnecessary to Ashwin. He returned to India, after studying for a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Emerson College in Boston, for his ailing father and an acting ambition. Vivek Gomber was the protagonist in the movie Court (2014). As their worlds collide and the two individuals connect, the barriers between them seem only more insurmountable. Sir released on Over-the-Top platform Netflix on January 9, and much has been written about the film since. It feels like an invasion of privacy given the circumstances. Rohena Gera’s lovely film Sir, completed in 2018 and released online earlier this month, tries to turn that dream into reality. While it is easier not to pay heed to these problematic depictions because a romantic relationship does ensue eventually, we need to question why Ashwin's behaviour is considered acceptable, even romantic. It says something about the institution of Indian companionship that, for the opening twenty minutes of Rohena Gera’s film, Ratna (Tillotama Shome) and Ashwin (Vivek Gomber) look like an ordinary married couple. The actor and producer is kicking off September in high gear with a film, The Disciple, in competition at the prestigious Venice International Film Festival. Find the perfect Vivek Gomber stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. I feel like I’m just starting.”. Now he goes to bed at four in the morning, wakes up a few hours later to strategise for The Disciple, which has Alfonso Cuarón as executive producer and is the first Indian film in nearly two decades to be in competition at a major European festival. Sir is front lined by Tillotama Shome and Vivek Gomber, who can be seen playing the parts of Ratna and Ashwin respectively. Ratna’s space is cramped and dim in contrast to the rest of the apartment inhabited by Ashwin even though they live under the same roof. Jennifer Garner stars. Vinay Vora (Vivek Gomber, who also produced) is Narayan's lawyer, specializing in human rights abuses. It’s quite a lot when you are 31 and someone who is 21, and hasn’t done much, is giving you shit,” says Gomber, smiling. He is taken before a judge where he finds that he is charged with abetting the suicide of a sewerage worker by performing in a slum. When he's surprised that she dreams of becoming a fashion designer, she retorts, “Kya humare jaise logon ko sapne dekhne ka haq nahi hai? It’s in complete contrast to his character Ashwin from Sir, a brooding, sad man recovering from a cancelled wedding. Explore {{searchView.params.phrase}} by color family {{familyColorButtonText(colorFamily.name)}} Although the audience is already aware of the differences, multiple instances in the film further explicitly display it on-screen. That period stretched to a year, but it didn’t bother the to-be producer. He is amazing. They would often rehearse while travelling from one point of Mumbai to another for the film's shoot. Select from premium Vivek Gomber of the highest quality. Born in Jaipur, Gomber moved to Singapore at an early age when his father Vinod, a banker who later joined the private sector, was transferred there. I know the hierarchy – whoever is the director is the boss. I had lost a person close to me, so I took some time,” he says, slowing down his speech. It’s taken 16 years, says Vivek Gomber, for his calendar to have back-to-back bookings for acting jobs. “I’m 41. When he speaks, Gomber’s words flow with little punctuation, a stream of consciousness really, with a pause perhaps for breath or to collect his thoughts. He took a break in 2009 to spend time with his father, who passed away in 2010, before returning to Mumbai for a second shot at the fickle world of Indian cinema, but bolstered with an inheritance. In another scene, he holds Ratna’s hand and leans in to kiss her. When she's traveling to the city from her village, Ratna fetches a set of glossy green bangles from her purse and puts them on with the hint of a smile on her face. Is this scene actually romantic or a romanticisation of workplace sexual harassment that's all too common in our cinema? He enters the room and looks at her [Ratna] belongings. 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