All stories by Suparn Verma
The Brilliance of Nawazuddin SiddiquiRediff.com6 Jul 2017
Nawazuddin Siddiqui's survivor instinct has been learnt on the streets. His hard-earned victory has come after innumerable struggles, but he hasn't lost focus of one simple fact. Suparn Verma -- who directed Nawaz in Aatma -- tells us what it is.
Why is Sanjay Leela Bhansali being targeted?Rediff.com31 Jan 2017
'The film industry will remain soft targets and continue to be picked upon with no respite, with no choice but to give in due to personal safety and financial compulsions,' says director Suparn Verma.
Om Puri gave a scene dignity just by his presenceRediff.com6 Jan 2017
He had no airs about his talent, he did not intellectualise it, he just lived and breathed acting.
Grieving for Princess LeiaRediff.com28 Dec 2016
'2016 may have been unkind, more than other years, but we are here and we owe it to the ones who are gone -- to live and love fully this wonderful gift of life,' says filmmaker Suparn Verma.
Will POW bring back great story telling to television?Rediff.com8 Nov 2016
'Nikkhil Advani's POW shows a director's deft touch and is a promising start of a great story, top notch acting talent and great behind the scenes production team,' says film director Suparn Verma.
The midnight swoop and all that's wrong at FTIIRediff.com19 Aug 2015
'There is a storm of unrest brewing as a younger, more educated and independent India grows up. The government needs to realise that force may give them temporary respite but force never is the answer,' says filmmaker Suparn Verma.
Your job is to govern, not to become our parentsRediff.com5 Aug 2015
'What adult citizens do in the privacy of their home, what they eat or drink or watch, is not the government's concern.'
Don't kill Bollywood!Rediff.com9 Apr 2015
'The Maharashtra government diktat is another meddling example in an industry where politics or language has no role to play.' 'Cinema has a universal language. Filmmakers are divided across regions, but united in their passion for films,' says director Suparn Verma.
The State has no right to give us lessons in Indian valuesRediff.com3 Feb 2015
'If the government is really bothered about saving Indian culture, then stop the culture of rape, stop the culture of corruption, stop the culture of goondaism, stop the culture of burning churches.' 'The State has no right to come into our homes and teach us lessons in moral science and Indian values.'
Hackers and the rise of Digital TerrorismRediff.com18 Dec 2014
'Today it is a studio being held to ransom, tomorrow it will be a government, an entire nation. I don't see anyone laughing when that happens,' says Suparn Verma.
A sexy woman doesn't cease to be a human beingRediff.com16 Sep 2014
'When a woman uses stunning sexy photo shoots to make a splash and be noticed by the audiences and the industry, it doesn't mean she can be broken down to breasts, buttocks, legs, navel and oh... a pretty face,' says movie director Suparn Verma.
Do this nation proud, Mr Modi, heal it, build it and be true to your wordRediff.com17 May 2014
'You have a chance to use this massive mandate to push through life changing reforms, transform India into a superpower because our nation's biggest strength are its people, and we the people are the most hardworking industrious and entrepreneurial the world has ever seen.' 'Arm us with a society which lives without fear, a governance where business can be conducted smoothly without greasing palms, instill in this great nation a sense of pride once again. Let this nation be bigger than you and the party.' Suparn Verma's impassioned appeal to Narendra Modi.
We still believe the BS leaders sell us. You know why? We are Indians!Rediff.com25 Apr 2014
Our generation got independence too easy, we take our freedom too lightly, we treat our country and environment like toilet paper and take the easy way out because we have no sense of pride or self worth except when it is an India-Pakistan match. We need to be broken more so that we may rise, says film director Suparn Verma.