Tuesday, August 11, 2009

ગુજરાતીની આજ અને આવતી કાલઃ વિનોદ ભટ્ટની નજરે

ચારેક દાયકાથી હાસ્યલેખક તરીકે સક્રિય, સાહિત્ય પરિષદના ભૂતપૂર્વ પ્રમુખ અને અ-ભૂતપૂર્વ (ભૂતપૂર્વ નહીં એવા) ટ્રસ્ટી, ‘ઇદમ તૃતીયમ્’ કાર વિનોદ ભટ્ટ વિશે આટલી ઓળખાણ આપી દીધા પછી, ‘એમની ઓળખાણ આપવાની જરૂર નથી’ એવું તો કાર્યક્રમના ચાંપલા સંચાલકોની શૈલીમાં નહીં કહું. વિનોદભાઇની ઉર્વીશ કોઠારી સાથેની વાતચીતમાં ગુજરાતી ભાષાની આજ અને આવતી કાલ વિશેના તેમના વિચારોના અંશ સાંભળોઃ



  1. mr anonymous would be angry again, but i am sorry can't help it.

    the talks with vinod bhatt and pankaj joshi would have been real treats, had the videographer cared for his aesthetic sense. the great names in their respective fields are made to look poor pitiable creatures living in some beggars' dormitory or worse in some solitary confinement cells - without smallest of visual liveliness in their habitat.

    let us assume for once that they are leading very austere lives, but that doesn't mean the walls of their rooms should look absolutely onerous and eerie - at least a calendar or a shelf of books or a faded painting of yester years or a hook to hang their kurta could have broken the monotony and made the otherwise fine content of the interview bearable gfor the viewer.

    repeating at the cost of causing annoyance, i have to express my opinion that the background, the locale of the interview is aso important to win attention of the viewer, particularly when the same visual has to be tolerated for long.

    although i wanted very much to hold on till the end, i lost patience and skipped away thus missing urvish's labour of love lost for no fault of his.

    neerav patel

    august 12, 2009

  2. agree with neerav...and where is nagendrabhai's link??? !!!!! :O..suuddenly vanished like it was never there? like sm alien conspiracy on planet? or government file ?

  3. noted points of Neeravbhai. His criticism is valid & the videographer to be blamed is myself. It was our casual meetings and It didnot occur to me to arrange for good location. Anyway, much of the damage (if that's the word) is done. The only thing I can do is not to put them on my blog if they're this much offending.
    One more thing : the videos didn't appear 'unwatchable' on my laptop. but I can't provide my laptop to every visitor:-)
    Nagendrabha's video has been removed in order to respect his wish.