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Well, i have to admit, it’s some time a movie/video/scene motivated me to write/post something, but there are moments in life which move you from your work and normal life, and make you notice something extraordinary! and yet funny that you realise yes indeed you are living! ( ya i know i exaggerate at times but being a fan masala movies doesnt help the matter, everything is larger than life ) But on this one seriously I am quite moved at simple innocent colourful fun the short offered me with it’s backward technique! If you thought those mind bending movies/short only can be serious like inception, etc wait till you have seen this
I had one such small moment as i was about to crash tonight, when my friend Bandish, send me a link for this short! and i was like what the hell, was that sent for me?? that’s a first! My second reaction was must be some movie trailer/some music video… and as i sleepily awaited buffering, the music caught my attention! which couldnt have been more appropriate… and than began fun magic riot! as the Dhuleti ( holi ) celebration unfolded with a beautiful rainbow coloured girl ( Reema Shah, it was delightful fun to see your expressions ) and the magic of Holi Colours!! The girl had some very pertinent expressions, which drew my attention and along with the crazy fact that i was not knowing what was happening! i was like what the hell, as i was quite sure something Mementosque about this short! My mind was trying to figure the trick! and yet but the sheer enjoyment of colours and fun she was having overcomes my natural human instinct to think/analyse and i enjoyed it! The fact that i was compelled to write, forgetting the fact that i was otherwise sleeping with tensed dreams of an fresh urgent matter, was washed away in the water and colours of this Holi video ( Lord save my client! ) , hopefully suggest others may also like it so sharing it!
Two Thumbs Up!
I watched Talaash after 3-4 weeks of it’s release yesterday, after knowing the entire suspense, it’s box office no.s and how its a failure according Alex or many other BO people ( for not cracking 100 cr figure ). I was told how it’s Emraan Hasmi Movie or Bhatt kinda flick, how it is disappointing as it deals with Ghost etc.
And then the title credit’s started, as i relaxed in to my cousy lounge seating, and suddenly i saw my part of mumbai where i stayed for 5 years of my life, Churchgate, Fort, Kalaghoda, Colaba, etc. It was interesting to see the lift which i have used since many years, and did so again on my recent visit, to reach my office/residence. Also it evoked quite nostalgia as i saw the late night mumbai which i was habituated with, and the Mayrose Bar, which i know a certain friend frequents ( i am non-alcoholic gujju ) thus i just felt at home, in this part of the world. Through out the movie , i have been to this places day in day out, like the Grant Rd Station, and the people i saw, where the closest i have ever come to see where reality merged with fiction. It was a unique experience as i just felt it was my daily life in mumbai ( late night accidents/incidents/raids etc ) are daily mumbai life. I have to remark here, this set of production values was A class.
The problem the movie possesses for me, that it fails to connect to this viewer, very unlike an Aamir Khan film, which is normally having a good connect, the main core of the movie falls flat, as one has come to expect (promotions for once misguided) a suspense drama film, instead we are looking at the problem of father failing to coming terms with his son’s loss. Remind’s me of Aamir Khan’s dialogue from RDB, of placing one leg in past and one in future …. and as such clearly director fails to remain faithful to either.
The Acting, is top class, and it salvages the movie, special Kudos to Aamir Khan, who gives a top drawer performance in this messy affair, which is prima facie a film, that i feel Ladies shall like more! Acting all over is good, but the script is a big let down, a rare thing for a Aamir Film.
Talaash: This is serious business
December 3, 2012
Talaash demands big efforts from the cast and they deliver. PHOTO: PUBLICITY
Talaash, as the name suggests, is a film in which people are looking for answers. It has some obvious searches like why did the car end up in water? Who is the killer?
And then there are the subtly and beautifully embedded intrinsic quests of a father in search of reconciliation with himself, not really by self-flagellation but by being silent. Or a wife in search of her husband whom she lost to a tragic accident in their lives.
I am disappointed in myself, because it took me over an hour to realise where I had seen Talaash before.
I hadn’t seen it before, I had read it.
note:I guess star power in today’s day is all about weekend opening a star can give. And imo below if taken at face value shows Aamir is clearly no. 1.
1) All other seven movies are mass movies.
2) All other movies are holiday release maybe with exception of Rowdy Rathore.
3) Difference between Rowdy and Talaash = 2.5-3 cr.
4) All other movies were heavily promoted.
Talaash is the 8th highest opening of all time. The film is Aamir Khan’s biggest opening, it may not be his biggest opening day but a day depends on holiday while three days even things out so is a better judge of opening numbers The top fifteen opening weekends in the history of Hindi film industry in terms of nett collections are listed below.
1. Ek Tha Tiger – 56.11 crore
Police on Sunday arrested a 21-year-old girl for questioning the total shutdown in the city for Bal Thackeray’s funeral on her Facebook account.
Another girl who ‘liked’ the comment was also arrested.
The duo were booked under Section 295 (a) of the IPC (for hurting religious sentiments ) and Section 64 (a) of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Though the girl withdrew her comment and apologized, a mob of some 2,000 Shiv Sena workers attacked and ransacked her uncle’s orthopaedic clinic at Palghar, north of Mumbai.
The 21-year-old arrested for her Facebook post was among many who aired opinions on social networking sites.
*Note: The views expressed are by the writer of the blog and not my own, i just found an “interesting” article on the topic of recent debates, posting it for reading of others. Thanx
Why I can’t pay tribute to Thackeray – Hon’ble Justice Katju (Retired Judge, Apex Court)
His bhumiputra theory flies in the face of our Constitution and works against the unity needed to ensure development
Muppadhu kodi mugamudayal
Enil maipuram ondrudayal
Ival Seppumozhi padhinetudayal
Enil Sindhanai ondrudayal
(This Bharatmata has 30 crore faces
But her body is one
She speaks 18 languages
But her thought is one)
Akshay Kumar lost his reputation with housefulls, khatta meetha and what not. I predicted myself that this guy has the worst taste in script sense.
I take back those words, and yes sir u are resurrected atleast in my eyes, for this wonderful heartwarming story.
Paresh Rawal emerges as the lead hero of this movie (being in all frames nearly) (rare for bollywood) alongwith the director as they pack enough punch, and surprises and twist for which i expected to be simple and stale story.
I was genuinely surprised by the second half of the movie, which led to the climax which has to be quite educational and intelligent and dramatic at the same time.
If my country is secured because of tiger, gopi and shenoy i am a genuinely worried Indian!
Well just imagine james bond for kiddengarten kids and u have it guys the biggest crap fest ETT!! I have enjoyed Dabangg and Ready, walked out of Bodyguard, and this one deserved the same!!
The Problem with the movie is the first teaser made mood for seriousness, but this one would bend down to kiddo level!! And actually virtually beg the kids hey look this is a spy movie!!
Salman Khan and Kabir Khan: Two Thumbs down for this turkey from stone age! Kabir come on we know u r making film with salman, but dont insult your intelligence!
I am a big fan of voice overs, and narration and epilogue style direction, but this one just makes u LOL
This movie is making big waves and running blockbuster in Gujarat multiplexes, deals with the phobia of “patels” from gujarat to go and settle in America. The lead character wants to do it to fulfill dream of his father , …
[Update: Download Gangs of Wasseypur order] Bombay HC passes first anti-piracy John Doe order, as law firms commoditise the new verticalJune 23, 2012 | SCHOLES
[Gangs of Wasseypu obtains John Doe order (historically first time before Hon'ble Bombay High Court) against unknown defendants (who can use piracy) Order 1 Rule 8, Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 ]
Naik managing partner Ameet Naik with senior counsele Venkatesh Dhond, won an order from Bombay high court Justice BR Gawai today, restraining local cable operator Sonali Cable Vision Pvt Ltd and internet service provider (ISP) Spectranet Limited, and Mr John Doe (Ashok Kumar) standing for unknown defendants, from pirating the movie that will be released on 22 June.
Naik associate Anushree Rauta said: “This suit was a representative action, under Order I, Rule 8 of the Code of Civil Procedure. The cable operator and ISP impleaded in the instant suit represent the group of cable operators and ISPS’s in general; There is complete identity of interest amongst these defendants and the general body of persons whom they represent and/or are said to represent.
“The common interest in question is that these persons represent a group who may violate and/or infringe the copyright of the producer in the said film by telecasting/ uploading it or dealing with it in any other way prohibited by the Copyright Act. Hence it was necessary to implead names of cable operator and ISP as representatives of their group.”
New Delhi: So until now the stage was set, the actors had slipped into their characters’ skin and almost everything had fallen into right place except the movie’s title. We are talking about Yash Raj Films’ untitled movie which stars …
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Have a good Sunday,
Saw Rowdy Rathore last night. A tad long at 140 minutes, but Prabhudheva keeps the narrative chugging along with nary a minute to stop and think. It is plotless yes, but it is also the first film of this new …
The movie origins from a good sperm (oops script), and that alone takes unknown actors and turn itself into a very strong film.
To note, is that first half is a bit long, while second half lacks enough conflict, but the movie is light hearted in the core, and the conflict itself is one of human emotions, and the characters are played with nuances.
Ayushman carries the movie on his on, but the movie really comes one in Anu Kapoor’s character, the new comer heroine really impresses, and special kudos to the actor who played his father, and the in laws of her too.
The strings are masterly pulled by Shoojit Sarcar, who indeed impresses and thank god john abraham was away from screen time of the movie.. as he doesnt have that strong acting sperm