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Another Legend …

In Writing on October 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm

The year as Nostradamus predicted would be the year of apocalypse. Sadly it’s coming true for the Bollywood. One after another great legends have left millions of their fans in lurch to make final reservations in the abode high above.
Today another legend, producer & director Yash Chopra bids his final adieu. He has to his credit several hits. At least one in each decade. Amitabh starrer Kabhi Kabhi, SRK starrer DDLJ, Salman starer Ek tha tiger, Amir starrer Fanaah, madhuri starrer DTPH

King of Romance No more

to name a few. His latest movie “Jab tak hai Jaan” is due for diwali release.
Mr chopra was admitted in lilawati hospital after complaints of Dengue and today he breathed his last.
may his soul rest in peace !

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RaOne – A forgettable moment

In Crazy, Movie review, Pictures, Writing on October 26, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Random Access Version One becomes Ra 1 (sounds like RAVAN)

Arjun Rampal

The Real Ra.One

Tum log har saal raavan ko isi din jalate ho kyunki tum jaante ho ke raavan kabhi nahi marta – RA.ONE(arjun rampal)

you guys burn raavan on this day(diwali?) every year because you know that raavan never dies]

Ravan – A demonic character from Hindu Mythology The Ramayana ; Powerful, devotee of Lord Shiva.  Having 10 heads, he was considered to be Invincible .

This movie Ra.One is inspired from the same character with enormous power and strong ego. While one was the result of Lord Shiva blessings , other one is the  mis-product of technology. Ra.One is the depiction of Evil while G.One ( Hindi meaning Life) is the Good One. As the Dussera symbolizes the victory of good over bad. Ra.One does the same.

With 0.01% chances of defeating Ra.One, G.One fights him with conviction (and off course with Blessings from Chitti)

G.One

Ra.One

Endhiran Robot

The Superhero No !

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is story of a father(  a nerd & a gaming programmer & an ANNA too)  who loves his family esp his only son. His son is fascinated with the skills and power of the villain. His Appa promises him a super villain – Ra.One  The movie begins when the system gets corrupted and the Super villain promises revenge. None can stop him except the Good One.

Basically story line and action is a mix of Hollywood Matrix / Terminator and Bollywood Krish / Ramayana. Off course the idea of the HEART (or HART) is borrowed from Iron Man.  Arjun rampal as the Ra.One has brief presence. Bebo is dashing in “chhammak chhallo” and Akon’s voice has given it a midas touch. Graphically,  a lot has been done in this movie too but somehow all looks ridiculous, unlike serious action of Krishh.

My Take: Children will love this movie. For Adults …watchable at most Once for Ra.ONE and g.ONE.

P.S.: I did find some connection between, so many commercials Ra. One the movie is associated with and the movie itself— That there was none.

Dam maro dam

In Art, Movie review on April 24, 2011 at 1:09 am

So finally, it was the day for a hindi masala bollywood flick. Having no other choice we decided to take a chance on two and a half starred (By TOI) movie “Dam Maro Dam“. Having read few reviews and ratings we decided to take chill pill and just enjoy the Masala Dosa from Ramesh Sippy productions.

Having created an image for Big B as Angry young man years before, It was the time for thr Jr B. Jr B plays the role of rough and tough but corrupt Police (Later changed). Praetik’s work is interesting and his image pretty much goes along with Goans. Bips is nothing more than a glam doll with those ready to kill cat eyes.

Despite all reviews and ratings, I saw a packed theater at night show. But to my horror, they have ruined the classic song ” dam maaro dam“. Aby baby as usual had some overacting/over reacting whatever you call. Pratiek was cool and locations, few scenes which I remeber are definitely from Goa. Songs are good except that rap song. Plot is nice and some suspense adds to the pace. You might feel like getting dragged most of the time, till when writer realised that he is to write a story in flow.

My verdict : can watch it for once, not as bad as they have reviewed.

The Award for ‘Best Actor in negative Role’ goes to…

In Art, Thoughts, Writing on February 3, 2011 at 12:05 am

This is a recent development. Almost all Award functions introduces the best performing actor in grey shades as “Best Actor in negative Role” particularly in India. It wasn’t so earlier. These award for this category was introduced as  ‘Award for best Villain’. I believe there is nothing wrong with that. If you happen to see old Hindi/Bollywood movie. The prominent names among villains are likes of Ajit, Jeevan …and Pran. Their acting were so lively, often people misunderstood them to be BAD MAN in real life too.

But my heart goes to the most villainous character of the all Pran Krishan Sikand. Not only I feared him but hated him a lot. Later when I had senses, it was “what an acting Pran sahab ! “.

Born in old Delhi, he started working in films at Lahore (now in Pakistan). Performed in some 22 films before shifting to Bombay (Now Mumbai) in 1947 post Indo-Pak partition. Here also, not unlike all actors he had to struggle for films. Got his first break in Movie Ziddi. And his full of life acting made him an overnight star. A favorite villain for all directors and producers in bollywood. A villain whom people hated from the very core of their heart.  His reel life became so prominent that, people on the street would run away on his sight. In later half of his 6 decades of association with bollywood Pran chose to do character roles. And the hits came along. Don, Zanjeer, Amar Akbar Anthony and lots more.  People close to Pran often admire his dedication to the work.

Few of the Awards in his armory:


  • 1973 Best Actor of the Decade — for Zanjeer By Uttar Pradesh Film Journalists Association

  • 1977-78  Most Versatile Actor            Bombay Film Award
  • 1980     Shiromani Award for outstanding Motion Picture Performance – By The Vice President of India
  • 2000   Hero Honda “Villain of the Millennium” for best Actor in Negative role – Hero Honda Stardust Salute to Indian Cinema Millennium Honours
  • 2000  Life time Achievement Award – Screen Awards.
  • March 2001  Padmabhushan –  The Govt of India

 

Pran is undoubtedly the living legend of Indian Cinema. Read his biography “…and Pran

...and Pran

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New PERK Glucose Commercial

In Advertising, Art, Business, FMCG, Photography, Pictures on December 12, 2010 at 10:54 pm

This ad  is airing on colors right now, disturbing me while I am watching Ajay Devgan‘s “Once upon a time in Mumbai“.

Ajay Devgan in Once upo a time in Mumbai"

It is so Frustrating and drains energy out of me right there from television… Oh man It sucks…energy instead of providing one…I tried searching for the video but sorry could not find one…Even on youtube this ad is not present. I must clarify this commercial

Genelia Perk Ad

is not one with Drummer . Here is the video of one which is good and popular… .

 

Thanks to Zamir ! He took pains to find that video.

here it is:

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