Monday, November 10, 2008

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Have I included this? This is an amazing documentary!

I cant believe some one can do a documentary like this!

Crazy to the core!

Overacting was not required!

A good script gone bad because of was okay sort of comedy but was really irritating to see lot of overacting by Tushar Kapoor and Arshad Varshi et al. Ajay Devgan and Kareen kapoor roles were good and good job. Nice music and okay special effects. Overall timepass (not good though) movie.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Change Came!

With Mr. Barack Obama becoming the 44th president of US of A, I feel really elated for the first time in adult life :)
He represents the culmination of all races! His mother having a mixture of native american, british and irish ancestry, his father an african, step father an asian and wife an african-american, high profile education and eagerness to work for the downtrodden has taken this genius to the highest level on this Earth. He is a gifted orator and I hope that he gets all the power and good wishes from his supporters (including me :)) to lead US of A and hence the world to a new political era which respects life, culture and religion along with uplifting science and spiritualism. A great challenge ahead but the decision made by north american people shows firmly that "it is still the place where dreams can come true"!
My strong anti-american sentiments were predominantly political and i believe BO will change it forever!

Monday, November 03, 2008


I hated James Cameron for the Titanic..but this one is Sci-Fi epic.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

My foot!!! Left Foot!!!

Daniel again at his best!..but the true character i feel in the movie is his mother, very strong and dedicated wonder she won a best supporting actor oscar award for is such a beautiful and well carved ideal mother who just believes in her son..well..see the movie..u will find out..
but there is so much of contradiction in real life..Christy Brown's wife reportedly did not take care of him in later days..he resorted to drinking and smoking heavily. And is a quote by Brenda who played Christy's mother in the movie..
"(on her character in Casualty) Megan was the mother we all want, full of love and understanding, I'm none of that, I'm not a mother and never will be and I wasn't even a very good wife, I'm not even a good nurse to my father now he's old and frail. I'm much more rebellious that Megan. I couldn't do her job ever. Just go down to the hospital and watch what they do for an eight of the salary I earned pretending to be a nurse. It makes you blush. You break your heart with people being kicked in the teeth by life. I couldn't handle it, I'd be reduced to tears"..oh God..Movie and Life are so so different...

Not with a Happy ending! but a right one :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More lessons to learn from america!

Health system is changing in India. We are hearing cry of public-private partnerships. People not able to afford private hospitals and sub standard services of government hospitals. Even in government hospitals we are asked to get tests done from outside pathlabs...i know we are just starting and it wont take time to get as quickly as where USA the big brother has reached. This movie is really Sick and an Eye by day I am feel nauseated soon as i hear about america. Only thing that keeps me to respect this country is its academic excellence and technical advance..but this country is poor despite of all the knowledge it has. Get well soon.

Oh America!!

I dont know the depth of this problem in India..but sure its future bane! I recommend this documentary for everyone who is growing up Idealizing country too big (sad but true)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Me in to Aamir Loop :)

Amit Trivedi has done a good job...i dont like this album..coz it makes me hear it again and again :) all songs are good.

Another Martin Scorsese's best!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Good Movie!

"Thum kya mujhe maaroge? Mein apne aap ko khud maarlunga!"-million dollar quote from a looser :)

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Evil to Eva

So, everyone has an evil bone inside them, its up to them to activate it or not :) and we don't need evil to survive...:)

Scary Concept! OK Movie

Thursday, October 02, 2008

For the soon to be weded!

Here is a website which u can use to make stunning wedding invites!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Superb movie!

This was the first foreign language movie I watched in my start i must say. Just reinforces that transmitting human emotions needs no language aid. Superbly made and wonderfully acted "father and son". A must watch for all. I read a review by someone on this;

"If you do not tear up while watching De Sica's masterpiece, then you need surgery on your tear ducts."
Jeffrey Hill


Crazy Stuff

Very Good movie and very good soundtracks!

I am just dieing to see "Cavite".

All time Favorite-2

Got easily to my top movies list!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hilarious Short Comedy :)

Welcome to Sajjanpur!

Very nice and "meaningful" :) movie by Shyam Benegal.

A very good post about Ronnie Screwvala

By Jason Overdorf, Business 2.0 Magazine
Ronnie Screwvala walked the red carpet at the glitzy Dubai International Film Festival in December with Oliver Stone and Richard Gere. Westerners might have wondered who he was and why he deserved the company of two Hollywood luminaries, but anyone familiar with the Indian film industry would have understood.

Screwvala, one of the leading movie producers in India, is bringing Hollywood-style filmmaking to the subcontinent. And U.S. moviemakers, desperate for new opportunities, want a piece of the action.

India's teeming film industry, known as Bollywood, is extraordinarily prolific. Indian filmmakers churn out 1,000 movies each year. Yet the industry grossed just $1.5 billion in 2005, and only a handful of movies made it to first-run theaters overseas. Compare that with Hollywood, which pumped out 563 movies that year and made more than $18 billion at the box office, including $9.6 billion from international distribution.

Why isn't Bollywood making more money?

That question is the driving force behind Screwvala's company, UTV Software Communications. "Broadcasting [in multiple channels] started here in 1992, and it's already a $4 billion business," says the 49-year-old entrepreneur. "Yet this 100-year-old industry is still less than $2 billion. We have to grow."

His solution is to revolutionize Bollywood - blow up the business model and replace it with traditional studio rules.

It's a huge job. Bollywood has always been a haphazard affair. Half a dozen prominent families controlled it, but they weren't very businesslike. Movies started shooting with no scripts and little money. Stars disappeared midshoot for weeks at a time to vacation, go home, or work on another movie. Theater owners underreported ticket sales to avoid sharing revenue with producers. It was nearly impossible to figure out whether a movie had made money and, if so, how much.

In addition, Indian story lines did not appeal to many outside the country. To the Western eye, Bollywood movies were chaotic, a surreal combination of Sylvester Stallone and Busby Berkeley musicals. In a typical plot, the hero sang, danced, fought bad guys, got the girl, found his long lost brother, and wept on his mother's deathbed - for at least three hours.

Screwvala broke into Bollywood in the late '90s, teaming up with anyone willing to work by his rules. UTV has produced a dozen movies with all the earmarks of professional filmmaking: budgets, marketing and distribution plans, real preproduction, and three-month shoots.

The company distributes them worldwide and milks Hollywood-style ancillary revenue, from product placement to soundtrack rights and video-on-demand. Screwvala has also cut the running times and dumped the disorganized and stale story lines. His hit Rang de Basanti (The Colors of Spring) tells the story of India's disaffected urban youth; it also made more than $2 million in the United States.

"We're breaking the mold," Screwvala says, comparing his experience to the days when Star Wars and other independent films paved the way for new genres in Hollywood.

Screwvala likes pioneering. The former game show host started his business career walking around Mumbai, asking apartment dwellers to try a newfangled gadget called a remote control. He got Indians to give up their single-channel, government-run television and brought cable to the country in the 1980s. He used the money from that to get into television production, making a steady stream of animated cartoons that attracted U.S. producers looking to outsource their own animation.

But all the while, he had movies on the brain. "Indians have always been voracious movie viewers," he says. "That's in our DNA. But we're as strong in commerce as we are in creative. It seemed to me that there was a huge opportunity here."

He was right. Now U.S. filmmakers, their revenue streams threatened by videogames, the Internet, and video-on-demand, knock on his door. This year, along with his Indian films, he's partnering with Sony Pic (Charts)tures and Fox Searchlight on movies starring Chris Rock and Will Smith, as well as an adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel The Namesake. News Corp (Charts). and Disney (Charts) bought stakes in UTV last year.

And Screwvala's plan is starting to bear fruit. In 2005, UTV took in $52 million -$32 million of it from movies - and turned a modest profit. That made it the second-largest producer in India, counting box office and ancillary revenue, a meteoric rise for an industry newcomer.

And its "new" business practices are spurring changes at competing studios. Contracts, budgets, and balance sheets are more common. So are shooting schedules, bigger marketing budgets, and the exploitation of ancillary revenue. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, Indian films will generate $2.3 billion by 2010.

UTV has many other ventures, including 15 straight-to-DVD movies, an animated feature co-produced with a U.S. company, and a U.S. television series. But Screwvala has yet to reach his ultimate goal. "We have a good relationship with Disney," he says. "I'm hoping it can help us get some of our films into Wal-Mart."

Spoken like a true Hollywood producer, albeit with a distinct colonial accent.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Kurt was already there!!
Scentless Apprentice is a song by Nirvana inspired by the book Perfume by Patrick Suskind..Well Kurt reportedly liked this book a lot :)

Scentless Apprentice:
Like most babies smell like butter
His smell smelled like no other
He was born scentless and senseless
He was born a scentless apprentice
Go away - get away, get away, get a-way
Every wet nurse refused to feed him
Electrolytes smell like semen
I promise not to sell your perfumed secrets
There are countless formulas for pressing flowers
I lie in the sole and fertilize mushrooms
Leaking out gas fumes are made into perfume
You cant fire me because I quit
Throw me in the fire and I wont throw a fit

This one is another superb movie by Tom Tykwer!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Heard somewhere that some scenes of Rock On! are "inspired" by the movie "August Rush"...

Three Really Good Directors of Bollywood NoW!!

Farhan Akhtar, Abishek Kapoor, Aamir Khan..

These guys are just amazing..i am sure they will get us "good" movies in future too.

Live Your Dream!


Sunday, September 07, 2008