Saturday, December 27, 2008
The movie is being made under SRK's Red Chillies Entertainment banner.
The movie stars Shah Rukh Khan, Irrfan Khan, Lara Dutta, Asrani, Om Puri and Rajpal Yadav.
The movie will release on February 13, 2009.
The movie has cameos by Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Review: Ghajini; Star Cast: Aamir Khan, introducing Asin, Jiah Ali Khan and Pradeep Rawat; Director: A.R. Murugadoss;
Sanjay Singhania (Aamir) after being hit on head suffers from a short term memory loss. He cannot recollect anything beyond 15 minutes. He has various phone numbers and names tattooed on his body all hinting at one thing, seek revenge for the murder of his girlfriend, Kalpana (Asin). The only clue he has is the name that he remembers his dying girlfriend uttered in his ears - Ghajini. What obstacles Sanjay encounters in his hunt for Ghajini forms the rest of the film.
The film is a perfect masala film, a revenge thriller, a genre which was very popular in the 80s. But what sets the film apart from a typical pot boiler is the way the screenplay has been structured, oscillating between flashbacks and present time. There is also a good balance of romance, suspense, action and comedy. Plus the biggest asset – Aamir Khan! The story has two major flashbacks, but unlike many films where flashbacks do nothing for the film itself, this one actually aids in building the character and adding intensity to them. Having seen Sanjay’s past life, you see reason for his current actions. The film at no point justifies the actions but it does give you reason to go with the flow.
Murugados’s direction is terrific and the master story teller that he is, he just doesn’t give the audience a moment to think even in 180 minutes running time film. Technically it definitely stands amongst the best films of 2008. Superb editing (Anthony), excellent camerawork (Ravi K Chandran) and amazing sound design (Resul) take the film to an altogether different level. The action by Peter Hains and Stunt Shiva keeps you on the edge of your seat. But some action sequences have turned out a bit too gory and not meant for the faint hearted. But with Aamir giving his everything all out in them they end up being a treat to watch. A.R. Rahman’s melodies are a treat to watch onscreen having been excellently picturised. Also, none of the songs hamper the proceedings.
Amongst the sequences that stand out are Aamir’s first encounter with Asin, Aamir visiting Asin’s boss’s party, Aamir’s outburst in the hospital, Asin’s murder sequence and of course the action packed climax where Aamir for a moment forgets what he is fighting for when he comes face to face with the villain!
In an author backed role, Aamir has outperformed himself, making us fall short of words in his praise. He is not only utterly convincing as a killing machine but he is extremely loveable in the romantic comedy sequences with Asin. South starlet Asin in her Bollywood debut leaves a lasting impression. Jiah though fits the part somehow pales in comparison to Asin. Her accented Hindi irritates. Pradeep Rawat brings back to Bollywood, the true villain that was missing since long time. He is menacingly good.
Ghajini does live up to the hype it has generated and is a must watch for Aamir Khan fans and also for debutante Asin and the latest addition to talented filmmakers of Bollywood, director A.R. Murugadoss.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
The hosts ended the fourth day's play at 131 for one in their second innings after being set 387 to win by England captain Kevin Pietersen, a target never achieved before on Indian soil. England declared their second innings at 311-9 soon after tea, the total revolving around Andrew Strauss' second century in the match and 108 from Paul Collingwood.
The aggressive Sehwag plundered 11 boundaries and four sixes in a whirlwind opening stand of 117 with Gautam Gambhir, whose own contribution in the partnership was 29.
England broke through six overs before close when Sehwag was given leg-before by umpire Daryl Harper while trying to sweep off-spinner Graeme Swann. Gambhir was unbeaten at stumps on 41 and Rahul Dravid was on two, with India needing a further 256 runs from 90 overs on the final day to take the lead in the two-Test series.
The highest fourth innings total to win a match on Indian soil is 276-5 by the West Indies at New Delhi's Ferozeshah Kotla ground during the 1987-88 season.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
A lady about 8 months pregnant got on a bus. She noticed the man
opposite her was smiling at her.
She immediately moved to another seat.
This time the smile turned into a grin, so she moved again.
The man seemed more amused.
When on the fourth move, the man burst out laughing, she complained to
the driver and he had the man arrested.
The case came up in court.
The judge asked the man (about 20 years old) what he had to say for himself.
The man replied, "Well your Honor, it was like this:
When the lady got on the bus, I couldn't help but notice her condition.
She sat down under a sign that said, 'The Double Mint Twins are Comin'
and I grinned."
"Then she moved and sat under a sign that said, 'Logan's Liniment will
reduce the swelling', and I had to smile.
"Then she placed herself under a deodorant sign that said, "William's
Big Stick Did the Trick", and I could hardly contain myself."
"BUT, your Honor, when She moved the fourth time and sat under a sign
'Goodyear Rubber could have prevented this Accident'... I just lost it."
Friday, November 21, 2008
SearchWiki lets users customize search by re-ranking, deleting, adding, and commenting on search results. With just a single click users can move the results they like to the top or add a new site. They can also write notes attached to a particular site and remove results that they don't feel belong.
These modifications will be shown to users every time they do the same search in the future. SearchWiki is available to signed-in Google users and the changes are stores in their Google Account.
The changes made only affect the user's own searches but one can see how the community has collectively edited the search results by clicking on the "See all notes for this SearchWiki" link.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Double Broadband usage- Double Joy
To capture the festive spirit of Deepavali and spread cheer & bring smiles on the faces of our customers, BSNL Chennai Telephones is happy to announce double broadband usage offer to broadband users. Under this offer, customers who have been using broadband continuously for the last six months as on 01-11-2008 can avail double their usage of free download in the month of November 2008 i.e twice of what is available in the plan normally. The double usage benefit will be available to customers who remain active throughout November 2008 and all plan change requests that are received in the month of November 2008 will be made effective only from 01-12-2008.
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Our Indian Skipper Anil Kumble(nick name JUMBO) retires from test cricket today. It will be a memorable day in his life. He took 10 wickets against Pakistan in this ground. It is one of his favourite grounds.
His decision was made after a humbling few months in which he led India to a heavy Test series defeat in Sri Lanka and then struggled to make an impact as a bowler against the Australians, despite his team's success in taking a 1-0 lead into the final match of the series in Nagpur.
After missing India's 320-run victory in the second Test in Mohali due to a shoulder injury, Kumble returned to action in his haven of the Feroz Shah Kotla ground, but was unable to take a wicket until he grabbed three in the latter stages of the Australian innings - his only victims of the series.
Kumble has also been affected by a variety of knocks and cuts to his left hand, which in this match required 11 stitches for a deep wound to his little finger.
Yesterday Kumble took the field with his left hand encased in bandages and was in obvious pain whenever he needed to use the hand.
Friday, October 31, 2008
The X 193HQ features a slim profile with an adaptable black color scheme and rear-cable management. The control buttons are located below the panel to enable easy cleaning and intuitive use.
Available at Rs. 8,500, X 193HQ complies with Windows Vista . The wide viewing angle of the monitor maintains color consistency and image clarity.
The Acer Empowering Key allows full access to the Acer eColor Management onscreen interface and enables varied advanced controls for ultimate image quality. Bundled with the unique Adaptive Contrast Management (ACM) tool, this monitor automatically detects image signals and intelligently controls the backlight brightness to make the black 'blacker' in a dark scene, and make the white 'whiter' in a bright environment.
"Acer has always been at the forefront in supporting the that enhance customer experience", said S. Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer India. "Setting a new standard for quality and value, Acer X Series monitors are an attractive and functional addition to any home. With the X 193HQ, we have once again pushed the boundaries of digital lifestyle with advanced product features and eye-catching style."
Acer X 193HQ LCD monitor is currently available in the major cities across India.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
With a lesser known star cast, director Prasad has managed to weave a sequence of some interesting and catchy sequences. Though a predictable storyline, the neat performance from the star cast, racy background of Vijay Anthony and brisk cinematography by Vijay Milton keeps us glued to the seats.
Due credit should be given to the lead pair Nakul and Sunaina. It is no easy task to take such a meaty role so early in their career. Both have got under the skin of their character to give their best. After Boys, the young actor has almost waited five years for his next. A worthy weight indeed for he has got to do a movie which one actor rarely comes across in Tamil cinema these days. He fits the role like T. His transformation from an innocent lovelorn youth to an angry young man desperate to save his romance deserves applause.
Sunaina with her girl-next-door look is adequate. It is indeed happy to see a heroine getting so much footage in a contemporary Tamil cinema. She manages to combine glamour with a strong performance. Sampath Raj, who impressed everyone withy films including ‘Chennai 28’ and ‘Saroja’, continues his good run. He plays a police officer on the run for the lover couple. Livingston's cameo needs to mention. The movie has a host of stars, who have played their part well.
Sabha (Nakul), a youth born and brought up in a Chennai slum, meets with an accident due to the negligence of Meera (Sunaina), a girl from a rich family. She ensures that Sabha is nursed back to his normal health. Her caring and amiable way, leaves an impact with Sabha. From hospital, he sets out on a mission to meet Meera and open his heart out.
What starts as a friendship blossoms as love between them. However fate takes a cruel turn when Sabha returns from Ooty after playing a football match to meet his beloved. He is informed that Meera has breathed her last. A shattered Sabha rushes to hospital only to see her body taken to post-mortem. Not believing that she is dead, he urged doctors to help save her. However when everyone insists that she is dead, Sabha slips to his own world imagining that Meera is still alive. He flees from Chennai with Meera's body imagining that she is still alive and both would lead a happy life far from the madding crowd. Anbu Selvan ( Sampath Raj), a police inspector goes on Sabha's search. He runs behind Sabha only to end up in vain in every attempt of his. Meanwhile, Sabha starts to live his own world with the body of Meera. After blood, gore and score of murders, Sabha gives up his life eventually.
Prasad seems to have been inspired by movies like ‘Guna’, ‘By2’, ‘7G Rainbow Colony’ and ‘Kadhal Kondein’. He has managed to draw a link between action and romance in the film, which works out well.
The real scene stealer is however Vijay Anthony. The high octave and peppy number “Nakka Mukka” is the USP of the film. It comes twice ion the film and it is thoroughly entertaining.
Produced by Umapathy in association with Sun Pictures. ‘Kadhalil Vizhunthen’ is a movie that dwells on romance. It is a feel-good movie with strong portrayals.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
There was a big debate in the cricket circle over Ganguly's inclusion in the team. Since he was not included in the Rest of India squad for the Irani Trophy, people thought it could be the end of road for the Prince of Kolkata. However, the new selectors did the right job by picking him in the squad. If we believe the media reports, Ganguly will retire from international cricket after the Australian series.
A player like Sourav Ganguly definitely deserves a fitting farewell rather than an unceremonious exit. Srikkanth had encountered such situation in the past and he knew how painful it is for a player to face such humiliation and ill-treatment. Let's hope that Ganguly silences his critics by solid performance in the upcoming test series and then call it a day with full pride and dignity.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
After the success of Hrithik Roshan as Krish, Goldie Behl one of the good friends of Abhishek got the idea to make a new super hero sort of movie with Abhishek. The idea was perfect, but the theme was complete copy paste. So the result is out. Drona is on the verge of becoming one of the biggest flops of the year 2008. Abhishek Bachchan is certainly a good actor but is not a right choice for super heores sort of films. Actually he completely lacks the charm and grace of a super hero.
His body language is not up to the mark when we compare with other super heroes. Even he is nothing in front of Hrithik Roshan in Krish. Priyanka Chopra is just a show piece in the movie. However I would appreciate the work of Kay Kay Menon. He has done full justice with his role. But overall, this movie is a biggest crap of the year. Full wastage of money on costly costumes, big sets, lights, cameras and special effects. Indian film industry should wait another 10 years to make movies like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings etc.
Friday, August 1, 2008
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