Friday, May 11, 2007

Life in a........ Metro

Hi blog....

Another day goes and we are heading towards the 15th may.. Hmm.. Am i getting impatient ?? I dont know... Chal leave that.. let me tell you about today.. a day just like any other one.

I got up at 11:30 as usual... there was no electricity and according to the notice board of society it was to come at 5 pm.. what should i do for time pass ?? and then the idea came... a movie at Adlabs in galleria mall.. Cool.. so i got ready by 12:15 and was off to galleria.. I was thinking about watching Tara rum pum but got the tickets for Metro.. The show was at 2:30 pm.. I had an hour or so to explore the mall.. the mall was good but Center one was better. The best place in the mall was 'Odyssy - The leisure place'. It had books, greating cards, toys for kids, perfumes and music shop. It was cool to spent half an hour there. And then at 2:15, i entered the hall... so let the movie take over the post...

Movie review

My first thought about the movie was that it will be realistic and practical movie but i was proved wrong. There is no doubt that the movie was realistic at times but then suddenly it went too far fetched to contend with.
Theme of the movie said "countless emotions". Its true to some point. Movie shows it all.. passion, lust, a greed to succeed and love. It was a bold movie. At a moment, it reminded me of page 3 but page 3 was class apart. This one cant match page 3.

But there were certain things that appealed me most in the movie. Movie clearly showed the hollowness of the character in certain group of people which do nothing but use others for their benefit. Also, the path followed by some to realize their dreams, which ultimately compelled them to sacrifice on their integrity. A virtue which is constantly going down in todays hollow but shiny society. Apart from that movie showed some emotionally weak characters, tangled love lines bla bla bla..

And, as far as acting is concerned, i think it was good.. you can always expect Kokana sen sharma and Irfan khan to do a good job in these sort of roles. KK and Shilpa also did a good job and kangana ranaut looked good too..

And talking about the music, well it was rock dominated totally. A rock band performs in all the song (i dont know the name). Initially it looks good but after some it starts to give a headache. The best song was "In dino".

Final Verdict: A good movie for a one time watch watch.. Something appealing (At times)... But its not a ground breaking cinema by any means.
My rating: 2.8/5
Imdb: Not there yet.

After the movie, i went to center one and wandered there for an hour so. Then back to home. Back to Orkutting, Chatting and blogging...

Bye blog.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

A rocking Day with Spiderman - 3

Hi blog..

Today was an eventful and Successful day.. Bhot aish kitti... Day started a bit boring but soon it was filled with fun and excitement. Actually it was 'The Monitoring Day'.. Our dear prof SS was coming for monitoring.. So me and AP went to Nerul Plant of our company (Elder Pharma) where SS was expected to come. We reached Company at 10 and were hoping that we were not late.. ans we were not.. On the contrary, SS came near 1:00 and we have to wait for over 2 hours. Our cool company coordinator left us with SS in his cabin. And from that moment onwards the day started to change.. First we all said "Good morning" in a formal way and then something followed which neither me or AP was expecting or hoping for... Dear, SS started talking a bit friendly with us.. asked about all project things, Mumbai, changes in our lives bla bla bla.. there were one or two awkward moments which could have turned nasty but all in all it went well.. So we were free by 2:10 and left the company..

Our total planning was to go home straight forward but another unexpected plan was on the way.. we boarded a bus to Vashi baazar as usual (hoping to get an auto from there towards home).. But my mood changed in between.. i was dying to see Spiderman-3 and moreover Mridul said it was great.. So I told AP to get off at Vashi depot and go to Fame Adlabs for watching Spidy-3.. AP agreed.. So we left the bus at Depot... We hired an auto from depot to Galleria mall where there are 4 screens of fame Adlabs...
there were 8 shows of Spidy-3 in a day at Adlabs.. and shocking thing was all were already filled...

I was a bit disappointed to say the least but then i thought about going to another Cinema Nearby Meghdoot or Meghraj.. And See how the luck smiles on us.. We got the tickets for 3:30 show of the movie....

Now movie review...... well, it was a good movie.. no second thoughts about that.. Special effects were as good as its earlier parts or may be better.. Story line could have been improved a bit... there were too many villains to accommodate in one movie.. Movie was a bit more romantic then Spidy 1,2... But overall, it is a very good movie for a Spidy fan... Must see .. especially for special effects..
My Rating: 8.3/10
Imdb rating: 7.9/10....

After the movie, AP went home straight way because he was feeling giddy... and i went to Centre One mall.. I spent more than an hour or so in mall.. It was just great.. Crowd was good too... On the way back to home, i had my small dinner..
Overall it was a rocking day...

PS:- Spiderman-3 was the seventh (As far as i can remember) movie that i have seen in cinemas of Mumbai... Others were..
1. Guru (Excellent Movie)
2. Eklaya (Good acting, Weak Story.. Nice to see, nothing much to remember)
3. Ghost rider (Waste of money)
4. Black Friday (Super-Duper Movie... A must Watch)
5. Namaste Landon (Good Timepass movie.. Katrina looks Hot...)
6. Mr. Beans Holiday (Very good and Clean comedy.)
7. Spiderman-3 (Good movie.. excellent effects)
Saga will go on......

Bye blog.... :)

Thursday, May 03, 2007

The Shawshank Redemption


Hi blog, Seen The Shawshank Redemption today again.. Seen it countless number of times and movie still delights me... Especially its dialogs... So I'm writing about it.... Actually i should have done it earlier because this movie deserved it. But better late than never.. Let me start..

The Shawshank Redemption is undoubtedly the best movie i have ever seen. Its a classic. Movie gives you hope. It engages you slowly and then delights you at end. The beauty of the movie lies in it being slow. Every scene, every character just fits into it amazingly.. Acting by every character in the movie is amazing.. The narration by Morgan freeman throughout the movie holds the viewer.. This movie has it all -- hope, patience, friendship, fun, misery and prison life.... And above all great dialogs.. Here goes some of my favorite ones...

Red: "Get Busy Living, or Get Busy dying.. Thats goddamn right."

Andy: "Remember red, Hope is a good thing, may be the best and no good thing ever dies..I'll be hoping that this letter find you and finds you well."

Red: "I hope to cross the border. I hope to see my friend. I hope the pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I HOPE"

Andy: "Yeah. The funny thing is - on the outside, I was an honest man, straight as an arrow. I had to come to prison to be a crook."

Red: "Some birds are not meant to be caged... Their feathers are just too bright.. and when they fly away..the part of you which knows, it was a sin to lock them up rejoice..yet the place you live, is much more drab and empty after they are gone.."

Red: "That kid's long gone. This old man is all that's left. I gotta live with that. 'Rehabilitated?' That's just a bullshit word. So you go on and stamp your forms, Sonny, and stop wasting my time. Because to tell you the truth, I don't give a shit."

Red: "These walls are funny. First you hate 'em, then you get used to 'em. Enough time passes, you get so you depend on them. That's institutionalized."

Red: "In prison, a man will do anything to keep his mind occupied."

Andy: "There are places in this world that aren't made out of stone, and that there's something inside that they can't get to ,and that they can't touch. It's yours. ....Hope."

Red: "When they put you in that cell... and those bars slam home... that's when you know it's for real. A whole life blown away in the blink of an eye. Nothing left but all the time in the world to think about it."

Red: "Andy Dufresne - Who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side."

Brooks: "The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry."

Warden: "I believe in two things: discipline and the Bible. Here you'll receive both. Put your trust in the Lord; your ass belongs to me. Welcome to Shawshank."

Red: "... and for the briefest of moments -- every last man at Shawshank felt free."

Warden: "The man disappeared like a fart in the wind !"

Red: "Prison life consists of routine, and then more routine."

Warden & Andy: "Salvation lies within"

Red: "Geology is the study of pressure and time. That's all it takes, really. Pressure and time."

Red: "Somethings are best left unsaid."

Well, there are endless dialogs in the movie which could have come here but i had to choose the best which was a very hard job, i must admit. At end i will just say "wonderful Movie"

PS: My rating: 10/10
Imdb rating: 9.1/10 (2nd best after Godfather)