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Krrish – A Critic’s review

Posted by lapstre on June 25, 2006

I was just checking out Bangalore, hanging around brigade road, when i stumbled upon a theatre in the middle. I had no idea if tickets would be available, I walked in the counter to find tickets available for the movie Krrish. Considering myself blessed, I bought the ticket at double the usual price. I had been to a theater a few weeks ago on the weekend , but returned bcos there we’re no tickets. So i jumped at the oppurtunity, and went right in to watch the movie…

The seats we’re a dissappointment, They we’re so near the screen, that i had to watch the movie at a very uncomfortable angle and the seat itself was another tale of misery… But all that was forgotten once the movie started.

The first thing you’ll notice about the movie is the amount of advertisements inside of the movie. Beginning with Faber Castell, Bournvita ( Krrish (Hritik Roshan) even urges a kid to drink bournvita to become like him!),Vicks and Hero Honda. The next thing that’ll stirke you about the movie is the gleaming hunk Hrthik Roshan(Duh!). You cant help but watch (sometimes with a open lower jaw) as the camera pans around hrithik to reveal his well toned body (The author of this post looks kinda similar- Chorus: You wish!- author apologises for a blatant lie). The third thing you’ll notice in the movie is Rekha’s overdone makeup. Her makeup is painfully obvious, as is everybody else’s makeup in the movie. Rekha has tried hard to look old, but shes got to face the fact that she still looks sweet sixteen! (Thats a bit overdoing the fact that she looks artificially old in the movie but she dusnt look half the characters age in the movie).

Image Courtesy Santabanta.com, Click for Wallpaper

The movie’s got a good storyline(None of which i shall reveal in the course of this review- go watch the movie, but i can tell u its nothing like Koi mil gaya- Chorus: We know!), and a cute looking heroine( Priyanka Chopra ) She looks cute, does a bit of acting , does complete justice to her role. Except for the fact that the heroine’s role in this movie is no better than that of other heroines in other bollywood movies…

Naserrudin Shah pulls off the part of the villian effortlessly, His expressions and style are amazing!(Just like that of the author of the post- Chorus: Boooooo! ) You cant help but laugh at his samachar updates(wondering what it is all about? go watch the movie! )

 
The movie is highly influenced by the matrix(Stunts and Clothes), Halo (Some sets), Most superhero movies( Mostly spiderman), and typical Bollywood/Indian sentimental movies… Most of the scenes remind you of one movie or the other…

You cant help but praise hrithik for the amount of hardwork he is put into the movie, The stunts and footwork in the fights look amazing! Krrish is on the whole A perfect bollywood superhero movie….

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Its good to be back

Posted by lapstre on May 5, 2006

After observing a flurry of computer crashes, I made a study of the planetary alignments and after consulting lead vaasthu shaastrists, I came concluded that this april was an inauspicious month for computers and the internet. I personally came across 2 motherboard crashes, 2 RAM burnouts, a couple of SMPS problems and 2 harddisk crashes !!! Even i was a casualty with a harddisk crash, and it hurt real bad, I lost more than 65 GB of precious data 😦 , most of which was very close to the heart…. The irony of the incident was i had removed the hdd to back the data up when it crashed!

The past one month however just rushed by with the project up for the final reviews. The project kept me busy with loads of documentation and the final presentation to be done. I managed to pull it off without my trusted system but ofcourse with a little help from my friends(Thank you !). The project review approached fast and we prepared feverishly anticipating all possible questions, fixing faults and brainstorming to avoid possible drawbacks of the project. The day of the final review dawned in no time and we waited feverishly for our turn. The guys waiting at the airtel super singer trials would have felt less nervous. The judges there do a pretty good job of criticising and dissappointing the participants. We were just hoping it wouldnt be the same here.

Our turn came up in no time. We went inside and started off confidently, only to find the teachers uninterested! Even the external examiner was flipping thro the project report with a very bored look on her face. We didn't mind and continued, only to find some our teachers sitting near the external imitating our actions on stage! We were flabbergasted and tried to continue explaining our concept when they just asked us to skip over most of our presentation and get on with the conclusion. We protested and fought (We hadnt even gotten to the crux of our project by then!), finally they let us present for five more minutes before they kicked us out! So much for 2 months of hard work and preparation!

Neways, managed to get a new hard disk! Now i am back, up and running. Hope to make more posts this month!

Keep Visiting,

Bye

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The Youth Revolution

Posted by lapstre on February 22, 2006

Finally after the training got over, I rushed with my friends to the nearest theatre to get a glimpse of the much hyped (hyped?) Rang De Basanthi. Mindblowing performances by the cast and crew, And a suprisingly original storyline(in these days of remakes). Lots of compelling reasons why you should go and have a look at the film…

But the whole experience of the film was spoilt by the theatre i watched it in… I got to watch it in a certain theatre called E** in the city, And what a terrible experienze it made. The sound was bullshit(I started praising the speakers i had at home after that! -Oh yes, the very same ones i keep complaining about). The picture(the picture on screen) was ok, but then the picture was spoilt by the ^*&^*&*&(i dunno who) who kept leaving the door open so the light could fill in the darkness and spoil the effect of the movie. Then there was the countless powercuts in the midst of the movie. The movie ran without sound for atleast 1 or 2 mins. And dunt let me go on, with the experiences i can write a book…

The movie attempts at telling the youth, that theres no use complaining about a badly run country. If you want your country to be run good, then u better get up, stop complaining and do something about it. It’s u who has gotta change the country. Yuva(Ayutha Ezhuthu in Tamil) and Four Students conveyed the same message but Four Students ended up sending the wrong message altogether, and with yuva the message was good, but Manirathnams story telling style didnt get well with the audience. And anyway even if the audience did get the message, How many of them do you think would go out on a crusade to save the country??? RDB did try ot deliver the message but then i am of the personal opinion that it sorta lost out somwhere in the middle trying to convey the message…

But the revolution has already begun, Recently Times of India announced the start of a political party called Paritrana by some IIT Bombay students. The party is under way and they we’re supposed to have a formal news conference to announce in greater detail sometime this 20th but i dunt really have any idea what happend. Check out an interview with them here. Also check out their official site here. Also a political party by IIT Delhiians is on the way. But the party is more like to start in 2010, they want to make their share of money piles before getting into serious politics(Sounds good to me!). They call their party The Bharat Uday Mission, You can check out their official site here.

Neway movie talk apart. I realised i had to miss out on not 3 but 4 major events because of the training (I forgot all bout bitwise). I dint even feel like reading thro the bitwise questions after i came back that day. You guys(/gals) had any better luck???. Though i had fun at the training (we managed some great teamwork and helped each other out), it pained me much to be missing all the events, especially because i won’t be eligible to attend any of the events next year(Sob). Anyway i heard the SSN culturals are up this March on the 2nd,3rd and 4th, But think i’ll have to miss them also because i have my reviews on those dates…

Official RDB Site:
http://rangdebasanti.net/

Four Students Review:
http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/review/7186.html

Yuva Review:
http://www.bollywoodpremiere.com/movies/preview/yuva.php
Official Paritrana Site:
http://paritrana.org/
Paritrana News Article:
http://www.arthshastra.com/pdf/Paritrana-TOI.pdf

Paritrana Interview:
http://www.arthshastra.com/archive/paritrana-getting-to-know-a-little-bit-more/

Official Bharat Uday Mission Site:
http://bharatudaymission.org/

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Masti di Paatshala…

Posted by lapstre on January 30, 2006

Posted Originally on LApstrEz BLoG – http://www.Journalhome.com/lapstre

Rang De Basanti is definitely THE MOST HYPED MOVIE of the hindi movie era (atleast as far as i know!). The songs are the best of Rehman since a long time, and theres Aamir on the screen, what better reason do u need to go watch the movie? The story of course! and i heard the story was a good one so no reason not to go and catch it on the big screen. But as much as i would like to go, i havent gone yet, Partly because i’m too lazy to move out and partly because the tickets were’nt available…

But a couple of friends to my envy went out to catch the movie, Heres what one of them had to say about the movie…
“Aamir (Khan) is back with a bang. Though “MANGAL PANDEY” had a terrific opening, that did not click not just at the box office but also at the people’s heart. But Rang De Basanti is quite different. U get to see a cool dude in Aamir. The cast has brought out the beauty of friendship and patriotism in a out-of-box way (meaning not the regular stereotyped bollywood tale).
Soha (ali khan) is electric on screen, the others we’re beautiful enough in their own way. All performances we’re upto the mark. Music was(is) Rocking! A movie worth watching with friends but its good with family too (Now now, how many of these kinda movies come out these days???). I’m not going to break the fun of the movie before u watch (Boohoo! She refused to tell me the story!!!).”
Damn thats all she said about the movie!, now i am going mad trying to get a ticket for the movie(I called up my friends and ordered em to get the tickets for the movie! Phew, thats hard work!). So for the next one week whomsoever can get me 3 tickets to the movie i’ll declare them to be equal to god and kiss their feet!
PssT1: If u came looking for a full review of the movie, Check this review of the movie on Deccan Herald. Also this review on IBNlive.com
PssT2: Check out a Special feature on Rang de Basanti at Rediff.com.
PssT3: Check out the Official Rang de Basanti site here.
PssT4: Haven’t watched the movie yet? Join the lazy joe’s club here.
Confession: I seem to remember later that She did offer to tell me the story, but i refused politely as it’d spoil the fun of watchin the movie…
Go watch the movie! and post your comments back here! Have Fun!

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