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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Of Racism and Indian Hannibal

SO i switch on the news these days or if i read the newspaper the only two things i seem to get a glimpse of is shilpa and surender.

Who shilpa you might ask?

Shilpa shetty ofcousrse our own bollywood havebeen(or neverbeen in her case).If i had posted this one week back it would have taken us a minute or so to remember her.But now thanks to Big Brother she is in the "news" again for horrendous act of racism against her.But i have just got one doubt which is "on what basis was she selected by endemol(the producers of the show) to participate in UK?". The only answer that echoes my mind is that:because she is asian or to be more appropriate indian.(even a paki would have done the job but sadly there aren't many paki celebs.)So they come looking for a indian celeb to put into the house with other 11 housemates for their show.
So they decide this is good new trick to boost up our TRP's.Already there is a huge cry over racism in UK as we all have already read in papers that thousands of indians are being sent back.So if we all know how they treat asians over there,does anyone really think the producers of the show and shilpa would not have known that beforehand!!!
So one week into the show and she cries "RACISTS"/"I AM A VICTIM OF RACISM" . I say BULLSHIT.Hell she has been paid crores of ruppees to be on that show and they tell me that is the costliest celeb over there so she better create some controversy over there else what the fucking use of her goin over there.So the plan backfires a bit as it grows out to a full blown controversy sparing not even Mr.Blair himself who even made a speech of so and so in parliament.So few days go by eviction comes by and now what do i read in the paper from shilpa and i quote "I AM NOT A VICTIM OF RACISM".so i say well done Big Brother.

Now you might ask who surender? He is the supposedly man eating servant who has been killing and eating all those poor kids and ladies from last two years or so on the instruction of a tantrik in noida along with mohinder(his employer).First there were reports that there are missing knee caps,skulls,and that all parts of the body were removed in a very professional mannner without any bone getting damaged.

The police have already done nothing in this matter since last two years ,making no effort at all to make a secure FIR nor were bothered about the missing childern as they are from poor families of nithari village.Then there are reports that there are contact details of many doctors and police offficials in his mobile and there are speculations of organ-trading.So the case is transferred to CBI after systematically destroying all the evidence and cleaning up the house of the accused and now the foucs is on the Maneating servant.all bullshit.There is no effort made to find the doctors involved in this or investigate into organ-trading instead they are making us believe that this man has eaten all those childern and ladies.so lets see how low our political and police system can go.so i say well done Haryana police.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

DeLa and OrT of a Down

Just watch this funny video of two people performing a part of Chop-Suey by S.O.A.D.Hillarious.

Pirates of the GURU-Dead Man's Chest

Well as the name of the post suggests these are two movies i saw yesterday and today.

GURU : I liked this movie which showcases some brilliant performances by abhishek,mithun da , mahadevan along with nice direction by mani ratnam.He knows exactly how to extract good performances from his actors.He knows exactly what he wants and gets that.While abhishek sometimes tend to act like amitabh from agneepath in the end but i guess thats ok,coz i liked rest of the movie very much.The climax is a bit of a letdown.Well in the end some of u will love it where as the other half won't as was the case in omkara(another well-directed movie).

Pirates.of.the.Caribbean-Dead.Man's.Chest :The actors are the same but the humor is gone.too stretched out for no reason whatsoever.All that stupid parts of those tribal people are of no consequence.The only thing i liked about this movie is depp(as usual brilliant) and the last scene.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

My Recent Viewings

Here's a brief list of some of the movies i have seen recently and how they turned out to be.

  • Schindler's List : Nothing much need's to be told about this masterpiece by speilberg.briliant adaptation from a novel "schindler's arc".It tells the true story of poland in the years 1940-1945 under the Nazi rule.It shows the basic trasformation of a shrewd businnessman Oskar Schindler(Liam Neeson) who works with the nazi's employing the jews(includin his accontant(Ben Knigsley)) to his profit and then how things change as he notices their condition under the rule of new general(Ralph Finees) and how he affects the lives of 1000 jews.Brilliant acting by everyone.MUST WATCH
  • The Pianist:Another movie about the nazi rule in poland directed by Roman Polonksi who himself has spent his childhood under the nazi rule.This movie too starts off like schindler's telling the story of a Jew family through the eyes of one of the sons(adrien brody,in his academy award winning role) BUT this movies takes a differnt turn and it shows the life of an indiviual is under the regime.It has got that emotional connection that was missing in schindler's list.
  • Requiem For a Dream : This movie shows lives of 4indiviuals and how their lives are affected by drug abuse.This movie starts off with hary(jarred leto) who is a young man under heavy infulnce of drugs and his mom who is addicted to TV and dreams of making her appearance on televison.hary's girlfriend marrian(connley) is also addicted like hary and goes to regular visits to his shrink.and harys friend.From then on what follows is a downward spiral when the 4 of them come face to face with their worst nightmares. BEWARE !! this movie is ceratinly not for the faint-hearted.This is a very depressing movie by that i really mean VERY depressing movie.Bad things keep on happening one after another finally comming to a intense climax.I was so shaken and stirred by this movie that i am thinking about it till now since last two days. The direction of this movie is totally BRILLIANT.this movie convey's the message about drug abuse along with a much broader sense of addiction of various kinds. absolutely essential viewing.AMAZING O.S.T.
  • Inside Man: movie about a bank heist.good script which kinda lets you down at the end.but stilll worth a watch.
  • The devil wear's prada : jassi jaisa koi nayi in US fashion industry.nice simple movie.nothing new to it but it tells it limited story in a nice feel good way.superb acting by meryl steep as fashion magzine head honcho resembling the devil.
  • Little Miss Sunshine: every now and then there comes a indie movie which totally blows u away.This movie is one of them.a simple movie about a dysfunctional family with a damn good script and dialogues.The movie makes you laugh at the situations in their lives.can't describe what is so special about this movie but i rate it very highly in my all time fav movies.
  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan::Evil comedy.Wicked movie.totally politically incorrect.Amazing HILLARIOUS.this movie will make you laugh so hard.semi-doucmentry.don't watch this movie if u are offended by.....ummm...mmm..nevermind.
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: cool stylish movie with excellent narration by robert downey jr.brilliant dialogs.definetly worth a watch.
  • Mulholland Dr:a puzzle by david lynch.go figure out your self.