Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Must Watch Movies Before You Die........Part 6

51. The White Baloon – Persian / English (1995)

Director: Jafar Panahi
Writer:Jafar Panahi, Abbas Kiarostami
Cast:Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Anna Borkowska, Mohammad Shahani

Such a Simple story can tuch your heart......

52. New York – Hindi (2009)

Director: Kabir Khan
Producer: Aditya Chopra, Yash Chopra
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Cast: John Abrahm, Katrina Kaif, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Irfan Khan

53. Jurassic Park III – English (2001)

Director: Joe johnston
Writers:Michael Crichton, Peter Buchman
Genre: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Cast: Sam Neil, William H. Macy, Tea Leoni, Allesandro Nivola, Laura Dern and others

54. Hum Tum – Hindi (2004)

Director: Kunal Kohli
Writer: Siddharth Aanand, Kunal Kohli
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy, Musical
Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Kiron Kher, Rishi Kapoor, Rati Agnihotri, Jimmy Shergil, Isha Koppikar, Abhishek Bachchan, and others

Nice entertainer.......

55. Ocean's Eleven – English (2001)

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writers: George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Elliott Gould, and others

56. Ocean's Twelve – English (2004)

Director:Steven Soderbergh
Writers:George Nolfi, George Clayton Johnson
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Cathrine Zeta-Jones, Don Chedale, Bernie Mac, Julia Roberts and others

57. Aankhen – Hindi (2002)

Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Writers: Shobhana Desai, Aatish Kapadia
Genre: Thriler, Comedy, Crime
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Sushmita Sen, Arjun Rampal, Aditya Pancholi, Bipasha Basu, and others

Three Blind man robs the Bank..........

58. Saatchya Aat Gharat – Marathi (2004)

Director - Writer: Sanjay Soorkar
Genre: Drama
Cast: Katika Rane, Uday Tikekar, Makarand Anaraspure, Nishikant Kamat, Nika Kulkarni, Suhas Joshi, Vibhavari Deshpane, Bharati Aacharekar, and others

Movie makes us think....

59. Abhimaan – Hindi (1973)

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Writers: Rajinder Singh Bedi, Biresh Chaterjee
Genre: Drama, Musical, Family
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Asarani, Bindu Durga Khote, A. K. Hangal, David Abrahm and others.

Music: S. D. Burman

60. Pretty Women – English (1990)

Director: Garry Marshall
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Cast: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander and others

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Latest Bollywood Break-up

Once Talk of the Town Couple Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are not couple anymore. Reasons for this break-up is unknown yet. Some claims it is Ranbir's mother Neetu Singh, some says it is some other girl in Ranbir's life. But only sure thing in this is, it's latest Bollywood Break-up

Friday, November 20, 2009

Celebrities with Cancer.............. Part 3

Simple Kapadia was a Bollywood actress and costume designer. Her elder sister is actress Dimple Kapadia. She was the aunt of Twinkle Khanna and Rinke Khanna and sister-in-law of Rajesh Khanna. Simple Kapadia suffered from cancer for three years; she died in a hospital in Andheri, Mumbai on November 10, 2009, aged 51.

Aditya Vikram Birla was an Indian industrialist. Born into one of the largest business families of India, Birla oversaw the diversification of his group into textiles, petrochemicals and telecommunications. He was one of the first Indian industrialists to expand abroad, setting up plants in South East Asia, Philippines and Egypt, among other places. In 1993, Birla was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Dame Margaret Natalie Smith Cross, better known as Maggie Smith, is an English film, stage, and television actress who made her stage debut in 1952 and is still performing after 57 years. Considered to be one of world's greatest living actresses, she has won numerous awards for acting, including five BAFTA Awards, two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, an Emmy Award and a Tony Award. In 2007 she was diagnosed with breast cancer but made a full recovery.

Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State (2001-2005), serving under President George W. Bush. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989), as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Gulf War. Colin L. Powell underwent surgery to remove a cancerous prostate.

Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands The Wailers (1964–1974) and Bob Marley & The Wailers (1974–1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited for helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience. He died of cancer.

Nargis Dutt born Fatima Rashid but known by her screen name, Nargis, was an Indian film actress. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest actresses in the history of Hindi cinema. She made her screen debut as a child in Talash-E-Haq in 1935, but her acting carer began in 1942 with Tamanna. During a career that spanned from the 1940s to the 60s, Nargis appeared in numerous commercially successful as well as critically appreciated films, many of which featured her alongside actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor. One of her best-known roles was that of Radha in the Academy Award-nominated Mother India (1957), a performance that won her Best Actress trophies at the Filmfare Awards and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. In 1958, Nargis married her Mother India co-star, actor Sunil Dutt, and left the film industry. She would appear infrequently in films during the 60s. Some of her films of this period include the drama Raat Aur Din (1967), for which she got the inaugural National Film Award for Best Actress. Nargis died in 1981 of pancreatic cancer.

Sir Thomas Sean Connery best known as Sean Connery, is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award winning Scottish actor and producer. He is best known for portraying the character James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. On 12 March 2006, he announced he was recovering from surgery to remove a kidney tumour in January.

Jennifer Kapoor - born Jennifer Kendal - was a British actress who married into the Kapoor family. She died of cancer in 1984.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Book Review: ''Tambad Raqt - Nava Halla"

BOOK REVIEW “Tambad Raqt – Nava Halla”

Author: Arun Mokashi

Language: Marathi

Pages: 184

Cost: 400 Rs.

Publisher: Granthali Prakashan

First Published in India: 10th May 2008

“Tambad Raqt – Nava Halla” is a book based on Afghanistan. We all know how dreadful life people of Afghanistan are living. But while reading this book, looking at pictures and going through the facts, I realize their life is far worse than I could have imagined. Just imagine how you will feel when your home is a death trap. People of Afghanistan are victims of war going on for more than 3-4 decades. First it was war between local communities, then between Russians and Talibanis who were supported by Pakistan & America, and now between America and Talibanis. Warriors changed of either side but the war never ended. America and Russia made Afghanistan battlefield for war between them out of their own country. As we know in any war if anything gets badly destructed it is battlefield and that’s what happening to Afghanistan.

When Russians left Afghanistan, people of Afghanistan felt they got their freedom finally with the help of America. But this freedom proved to be much worst for them. After Russia the power went to Taliban, which is proved as menace not only for Afghanistan but for whole world. They were group of people who enforce cruelty on the name of religion especially on women. Their brutal, inhuman punishments towards people they think on wrong side shocked whole world. They did not allow any sort of entertainment in the country, even kite flying was banned. Women were restricted from education.

This war affected generations of Afghanistan, many died brutal death, many got handicapped because of minefields especially children, many lost their families; people have live like refugee in their own country or on the boarders of Pakistan. Afghanistan today may be stable than earlier under America’s surveillance. They gone through elections but they don’t have infrastructure or economy of their own. They largely depend on millions of dollars coming from America. But more importantly they still have fear of Taliban which is moved to Pakistan looming over them all the time.

I think everyone must read this book or any other book on Afghanistan. It will make all of us realize what violence can do to a country. I rate this book 7 out of 10.



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