Saturday, July 31, 2010

Movie Review "Rajneeti"

Movie Review “RAJNEETI” (2010)

Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance

Director: Prakash Jha

Writer: Prakash Jha, Anjum Rajabali

Language: Hindi

Star Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Ajay Devgan, Naseeruddin Shah, Nana Patekar, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai, Vinay Apate, Kiran Karmarkar, Shruti Seth, Sarah Thompson, and others

‘RAJNEETI’ is nothing but story of well known epic saga Mahabharata placed in today. Like Mahabharata ‘Rajneeti’ shows the power struggle in the family of ‘Pratap’. Two ‘Pratap’ brothers established the political supremacy over the region for decades. The older brother had charisma and younger brother had brains which gave their family unlimited and unchallenged political power. But when the time came to hand over this power to next generation and select the successor the battle begins. Elder brother’s son Virendra (played by Manoj Bajpai) who thinks he should rightfully crowned as party supreme after his father, gets furious when his uncle takes over the party and devalues his position in party. So his lust for power makes him kill his uncle with the help of a Dalit friend Suraj (played by Ajay Devgan). He even wants to destroy his uncle’s sons Prithvi and Samar (Played by Arjun Rampal and Ranbir Kapoor). So the both sides want each other’s blood at any cost. Who will win and at what cost?

As we all know Mahabharata very well, movie does not able to shock us, no twist are unknown or good enough. But acting performances are brilliant which makes you survive for almost 3 hours. Out of all actors Manoj Bajpai stand out brightly.

If I have to rate this movie I will give it 6 out of 10.

Innovative Gadgets: iCrystal Docking Station

Speakal has just released this really interesting looking iPod speaker dock called the Speakal iCrystal Stereo iPod Docking Station Speakal iCrystal iPod Dock and Speakers. The two separated spherical pods house an illuminated teardrop that sheds a gentle ambient blue light around the rim of the speaker. It looks like a mad science experiment to me. In other woods- cool. It runs on either batteries or AC and it comes with a remote control and an input jack for audio devices beyond just iPods.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Quotes from Book: "Vyakti Aani Valli"

१. मुंबईत राहणाऱ्या परप्रांतीयांचे 'भय्या' आणि 'मद्राशी' असे दोन स्थल विभाग मी करू शकतो. विभाग जरा स्थूल वाटला तर 'वानियाभय' असेल असा अंदाज. ह्या वानियाभायामध्ये मारवाड, गुजरात, बंगाल सारे येतात. 'शीख' ओळखता येतो; पण कालचा शीख आज ओळखता येत नाही."

२. "अहो कसला गांधी? जगभर गेला; पण रत्नांग्रीस फारसा आला नाही. पक्का तो! त्यास नेमकं ठाऊक इथं त्याच्या पंच्याच कौतुक नाही नि दांडीचं नाही. आम्ही सगळेच पंचेवाले नि त्याच्यापेक्षाही उघडे! शुताबितात तथ्य नाही हो! आमचा शंभूभट जन्मभर जानव्याचं सूत काढीत आला. ब्रिटीश सरकार सोडा पण रत्नांग्रीचा गिलिगन कलेक्टरदेखील कधी घाबरला नाही! तिसरं शस्त्र म्हणजे उपासाचं! इथे निम्मं कोकण उपाशी! नेहमी तुपाशी खाणाऱ्यास उपाशी माणसाचं कौतुक, आम्हास कसलं"?

Author : – Pu. La. Deshpande
Book : - Vyakti Aani Valli

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Must Watch Movies ........... Part 9

81. Verticl Limit - English (2001)

Director: Martin Campbell
Writers: Robert King

Genre: Action | Adventure | Thriller

Cast: Chris O'Donnell, Robin Tunney, Stuart Wilson, Augie Davis, Temuera Morrison, Roshan Seth, and others,

Fear will Fall. Courage will Rise.

82. Paa - Hindi (2009)

Directors: R. Balki, Ricky Sandhu
Writer: R. Balki
Genre: Drama
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal, Arundathi Nag, and others

A very rare father-son son-father story...

83. Body of Lies - English (2008)

Director: Ridley Scott
Writers: William Monahan (screenplay), David Ignatius (novel)
Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Oscar Isaac, Ali Suliman, and others

Trust no one. Deceive everyone.

84. Quantum of Solace - English(2008)

Director: Marc Forster
Writers: Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis
Genre: Action | Adventure | Thriller
Cast: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini, Gemma Arterton, Jeffrey Wright, and others

85. Reservoir Dogs - English (1992)

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writers: Quentin Tarantino
Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Edward Bunker, Quentin Tarantino, Randy Brooks, and others

Seven Total Strangers Team Up For The Perfect Crime. They Don't Know Each Other's Name. But They've Got Each Other's Color

86. Push - English (2009)

Director: Paul McGuigan
Writer: David Bourla
Genre: Action | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Cast: Colin Ford, Joel Gretsch, Djimon Hounsou, Dakota Fanning, Robert Tsonos, Camilla Belle, Neil Jackson, Chris Evans, Scott Michael Campbell, and others

One push can change everything.

87. Runaway Bride – English (1999)

Director: Garry Marshall
Writers: Josann McGibbon, Sara Parriott
Genre: Comedy | Romance

Cast: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack, Hector Elizondo, Rita Wilson, and others

Catch her if you can.

88. Flight Plan – English (2005)

Director: Robert Schwentke
Writers: Peter A. Dowling, Billy Ray
Genre: Drama | Mystery | Thriller

Cast: Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Bean, Kate Beahan, Michael Irby, Assaf Cohen, Erika Christensen, and others

If Someone Took Everything You Live For... How Far Would You Go To Get It Back?

89. Bombay to Goa – Hindi (1972)

Director: S. Ramanathan
Writers: Rajendra Krishan (dialogue), Usilai Somanathan (story)
Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Crime
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Aruna Irani, Shatrughan Sinha, Mehmood, Anwar Ali, Nasir Hussain, Manmohan, Keshto Mukherjee and others

Bollywood Comedy at its BEST!

90. The Patriot – English (2000)

Director: Roland Emmerich
Writer: Robert Rodat
Genre: Action | Drama | War
Cast: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Chris Cooper, Tchéky Karyo, Rene Auberjonois, Lisa Brenner, Tom Wilkinson, and others

What would you do if they destroyed your home, threatened your family. Where would you draw the line?

Travel and Adventure: "ALANG GAD"

Alang Gad is situated in Kalasubai range, alongwith Madan Gad and Kulang Gad are the most difficult forts in Nasik District. Dense forest and less population have made these treks difficult. These three forts are little neglected due to very heavy rain and difficult as well as confusing ways to go.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Must Read Books ........... part 10

91. Book Name: “The Curious Case of 221B – The Secret Notebooks of John Watson, MD”

Language: English

Author: Partha Basu

Genre: Fiction

Pages: 277

Cost: 299 Rs.

Publisher: Harper Collins Publisher

First Published in India: 2009

92. Book Name: “Miss Marple’s Final Cases”

Language: English

Author: Agatha Christie

Genre: Short Stories, Mystery

Pages: 154

Publisher: Fontana Collins

First Published: 1980

93. Book Name: “Twilight”

Language: English

Author: stephenie Meyer

Genre: Fiction

Pages: 434

Publisher: Atom Books

First Edition: January 2006

94. Book Name: “The Last Don”

Language: English

Author: Mario Puzo

Genre: Fiction, Crime

Pages: 482

Publisher: Mandarin

First Edition: 1996

95. Book Name: “Zombee”

Language: Marathi

Author: Aanand Yadav

Genre: Auto-biography

Pages: 371

Cost: 100 Rs.

Publisher: Mehta Publishing House

First Published: December 1987

96. Book Name: “The Zoya Factor”

Language: English

Author: Anuja Chauhan

Genre: Fiction

Pages: 509

Cost: 295 Rs.

Publisher: Harper Collins

First Published: 2008

97. Book Name: “Delhi: A Novel”

Language: English

Author: Khushwant Singh

Genre: Fiction, History

Pages: 391

Cost: 85 Rs.

Publisher: Penguin

First Published: 1990

98. Book Name: “Natrang”

Language: Marathi

Author: Aanand Yadav

Genre: Fiction

Pages: 190

Cost: 140 Rs.

Publisher: Mehta Publishing House

First Published: October 1980

99. Book Name: “A Silence of Desire”

Language: English

Author: Kamala Markandaya

Genre: Fiction

Pages: 179

Cost: 250 Rs.

Publisher: Penguin Books

First Published: 1960

100. Book Name: “Pawanakathacha Dhondi”

Language: Marathi

Author: Go. Ni. Dandekar

Genre: Fiction

Pages: 167

Cost: 60 Rs.

Publisher: Continental Prakashan

First Published: 1955


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