Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Movie Review “Once Upon Time In Mumbai” (2010)
Director: Milan Lutharia
Star Cast: Ajay Devgan, Imran Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Prachi Desai, Randeep Hooda
“Once Upon Time in Mumbai” is another underworld movie. We had already seen bunch of movies based on Mumbai’s underworld. We already had seen almost everything but still this movie is lot different than the others because of its larger than life presentation. Movie is more direct than most of the other films. Although filmmakers are presenting the movie and its characters as fiction, we could easily make out the similarities between film characters and real life characters and situations. The character played by Ajay Devgan is based on ‘Haji Mastan’ and the character played by Imraan Hashmi is based on ‘Dawood Ibrahim’.
Watching this movie was fantastic experience. Highlight of the movie is not only the characters but also the dialogues. You could not help feel like era of famous Salim-Javed is back. Technically movie was amazing, good cinematography and editing, excellent music. All the actors played the characters brilliantly. But I loved the kid actor who played child Imraan Hashmi the most, as he set the tone of ‘Imraan Hashmi’s’ character right from the start. Above all congratulations to Milan Lutharia for binding everything together. There are no weak links in the movie; he hit the nail on its head.
I will suggest this is a Must Watch Movie, don’t miss it. If I have to rate this movie it will be 9 out of 10.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
21. Kunwara Baap (1974)
Writer: Aziz Quaisi (written by)
Cast: Mehmood, Bharathi, Manorama, Bhushan Tiwari, Abbas Ali, Nasir Hussain, Mukri, Lalita Pawar, Sanjeev Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Yogeeta Bali, Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Hema Malini, Vinod Mehra, Dara Singh
Amitabh in another Guest Appearance in it.
Directed by: Dulal Guha
Writers: Shafiq Ansari, (dialogue), Sachin Bhowmick (screenplay, story)
Cast: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Ravindra Kapoor, Kanhaiyalal, Amitabh Bachchan and others
Yet another Guest Appearance by Amitabh Bachchan…..
Director: Aravind Sen
Writers: Satish Bhatnagar (dialogue), Suhrid Kar (screenplay)
Cast: Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Pran, Sonia Sahni, Ramesh Deo, Sulochana Latkar, Murad, Bharat Bhushan, Shubha Khote
Director: Narendra Bedi
Writers: Narendra Bedi
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Moushumi Chatterjee, Satyendra Kapoor, Madan Puri, Iftekhar, Shubha Khote, D.K. Sapru, Rajpal, Viju Khote, Sharat Saxena
Director: Manoj Kumar
Writer: Manoj Kumar
Cast: Manoj Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Moushumi Chatterjee, Prem Nath, Shashi Kapoor, Aruna Irani, Madan Puri, Sulochana Latkar, Raza Murad
Director: Ravi Tandon
Writers: Javed Akhtar
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Parveen Babi, Pran, Farida Jalal, Satyendra Kapoor, Sulochana Latkar, Iftekhar, D.K. Sapru, Mac Mohan, Murad, Jagdish Raj
Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Writers: Shakeel Chandra (dialogue director), Upendranath Ganguly (story)
Cast: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, David Abraham, Usha Kiran, Keshto Mukherjee, Om Prakash,
Director: Shankar Mukherjee
Writers: Gulzar (written by), Madhusudan Kalekar (screenplay)
Cast: Sanjeev Kumar, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Sulochana Latkar, and others
Directed by - Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Written by - Bimal Dutta, Dr. Rahi Masoom Reza, Mohini N. Sippy
Cast: Ashok Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Usha Kiran, Shubha Khote, Suresh Chatwal, G. Asrani, Aruna Irani, Rajnath, Naina Apte
Director: Yash Chopra
Writers: Javed Akhtar
Cast: Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh, Nirupa Roy, Parveen Babi, Manmohan Krishna, Madan Puri, Iftekhar,Amitabh was nominated for Filmfare Best Actor Award for this movie.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
HARLEY DAVIDSON – FXDC SUPER GLIDE CUSTOM
Price: Rs. 15,45,000 (Ex Showroom, Delhi)
Length 2,345 mm
Overall Width 955 mm
Overall Height 1,175 mm
Seat Height 710 mm
Ground Clearance 120 mm
Front - Scorcher "31" 100/90B19 57H
Rear - Scorcher "31" 160/70B17 73V
Fuel Capacity 18.8 L
Oil Capacity 2.8 L
Kerb Weight 310 kg
Engine Air-cooled, Twin Cam 96
Bore x Stroke 95.3 mm x 111.1 mm
Displacement 1584 cc
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Lubrication System Pressurized, dry-sump
Engine Torque 123 Nm @ 3125 rpm
Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final drive - HDI Belt, 32/66 ratio
Clutch Multi-plate, wet
Transmission 6-speed Cruise Drive
Frame Mild steel; tubular frame; rectangular section backbone; stamped, cast
and forged junctions; forged fender supports; MIG welded
Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube sections, stamped junctions; MIG welded
Front Forks 49 mm with polished aluminum fork triple clamp and dual-rate springs
Rear Shocks Coil-over shock
Brakes, Caliper Type 4-piston fixed front and 2-piston torque-free floating rear
Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 19-amp.
Headlamp 55-watt low beam; 60-watt high beam
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
BOOK REVIEW “Interpreter of Maladies”
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Genre: Short Stories
Cost: 295 Rs.
Publisher: Harper Collins
First Published: 1999
Jhumpa Lahiri’s short story collection mainly incorporates the stories about the lives of emigrating Indians. These people struggle to adjust between the Indian traditions they living up with and left behind to move towards entirely different western world. The book reflects the sense of alienations these emigrants feel and how they try to cope with it. And because of that the characters in the various stories not able to communicate with their partners or respective family.
The title story “Interpreter of Maladies” is of a man who works as interpreter for the doctor as doctor does not understand local language. He also works as tourist guide and this story is about when he guides one NRI family. Then there is a story "A Temporary Matter" which is a story of Indian couple who are dealing with miscarriage which drew them apart. Then there are many interesting stories like "When Mr. Pirzada Came To Dine", "Mrs. Sen's", "The Blessed House", "Sexy" and "The Third And Final Continent".
I like the Jhumpa Lahiri’s narration, she explore the psyche of these emigrant Indian characters through simple everyday situations. For a person born and brought up in London, her characterization of Indians is commendable and flawless. Unlike many authors Lahiri write for both male and female protagonist. All the stories are passionate, dramatic, &sentimental and make you heave a sigh at the end.
If I have to rate this book I will give it 8 out of 10.
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