Sunday, October 31, 2010

Amitabh Bachchan's Filmography .............. Part 4

31. Zameer (1975)
Director: Ravi Chopra
Writers: Akhtar-Ul-Iman (dialogue), C.J. Pavri (story)
Cast: Shammi Kapoor, Saira Banu, Amitabh Bachchan, Madan Puri, Indrani Mukherjee, Ramesh Deo, Jagdish Raj, Alankar Joshi


32.     Sholay (1975)

Director: Ramesh Sippy
Writers: Javed Akhtar, Salim Khan
Cast: Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Amjad Khan, A.K. Hangal, Satyendra Kapoor, Iftekhar, Leela Mishra, Mac Mohan, Keshto Mukherjee, Sachin, Alankar Joshi

33.      Do Anjaane (1976)

Director: Dulal Guha
Writers: Shafiq Ansari (dialogue), Nabendu Ghosh (screenplay)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Prem Chopra, Pradeep Kumar, Utpal Dutt, Lalita Pawar,

34.     Chhoti Si Baat (1975)

Director: Basu Chatterjee
Cast: Ashok Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, Asrani, Nandita Thakur, Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, and others
Amitabh Bachchan in Guest Appearance.

35.     Kabhi Kabhie - Love Is Life (1976)

Director: Yash Chopra
Writers: Pamela Chopra (story), Sagar Sarhadi (written by)
Cast: Waheeda Rehman, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee Gulzar, Neetu Singh, Rishi Kapoor, Naseem, Simi Garewal, Parikshat Sahni
Nominated, Filmfare Best Actor Award

36.      Hera Pheri (1976)

Director: Prakash Mehra
Writers: Satish Bhatnagar (dialogue), Vijay Kaul  story and screenplay
Cast: Saira Banu, Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Shreeram Lagoo, Pinchoo Kapoor, P. Jairaj, Yunus Parvez, Urmila Bhatt, Mac Mohan, Randhir, Goga Kapoor, Tun Tun, Padma Khanna,

37.     Adalat (1976)

Director: Narendra Bedi
Writers: Narendra Bedi
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Birbal, Anwar Hussain, Pinchoo Kapoor, Kader Khan, Viju Khote, Manorama, Waheeda Rehman, D.K. Sapru, Neetu Singh,
Nominated for, Filmfare Best Actor Award.

38.     Alaap (1977)

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Writers: Bimal Dutta (screenplay), Hrishikesh Mukherjee (story)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Chhaya Devi, Asrani, Lily Chakravarty, Farida Jalal, Om Prakash

39.      Charandas (1977)

Director: B.S. Thapa
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Sunil Dutt, Manorama, Vikram
Special Appearance  of Amitabh as Quwwali Singer

40.   Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)

Director: Manmohan Desai
Writers: Smt. Jeevanprabha M. Desai (story), Kader Khan (dialogue)
Cast: Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh, Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, Nirupa Roy, Pran, Jeevan, Yusuf Khan, Mukri, Nasir Hussain,
Amitabh won, Filmfare Best Actor Award.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Book Review: "TWILIGHT"

BOOK REVIEW “Twilight”

Author: Stephenie Meyer
Genre: Fiction
Language: English
Pages: 434
Publisher: Atom Books
First Published: January 2006

‘Twilight’ is a first book of Twilight series. There are four books in this series by Stephenie Meyer. It is not only bestselling book and book series but also very successful on screen. Till now first three books are adapted into movies and which turned out to be huge grosser on box office. First movie was released in 2008 and last in 2010. So although I saw all these movies I could not stop myself from picking up this book and I think this book is lot better than the film adaption.
This book is actually introduction of all the characters. Author is just warming you up for the real action which is coming in the following novels. But still the book is interesting and entertaining on its own. In this book we will be introduced to seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" Swan, who moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington with her father Charlie. In new school she finds her love Edward Cullen who is a vampire. So this book is about their impossible relationship as although Edward loves Bella, he also can not resist the thirst for her blood.
Author handled romantic feelings of a teenager girl. The way she unraveled the Mystery around the Edward was also brilliant. But the climax of the book was the best when some other vampire wants Bella’s blood. And Edward and his Vampire family save Bella from him in a thrilling climax. Her style of writing is simple and uncomplicated. So I am very eager to read her next novels in this series which are ‘NEW MOON’, ‘ECLIPSE’, and ‘BREAKING DAWN’.
I think this is Must Read Books for everyone. If I have to rate this book I will give it 8 out of 10.

The Twilight Saga Collection

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Southern Sirens in Bollywood .......... Part 4

25. Shridevi

26. Revathy

27. Sameera Reddy

28. Shamita Shetty

29. Shilpa Shetty

 30. Shobana

31. Shruti Hassan

32. Saudarya

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Book Review: "Miss Marple's Final Cases"

BOOK REVIEW “Miss Marple’s Final Cases”

Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Mystery, Short Stories
Language: English
Pages: 154
First Published: 1980

Agatha Christie undeniably the queen of Mysteries. As an avid lover of Mysteries I pounced on any Agatha Christie book comes my way. And none of them disappointed me yet. She must have written thousands of stories and created some fantastic characters. But two of her most famous characters are Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot. Out of which Hercule Poirot is one of the best fictional detectives in world literature. But Miss Marple is as brilliant character as him.
In this book, ‘Miss Marple’s Final Cases’ there are seven stories included. Some are most brilliant, some are average and some are predictable. But all the twist and turns in the stories are enjoyable never the less. Story like ‘A Case of Buried Treasure’ shows the brilliance and detailing in her story telling. There are two supernatural stories which were different and refreshing from Agatha Christie’s usual style. Every time I read Agatha Christie Book my respect for her amplified. She is a legend in world of literature. If anyone still to read Agatha Christie he is missing the paradise of Mysteries.
As for this book, it may be not the best of Agatha Christie’s work but it’s still worth reading once. If I have to rate this book I will give it 7 out of 10. I will recommend you must read Hercule Poirot series by Agatha Christie.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Harley Davidson: FLHX STREET GLIDE

Price: Rs. 21,95,000 (Ex Showroom, Delhi)

Length                                  2,430 mm
Overall Width                      970 mm
Overall Height                     1,340 mm
Seat Height                          715 mm
Ground Clearance               125 mm
Wheelbase                          1,625 mm

Front - D408F                     BW 130/70B18 63 H
Rear - D407                        BW 180/65B16 81H
Fuel Capacity                      22.7 L
Oil Capacity                         3.8 L
Kerb Weight                        368 kg

Engine                                  Air-cooled, Twin Cam 96
Bore x Stroke                      95.3 mm x 111.1 mm
Displacement                     1,584 cc
Compression Ratio             9.2:1
Fuel System                        Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Lubrication System            Pressurized, dry-sump

Engine Torque                   131 Nm @ 3500 rpm

Primary Drive                     Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final Drive - HDI                Belt, 32/68 ratio
Clutch                                  Multi-plate, wet
Transmission                       6-Speed Cruise Drive

Frame                                 Mild steel; tubular frame; two-piece stamped and welded backbone;                                             cast and forged junctions; twin downtubes; bolt-on rear frame with
                                            Forged fender supports; MIG welded
Swingarm                          Mild steel; two-piece drawn and welded section; forged junctions;
                                           MIG welded
Front Forks                        41.3 mm telescopic, Triple Circuit Damping
Rear Shocks                      Short, Air-adjustable
Brakes, Caliper type         32 mm, 4-piston fixed front and rear

Battery                               Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 28-amp.
Headlamp                          55-watt low beam; 60-watt high beam


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