Dreamworks, Reliance ADAG in $1.5 billion marriage

It’s the biggest marriage of Bollywood and Hollywood in the history of cinema. Anil Ambani’s Reliance Big Entertainment and Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks SKG have inked a $1.5 billion deal to set up the new DreamWorks. “The new age studio will be based in Los Angeles and produce six films per year for the next six…

Movie marathon and ratings

Watching movies endlessly these past few weeks.  But iam unable to find any time to write a detailed review of them. If and when i find time, i will write something detailed about the ones i liked.  As of now, a list of the movies and my ratings. Basic Instinct -1 (4/5) Taken  (4/5) A…

Weekend Movies

3:10 to Yuma My rating **** (4/5) Transsiberian My rating *** (3/5) Ugly aur Pagli Ranvir Shorey is brilliant.  Mallika Sherawat is ok.  And the movie is a copy of the Korean hit “My Sassy Girl”. My rating ** (2/5) Bachna Ae Haseeno Another lousy product from the Yash Raj stable.  Cant believe that their…

Is Batman – The Dark knight jinxed?

Heath Ledger (Joker) – Dead Morgan Freeman – involved in a car accident and hospitalised with broken bones Christian Bale (Batman) – in the dock for assaulting his mother and sister Jinxed or just plain co-incidence or am i reading a bit too much into it ? I had read something similar regarding a certain…

The 90s

The early 90s were the time when Gulshan Kumar and his T-Series ruled the roost.  There used to be some very tackily made movies starring newbies but with some great music.  You cringe when you see the video today, but just listen to the music and you know what i mean. Mohabbat, Inayat, Karam –…

Jaane Tu, The Dark Knight – Reviews

Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Naa One thing that beats me completely is how can someone as perfectionist as Aamir Khan give nod to a lousy script as this one.  And how can someone like Abbas Tyrewala who has written some solid scripts like Maqbool and Munnabhai think of making a movie on this. Honestly, had a…

Ugly aur Pagli, Singh is King – Music reviews

Ugly aur Pagli Someone kick Anu Malik’s backside and let him know that his voice is as lousy as Himesh ‘nasal’ Reshammiya.  Both are equally grating and hard on the ears. Like the nasal man, Anu Malik insists on singing all the songs. Moron. He really screws up some of the best songs in the…

So many movies…so less time

So, the D-day is here. Will it be Imraan or Harman? Would be too busy this weekend or else would have wanted to catch Jaane Tu.  Or maybe i will watch it on my India trip. The songs of Jaane Tu are far better than Love Story 2050.  Bollywood doesnt have a great history when…

Blog anniversary & Weekend movies

In the whole mess, i forgot something.  On 24th June 2008, i completed 4 years of blogging.  In this period, I moved from Fullhyderabad to Rediffblogs to WordPress.  Never thought i would survive so long.  So ya, iam amazed at my perseverance (if at all this does count).  I have no intentions of stopping even…

Weekend movies

Have been watching a lot of movies these past few days.  Went to the library on Friday and picked up 4 more movies and watched them over the weekend.  Still got a few more to go.  A friend lent me his collection of the Godfather movie series (Part 1, 2 and 3).  Haven’t found time…

Weekend movies – Juno, Sarkar Raj, Woodstock, In Bruges…

Quite a lot of stuff happening around. Am not finding enough time to pen them down. Ever since the exam, have been watching quite a lot of movies. Some good and mostly ok types. Though i do find quite a lot of stuff in the movies that i dont agree with, i do understand that’s…

Is Contract, EK ?

Years ago, fresh from the success of the Satya and Company, Ram Gopal Varma planned to make a huge movie based on International terrorism. He planned to get actors from Hollywood to star in it. There was quite a buzz around the movie then. The whole thing died out after some time. They say, the…