Seven pounds

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Seven Pounds is a 2008 film, directed by Gabriele Muccino. Will Smith stars as an IRS man with a fateful secret who embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers. I was never a fan of Will Smith because I don’t like action movies – especially the ones that have a fake science…

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Brüno – Movie review

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A ‘sequel’ to Borat, I’d give Brüno, on a scale of 1 to 10, an A – Summary : Plot : Analysis : Commentary : Recommendation Summary In the movie Brüno, Sasha Baron Cohen plays an Austrian gay wannabe-celebrity and brings out some truly hilarious, fish-out-of-water situations, and raw, sexually explicit humor to expose some contradictions in the society while…

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We will rock you

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Thats what they said 30 years ago and indeed they still rock. I’m talking about the rock band Queen, whose songs were repackaged in 2002 into a musicalWe will rock you. We Will Rock You is a jukebox musical, based on the songs of Queen and named after their hit single of the same name. The musical was written by…

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Om Shanti Om

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Me loving a Shah Rukh Khan movie? The movie must have been reeally good. Yes it was Om Shanti Om, directed by Farah Khan, stars Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles as the protaganists while Shreyas Talpade and Arjun Rampal feature in supporting roles. It is a typical yes-nonsense Bollywood masala movie. It is also the kind…

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Dombivli Fast

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कालच्या ई-सकाळ मध्ये ही बातमी वाचली आणि अचानक डोंबिवलीची (घरची) आठवण झाली. अनेक पुरस्कारांनी नावाजलेल्या, प्रेक्षक आणि समीक्षकांच्या प्रशंसेस पात्र ठरलेल्या तसेच राष्ट्रीय व आंतरराष्ट्रीय पातळीवर गौरविलेल्या “डोंबिवली फास्ट’ या चित्रपटाने आपल्या शिरपेचात आणखी एक मानाचा तुरा खोवला आहे. …. आज जाहीर झालेल्या राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कारांमध्ये सर्वोत्कृष्ट प्रादेशिक चित्रपटाचा (मराठी) बहुमान त्याने मिळविला. स्वदेशी एण्टरटेन्मेंट प्रस्तुत समीर गायकवाडनिर्मित आणि निशिकांत कामत…

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नवरा माझा तुझी बायको

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नोव्हेंबर २००६. नुक्ताच् प्रकाशीत झालेला केदार शिंदे दिग्दर्शीत “नवरा माझा तुझी बायको” चित्रपटाला शासनाने टॅक्स्-फ्री दर्जा दिला होता. शेजारीच् उघडलेल्या नव्या चित्रपट ग्रृहात याचे दिवसाला दोन खेळ चालत होते. आजकालच्या मल्टीप्लेक्स स्टॅंडर्ड प्रमाणे २ खेळ म्हणजे पिक्चर नक्कीच् चालत असणार, असं मला वाटलं. साधारणपणे टॅक्स्-फ्री चित्रपट चांगले असतात असं कुठेतरी वाचलं होतं. मला नेमकं काय झालं कोणास ठाउक, पण मी…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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It had been a long time since I read William [tag]Shakespeare[/tag]‘s romantic comedy – ‘A [tag]Midsummer Night’s Dream[/tag]‘. Yesterday I saw the play at the Canadian Stage ([tag]Canstage[/tag]) season. The show runs daily at High Park, in an open-to-air setting. I’d read the play centuries ago and I had to read the plot summary yesterday again to revive the whole…

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