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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Reading the sounds

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Oemar posted this video on his blog sometimes back, prompting me to write this. Wikipedia defines subtitles as ‘textual versions of the dialog in films and television programs, usually displayed at the bottom of the screen’. Subtitles Subtitles can be (a) Translation, or (b) Caption – text version of events on screen. Here in Canada, Hindi movies shown in movie…

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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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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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Umrao Jaan

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This [tag]movie[/tag] [tag]Umrao Jaan[/tag] (उमराव जान / امراؤ جان ) is based on the novel ‘Umrao Jaan Ada’ by Mirza Muhammad Hadi Ruswa, and is a remake of the 1981 blockbuster [tag]Hindi movie[/tag] starring [tag]Rekha[/tag]. This is a story of Ameeran, a girl from Faisabad who is sold to a madam in Lucknow and who grows up to be Umrao…

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Omkara

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[tag]Omkara [/tag]is not not commercial sugar-candy movie, nor is it conventional [tag]Hindi cinema[/tag]. The movie Omkara is a dare swim against the currents. It does not have glamour or predictable happy endings. This is some serious material; real people, real emotions and disturbing realities. The movie is laced with generous usage of swear words and bold dialogs and is meant…

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Return of the supermen

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Superman Returns Have you seen the trailer? Well I think that’s sufficient. The plot is woven as if the trailer was made before the movie. Expect no more action scenes other than the shown in the trailer. Brandon Routh, (as Clark Kent) the new Superman returns to Earth after spending five years looking for his home planet Krypton. Immediately, he…

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