Movie hall quirks

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Prax tagged me to write 10 movie quirks. However judging from other responses this sounds more like movie hall quirks I tend to avoid watching movies in movie halls because the idea of so many strangers sitting in one dark cramped room on seats designed for discomfort, eating huge portions of junk food and arching their necks to stare at…

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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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Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

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Just back from the movie “[tag]Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix[/tag]”, and since now-a-days all I do is write executive summaries, here is one for you: This movie was much much better than the previous “[tag]Harry Potter[/tag] and the Goblet of fire”. Firstly, because it showed the important stuff appropriately, secondly, the pace was right, thirdly, the cast was…

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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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