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The Ringer

A movie with Johnny Knoxville in it. Expect the movie to be of the kind that you won't hate watching on a lazy Sunday afternoon but will not be a movie that you rave and rant about.

Johnny is Steve who pressured by his heavily-in-debt uncle (Brian Cox)pretends to be mentally challenged and takes part in the Special Olympics. They expect to win tons of money and live happily ever after. But, of course there is Katherine Heigl who I just fell in love with in Roswell, as the eye candy in the movie. Of course end of it all Steve becomes a better person than he ever was and yes the ending is nice, sweet and wish it happened to me types.

Directed by Barry Blaustein, the movie is worth watching on DVD if you come across it accidentally.


Kadhale En Kadhale

Two of my college friends have made a movie- Kadhale En Kadhale

The first dream project of director P.C.Sekhar (my classmate in graduation) has released in theatres. My friend Naveen is featuring in the lead role along with Roma and Shrutha Keerthi. This movie produced by CRM Production has music composed by Prayyog. Muthu Kumar has penned down the lyrics.

Please do watch it at any opportunity you get and of course, tell your friends about it.

The Movie is a simple andstraight forward story of romance and relationships starting off in college. The movie has been shot in a very simple manner and does not jar the viewer at any moment. Just loved the college scenes, shot in my good old Joseph's. The stone building looks magnificent. The lead role played by Naveen is simple, straightforward and played well hi. He of course towers over the rest, both in height and performance ! Shruthi Keerthi looks extremely malnourished, artificial and snooty at all times. The other lead actress while looking traditional and simple seems to shed tears all the time and wonderfully nobody but he audience notices. The extras especially in the dance sequences could have chosen better. All this aside, he movie is very refreshing and definitely worth a watch. Some familiar faces from Kannada film appear in supporting roles.

The song pcturisation is pretty innovative and pleasant. The director has obviously put in a lot of effort into the story , screenplay and obviously the effort has paid off. Looking forward to Sekhar and naveen's next venure.


OMKARA- DVD is out ! Buy it. Watch it !


The Break Up

The Break Up

I had expected the movie to be the usual mushy relationship oriented sweet one, well….. Yes it is all of that and more. The movie actually surprised me, because of its interesting ending and the way the story has been handled.

The story is about Gary (Vince Vaughn) and Brooke (Jennifer Aniston) who get together (how they meet is shown briefly and is pretty interesting) and one day have a big row starting off with who helps who do the dishes. The fight will remind women about why they hate men. This fight leads them to ‘breaking-up’ but with neither willing to leave the condo they live in, each indulges in war games with the other based on their own thoughts and the advice of friends and others. The story is not entirely unpredictable but I like the way the movie ends. Jennifer looks as cute as ever and Vince does a decent job.

Moral of the story- Ego rules but ruins, enjoy every moment of a relationship for you never know what you will miss after it breaks.

The movie is a typical Sunday afternoon watch kinds. Romantic couples will love it.


Favorite Lines

Jack Nicholson: You can’t handle the truth. (A few good Men, 1992)

Al Pacino: I will make him an offer he cannot refuse (The Godfather, 1972)

Robert De Niro: You talking to me? (Taxi Driver, 1976)

Anthony Hopkins: ‘I do wish we could chat longer. But I’m having an old friend for dinner’ (The Silence of the Lambs, 1991)

Harvey Keitel: That’s thirty minutes away. I’ll be there in ten. (Pulp Fiction, 1994)
Samuel L Jackson: Ezekiel 25:17. The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you. (Pulp Fiction, 1994)

Liam Neeson: Power is when we have every justification to kill, and we don't. (Schindler’s List, 1993)

Benicio Del Toro: I feel like a traitor.(traffic, 2000)


Who is Anthony ?

Anthony Kaun hai?

Directed by Raj Kaushal, this movie really gave me a lot of laughs. After a long time (yeah after the turn-your-brains into jelly kind of movies like Golmaal and Phir Hera Pheri)a Hindi movie that really had so many moments of laughter that you come out of the theatre really happy.

Yes, it is based on an English movie called 'Who is Cletis tout?'

I Got to watch this one in Hyderabad. The movie is about an assassin, Master Madhan (Sunjay Dutt, in a minimal but impressive role), a victim (Arshad Warsi, brilliant at his comic timing and expressions) and the question - Anthony Kaun hai ?.

The movie is all in all entertaining and Arshad Warsi really shines in this one as the whole movie rests on him. The eye candy part is taken care of by Anusha and Minisha Lambaa.

Music is refreshing, coming from Himesh Reshammiya and doesn't eat into the movie but goes along with it. Definitely worth an afternoon watch.



I usually do not watch animated features in theatres, but got the opportunity to watch this one. Thanks to Walt Disney for starting Disney Studios, that we do have pieces of brilliance made like ‘Cars’. Created by Pixar animation the film tells the story of Lightning McQueen a rookie racing car (Owen Wilson in voice) and the whole world of cars. The realism, subtle humor and attention to detail are amazing.

Directed by John Lasseter and Joe Ranft, technology really plays the biggest role of all. Technology however advanced cannot ‘imagine’ and the imagination comes in from the humans – John Lasseter and Joe Ranft.

The racing sequences are so realistic you almost think it’s real. The voices of Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shaloub, Michael Keaton and others add to the soul of a movie. Any movie with a soul is worth watching.

Definitely worth watching, that too on the big screen!


Phir Nahi Hera Pheri

Directed by Neeraj Vohra who is credited with screenplay in the first part (Hera Pheri), the sequel is a mish-mash of sequences and doesn’t really have the lasting power that Priyadarshan’s tight direction brought to the first part.

The cast has Paresh Rawal as Babu Rao, Akshay Kumar as Raju, Suniel Shetty as Shyam and brings in Bipasha Basu as Anuradha and Rimi Sen as Anjali. There are quite a few other actors and characters.

The story starts off with a get rich quick scheme and goes on to other things, as usual. The other thing in this case is a shameless rip-off of Guy Ritchie’s Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Shameless because it is so poorly filmed that jelly in the skull instead of brains would be required to evoke a semblance of laughter.

Bipasha just cannot run and the sequence where she is allegedly running with a couple of goons chasing her is the funniest of all. Paresh Rawal is brilliantly wasted in this sequel. Yes, the old Babu Rao is still there but lost a little due to lack of a strong story and non-existent direction.

You don’t miss much if you don’t watch this one.

Himesh Reshammiya ‘s music is no great in this except for the music video at the end – Ai Meri Zoharajabeen.

Definitely give a miss, unless it’s coming on one of the channels and its raining outside.

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