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Dhoom 3 – America, Trolled

January 1, 2014
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Dhoom 3 – America, Trolled

Tweet I just got back from watching Dhoom 3, having heard mixed reactions about the movie, and i can confidently say that i feel sad for the people who weren’t able to see through the genius of the movie. This is an epic. It’s a work of art. Dear GoI, Dear Bollywood – allow...
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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

August 4, 2013
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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

The story of Milkha Singh is something people of my generation grew up reading, mostly in general knowledge books. My parent's generation actually witnessed his achievements, and the current generation perhaps never even heard of him. This movie recreates that legend, and how.
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Man of Steel Finally Gets His Underwear Right

July 7, 2013
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Man of Steel Finally Gets His Underwear Right

A collection of my thoughts as i watched Man of Steel last night. Good thing is he finally learnt how to wear his underwear.
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A Dirty But Nostalgic Picture

December 22, 2011
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A Dirty But Nostalgic Picture

Tweet The first time I heard the song “Ooh-La-La-Ooh-La-La-Tu-Hai-Meri-Fantasy”, nostalgic memories (which had nothing to do with the rampant shaking of mammaries) were evoked. Like Ravi Verma’s incarnation Monty in Karz, who used to get occasional flashback images of a Kali Mandir in negative print while his memory went into spurts of power saving...
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The Making of a Superhero

October 26, 2011
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The Making of a Superhero

Tweet We’ve all seen how Shahrukh Khan’s latest movie Ra.One has given India its biggest superhero since Rajiv Gandhi. G.One is certain to inspire all Indians young and old. We decided to do some research to figure out the secret behind his awesomeness. The results were startling in their simplicity. You’d never think it was...
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10 Lessons From 3 Idiots

December 30, 2009
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10 Lessons From 3 Idiots

Tweet The latest Aamir Khan starrer 3 Idiots is being widely acclaimed as one of the best movies of recent times. I managed to catch a show last week, and came back impressed. Not just impressed. I learnt a lot from the movie. What follows is ten important lessons in life that the movie...
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Who’s The Slumdog Now?

November 15, 2009
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Tweet Dear Danny Boyle, We heard that you left India in a rush because you were ‘really, really tired‘. What happened? Did you happen to travel in a Mumbai local train? We are sure it couldnt be related to the fact that your child stars wanted some more from you. All Azharuddin wanted was...
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Sita Sings the Blues

September 28, 2009
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Tweet So Ram killed Ravana, and everything was good. They were supposed to live happily ever after, but in a twist of fate i have always failed to understand, a pregnant Sita suddenly found her abandoned in the forest. A few thousand years later, Nina Paley has created a brilliant modern day story about...
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Kylie Does Bollywood

September 21, 2009
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Tweet There’s a new song in town. Not just any song, but a Kylie Minogue song. For a Bollywood flick. Yes sirs, the same Kylie Minogue who gave us Red blooded Woman and Cant get you out of my head. The same Kylie whose album has stayed on my ipod for a couple years...
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The Other End Of The Line

May 11, 2009
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Tweet Till a few years ago, India’s claim to fame used to be Taj Mahal (For most people the one in Agra. The Beer for some others), spicy food, cows, snake charmers, and poor, naked people. The past decade has added another important entry to this list. Call centers. Millions of Indians working late...
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Journalism – A Tale of Two Movies

May 2, 2009
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Journalism – A Tale of Two Movies

Tweet Journalism is probably one of the most fascinating professions out there. The media has an important role to play in modern society and could act as a very efficient tool towards smooth and accountable functioning of the various facets of modern society. The media can serve as a watchdog that keeps governments in...
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Movie Review – Slumdog Millionaire

December 24, 2008
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Movie Review – Slumdog Millionaire

Tweet Every once in a while, you come across movies that stay with you. Movies that make you think. Movies where you pause between mouthfuls of popcorn to actually absorb whats going on. Every once in a while, we see a movie such as Slumdog Millionaire. The movie is a Hollywood movie based in...
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Movie Review – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

December 23, 2008
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Movie Review – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Tweet Remember those days when you loved chewing gum? You could go on and on for hours at stretch, before finally getting sick and tired of having the rubbery piece travel between the various extremities of your mouth. Sometimes film makers do that with movies. And we get Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. It...
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Mai Tuanu Janda Haan

June 30, 2008
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Mai Tuanu Janda Haan

Tweet For the non punjabis, this phrase means ‘i know you’. Coming from Steve Carell‘s mouth, it doesnt quite sound like punjabi though. In a blink-your-ears-and-miss-it moment from the super fun movie Get Smart, this is precisely what he says to the Indian Giant in the WWE, popularly known as ‘The Great Khali‘. The...
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Movie Review: Sarkar Raj

June 14, 2008
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Movie Review: Sarkar Raj

Tweet So me and the missus went to watch Sarkar Raj. The Verdict: Disappointing. I was mightily impressed with Sarkar, and was looking forward to Sarkar II. But this movie seemed more like an advertisement for the great Bachchan family, and their loyalty to the state of Maharashtra. More about that later… About the...
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