Saturday, 22 March 2008

Unsung songs: Shantanu Moitra's music

Millions of songs have been made and are constantly made, in the Hindi Film soundtrack industry.
Sadly, the fate of the songs(in terms of popularity)is too dependent on the success of the film, that is why many gems pass unnoticed every year.

2007 was no different, neither has been 2008.

But good art has a knack of standing up on its own.

Shantanu Moitra's music for Laaga Chunari Mein Daag and Khoya Khoya Chand, were least said, exceptional, clever and melodious.

Both wonderful soundtracks to be heard again and again.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Movie Review: Mithya

Directed by Rajat Kapoor, Mithya is a little gem of a movie that plays as a tragic-comedy. A struggling actor is found to be the lookalike of a powerful don. The don's enemy wants to kill the don and let the impersonator take his place. Only things go awry. Though the primary premise resembles the Amitabh Bachchan starter Don (1978), the treatment and screenplay take a lighter route in comparison to the original. It is very much a variant and a must-watch for its performances. Ranvir Shorey is a revelation, Naseeruddin Shah is a wicked riot, Neha Dhupia gets to do a nice brief acting part, while Vinay Pathak fits right in. Recommended.        

Invincible sleep: word collage



Monday, 3 March 2008

'The Beatles 1' flap design

These pictures are taken from the 'Beatles 1' flap cover, if you have not yet heard the band, check them out on you tube, or get any Beatles album from a music store. You are not bound to be disappointed.