Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Passing by...a T-shirt caption


Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Movie Review:The Dark Knight: Dark, Darker, Darkest

Dark, disturbing and eerie, The Dark Knight is an experience in fear, tense clever action, and scary drama. The makers pull it off by taking the risk - no sweet 'lived happily ever after' stuff. Instead we have a ghastly, haunting Joker - the late Heath Ledger is not playing any character, he is THE JOKER. Christian Bale is restrained and determined as Batman.

Director Christopher Nolan leads us through chaotic scenes,especially in the second half, as violence follows more violence. But there is an adroit screenplay holding the madness together. It is certainly not as the Joker declares, " I just do things." The Dark Knight has some brilliant cinematic parts, rarely seen in a superhero movie.This makes it inevitable repeat watch contender, especially on the big screen. 

Awe Scenes 
A truck tumbling over, and a dark cape trailing poetically as a vigilante rides his vehicle into elusiveness.   

Monday, 14 July 2008

Movie Review: Kung Fu Panda: Inventive, Funny Animation

KEEYAAW! HEEYAW! Its Kung-Fu time again...
A real funny kung fu movie inevitably set in China has the very apt voices of Jack Black as an obese Panda and Dunstin Hoffman as the 'master'. Both are inventive in their voice modulations and the animation does the rest of the trick. Then there is kung fu destiny talk, with the chosen one all fat filled, a menacing villain and oodles of cracking lines. A delight for animation fans and of course kung fu fanatics!

Movie Watch - Jaane tu ya jaane na

Despite the cliched story, Jaane tu...kept me entertained because of the story treatment, the wonderful array of characters, the performances by the whole cast, A R Rahman's music and finally director Abbas Tyrewala's screenplay that improvises on the cliches.

Aspiring screenplay writers, lot to imbibe.
Rest of the crowd, go for it....

Monday, 7 July 2008

Wimbledon 2008 Men's Final: Extraordinary tennis

Nadal won his first Wimbledon, even as both players elevated Lawn Tennis to fine art in one extraordinary final.
Federer still remains world no.1, but it is clear that comparisons can do no justice to both players...

Great tennis players, or least Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, can't afford to think in words while on court.
We may say, " A great shot," but for them the game is a silent poetry, barring a few grunts from Nadal, and some fist pumping from both players..

Read the account of the extraordinary final at the official Wimbledon site:

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Experience speak: cellphone photography

Raincloud clicks another photograph, even as I capture him on my cellphone..

Clicking photos of 'human subjects' through a cellphone brings more 'truth' to the pictures as a cellphone is more inconspicious in appearance to a camera. Not everyone realises that they are being clicked.
It is not the same with the digital camera, where the effect on some persons is that of a gun being drawn out. They become uncomfortable, smile nervously, some wear masks of non-expression.