Monday, 31 August 2009

The Window Project: Mugging Up

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Tuesday, 25 August 2009

KAMINEY: Old formula, wicked twists

Vishal Bharadwaj gets loose and has some fun at the expense of a formulaic story and then gives the whole thing a wicked twist. It is a mix of greedy gangsters, twin brothers ( " हम दोनों जुदवे है..." ( "We are both twins") is said in a very tongue and cheek manner), and a guitar that binds them all... to the climax.

The performances are endearing and gritty. Shahid Kapoor leads the pack with his portrayal of the timid stammerer Guddu and the notorious race course bookie Charlie. Priyanka Chopra oozes charm and sensuality especially in her scenes with Shahid. Taare Zameen Par creative director Amol Gupte is a revelation in his acting debut.

The 'smoke, bullet and fire' culmination is apt, garnished with some Hindi film 'reality compromise'. Surely, some creative liberty is allowed, for Kaminey is no wannabe serious cinema. It aims to entertain and does that with style. The core, the depth may seem to be missing for the cinema lover...but go for it!
Things get high when...
An AIDS awareness NGO worker desperately searches for contraceptives...
A 'son of the soil' politician is shocked to know his daughter is covertly marrying a North Indian...

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

blog header museum: three women

The photograph in the header is from a Kannada newspaper article that informs us of Bangalore's altering culture and how the youth have come out of their demure shells and wear clothes that suggest a subtle form of rebellion....

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

blog header museum: the tea cup

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The tea cup in the collage are from some photos clicked at the old world Irani cafe and restaurant in Pune - Cafe Good Luck. Set up in 1935, Irani tea and Bun Maska are a favourite with regular customers here.

Monday, 17 August 2009

blog header museum: lady in red

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Anushka Shetty, the popular Telugu actress made it to the header a couple of times. What you miss in the picture is the rest of her tiltating red sari...

Sunday, 16 August 2009

The Sleepwalking blog header museum

For starters, the blog header is the rectangular box you see right at the top of the blog. Thanks to Blogger allowing us losers to make it something of our own, I tried many collages and own designs that have accumulated like trash.
So subsequent posts will feature some blog headers I do not use anymore and some that were never used...
Brace for impact.