Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Paint It Yellow..

a.k.a "rang de basanti.."...if you are wondering what is"PIY" ?. It was supposed to be the title of the english version - but i think as Rakesh Omprakash Mehra transformed to Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, he dropped the idea of making it bi-lingual ( Or should i say tri-lingual, cause there was enough Punjabi thrown in to it).

The movie, that has sparked an "Awakening" in Box-Office, if not in the minds of Indian youth. The movie that has its fair share of controversies - from the defense ministry raising objections to certain parts of the story to animal rights activists demanding certain "Objectionable Content" to be removed..the movie which has even had captured the imagination of "Special Interest Goings" :) (SIG) of "The Firm" ( Disclaimer - to be taken in Right Spirit and With Right Spirit ) and now the movie has made an appearance in your "sun,moon,coffee and chatter" blog..

As Mr.Mehra waits and waltzes for "Generation to Awake", this blog gives its thought on the movie..

RanDom thoughts on Blog - I
i) technically brilliant movie..excellent cinematography..some of the shots in the movie are just simply stunning...the shot of the MIG flying high over the 4 protagonists in the green field was wonderfully executed..
ii)Mr.Mehra needs to be commended on experimenting on the style of direction and editing..the narration of the "story of present" with the "faces from the past" calls for the "Best Director" award - period. Calls for a look from "the guys who present oscars" also IMHO. Remember the dialogue in the movie where DJ says the problem with Us Indians is "we keep fighting about the past and future that we are left ****ing in the moment" was an awesome one and have to say it is good to see that the director did not fall in to that trap at least with his narrative style.
iii)the story was weak..lacked the punch the tag line of the movie..

RanDom thoughts on Blog - II
i) it was good to see that actors not named Aamir Khan were able to hold their own against him and do a creditable job..
ii) everybody says that Siddharth was the best in the movie..i might be in the minority but i thought he was lousy..have to say he can't emote, can't act and what was that stupid squealing voice of his..the only thing he did in the movie was smoke, smoke and smoke more..
iii) Sharman joshi was excellent..Kunal and the Phirang actress ( daughter of the last governor of Hong Kong ) were also very good...whats wrong with Om Puri?.. Atul Kulkarni's role was not good enough to allow himself to be as good as he can be...
iv) Soha Ali Khan suited the part..she looked cute..and wonderful dressing sense...she left a job in wall street to pursue acting - damn maybe thats why they said "Generation Awakens"...
v) aamir was aamir...
vi) honorable mention has to be made of Waheeda Rahman, Anupam Kher and Madhavan..without them the movie would not have been complete...

RanDom thoughts on Blog - III
i) the lounge they showed in the movie was awesome...if anyone knows where it is, please do let Mr.K know
ii)not sure if anyone gave it enough ears..but if you see it again, listen to the music on the FM radio when Siddharth and Aamir reach the former's's one of the best Saxophone gig you would ever hear..A.R.Rehman is a two ways about it..
iii) the music is so grows on you like wine and women :)..Mr.PG might not agree with it..

Data + Information on RBD

this section - modeled on CNN's Truth+Rumours Section

i)RBD is become such a craze that "The Firm"s branding contest even had an entry called "Rang De Basanti" ---"Banque De Associate N Groups"...but most likely it will not win the award as not many people speak/understand French in "The Firm". ( Forget French, Even English is suffering the same fate..)
ii)Mr. SBR, plays only RBD in his car stereo..if you wan't respite you can listen to Abida Parveen's Sufi songs...guess it goes with Territory ( No PUN(jab) intended )
iii)If "Rang" and vibrancy is the theme of india these days...the new coffee shop in "The City" - Mocha is in line with this is full of rang..rang and more can try the world's best coffee there - called JBM ( Jamaican Blue Mountain for all Ignorant Cofeeholics )..

But Mr.Mehra, why "Paint it Yellow" is my question...

Sunday, February 05, 2006

"The Big Three" Missed Out

Life just is not fair sometimes...Most awards are not fair all the time... How else would you explain "the big three - Mr.KVSB, Mr.IF (Damn, his initials must have been the most worshipped in computer programming) and Mr.K" not finding a mention in the 2005 Web Blog awards.

have always believed most of the awards are farce..this just vindicates my belief..talking of awards the oscar nominations are out..guess "Brokeback Mountain" will win many. SRK must be disappointed about Paheli missing out. Dunno what on the earth made this as the Indian entry, when a movie like Page3 could have been sent - it probably had a better chance ( Should i say a far better chance of being nominated ) - the simple reason being - this is the year of "Queers". Go take a look at all the nominations and Page 3 had its fair share of "Queers" in it.

Anyways lets wrap this blog with the top 10 happenings since last time we met in the blog world( No specific order of {Ir}relevance )
1) Big news to Bloggers - KVSB is now a married man. Get ready to read a lot of cooking recipes in his blog :)
2) SBR is hooked - PG gets his 50 K only next year. Still not sure if "The Bet" has been lost.
3) Roger Federer wins another Slam. (Well thats like saying the sun rises in the east ) - Martina Hingis wins a Slam (well our man Hesh helped her )
4) India were on the verge of a famous victory against Pakistan at Karachi after the first 10 overs - only to have victory snatched in the next 3 days ( i know there are a lot of people who are saying if only it was a 20/20 game). GOD save a team who cannot win after making the opposition 39/6 in a green top - tell you what, there is no point having an "aussie" coach. We need players from Oz - Dizzy, Lehmaan, Blewet, Elliot, Kasper and Martyn would be more beneficial to us than Chappell.
5)In papers - Son betrays Father and forms government with opposing party - It happens only in India. ( Truth - Son and Father are making a mockery of Indian Political System)
6)Mr K is still busy with work on weekdays and getting his house done on weekends.
7) Hero Honda "Saregamapa" has become a farce. They kicked out Himani and the finalists - Vineet and Debojit ( Good singers ) are nowhere as good as Himani is.
8) Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are having a baby. Jennifer Aniston is fuming and about to pen a "tell all" book - What a prospect. The star of "Friends" talks about "Enemy" :). More interesting fact - Jennifer and Gwyneth Paltrow supposedly spend endless hours on phone talking Mr.Pitt. Must be more interesting to tap their phone than Mr.Amar Singh
9) The capsule lift in "The Firm" malfunctioned not just once but twice. There is an interesting pattern. It fell only one floor both times. Tell you guys - these are all "Sinister Days". The interesting study of its "Fall Pattern" was obviously done by Mr. INF
10) When some one asks you what you doing - don't ever reply " Iam inhaling O2 and exhaling Co2" or its variant "i am breathing" or "iam taking breath". Though you are actually stating a fact, it is considered to be "rude","sarcastic","cold". If you were attempting to be humorous with such a reply - then you need to take a serious look at yourself. you could be in the running for "The Razzy Awards For the Most Original Stupid Humor" Award.

As they say "Anything starts with an award must end with an award - just like this blog".