Thursday, December 28, 2006

Saw III (2006)



The reason I liked the first two movies was that humans were treated like lab rats by this inventive yet murderous madman who devised interesting ways to kill his victims. Yet, there was always that little chance of survival, and we rooted for the victims wondering if they will, or wil not? They can, or cannot?

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

My Wife's Murder (2005)



Every year, Ram Gopal Verma's Factory churns out so many movies of varied quality that the average quality level of these movies ends up being, well, quite average. It does give a lot of aspiring filmmakers a chance to put their skills in use, but the downside is that gems like Ek Hasina Thi get lost in the dust of movies like James. My Wife's Murder is one such gem, and maybe the best of the non-RGV directed Factory movies.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

DC Universe: The stories of Alan Moore



Got my hands on this book a few days ago. A collection of 13 short-stories that Alan Moore wrote for DC's Superheroes. Here's a quick run-down:


For the Man Who Has Everything
Christmas - What should Batman & Wonderwoman gift Superman, The Man Who Has Everything?
Decent short that just sets the opening for the wonderful writing that Moore is capable of. nothing exceptional here, but a good read nevertheless.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Mother India (1957)



Mother India sits right at the top and shares the seat with just a handful of other movies as one of the best films ever made in Indian Film History. Deservedly, it also garnered an Oscar Nomination for Best Foreign Film - a first for Bollywood. Need I say more? Let me try...

Sunday, July 30, 2006

A Slice of Bollywood: Vijay Anand (1934-2004)



Vijay Anand (or Goldie as he was affectionately known) is most famously known for his flawless Guide. He is also known by many as the younger brother of yesteryear screen idol Dev Anand. Arguably, he is one of the most artistic directors ever to let their work grace the Indian screens. Vijay Anand's work to this day invokes a sense of pride in those who stand by Bollywood's musical history.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Omkara (2006)



I took only the masterline from Othello and sketched it from there on my own. I almost felt as if I had written it …only 400 years ago.- Vishal Bharadwaj