I and Bollywood February 22, 2011Posted by simarprit in Uncategorized.
Tags: Bollywood, Liso Hindi Movies, Moview
I am a bollywood fan, heater, air-conditioner whatever you may like to call. I am sure I can live rest of my life watching bollywood movies, like many of us, and one of my unrealized dream is to have my own “Personal Movie Theater” with of-course a Popcorn machine thrown in. I know I am still few years away from that, but I am starting my work on creating my library for the same.
Here is the initial list of movies which make to “Simar’s Bollywood Hall of Fame”
- Chupke Chupke
- Janay Bhi Do Yaaroon
- Mother India
- Do Bigha Zamin
- Sahib Bibi Aur Gulam
- Rang De Basanti
- Dil Wale Dhulnia Le Jayenga
- Hum Aap Kay Hain Kaun
- Dil Chahata Hai
- 3 Idiots
- Khosla ka Ghosla
- Johny Mera Naam
- Pati Patni Aur Woh
- Kaagaz Ke Phool
- Jewel Thief
- Teesri Manzil
- 1942 a Love Story
- Chalti Kaa Naam Gadi
Your suggestions are anxiously awaited
Gul Panag 100:100 May 22, 2010Posted by simarprit in Uncategorized.
Tags: Bollywood, Gul Panag, Profile, Twitsnaps
Gul Panag is 100:100 – She is 100% beauty and 100% brains. She is the final argument for all of those who believe that absolute beauty and absolute brain can’t co-exist.
When Gul uploaded this photograph our “Celebrity coordination group” got into action, there was something about it which told us that there was exceptional life in this photograph and as the comments started pouring in and the RTs started happening we knew this was getting interesting. Gul has 100% in her, every interaction with her brings that facet of her personality on the forefront. If she takes up a cause, it means it is done justice with and if she picks up a fight it means she has won, that is exactly how she operates and that is how I think everyone knows her. To me I can say there is nothing fake and nothing put on.
In two plus years of my active Twitter usage I have done many celebrity “un-follows” on the grounds of duplicity in public life, I have come to detest some big-time celebrities and find them royally exposed. Gul is beyond all that.
Here are some of my observations about Gul:
- Flawless in thought
- A head-to-toe exceptional beauty
- Never away from basics
- Designers can only do that much, rest is me
- Always fit
- So gentle, yet so firm
- Speaking up at will and equally well when needed
- Never holds a narrow view
- Won’t hold back a good laugh, even if it is at her own cost
- Won’t allow to be messed up with
- Plans for the future and enjoys the present
- Team player
- Never hesitates in starting something new
- Can say a straight “suit yourself”
- Understands in public transparency
- Knows her world exists beyond her feet too
- Remains fresh, knows it helps
- Breathers come out of adventures too
- Doesn’t hesitate in drawing lines
- Stylish always, funky sometimes
- Always plans wisely
I know I have not gone overboard and I know I am stopping too soon.
We thank you for your faith in the team at Twitsnaps.
And, Gul – keep spreading strength all around.
Karthik calling Karthik – A review February 27, 2010Posted by simarprit in Uncategorized.
Tags: Bollywood, Karthik Calling Karthik, Movie, Movie review
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It is not a mainstream cinema. Not something worth paying with my hard earned Saturday. A great movie from most accounts, for e it was heavy, very heavy. I would love to watch this movie again when I am on a 10 day holiday and want to conciously watch “Good Cinema”
Stress buster is my first port of calling, which this movie was not. My wife declared it a sick movie, my daughter (12 yrs) enjoyed it but was surfing about sub-conscious mind immediately after the movie.
If you are a fan of “Good cinema” or a fan of “socially relevant cinema”go ahead and watch it.
My Name is Khan A Movie Review February 14, 2010Posted by simarprit in Uncategorized.
Tags: Bollywood, Film Review, Karan Johar, MNIK, Movie, Movie review, My Name Is Khan, Review, SRK
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Having spent lot of time in the US and traveled and saw more of US than most US citizens do in their life time, I could relate to the movie better than my wife and daughter who have spent less than 60 days in the US. There are lot of things which can look odd to those who haven’t had significant US exposure, just ignore them and enjoy the movie.
Here we go:
- Great story
- OK story telling
- Loose editing, quite a few compulsive fillers
- Shahrukh Khan – I can’t help comparing the three Super Actors I would rate Amitabh Bachchan in Rann as the best, followed by Aamir Khan as the second best in 3 idiots and Shahrukh Khan as the third amongst equals. Great performance though. I think the movie had an overdose of SRK which didn’t allow other characters to evolve.
- Kajol – proves once again that she is a natural actor and she allows her heart to act out her character. It is her heart all over, in movement of her eyes, hands and fall of hair – her heart rules and dictates how everything else about her would move.
- Zarina Wahab – Plays mother dear too well, she is great in the limited exposure and a pro Rizwan character bias of the camera unit.
- Soniya Jahan – All of us who understand American Islam can related to her character very well, my daughter how ever found it tough to relate to her character. She was exactly what her role was, right casting and absolutely right portrayal.
- Cinematography – This department needed help the most. Too much obsession with Shahrukh Khan made this the weakest point of the film. I fail to understand the focus on anything else in climax scenes than the plot. Why focus on lamps and photo frames when plot is unfolding.
- Music – I enjoyed the music. It was good and not overdone.
- Sets – Few were out-of-place, but most were proper and awesome.
- Dress – By and large fine, could have been better, I didn’t like too much focus on Reebok they made me lose pulse of the film on two occasions.
Over all 4/5
Rann – A movie review January 31, 2010Posted by simarprit in Uncategorized.
Tags: Bollywood, Movie, Rann, Review
A review which deserves my rating first – I rate Rann as 10/10
- Good story
- Great story telling
- Fast pace, no fillers
- Excellent cinematography
- Amitabh Bachchan – Mind blowing performance any age, any time. His eyes talk and they talked alot in this movie
- Ritesh Deshmukh – He has it in him, I loved his role
- Gul Panag – She is a breath of fresh air in a thoroughly male dominated movie
- Sudeep – Stellar performance, you could read his mind and move with him and I exactly knew how he would jump when he decided to do that
- Paresh Rawal – He is a great actor, did his job well but there were so many great performances, his couldn’t stand out
- Mohnish Behl – He can be the rising supporting actor of today, it was a controlled performance and he looked well
- Rajat Kapoor – He speaks less and talks more, and he is good at it
- Neetu Chandra – Yasmin role for anyone against Sudeep performance would have been a challenge, she took up and delivered on the dot
- Simone Singh – Few scenes, great screen domination – you remeber her character
- Cinematography – Class, the way the camera moves, you feel you are there. In some scenes I felt that I was seeing from the eyes of Ritiesh Deshmukh’s character. Excellent.
- Music – You need music in a bollywood film, don’t you? This movie just had it to that purpose
- Sets – Were they sets, it was real, absolutely real
- Dress – Not one scene where you wonder, appropriate for everyone in all scenes
Lights, Camera, Action – Super
Om Shanti Om – Indian Movie Quick Review November 13, 2007Posted by simarprit in Uncategorized.
Tags: Bollywood, India, Indian, Movie, Om Shanti Om, Review, Shahrukh Khan, Simarprit, SRK
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Do you want to see two movies at the cost of one? See Om Shanti Om. First half OSO is one movie and the second half is another. They are two altogether different films made, directed, edited and acted very differently. First half is fun, second half is trash. First half is comedy, second is tragedy of errors. First half can be called a masterpiece, second half is just scattered pieces. First half is tight and great editing, second half is loose and what is editing? First half is direction par excellence, second half is why do you need direction, action is sufficient. First half see Shahrukh Khan as a great actor, second half SRK is an insecure rowdy.
First half of the movie can be seen again and again, second half wastage of time. The ghost and spirits angle is ill-conceived in otherwise a decent plot. Darde Disco should be rated as the most horrible song ever conceived, composed and shot.
My take 5/10 4.5 for the first half and .5 for the second half.