Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Its the stuff "Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar" was made of - talent, politics, moral victory and triumph under the most unlikely circumstances... Only, this one is a true story.

I am not an F1 fan, and the only thing I knew about Senna prior to watching this movie was that he's considered one of the greatest F1 racing drivers ever, and that this documentary was made by an Indian and has an 8.6 rating on IMDB.

A very well made documentary about the life of a peerless racing car driver and a phenomenal personality! A must watch!

Monday, January 24, 2011

March of the penguins

"In the harshest place on earth, love finds a way!". Let me warn you - this is heart-wrenching love story. Watch it to believe how much a species can endure for survival.

[Spoiler alert]
Penguins practice "serial monogamy" - meaning they are monogamous per season, or more specifically, per child. Which just means that every year, they 'sin' and then pay for it (by starving and taking care of the baby!!!), and then go back to their merry single ways at the end of the winter, all geared up to sin again next year :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

The girl with the dragon tattoo

The movie is based on a posthumous best-seller by Stieg Larsson, titled "Men who hate women" in Swedish. Both, the English and Swedish titles are equally interesting and hard to ignore aren't they?

The main theme is crime/suspense. Its a shocking and somewhat gory movie, so make sure you watch it in the right frame of mind :)
Oh and yes, do make sure you watch it...

[Spoiler ahead]
I absolutely hated Lisbeth's guardian, and absolutely loved what she did to him.

One thing I found weird was that Mikael tries to justify Martin's stand - that Martin was introduced to this kind of a life by his father at a very young age, and so perhaps he didn't know otherwise...

Sunday, July 18, 2010


I haven't been this confused by a movie, since Mullholland drive. It's going to take several viewings and even more review readings to understand the movie!
It's interesting, but to me, does not entirely live up to all the hype. Don't get me wrong, its certainly worth a watch, but perhaps not a 9.6 pointer as IMDB claims it is (as of yesterday).
But you know who is a 10 pointer - Leo :) My childhood crush never fails to impress! Be it Departed, Blood Diamond, Revlutionary Road, Aviator, Catch me if you can, Shutter Island or the evergreen romantic Titanic :)
Coming back to the movie - it introduces a new concept, perhaps the first major/noticeable one after Matrix. Its about sharing a dream space. Very interesting concept, equally well presented.
I dont think too many spoilers are possible for this one - because any spoiler would require so much explanation!!! :) But still, here's a small one:

[Spoiler ahead]
Some dialogues were just too funny:
- Cobb (Leo) to Eames when he is gambling with only 2 chips left in hand "Rub them all you want, but they are not going to breed"
- Arthur to Ariadne when people who are Robert's subconscience start staring at Arthur, suspecting him of being an intruder "Kiss me now". They kiss. And then Ellen says "They are still staring!". Arthur says "It was worth a shot"

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Toy Story 3

Didn't I mention in my previous post that I am a sucker for Disney. Well add Pixar to that list.
Since Toy Story has been released in 3D, Jatin was dying to watch it. And well, it being Toy Story, I was also dying to watch it. It turned out to be even better than what we expected :)
All the Toy story's are so warm, humorous and entertaining. This one is no different.

Update: Make sure you watch the end credits!

There are 2 high points in the movie:
- Spanish Buzz : Oh can the guy move! And my my how cool is the romance between Jessie and spanish Buzz - perhaps this bit was inspired from Kites... heheheh
- Barbie and Ken : Ooooo how she chooses to torture Ken by ripping off his clothes! hahahahah! Barbie, you go girl!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Prince of Persia Sands of time

I am a sucker for arabian-nights style romance stories... And also a sucker for Disney :)
So there - this one automatically became a must-watch!
It has a slightly brain-dead, but fast paced script, combined with AWESOME visuals. So, its not something everyone would like.
But I did, I soo did :)

Ok, it is ridiculously predictable who the real villain is. I mean, anyone who has watched enough of Coupling, knows Jeff cannot be the villain, right? :)

I love the fact that the movie showed all possible deaths, but in the end everything was fine and dandy!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Shutter Island

Its one of those movies which you know is backed by a strong book. The story is powerful, and the actors have done a fantastic job - Leonardo in particular. I have started to like the Martin Scorsese - Leonardo Di Caprio combination!
I really cant write much about the movie without giving away its plot. This suspense thriller is a must watch!