Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Dinosaur poster

I have to chip in about Abhishek Bachchan's Ford Fiesta billboards. Seriously what is it about ? A bored looking AB, giving awkward poses and towering over a tiny car. It is very similar to some Dinosaur movie poster. And as far as I can remember this is his first ad. How did he get it ? More like BigB was overloaded with his share and so passed on some of the ads to SmallB.
Abhishek Bachchan's Ford Fiesta
More pics here.

Oh btw, Amitabh Bachchan is down with colitis and hospitalized. I think it's all due to overwork. I wish him a speedy recovery and hopefully he takes a long holiday. Though yes, I will miss his movies for that duration.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Kind of Train

More Quizzes. And, this is more like it ! :)



You're the Hogwarts Express!

While you are revered and admired by many people around you, your main task in life is really just taking the kids to school. Nevertheless, this is a vital job and one that you manage with great gusto and more flair than most think is reasonable. You don't seem to have much sense of order or control over the kids while doing this, but you take the same predictable route every time. Next time, you really shouldn't let that shadowy hooded figure come along for the ride.


Take the Trains and Railroads Quiz at RMI Miniature Railroads.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Book quiz

Totally unbelievable ! I thought I might be some exotic book. But this ... Have to take these quizes with bucketful of salt.



You're The Dictionary!

by Merriam-Webster

You're one of those know-it-all types, with an amazing amount of knowledge at your command. People really enjoy spending time with you in very short spurts, but hanging out with you for a long time tends to bore them. When folks really need an authority to refer to, however, you're the one they seek. You're an exceptional speller and very well organized.


Take the Book Quiz at the Blue Pyramid.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

india calling

There's a new show on Star One "india calling". Promos are interesting, as any on Star bouquet. But I can't help feeling, these guys are trying to fill-in the gap left by Kareena Kareena. Mon to Wed 9:30 pm slot. Protagonist Chandni, a Punjabi working girl from Jallandar (Chandigarh, in case of KK). Directly speaking to camera. The first episode was ok, usual kind - considering that it was to give some background.

india calling


If Kareena Kareena was a comedy of errors, from the promos it feels like india calling is about office politics. Ya, going by the good track record of Star One, this one might just work !

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Garam Masala

Akshay Kumar and John Abraham in Garam MasalaWatched Garam Masala 6 hours ago. It was good. Considering I was watching a movie in theatre with friends, after a long time. The movie was good, I mean.

Among the song, my favorites are Ada, simply for the way Sonu Nigam plays around with the word. And Garam Masala, for the rap part of it and more importantly for the signature tune, the whistling type. Very catchy and smile inducing.

Well, the movie is about Makhrand or Mac (Akshay) and Shyam or Sam (John Abraham) and their jugglery. Paresh Rawal plays their cook, who bears with it all. Which means tremendous scope for face contortions, especially when he has to keep his mouth shut. He had the minimum dialogues, which is a waste considering his part in Hera Pheri. Other characters come & go. Oh the girls. Ya they all looked good in their air-hostess uniform, which was expected of them.

Akshay Kumar and John AbrahamThe movies moves so fast that there is no time to think about morals or ethics part. Plagiarism and debauchery is not an issue. Stopping the ‘Bangkok flight’ from opening the middle room door is. Akshay’s emotional cycle is the high point of comedy here. One moment he is cursing and next he is a giggling, sweet talking jerk. Abraham is the manipulative goof here. He executes it well with his looks alright, but he’s got a lot to learn. And the living room sofa ! My my ! Everybody trips the sofa, all the time. The only disgusting part was the way cook dumps food in the bin. Okay okay it’s a comedy, plus they don’t show the actual food; so it’s ok. Priyadarshan, as usual, delivers a paisa vasool

The movie was two and a half hour long, but the whole thing felt like 5 minutes !

And oh, the parting shot of the movie - now that's delicious. Not to be missed !

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

Wonderfalls

I say, why do I have to discuss my favourite serials after they are gone ? Yesternight I rushed through the dinner and parked myself in front of the TV for 10pm show of Wonderfalls. And boom ! they show some silly filler. Pst.

Well I hope they come back with the next season. But from what Google tells me, there was no next season. Shame.

I had been skeptical during the promos, but the very first episode got me hooked. Fabulous background music. I don't catch the lyrics, but the sounds are always apt. The star of this show is Caroline Dhavernas. Straight hair, shining eyes and eyebrows flying all over the face. Its about Jaye Taylor, to whom suddenly, all the figurines with faces start talking ! I specially like the therapist's book-reading monkey, which always goes "Eye Love you". Cute. Incredulous & resisting as she was initially, by 6th episode she starts working on their instructions in almost auto mode. Even 'staple her shoe-lace to wall'. She needs to do what they ask her to, no matter what the intepretation. Or they nag & nag her.

I think the fun here, is that, it is very adventurous, in a limited setup. No exotic locals or characters. Just Jaye Taylor, her family, friends and Niagara Falls.

Anyway now, the SaveWonderFalls guys share my enthu. They have put up a good lot of info about this show. And here a really really good review if you want to know more.

Monday, November 7, 2005

Happy Diwali

Wow ! I am back from my week long vacation. Had been to my in-laws to celebrate Diwali. Belated, but

Wishing you all a very Happy Deepavali and Health, Wealth & Prosperity in the coming year !!!






Well, I was lucky Chennai was dry on Friday. I was very apprehensive when I left from here on thursday night. Cause all types of news said it was pouring like mad out there. But I made it safely to Raipur by evening.

And I must go ga-ga over Chattisgarh. Its such a beautiful place ! I felt the same way when I visited it for the first time four years ago. Forests & farms, just the sights. Last time it was by train. This time I got an arieal view. And again, I have to say it was beautiful. Different from all other arieal views. More open areas. A complete patchwork quilt, in different hues of Green. Amazing.