Barfi!

Barfi!

Barfi!

Francis Ford Coppola, creator of the cult classic series ‘The Godfather’ once quoted “any movie which breaks your heart, stays with you the longest.” Barfi does exactly that and much more. It breaks your heart and then glues it all back. Ranbir Kapoor shows you once again what a fine actor he is. After Rocket Singh, Barfii is another offbeat script that Ranbir choose. Kudos and I wish he keeps doing that. Not that I complain, but it was refreshing to see Ileana do more than to just shake her sexy hips and flaunt her vital stats. A very good debut indeed! As an autistic, Priyanka will impress you.  The tunes and the background score by Pritam gel very well with the movie. Let’s hope these aren’t all copied 😉 .

Sure it is inspired and borrows from a lot of sources, but in one word Barfi! is amazing. It will make you laugh, it will make you sad and then you’ll leave the theater with a smile on your face :). Go watch it!

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stupid is as stupid does

During the past week, after watching a myriad of dud movies I watched a stunner. Forrest Gump. I loved this movie, especially the screenplay. The way tom hanks keeps achieving awesomeness is amazing. Every decision he makes is rated stupid. But in his own words “stupid is as stupid does” and every time he manages to create a sensation. The movie starts with Tom Hanks being a cripple but by quarter time he is an all American football star and by half time an American war hero. In the second half he becomes a national celebrity then a Gazillionaire and by the climax stands as an inspiration for many, just by running and running and more running.

The journey may sound extraordinary but it is portrayed in a very simple and fresh manner. Another good thing about this movie is it never uses the concept of “right time at the right place”. This would’ve made us feel that the hero is just lucky and nothing more but what we experience is much deeper. To keep it simple, it is just a movie about a not-so-ordinary man who does not-so-ordinary things and achieves the extraordinary and never realizes it.

As long as you become a successful sports star, a war hero, a national celebrity, a source of inspiration and a Gazillionaire who cares if you are stupid. I don’t :D.

Ps 1) dud movies include varudu, kites and prince

Ps 2) Cameroon diaz should quit acting. It is very difficult to watch her for two whole hours. I still don’t understand how she looked so sexy in the mask. BTW knight and day is just another popcorn flick. A DVD watching should be good enough.

3 movies and a bike

Prince of Persia

POP

disclaimer: I am definitely an aficionado to the fantasy genre, so my review might be a little biased :D.

Even though this movie boasted of all the ingredients that make a good fantasy movie, I had my reservations as the protagonist resembled CM PUNK 😀 (i hate this wrestler and his style and I am prejudiced :|). But as we (my cousin and I) were unable to get any  tickets for Vedam or Rajneeti and also as I was desperate to watch a movie in the theatre we decided to go for this one.  Unexpectedly this movie turned out to be quite good. Sure, the action could have been better and they could have got a better looking princess but I didn’t mind as

  • The plot was good
  • Acting was fine and
  • Special Affects where amazing

So, my take on the movie is that it is worth a watch. My rating for this one is 8/10 .

Shutter Island

shutter island

Any movie with Leonado DiCaprio most probably

  • would be a very good movie and
  • the hero dies in that movie (Departed, Titanic & Blood Diamond)

Sure, even this movie was good even though the hero does not die. The plot is very complicated and might leave the viewers confounded (you don’t understand which part is reality and which part is imagination, not until the end).

Every one might not like this movie but my according to my opinion, definitely worth a watch ( a good sound system and subtitles might just make your experience better :D). My rating for the movie is 8/10.

Vedam

vedam

Krish impresses us again. Gamyam is good but I feel it is a bit overrated (except for naresh’s performance) but with vedam krish deserves a big pat on his shoulder. With someone given as much footage as Manchu Manoj I don’t think if his role is qualified to be called a guest appearance. As far as the five stories are concerned only two of them made me feel for the roles. One is Cable Raju‘s and the other is that of the Weaver. These two stories made me feel that reality sucks (period). As far as the other three stories are concerned, they are ok types. We’ve already seen similar characters, so they don’t leave a mark. Like Prakash Raj’s role in khadgam (for Manoj Bachpai’s character). Overall this movie is definetly new for tollywood audience and for sure is a multi-starrer 😀 (if you take manchu manoj as a star).

In both of krish’s movies one character over shadows the rest. Like Naresh in Gamyam and Arjun in Vedam.  If this is the trend then I am sure the stars would be eager to grab that role in his next venture 🙂 . My take on the movie is that Vedam is a level up for telugu cinema. I rate it 9/10.

Thunderbird Twinspark

thunderbird

The day after I joined in job I borrowed my colleague’s royalenfield for a day. This particular bike is a beast. If not for the button start, back ache is going to be for sure a side effect. But once you get going, riding this one feels awesome. The constant bullet rhythm echoing as you ride is definitely going to turn heads. Trust me, I got the bike in IIIT and I am sure people were curious 😀 (unfortunately couldn’t spot any girls 😉 to show off ). Even though this is a great bike, from my observations I could find a few weak links

  • The engine gets very hot within a few minutes of riding. If you are not careful you might end up  getting your flip-flops stuck to the bike :P.
  • Low mileage
  • If you are new to riding a cruiser then your elbows get cramped. Hopefully that shouldn’t be a problem once riding becomes regular.
  • Low pickup. Once you are in the 5th gear speed is not a problem, but you can’t compare its pickup with a pulsar, cbz, karizma or yamaha bike.
  • Very costly if you want to buy one.

This classic has its advantages too

  • Apt for long drives
  • In these contemporary times where every one of the bacha log seems to be riding a pulsar/karizma, royalenfield can help you make a mark
  • If you are fan of bullet’s beat, then this asset can become a source for immense satisfaction :D.

Ps 1) Pacnhakshari is pure torcher. Avoid it at all costs.

Ps 2) My first week at job was great. Still no work assigned :).

Ps 4) I have one more week’s stay at oysters suites near madhapur police station. If your flat is nearby do meet me.

Ps 5) Got myself the raavan (abhishek bachan’s hairdo) look today :D. My parents hate it.