Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Wednesday - review

This in in continuation of my posts on movie reviews. Earlier I wrote a review on a Marathi film Valu and some Hollywoood movie reviews on Gung Ho and Journey to the center of Earth . Must see short Hindi movie covering a different perspective of past decade bomb blasts in India.
The movie is about an incident which happens on a Wednesday. The plot revolves around a common man who makes the entire police department run wih the help of a mobile phone.

Two powerful actors - Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah dominate the show.

The Times of India describes it as "it is an intelligent diatribe against terrorism"

I will not go into details of the movie here as that may spoil the thrill in the movie.

Movie lasts approximately 90-100 minutes with no "item numbers" or songs.

My recommendations:
Acting: A
Story: A
See in a theater: Not neccessary

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Journey to the center of Earth - review

Brandon Fraser starts in this 3D sci-fi thriller, the journey for which starts on the surface of earth and then lands in an exciting new world at the crust of earth.

The unexplained disappearance of his brother lands Brandon Fraser in this journey to the center of a volcano. In there, along with his nephew and young Hannah they travel through unconquered territories and ride in roller coaster.

Effects of 3D are pretty cool at times with birds and water making their entry with a splash and a sound.

Some science effects and law of physics are applied at different stages to make it closer to a sci-fi.

Imagination its at it best to relate what goes on miles beneath our surface.

Hannah Asgeirsson is good at times but somehow the romance that blossoms miles beneath the surface of earth seemed little awkward.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Hindi guitar songs continued

This is in continuation of my earlier post on hindi guitar posts . Latest update on guitar songs. Thanks to online video sharing particularly and thanks to NikGp.

Lately I have been using and a lot for the same. I use to play the guitarrred song on the background. Gives me a sense of what people are playing.

I have been concentrating on the bollywood tracks. Here the recent ones that have been lovely.
1.Kaisi paheli jindgaani from Parineeta .

2. Thanks to Nikgp who gave a fantastic guitar tutorial.
Maa Guitar chords from the movie : Taare Zameen Par
Mitwa guitar chords from the movie: Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Valu - the bull

The village 'Kusavde' came to light with the launch of Valu. 'Valu' is a recent Marathi movie directed by Umesh Kulkarni.

The movie is definitely a watch for Marathi movie lovers. This movie gives a glimpse of rural Maharashtra movies starting from the chief of the village to its everyday people.

Valu, also called 'Durkya' is the main hero of the movie who has been a troublemaker for Kusavde.

Atul Kulkarni stars as forest officer. His acting has been good at places but sometimes the use of too much English in his Marathi vocabularly makes one thing is he really a government 'fauuurest' officer.

Some funny scenes of the movie include dialogues by Mohan Agashe stating that even donkeys of the town had participated in the battle of Panipat.

Typical village scenes where things move slowly have also been showed.

Whenever the camera focuses on 'Valu' the music producer has introduced a new tunes which sounds catchy.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Gung Ho - Review

Within movies watched this week is the one suggested on NPR. This movie was suggested on NPR based on current weakening in the US auto industry and take over by the Japanese auto makers. What makes the Japanese autos superior to their US counterparts.

"Gung Ho" , the comedy movie takes you to a cultural clash between American automakers who have Japanese bosses.

One noticeable difference is that the Japanese have work higher up in their priority listthan family quite reverse to a typical American.

Another difference is 90% accuracy vs. a 100% accuracy.
Watch this movie to see who wins the battle of "family first or work first".

Michael Keaton plays Hunt Stevenson.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Plants update

Unfortunately the marigold gave up the torturous Florida heat and shed all its flowers and its energy. We will replace it with some other one. Vinca might be suitable in Florida summer /rainy season.

Friday, May 2, 2008

How to grow Marigold, Vinca, Begonia and Red Kidney Beans

Growing plants in Florida could be easy as well as challenging. We got few "how to grow" plants tips from family members.
Our first experiment with plants started with marigold and Red Kidney Beans.

The first layer in the shoveling process started with some white sand and a lot of white stones. Once we got past that we filled it with some top soil and manure mixture and then followed by healthy marigold plants.
Seeing our neighbors loose their marigolds due to inadequate watering we adopted the care taking approach of watering atleast twice a day.
Red Kidney beans (Rajma) were different. They started with soaking the beans in water for a day and using the oven to let it dry overnight and more and letting it sprout. We used some old pots and planted the Rajma's in them. No developments for the first few days other than some green sprouts. In a few days the Rajmas were up and growing.

Since these grow as creepers we need to think where we can grow them.

Last week we then planted some Vinca and Begonia. The process continues. I will post pictures to note the progress.

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