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February 2008

Gaana of the week (Jaaneman)

Jaan-E-Mann was a very different film and told in a very novel fashion. The use of colour and visuals is very impressive though the plot seemed cliched. The movie suffered more than it should have for being pitted against SRK‘s ‘Don‘ for a Diwali/Eid release. Anu Malik however did a good job with the music […]

Ad of the week (Complan)

Complan has been part of every growing kid”s diet. The ‘I’m a Complan boy’ was one of the most famous ad campaigns to which later the ‘I’m a Complan girl’ was added. Krish Srikanth was also roped in as a brand ambassador and they ran a similar campaign on the lines of Kapil Dev‘s ‘Boost’. […]

In lamhon ke daaman mein…….

It’s not everyday that you come across a movie of epic proportions, but then most of them are plagued by the burden of heavy expectations. Ashutosh Gowariker’s latest offering ‘Jodha Akbar‘ sadly falls into the same league. The promos, music and the big names ensured that the movie had a monstrous opening on the weekend […]

Gaana of the week (Dil hi dil mein)

‘Dil Hi Dil Main‘ was another of A.M.Rathnam‘s futile attempts to ride on the back of A.R.Rahman‘s music. Made Initially as ‘Kadhalar Dinam‘ in Tamil and later dubbed in Telugu as ‘Premikula Roju’, the movie starred a Barbie-looking Sonali Bendre and a the late Kunal Singh sporting a girlie hairdo. Nothings worth writing bout the […]

Ad of the week (Sumeet)

No Indian kitchen is complete without the ‘Sumeet mixer & grinder‘, often known as the ‘mixie’. Designed specifically for the asian market this food processor ruled the 90’s. Though there were other entrants in the segment such as Singer, Butterfly and a few others, but none came close to beat the ‘sumeet mixie’ in value […]

To grade or not to grade…….

P.H.D Comics is the only comic strip I subscribe to and accept that I am not cool enough to read popular ones like Dilbert, Calvin & Hobbes etc simply because I can’t relate to them. I was never a fan of comic strips though I still remember the joy in snatching the Economic Times from […]

Gaana of the week (Sarfarosh)

Sarfarosh is one such movie that you can watch anytime irrespective how many times you’ve seen it before. Released in 1999 every song in the album went on to be played by every music channel to this day. Brilliantly directed by John Mathew Matthan at a time when tensions were flaring, the movie was a […]

Vaazhthugal – A crash course in tamizh…….

Saw the so-called blockbusters of the tamizh pongal bonanza back to back this weekend and I’m glad to have survived the ordeal. Tamizh cinema has often succumbed to hero worship and the new releases of the season plunge to an all new low. I hope this and the previous two posts, serve as an early […]

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Movies, Matter, Satire