Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The power of 3 words!

Wait, wait, not those 3 words... I am talking of "Poore pachaas hajaar". Amongst the supporting characters in Sholay, Sambha shot to fame immediately. But do you know, he said only 3 words in the entire movie? Yes he did! watch the movie one more time. I am sure he might have said those 3 life changing words million times throughout his life.

Sholay was Mac Mohan's 12th movie. He has acted in 156 movies till date. In his recent movie "Luck By Chance", his only dialog was: "Poore pachaas hajaar"!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Intellectual or dumb? Watch Sakharam Binder

I saw this play with such great interest only to realize that I am too dumb to understand and appreciate the intellectual capabilities of the play writer and what his characters had to portray. Written by Vijay Tendulkar, this play was initially banned in India but translated in various languages and played at theaters in NY, Europe, etc. Marathi version had Sayagi Shinde and Sonali Kulkarni, both my favourite actors(English version was played by Sarita Choudhury and Bernard White in 2004). While most part of the play is very interesting and extremely indulging, it had the traits of great art work, which is: incomplete or abstract. Yes, for me the play ends abruptly without conclusion. For me Sonali Kulkarni for the first time was not at her best. she over acted in many scenes... Sayagi Shinde is a master actor, he should get an oscar or something. Wish the ending was better, but thats only me. I have no rights to criticize the work of a great playwright.

Above: Original poster of Sakharam Binder (Should be 1972 when it was first performed):

Monday, September 14, 2009

Ramu on the spree to defy himself: Agyaat

Phoonk, Bhoots, Naach, Aag and now Agyaat...

"Agar Ramu ka koi dushman hai too wo hai Ramu khud", is probably what he must be saying in filmy e-style after the release of his recent ramu-flop. Yes "ramu-flop", because "flop" or "super-flop" seems pale in front of what his movies do at box-office or where ever they play... No one reported but I am sure many might have broken there TV sets or committed suicide after watching Agyaat. I wonder who dare to watch or play such movie in Cinema Theater.

The story:


Above statement is the story of that movie. Yes blank! There is no story. There is no script, no direction, no acting, no real songs, no nothing... A bunch of cinema crew keep walking in an forest for the duration of the movie until most of them encounter random death; and when your brain reach the point of frustration ramu ends the movie saying, rest will be revealed in part 2!

My take on this movie:

Ramu gathered a bunch of new comers and asked them to contribute money for a Jungle picnic. As the collection exceeded his budget, he spends the excess money doping himself. Drugged ramu ended up shooting home videos of his jungle trip. At the end of his trip (still doped) he edits his clippings and releases it as Agyaat.

Ramu will eventually end up in gunnies book or win an special category Oscar for most unique and weird flops. I remember, when I saw Road I fought with my friends and explained them how Ramu's perspective is different, bla, bla... Then Naach happened and my entire frame of Ramu's image broke and shattered into pieces. He made Abhishekh Batchan, the son of Amitabh Batchan + Jaya and the grand son of ...(okay I dont want to mention a great man’s name here) literally crawl on the floor like an earthwork with salt over him. This guy has powers to convince big names to act for his movies. What surprises me even further is that Ramu has the guts to defend himself. He does not hesitate to say that all the -ve reviewers are fools; and that he fails to understand why his movies flop! Damn not a single taker on this planet... He should start a film institute and amongst other things groom his students to understand and appreciate his movie.

Chaddi Girl:

aka nisha aka priyanka kothari. What's wrong with this girl? Is she obsessed by or caged by a mad man? Can she not see the outcome of her work (or whatever it is)? She has shed every single of cloth permitted by the sensor board, yet she has not reached any where. Like Mumbai bars, she even changed her name, but no result. Suggestion to nisha, get away from ramu... I dont know what you are good for, but your path is certainly that of destruction... not your, our!


Ramu has mastered the jungle. Ever since the movie Jungle, ramu has used the woods in numerous films. Being a nature lover myself, I can appreciate the way Ramu portrays the Jungle... but then this is not NGC documentary. The most creative part of Agyaat was the weird and spooky trees. Ramu certainly has eye for trees, who else can boast such talent?

Camera angles:

I remember a scene where the camera started moving from top of a water fall and continued all the way down. There were many such weired obsure camera movements and angles. If some one would had shot the camera man filming in all such difficult positions, that would had been another movie in its own right.

What he writes on his blog:

"AGYAAT was designed as a concept on whether I as a director can through the use of just sound efx, background music and camera movements create a being just in the imagination of the audience and not show it at all"

Now that is called as fooling the audience. Ramu has certainly taken the audience for granted. Come on, people do experiments and research, but they don’t package and market the result as finished product to the junta. My advice to ramu: play with your camera, puppets and idea but at least seek some unbiased third or second opinion before releasing or calling it as “movie”.


I won’t be surprised if Ramu's next movie is Tarzen remake, as he already has discovered and mastered all the ingredients required for such movie: Jungle, new comers who would do anything for vada pav, local pass and Rs 20 per day, A sizzling dumb girl, and lots of animal sound (as he cannot afford real animal).

Why did I post my thoughts? Because I wanted to get them out of my head... Watch the movie, it is certainly thought provoking, in a diffrent way!

Friday, February 13, 2009

The most hilarious english desi video

This is a hilarious dance video from Dorairaj Bhagawan's 1978 Kannada film 'Operation Diamond Rocket' starring movie superstar Raj Kumar.

The lyrics go...
'If you come today.. its too early
If you come tomorrow.. its too late!
You pick the timeeeeeee
tick tick tick tick.'

If you die laughing, please don't blame me...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

India TV sucks!

Can you believe this crap? This piece of news is about a love triangle between a tiger and a tigress (who is 3 years older)... India TV is the pits... This same junka*s television news channel played what seems like a "hoax" call with a terrorist during the 26/11 terrorist attack in Mumbai. Barkha Dutt should join this news channel... It would be a match made in heaven!