Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Apne is watchable

There are just a few hindi movies which i miss watching in the first
couple of weeks and then he ahead to watch it in the third week. Apne
is one such movie and honestly i do not regret this decision. i went
in the theatre not taking with me very high expectations and i came
out quite satisfied.
In short apne is a movie about yesterday s boxing champion (played by
dharmendar) and how he wants his unfulfilled boxing dreams being
fulfilled by his sons (played by bobby deol and sunny deol).
Eventually as expected they come out victorious and give this movie a
happy ending.
The biggest problem with apne is the heavy dose of stereotyping which
this movie exposes us to. Why are the foreigners always cruel and
selfish , and indians always the other way round . In another in the
boxing ring bobby and sunny never actually look like boxers with the
extra kilos of flab on their bodies. In addition the scene in which
bobby's childhood handicap is fixed just by a simple fall on a bench.
This one was real hard to digest. In addition the heroines of the
movie have moving more to do other than just dancing and smiling.
The star of the movie is undoubtedly dharmendra who holds the movie
from the start till the end. Although i have never been a big fan of
dharmendra but have to admit that in this movie he still has enough
charm left to leave the viewer spellbound. Though at times the speech
is not too clear but is manageable.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Thank god its friday

Finally here comes the day of the week which we all wait for very eagerly the whole of the week. Any ideas what makes a friday evening so special and a monday morning so horrible ? As far as i believe its all in the mind. Any thoughts ?

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Turn your Mobile in an PC.... Morange

After losing my brand new Nokia 5300 (cmon' it was only 4 months old) I finally settled for Nokia 6233 this time primarily because of it's stereo sound speakers, but honestly I wasn't too impressed, though the phone is not that bad. Now that Airtel in Delhi is providing GPRS/EDGE facilities even in prepaid mobile I started searching for some java based Google talk chat application for mobile which might work on my Nokia Series 40 v3 phone.

After googling for the same for a while I came across a java app called morange which as per them converts the mobile into a full fledged PC. At first I was apprehensive as I had not heard about this application and wasn't too sure whether it would be safe to install it on the mobile or not. On further searching I visited it's official site and it looked kind of genuine.

Morange installed pretty smoothly on the mobile and it supported both HTTP connection and socket connection from the mobile (At the moment I guess Airtel in Delhi is just providing HTTP connection for prepaid). The features in the application are great right from support for google talk, yahoo messenger, msn, RSS readers, en email client that works over a HTTP connection, remote file access program for accessing files from the computer and so on. The application comes in standard edition and VIP edition . Standard edition does offer most of the stuff and with some payment ( I guess its around $30 per year if I am not wrong, kindly check with the website www.morange.com for the correct rates) you could opt for the VIP services.

Two days after using Morange I would like to recommend it to all the people out there like me.. who would like to convert their mobile handsets in a full fledged PC. Visit www.morange.com for more details.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

One Love - A magic woven by A.R. Rahman....

Some people are built up with a golden heart. Whatever they do does is nothing short of wonder, especially when it's gotta do something with a good cause. The person in discussion here is the great music maestro A.R . Rahman. In his debut film he did wonders with his patriotic song "Bharat Humko Jaan se Bhi Pyaara Hain.." followed by list of his patriotic songs or songs for a noble clause. "Vande Mataram" in my opinion is one of the greatest work of Rahman, followed by a beautiful adaptation of our National Anthem in "Bose - The forgotten hero." Patriosm wasn't left behind even in films like "The Legend of Bhagat Singh" .
In recent times Rahman composed an anthem for Tsunami victims, followed by "Pray for me Brother" for the support of A.R. Rahman foundation. Now after all this noble work A.R. Rahman had once again come up with what he does best - music, singing and that too for a noble cause. In support for "Vote for Taj" campaign Rahman has come up with a single "One Love" with mindblowing music and some great lyrics. To top it all its been released in 6 lanugages including Hindi, Tamil, Telgu, Kannada, Malyalam and Benglai and is definitely one of it's kind piece of art. The song actually transforms you into a land of love and really grows on you after a few listening.
So as usual A.R.Rahman gets a "thumbs up" for his great effort for his tribute to the one and only "Taj Mahal".