Saturday, July 26, 2008

Books



I've now started reading books to kill time in class.

First, made a mistake by starting off with 'The Three Mistakes of my Life' by Chetan Bhagat. I think this is the worshest book i've read ever.

I borrowed the book from a friend, just to check if CB was worth all the hype he generates around here.

He sucks.

I know this sounds a little 'too much'; I really think i can write rant better than him. When 'I' start feeling this way, the guy has really screwed up, right ?


Next, i moved on to 'The God of Small Things' by Arundhati Roy.

Very Impressive and i should say this book 'high level', In all my life I don't ever remember rereading lines over and over to understand the meaning. I even had to look up a few words on the online dictionary after i got back home. The narration style is simply awesome methinks, i sometimes found myself smiling for no reason at all. Everything about this book is awesome.

Pliss read if you can, and you'll not be disappointed. I promise.


Next up for class reading, The Lord of The Rings, my sister has all the three volumes in a single book ( must be atleast 4-5 inches thick), the wonly prob is i'll have to carry it to college everyday. Also its going to be a little difficult to hide a book of this size when class is on. Anyways ..

btw, any book suggestions ? Pliss leave a comment.

I'm thinking i'll read Archer's 'Kane and Abel' after this. Wot think ?

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

A.R.R's 'Sakkarakatti' music...

... very Himesh Reshamiya-like. Loud and screechy. Sucks..

Also, this happens to be post #100 on my blog.

Edit: On repeated hearing i find that, two tracks - 'Chinnama' and 'Elay' are actually good. Listening them on loop from evening, sounds like the only A.R.R tracks in the album. All other songs i'm sure were outsourced to Himesh Reshamiya.

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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na



Reason i went to see JTYJN on Saturday - ARR's music, Genelia D'souza and Aamir Khan Productions ( in that order). What i got was just an ' okay' bollywood teen flick . But then the superawesome music and the cool main characters kinda made up for all the general drabness.

A few general points.

- I find it very difficult to appreciate the humor in the movie ( i understand the lines .. no prob) but i just can't seem to sync with the crowd when it comes to laugh outs ( very few good ones in the movie actually).

Imagine this .. Everyone in the theater bursts out laughing for a scene which you don't find even mildly humorous. And for other scenes where you think there is a real subtle, laugh-worthy humor the crowd totally ignores it, and you have to check your burst out in milli-seconds to stop embarrassing yourself.

- The movie has a slew of guest appearances, Naseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal, Sohail and Arbazz Khan. I hated them all, too loud, jarring.. so irritating. I understand that Bollywood is one big brotherhood and all that, but this many needless 'guest appearances' is not necessary methinks.

- The movie gets very slow in the second half, sometimes it looks as if the film is moving in slow motion by mistake, every character on screen takes his/her own sweet time to deliver their lines and they talk at 5 words per min, take a small power nap before they react to lines and damn even they start moving slow. Bugging ..

- The only adjective that comes up when I think 'Genelia' is Sweet.

More later..

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