Sunday, May 08, 2005

Kaal movie review and the weekend

Saw the hindi movie Kaal (Stars Ajay Devgan, John Abraham, Isha Deol, Vivek Oberoi and Lara Dutta - SRK and Malaika make a cameo role in a song). This is a pretty decent movie, and a very thrilling one. The background music during the entire length of the movie keeps it very thrilling. The story is also pretty decent, although I felt the ending could have been a bit better. But liked the role of Kalli (Ajay Devgan), he seems to perfectly fit that role quite easily. I am beginning to feel that he could be the next Amitabh Bachchan, not just because of this movie but his acting has been quite convincing and almost seemless with the atmosphere of the movie, quite often. Music, as I had already reviewed it here is quite different and refreshing (most of them are techno based).

One more weekend is gone :-)

Have you ever had food in a silver bowl? I did on friday at a friend's place. Don't remember if I have ever had it before, but this was quite unique. Had Kesari in a "Velli Kinnum" (Silver bowl).

Finally finished my defensive driving course for the speeding ticket that I got (took it over the internet), and managed to pass it.

And there's been a lot of good music both in Tamil and hindi - most of them are very refreshing and original. Will post seperately on them.

16 Comments:

Blogger Akruti said...

Remember "annaprasana" the new born baby is first time made to eat food,they do it in a silver bowl:) and then the bowl is kept forever.i still have the small bowl from which i eat Payasam on my birthday:))))
And i have seen many who eat in silver plates daily.we do it on festival days.
Abt Kaal,Ajay fits any role,u r right,but what happened to him,did u watch a new ad with Kajol and him for a fridge,gosh,he looks as if he is back from a prolonged illness.

Sunday, May 08, 2005 10:54:00 PM  
Blogger Matter Mahadevan said...

Dude - just read ur ticket blog, reminded me off my first speeding ticket that i got on my way back from DC to Michigan :)
Happy driving

Hari

Sunday, May 08, 2005 11:46:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Neelima
Maybe my parents did that when I was born (I think they do it also during the marriage ceremonies). Silver plates on a daily basis would lose its charm completely.

Unfortunately, we dont get to see those good stuff in the other part of the hemisphere. We depend a lot on the internet (and friends like you) to keep us uptodate :-) I will try and see if I can find that ad on the internet.

MM,
Was off guard that time, and was the only guy on the road, it was unavoidable :-)

Monday, May 09, 2005 12:50:00 AM  
Blogger Sangeeta said...

although I felt the ending could have been a bit better. I have been feeling the same about lots of movies I've watched recently..White Noice, Black..Me thinks they are so stoned or too tired towards the end and they just wanna wrap the whole thing up and that botches up the endings:(

Monday, May 09, 2005 2:24:00 AM  
Blogger Akruti said...

The ad is for Whirlpool.And u r right,silver or steel,all of us end up eating food.I dont think everyday u need them,well,it depends on attitudes

Monday, May 09, 2005 12:23:00 PM  
Blogger Jag said...

Can't wait to see the film now - thanks for the tip!

Never eaten from silver bowl - but steel plenty of times.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 3:38:00 AM  
Blogger Shyam said...

We used to dine off silver plates at my grandma's, during special functions and religious ceremonies, but my grandpa ALWAYS used silver plates and tumblers. I cant say that the food tasted any different - silver or steel, my grandma's cooking was fabulous! :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 1:53:00 PM  
Blogger saranyan said...

dude, have filter coffee in "velli davara tumbler"...its amazing :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Vinod Isaac said...

speeding ticket in Chicago? I got one three years back. Ever since tried to drive more safely. :)

Vinod Isaac
http://vinodisaac.com
http://jcsearch.com/blogs/vinisaac

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 9:26:00 AM  
Blogger satosphere said...

I have eaten on a silver plate thoh - the special one that is usually reserved for poojas on auspicious days!
Does the food taste any different?

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 10:56:00 AM  
Blogger Praveen said...

VinodG blog-la paarunga, vaaru vaarunu vaari irukkan padatha :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 3:11:00 PM  
Blogger Sebastian said...

Just did a post on the Pune traffic. And now i read that you get a speeding ticket.Must be Preparing for the US GP :)

http://controlc.blogspot.com

Thursday, May 12, 2005 5:48:00 AM  
Blogger Srikar said...

the movie is pretty bad. It looks like one of those lame hollywood copies ...

Thursday, May 12, 2005 9:54:00 AM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Sangeeta,
Ha ha ha :-) Surprised to see Black in that blacklist of movies?!

Neelima,
The charm wades off, is my opinion on that :-)

Jag,
I like my stainless steel plate much better than the porcelain ones, but unfortunately only porcelain can be used in microwaves :-)

Shyam,
Royal Familynnu sollunga :-)
That's true, grandmoms usually cook much better than moms. My grandmother cooks much better than my mother :-)

Saranyan,
Velliya? Stainless steel is my favorite.

Vinod,
After a temporary speed check on my driving, it is now back to my normal ways :-)

Satosphere,
It's just the mindset, that makes the difference. :-)

Praveen,
Paathen paathen. I dont think it's that bad. It's a pretty decent movie, except for the ending.

Sebastian,
Very actively :-)

Srikar,
Hmmm, lots of people are crying against it, though I liked the thrill in it.

Monday, May 16, 2005 9:53:00 PM  
Blogger Badri said...

this week 'naina' is releasing and is touted to be good.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 12:32:00 AM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Badri,
Hopefully they make it a good watch.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 8:48:00 PM  

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