Sunday, November 27, 2005
Monday, November 21, 2005
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Movies + Technology
Crash (English): Stars Brendan Fraser, Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon among several others. I really liked the concept of the movie. The movie revolves around a crash and how that intertwines with the lives of the people involved in it. It addresses a lot of racism that happens in the day-to-day lives of the people involved in the crash. The movie's been directed very well, it reminds me of the spanish movie Amores Perres, which also has a similar concept. The hindi picture Yuva (Ayudha Ezhuthu in Tamil) was rumored to have been lifted from this spanish film.
Majaa (Tamil): Stars Vikram, Asin, Pasupathy, Mannivannan and Vadivel. An alright watch, the movie doesnt have a solid story nor good music - both are just average and to a certain extent predictable and so-so. Begins ok, but then drags a lot.
Back to my favorite stuff, Technology:
Xbox 360 is getting released this Tuesday in the US. It's got a solid spec. and a good amount of expectation from a lot of gamers, let's see how it fares. Hopefully the jumpstart that it's got ahead of PS3 gives it an edge. And I was so glad to find out the other day that Halo 3 is going to be released sometime next year (most likely along with PS3's release to compete with it).
Got a DVR along with my TV and I truly feel that this is one of the best inventions in Electronics in the past decade. This unshackles you from the TV schedule and lets you record programs, at your will, that you might not usually watch because of the timings. Plus you dont have to watch the ads, you can forward them at the press of a button. And you dont have to wake up early on a weekend to watch your favorite shows. I think this will become a household item pretty soon.
Wireless Keyboard & Mouse:
I am typing this post from my wireless keyboard and using my Tv as a monitor. How's that for technological advancement?!
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Hot new Hindi music releases!
Neal N Nikki: Was eagerly awaiting this release, after I read that this was being directed (MD) by Salim-Sulaiman(these guys did Kaal and several Indi-Pop songs including Viva, Asmaan, Style Bhai). But after listening to it a few times, didnt like all of the songs. Just a couple of them: Halle Re is good, and so is Neal N Nikki - Naughty Mix - although the lyrics in this song is complete crap.
Shaadi No.1: Ayashi Ayashi is a cool song. Really liked the beats in that song.
Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena: Most of the songs are good disco numbers. The latest trend in bollywood seems to be remix as part of soundtracks(it's become more popular with Pritam's songs).
Dil Jo Bhi Kahey: SEL's latest, includes some good songs, including the title song and C'est La vie(has some fresh music). Others in the album are good as well.
Aashiq Banaya Aapne: Himesh's come a long way. His recent ones are more peppy and has better beats. His earlier ones used to be the same old stuff that others used to make. He's now making a very noticeable distinction.
Chocolate: Pritam's done some excellent compositions in this album. Khalish is a good listen with it's rock music base. Halka Halka Sa and the remix version is also good. And a good rendition of the all-famous Zahreeli Raatein. Mummy is a good song as well, although the lyrics doesnt make it all that good. Bheegi bheegi is a likeable song too.