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JOHN RAMBO


I have had a real hard time downloading a DVD rip print of JOHN RAMBO. Waking up at 2 am ,yes 2 in the morning ,after sleeping at 1:30 is not easy and thanks to the poor service from the BSNL i cant even rely them for a infallible net connection ,so that i could happily switch off the monitor and give some rest to my eyes . Not having an unlimited connection has really some disadvantages 😦 . Worse , due to the connection faliure somehwere in Mediterranean sea the downloading speed was so slow that it took 3 days for me to downlaod it completely. Imagined getting up at 2 continuously for three days . ???

ALL for a movie where u have a guy as invincible as , i mean i cant imagine , who almost single handedly finishes off a whole military battalion . Believe me watching the movie was an arduous job even then downloading it . Being a huge fan of the other 3 prequels i was expecting ,if not a better one , a movie that would be as entertaining as the previous ones. But the movie turned out to be a big disappointment for me yet again.My chemistry with movies isn’t going well at all.This is my third consecutive review that is negetive 🙂

Violence is something that is obvious with all sylvester movies but this one was different .The previous versions of rambo had a strong story line where he completed the mission alone but they looked plausible if not possible due to the intelligent script.But this movie looked more like a documentry that has been shot to show the miserable life of people in burma suffer. Most of the movie is about killing people with guns , bombs or by some other means . you can see bodies being torn into pieces almost in every frame.

There was a time where i cant even see whats happening in the movie .I agree the nights are supposed to be like that but originality upto this extent where you cant even see what the actors are doing is silly .

Stallone carries the same weired expression in his face throughout the whole movie which u can see in the poster above it seemed like he was angry with the crew or something 😀 .The movie’s climax was as expected – rambo massacres 1000 army men with one gun ofcourse a big one 😛 . The climax has been shot with intense graphic like body parts flying , well some scenes reminded me of the movie ” SAVING PRIVATE RYAN ” .

Here is the story line —

SPOILER ALERT

Twenty years after the last film in the series, John Rambo is staying in northern Thailand, where works as a Boat man. Civil war still continues to take thousands of life in burma which rambo seems to have ignored since the last 20 years .

A group of human rights missionaries arrive at thailand to seek help from rambo to guide them upto the burma border. Sarah (JULIE BENZ) and Michael Bennett (PAUL SCHULZE) ask rambo to help which rambo denies first as in earlier movies 😛 . but then finally accepts .The missonaries after going to the village get trapped .

Arthur Marsh (KEN HOWARD) asks rambo again to help the embassy to find the missionaries along with some hired mercenaries .How he saves the missionaries is the rest of the story. 😀

 

You might wanna check out my other Reviews – :

Enthiran Review

The Dark Knight

Roadside romeo

Happy Days

Billa

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BHEEMA REVIEW


 BHEEMA
Just came back watching the Movie “BHEEMA” in mayajaal complex 😛 and after 3 hours of non stop violence i was quite relieved to be out of the theater .Well ,i had written a review on billa earlier for which i was bombarded with some rash comments from ajith fans .So this time i am not expecting any softness from vikram fans 🙂 .
I am a great admirer of vikram so i was anticipating this movie from a long long time .The movie is about three main things – Violence ,violence and violence.SO light hearted girls please stay away from the movie :p but ofcourse you could got to watch the movie just for vikram 🙂 .He was the only life of the movie.As always, he played his role with perfection.
The movie revolves around shekhar(vikram) ,a thug who joins the gang od chinna (prakash raj).As usual their is a rival group (raghuvaran’s) which has a stronghold over the city.Shekhar single handedly fights and acquires the control for his master prakash raj.This is the main story line and ofcourse trisha comes inbetween every now and then for the obvious romance track . According to me trisha’s role was total useless  in the script but an unexpected climax gives some justice to her role 😛 .The director wants to give some message at the end  but for me the climax sounded as if the story writer was out of any ideas and was finding it difficult to end the story so the dirctor ended all the roles abruptly and that was the end (this is meant to be a spoiler for all of you who have not seen the movie ,I just saved your 100 bucks :D).
Songs are good if not great .But i was totally exasperated while watching the item song done by sherin.Was that meant to end some spice to the movie??If it was, Director made the worst mistake by picking up sherin who was finding it difficult to even shake her hips .OMG!! who would call that as a dance .Though sherin is HOT still ,an item number is too much for her 😛 .
Backround music was awesome for almost all the scenes.Fights sequences were something that were larger than life ,just unbeleivable, but the way vikram did them made it look great.Raghuvaran’s perfaormance as a villain was just infallible.HAd a short but crisp role.
On the whole the movie was OK ,not more than that ,dint live upto its expectations.Except vikram’s performance there was nothing much in it.

BILLA – REVIEW !!


Almost after ages i had decided to watch a Ajit movie and it all ended up in a big big disappointment. Yes, you heard me right , i m repenting now for this one wrong decision. You may be wondering why the hell is he starting with a wrong note but i cant help it I just cant.This is the place where i can Rant with piece 😛 away from ajith fans.People who havn’t seen DON might be able to appreciate the movie apart from it i dont think the movie was worth its hype.

For all those oblivious of the movie ,its a remake of the movie DON.That too second time , first one came long back Starring Rajinikanth and now its AJITh turn to do try his luck . It all started with a call from my cousin who asked me to watch this movie Billa along with him.Well,though i am not an ajith fan i decided to go as the movie was extensively hyped up.Got balcony tickets each worth 120 bucks 😦 Considering the theater’s conditon ,its too much. I would have got a ticket for 75 even in SATYAM COMPLEX provided its not housefull 😛 .

I should kick the guy who gave 3 stars for billa in the local newspaper 😡 .The movie isn’t worth even 2 stars.The Whole movie has a sober and sullen look apart from some scenes which are just OK . Ajith hardly had any dialogues in the first half an hour of the movie.Story remains pretty much the same with no suspense in the end unlike the Hindi DON .

Ajith PArt was not bad but i guess he could have given it a better shot.That X factor was missing which should have been present in a DON’s charecter BUT i guess nobody else would fit in Billa’s shoes . All the better scenes have been shown in the trailer and the movie looks a complete mess void of them.Though the movie has been taken in malasia still there’s no Flamboyance in it.People had been talking about hollywood style  approach in it. Believe me it was far far away from hollywood.I hope hollywood directors are oblivious of the comparisons being made with this movie 🙂 . Songs are again a big mess except the title song and another song (where he is drunk) .I wasn’t expecting much from ajith as far as dance is concerned 😛 .Prabhu and rehman ‘s performances were good. Only scene which caught my attention was when Nayan tara comes in a two piece swimming suit 😛 . She too dint have that many dialogues .I dont know why they chose santhanam in the movie he is a comedian by profession but he is given only 2 scenes in the whole movie .Can you believe it ?? It doesn’t make any sense at all.On the whole  i am more than  just dissatisfied with the movie. Ajith fans will like the movie no matter how he performs .Speaking taking kollywood in mind the movie may be a commercial Hit but Once again Ajith movie has failed to impress me.

Plus Points

  • Rehman’s  short and crisp role
  • Background score
  • Car chase scene with those drifts stunts

Negetive points

  • Nothing new in the story line
  • Songs not at all impressive except the title song
  • Lots of logical errors (all film have)

i cant mention each negetive points here .They are just innumerable.

The main jist of my whole post is If you are planning to go for this movie ,dont expect too much otherwise it would be a heartache for u too like me.

Updated ::

For all the Ajith FAns

I hate Vijay TOO ..

 

You might wanna check out my other Reviews – :

Enthiran Review

The Dark Knight

Roadside romeo

John Rambo

Happy Days

Partner

 

HAPPY DAYS .. Feel the Nostalgia!!


Happy Days , It’s surely one of the better movies i have seen in a long long time having a perfect characterization ,direction ,music everything that a movie needs.

Well, Its not everytime i get to see a movie till night 2:30 having internal exams next day morning but the movie has somthing about it that catches ur attention and keeps u engrossed to screen through out the movie.The only regret i had after watching the movie was “Why the hell i dint go to theater ???” .ofcourse the print was good in the DVD but still i had a feeling the movie would have been much better if  seen in theater with a bunch of friends.

Well, the movie is about the college life (engineering life) of 8 students.. chandu , Rajesh , Tyson , Shankar , Madhu , Apu , sangeetha and shravanthi .The first seven are freshers while shravanthi is their senior.The story starts with their first day in college (CBIT campus) with seniors ragging them ,and this is the time when all of them get acquainted with each other and start moving with each other very well.. writing assignments for seniors , seniors drooling over girls,senior junior fights , crushes with teachers.. everything depicted in the movie seems to be so real that you get transported to that world.I am sure every student or any person for that matter can relate himself with atleast some part of the story.

The characterization  of the movie is just infallible.There was nothing flamboyant about the characters ,everybody seemed to be a normal student which is what we expect.Except madhu (Tamanna) all are new faces and everybody have played their roles perfectly.The story moves on really well in the first half with tyson fliritng with his senior shravanthi, rajesh finding new ways to get  revenge with seniors and a  nice chemistry between chandu and madhu really sets the pace up.I must bring tyson’s name here whose performance is by far the best in the movie ,a mixture innocence and intelligence in his character  together grips you immensely.

Second half is a bit slow and tends to mix all the emotional content of a student life as misunderstandings, jealousy, between the friends takes them away from each other. However, they do manage to sought it out afterwards before finishing their college. Second half is much more to be felt than to be described here. The songs are soothing and revitalizes ur old memories..i love the songs personally speaking and it still echoes into my ears.

Well,I would give th movie “a must see ” label to it.Though some may see it as a film directed towards the student community , i feel that even the working community must have passed this stage of life sometime and its a good time to live back your “HAPPY DAYS”.

WATCH HAPPY DAYS and FEEL THE NOSTALGIA!!!

 

You might wanna check out my other Reviews – :

Enthiran Review

The Dark Knight

Roadside romeo

John Rambo

Billa

Partner

 

NOKIA VS NOKLA ???



Above two phones are two N95 sets , with a slight difference that one is NOKIA N95 and Other is NOKLA N95.

Confused ??? Well Nokla is some south korean or chinese counterpart of nokia which manufatures its own N series models and its so remarkably disguised as nokia N95 that even the most attentive of the customers would fall for it and assume it as an authentic N95 phone by nokia.

Well ,even i was flabbergasted by its resemblance to the orignal NOKIA n95. Actually its not only N95 whose clone is being sold freely in the market there are even other models of N series that are available in the market manufactured by the Nokla.

One month back i had written a post in which i had mentioned how badly i wanted the N95 set. After getting to know about the N95 (nokla ) i guess i can have a N 95 set at last 😛 . Yes , the orignal N95 would cost me around 25000 bucks however if i choose N95 (nokla ) i have to shell out just about 7000 rupees.Even If it is a duplicate one IT would be enough for me to flaunt it in my college 🙂 . Though the warranty is not given it has some features that even orignal N95 doesn’t have..Seems queer ,right ??? yes, the duplicate one has a facility to watch Tv in it and It even has dual sim card feature through which you can use two sim cards by swapping each other at any time.

Howeever you have to compromise with some features like Nokla N95 has only 3.3 megapixel camera and there are no authentic service providers for the set if something happens ot the set.

NOW

How do u diffrentiate between the orignal and the duplicate One ??

THE above pics can show you the diffrence between the original and Fake N95’s.

Check out this for detailed article on how to spot the fake one.

 

ALL ABOUT DASAVATHARAM !!!


 

Well, After the Wait for shivaji is Over next movie that has been on talks is Dasavatharam. After rajnikanth the next big name that comes to every movie buff here in south india is KAMAL hasan ( OK guys ,dont be angry !! he is equal to rajni),who is well known for his different roles he plays in each movie , and this film will certainly add another to star to his film carreer . He is playing an awe inspiring 10 different roles in the movie.. Yes ,you heard me right 10 different roles .

Dasavatharam set to be released on November 7, 2007 is primarily a Tamil language film, directed by noted director, K. S. Ravikumar. It stars Kamal Haasan, who plays ten different roles as i already said, Asin, who plays two different roles, Mallika Sherawat and Jayaprada in the lead roles with Napolean, Nagesh, Santhana Bharathi and Ravikumar himself in other pivotal roles. The movie upon release will be subsequently dubbed into six Indian languages, which are Hindi, Telugu language, Malayalam, Kannada, Bhojpuri and Bengali with the same title. The film’s score and soundtrack has been written by acclaimed composer Himesh Reshammiya with lyrics from two lyricists. The film, prior to release, has given rise to great expectations due to the number of high-profile artists involved within its creation. At the present status of progress, the film is still being shot in various locations and a trailer is being readied. The movie is set for a Diwali release on November 7, 2007.

 

SOME FACTS ABOUT THE MOVIE

 

  • The 10 roles are likely to be a brahmin priest, a dwarf, a scientist, a fighter, a black man, a tourist guide, an old woman, a beggar, a young lady and an emperor
  • Currently confirmed roles of Kamal Hassan in the film are a 130 year old man, an old spiritual woman, a beautiful young lady and a rural tourist guide named Udhar Mani.he also plays the role of acting like a 7feet tall man which was filmed using modern technology
  • Dasavatharam is a term used in Hindu mythology to depict the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Kamal plays 10 characters in this film.
  • The first three minutes of the film has been said to cost the producer 3 crores.
  • In order to handle a film as complex in nature, Kamal Haasan has once again roped in Mumbai based acclaimed Editor – Ashmit Kunder.
  • As it is an expensive production, it is expected to be dubbed into Telugu, Hindi and French.
  • The movie has a set designed like the White House.
  • The movie is likely to be released on November 9 2007
  • in this movie a tsunami set have been erected in Mutukadu.a 100 ft wall have been used for it at 50,000 sq ft to make it look real in film.

Some of the stills of his different roles

Doesn’t that look mind boggling.. infact ,2 roles are said to be so different its almost impossible to recognise that it is kamal hasan ,playing the character.

Anyway its just two more months beforethe movie hits the screens.. Waiting for his movie as eagerly as i waited for shivaji..

check out the trailer who have not seen till now

 

courtsey : wikipidea ,dasavatharam official site

 

Hope you Enjoyed the trailer ..

 

see ya !!!

YAMADONGA REVIEW


 

 

Though i have seen a lot of telugu movies in CD ,yesterday was my first experience in theater and infact i am glad about it. ,not because the movie is splendid or something like that but because the movie would have been a disaster if i had waited to see it in CD or DVD.

The Movie is about a theif (NTR) who gets acquainted with maheshwari (priyamani) when she runs out of her house . Though she inherits a huge property from her grandfather ,her relatives embezzle all her fortune and treat her as a slave.NTR manages to find that she is from a rich family and plans that can make life out of her if he kidnaps priyamani(not exactly kidnapping). Now priyamani’s relatives not in a mood to pay the ransome kills him. NTR goes to yama loka and steals yamaraja’s post and thats why the film is named yama donga. why he does so and how ?? is the story line .

First half is good ,scoring in every aspect that a good entertaining film shoud have .NTR looks totally changed in his new slim physique which suits him far better than the earlier one. and thank god he did it 😛 ..i wonder how he managed to loose so much of weight..Ostentatious sets are used in yamaloka scenes which are mersmerizing. and what to say abt NTR’s dancing abilities .he was just stunning in those dance sequences .second half is a bit sober and too lengthy.. i just wanted to come out of the theater 🙂

*may be because i dont understand that much of pure telugu* 🙂 . climax goes a bit overboard ,unbeleivable and even the fact that the movie is a fantacy one cannot justify what happens in the end .

Finally let me introduce u to my latest crush mamta mohan das who plays a second fiddle role but still has marked her presence brilliantly . No doubt about her acting skills but what turned me on was her charm.

On the whole the movie was good leaving some inexpicable situations with good picturization,good sound tracks,excellent dance sequences and flamboyant sets …

If u havn’t seen the movie i leave the choice to urs..take a wise decision . 😛

 

You might wanna check out my other Reviews – :

Enthiran Review

The Dark Knight

Roadside romeo

John Rambo

Happy Days

Billa

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