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Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1


Harry Potter mania has struck once again !! Or has it not ?? Well, thats the question i have been asking to  myself for the last two days. I was quite lucky to get a couple of tickets of the latest Harry potter flick just an hour before the show this sunday. Would you believe that ?? I mean just 2 days into the release and at a place where tickets are pre-booked quite fast , you dont actually fancy your chances of getting tickets at the counter at the last minute.

As always i would not be revealing the whole story here but  let me be honest here, its really hard  to  leave even the small bits and pieces of the story that makes a review complete and interesting. Now, With Dumbledore Dead, You-know-who has taken over everything. Harry, Hermione and Ron take the task of finding the remaining horcruxes and destroying them. Thats the Plot. I have not read the Book so cant relate much with real version of the story. Although i did feel that the story was little discontinuous here and there.  Like the previous 2 parts this  movie too starts and clings on a serious Note. You can see a lot more of emotion involving the three lead characters which from my point of view did make a sluggish impact at the middle . It looked as if the whole drama was being stretched to its maximum just to ensure that the movie is big enough so that the best could be saved for second part. Nevertheless, there were other things in this  part that were quite Enjoyable .

Visually the movie was as good as it gets. Most of the viewers would agree that the Animated visuals that were shown depicting the Deathly Hallows Tale were quite exceptional. Something out of the box that no would would have actually anticipated in a Movie that has been on talk for its extensive Special effects rather than animation. Sound effects , as usual, were good too. We, in the theater, were almost taken aback at a particular scene where Hermione and Harry take on a Huge Python .

Personally speaking, Dobby’s entry made a lot of impact on the later part of the movie.  The crowd broke into an applause when Dobby snaps  and says -“Dobby has no master. Dobby is a free elf. Dobby has come to save Harry Potter and his Friends ” 😛 . Something that i have never witnessed in the earlier  harry potter movies. Performances were good though not exceptional . Ron was at his Witty best delivering the humor content amidst, possibly the most serious situations 🙂 . Contrary to last year’s Harry Potter And the Half Blood prince, Director David Yates was able to strike the chord with the viewers much better with this year’s Installment of Harry Potter and the deathly hallows – Part 1 . It was pretty much evident from the reactions of the viewers. Overall the movie was Good , a bit lengthy , which might have been the effect of no intervals . But it Does leave u on a high note, asking for more action which has been left for the next and the last version of the Harry Potter Series.

First Question that u ask yourself when u leave a cinema hall is – Whether the movie was really satisfying and worth your money? Well, i would give a  definite Yes for that question. So What are you waiting for ??

 

 

Obama in India


Yeah, I know, you are probably aware that Obama is here in india. Infact everyone knows that and he is here for what ??  May be – To visit the place where the 26/11 incident took place, or To sign a 6$ billion deal so that he could go back with 50,000 odd jobs , or To get the tension Off  between india and pakistan, or To Visit Taj Mahal. It Could be anything, i mean the reason which is not important to us, all that is important eventually is that he is here.

Well, I dont mind the unnecessary attention that is given to him , he is the president of United States so let him get the special attention. He gets to set out his food on a specially made Red carpet from his plan. He gets to occupy one whole floor in TAJ HOTEL . He gets whatever a King would get . But this is something i found totally unjustifiable  –

Coconuts removed in India ahead of Obama visit

In their effort to provide maximum security in the run-up to his visit on Friday, they have removed coconuts which may fall on his head from trees.

All coconuts around the city’s Gandhi museum have now been cut down, an official told the BBC.

Courtsey : BBC News

And yeah, I forgot to mention that  as funny too 😉 .  I don’t have anything  else to say. You have any comments ??

World’s Fastest Car – Bugatti Veyron


Quite Ironic i must say , at a time when the leading car makers in india are competing hard to manufacture Cheap cars like Tata Nato and Renault’s Yeni, Volkswagen owned Bugatti  launches its fastest and Costliest car here in India – Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport .

And With this release , Bugatti Veyron becomes the best in Super sports category. According to the official site, Veyron is by far the most sophisticated production vehicle , ofcourse none can match the one that Batman owns 😀 .

Isn’t She Sexy ?? 😛

This Sizzling beauty can reach a top speed of 407 Kmph.  Yes, you heard me right. You can reach 0-100 kmph in just 2.5 seconds . If thats not enough to amaze it takes just2.3 seconds to reach from a speed of 100 kmph to 0 . Bugatti Veyron’s 16 litre engine generates a whopping 1000 Horse power.

Technical Specifications:

Cylinder capacity 7993 cm³
Power output 736 KW (1001 hp) at 6000 U/min
Max. torque 1250 Nm at 2200–5500 U/min
Gearbox 7 Gear DSG
Top speed 407 km/h
Acceleration
0–100 km/h 2.5 sec
0–200 km/h 7.3 sec
0–300 km/h 16.7 sec
Fuel type Super lead free 98 RON/ROZ

Bugatti Veyron would Cost a whopping 16 Crore INR (aprx 3.5 Million $). I read in todays Newspaper that you could buy a Whole island incaribbean with that amount of money 😛 Isn’t that something 😉 ? :mrgreen:

Anyways i think Only the tata’s , the ambani’s and yeah, the malya’s would be eying on it just to have it parked somewhere along with other collectibles as i am sure there’s is no way you could drive those on Indian Roads.

First Maybach, then Harley davidson bikes and now the fastest car – Bugatti Veyron.  This actually brings us to a point where it would be quite apt to say that automobiles are now the new status symbol in India, which is fast rising in the most number of billionaires list.

 

 

Jai Ho !!!


No surprises  .I am not going to write anything new , infact i have got nothing new :P.

First of  all I would like to congratulate Ar Rahman and Resul Pookutty for bringing oscars 😛 to our country ,something that we badly missed every year. Each and every indian would be proud for what they have managed to achieve . Frankly speaking i never thought we would get oscars 🙄 .

But ,when A.R.Rehman got nominated i was sure that he would get one atleast . He is a true genius . Starting from Roja for which he won national award ,he has never turned back . The magic he creates in every movie  still amazes me. I can name quite a few movies which ran in theaters just  due to his music 😛 .Kollywood -> Bollywood ->Hollywood , Is there anything left unconquered .

Long live rahman  . Jai Ho Rahman !!

Anyways, I would like to put forward some questions . Give me your honest opinion 😛

Both the songs in slumdog were good . But dont you think he (rahman) has infact , given us far better songs in the past ??

No wonder slumdog won the award for best cinematography , I really liked the way the movie was presented ,but did it deserve the award for best motion picture ???

Did You know who Resul pookutty was before he won the oscars ?? (i mean i am not a movie buff so i wasnt aware of him )

okay i will stop it here .You see, time constraint is a big problem . 102 posts still unread on my reader .  My valuable comment will be on all ur blogs within a day 😉 .Extremly sorry for the delay 😦

Chao  !!!

RAJU – SATYAM DHABHA


Raju satyam Dhaba

Raju satyam Dhaba

Just Couldn’t  stop posting this .. 😛

Source : Email

Ramalinga Raju Admits 7000 Crore Fraud


Satyam Which has been in troubled waters for sometime now suffered the worst blow any company could  get when its chief ramalinga raju confessed that all these years the accounts shared with the share holders and  investors were inflated . Its clear now that  maytas Deal was a cover up used for filling  the gap between the balance sheets and the actual money that was available with the company .

It actually comes as an  absolute shocker that a company as big as satyam which is even listed in New York stock exchange could come under the scanner for a fraud of such a huge sum . ofcourse , thousands employees who make the company aren’t responsible but ultimately its the brand name SATYAM that takes the toll . And the investors and the employees are the ones who suffer in turn .

This news , yesterday, spread like a wild fire and the investors reacted within no time to take out the money . The company  shares had a free fall from a value of  170 to mid 30s , almost77  percent down . This is  expected to go further  down .Somewhere i even read that the shares could touch a value as low as zero .

The repercussions of this whole event Could be huge . Indian market which is already reeling under the effects global recession is gonna get severe blow even though they are going to remove Satyam stocks from NIfty. This Could shoo away lots  of NRI and foreign investors who have been the main reason behind the massive IT development in the last few years. Think about the 50k employees of the company.They are no more secure. and finding a job is difficult these days even for the experienced lot .

And there are around 8ooo freshers (2008 passouts)Who have been recruited by satyam and almst 80 percent of them are yet to join . Being a fresher myself i know how it would feel . Many of them had taken huge loans an the  only way replay was to join Satyam . And now under all these circumstances , chances of them getting joining are very less . And the job market isnt helping either.

After all this when the main culprit ,who is responsible for all this , will be given a punishment he will be out again in bail.I think Its high time that we have stricter  laws for dealing with these kinds of cases . He has played with  thousands of peoples life .

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!


Sorry for being irregular in blogosphere these days .My office shift timings doesnt  allow me to do anything else other than  sleeping  😛 . However i have taken a new year resolution that i will be active from now on 😛 .

This is my first post of the year and i hate to say that it is going to be a Tag 😛 .No , Dont curse me . Its raining tags these days . People are getting more and more creative  by finding new ways to do tags 😛 .

Assuming that i am not weak in mathematics , I can be sure that i have more than 6 tags remaining . And if i include the fact that i have been tagged to do same meme multiple times the count can go beyond 10 😥 .

Well ,lets start

Vishesh has tagged me to write words starting with N

NATASHA -Well thats the first word that comes to my mind. Natasha was one of best looking girls of my school. Before You jump into conclusions Let me clarify that it has nothing to do with crush or love .  The reason why this word is here is known to 5 of my school friends and i would like to keep it that way 😛 .

NEW YEARThis word is here for obvius reasons . Happy  new year once again 😀  .

NO/ NEVER –  These are the Words that are very difficult to say especially to friends.

NEAT – This word never goes well along with me  . Dont take it too literally 😛 . I do take bath  daily 😛 . I was talking about my room and things around .

NAME  – Everything in this world gets an identity through this word .

NIGHTMARE – My nights are incomplete without a nightmare . I have faced everything  in  my dreams from my chemistry teacher to dementores :P.

Arpit tagged me to write words starting with T

TECHNOLOGY – This has changed the way we do things . Imagine a days  life without technology  !!

TIME – The most important thing these days next to money  😛  Time and tide waits for no one so manage ur time properly and keep blogging even if u are busy 😀 .

TITANIC : – The most overrated ship movie of Hollywood 😛

TASHAN –  Worst movie in the history of indian cinema 😆 .

TRUST – The most important factor in any relationship .

TELEPORT – I need a teleport device right now .

Phew!!! Writing a Post has become more arduous than ever . MY PC is a wreck . It sucks . My keyboard isnt working properly , the Processor is  slower than a snails movement . Even 8085 microprocessor would be faster.

Anyways  i guess its not the right place and time to crib.

Nice to be back 🙂 !

Have a Happy and Prosperous year ahead .

PS : Ignore my spelling mistakes 😛