Month: February 2007

Korean Movies are Awesome!

I watched two Korean movies last week. No, I don’t understand Korean – I used English subtitles. I liked both the movies – they were brilliant. Old Boy (2003)This one’s as movie critics say “A true masterpiece”. Remember the forgettable Hindi movie “Zinda”. Well, the Hindi movie starring Sanjay Dutt and Mahesh Manjrekar was inspired […]

Harris Jeyaraj Chruns Out Good Music… Again!

Harris Jeyaraj seems to have done it again. Following the resounding success of Vettaiyadu Villaiyadu, he has rendered songs for two more movies – Pachai Kili Muthucharam and Unnale Unnale. While Pachai Kili… is Director Gautham’s next movie after the blockbuster VV, and Jyothika’s first movie to be released after her marriage with Surya, Unnale […]

Andhra Pradesh Government Order on Media Lifted

Finally… a ray of hope. Or should we rather say, the Andhra Pradesh government has finally come to its senses. On February 20, 2007, the AP government had issued a government order against the media, saying that special permission has been granted to the Special Commissioner, Information and Public Relations, to initiate legal action against […]

Please Help This Boy Live

Kiruba, one of the most influential bloggers in India has started an initiative to help Prabhu, a college student, who fell off a building and critically injured himself. The boy and his friends were on their hostel terrace, three floors high. While playing around, one of his friends tripped over the side wall, and while […]

A Sweet Little Journey

Kabul Express is an amazing trip into Afghanistan post 9-11 and the American “war on terrorism”. The film takes place after the events of 9/11, when America has invaded Afghanistan, which was then under the control of the Taliban. The survivors of the old regime are trying to escape the wrath of the Afghans. At […]

The Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts

Saw Black Friday over the weekend. An awesome movie – good performances by the actors, great direction, nice execution of the plot and good background score. Black Friday, which is India’s only entry this year at the Locarno Film Festival, is the story of the 1993 bomb blasts that took place in Mumbai. Based on […]