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Tintin – Back to Childhood

Adventures of Tintin I finally managed to catch the 3d version of Adventures of Tintin, and I must say “What an experience!!” As one of the million who belong to a generation who have grown up on Tintin, this movie was the best thing that ever happened.¬†Spielberg is certainly a master of his trade. The pages of the comics suddenly came alive. The histrionics of snowy was extremely amusing.¬†Haddock simply, took the cake with his droopy eyes and the screaming insults (who does not remember “Blistering Barnacles“), and it came rushing back as to why I loved him so much.

The chase to recover the scrolls was so well executed that it left you on the edge of the seat, madly clutching your stomach, eyes popping open in wonder. I think I must have looked as much a comic site watching the movie as the film itself.

As a professional graphic artist, I could not ignore the humongous scale and the technical perfection which went in creating the movie. You could see the hair on the arms of Tintin, and the sand storm turning to a water storm was something which needs to be see to be believed.

Though the movie was interrupted 4 time because of a technical error at PVR Cinemas, and we as the audience were screaming in frustration, I could not find it in my heart to remain mad at them, as the experience itself was so brilliant.

As a kid I have devoured ALL the Tintin comics, and now I am sure I am going to do the same with every movie which is released.

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Posted by on November 17, 2011 in Books, Movies

 

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Review: Indigo

Indigo
Indigo by Satyajit Ray
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Satyajit Ray has always intrigued me and I have been wanting to read some of his books for a long time now (Specially Feluda, which i have heard is his most popular book). While this remains on my wish list I managed to get my hands on Indigo which is a compilation of his short stories.

Indigo explores the world of the super natural, magic and occult through its stories…truly a brilliant color in the rainbow of generes. The stories are written in a simple natural flow, which is amazing. It is brilliant how Satyajit Ray uses ordinary men, whom you would overlook i your day to day life, as his protagonists. The hidden characters of these people have made me aware that the most ordinary, mundane person around me, probably has a deeper, secondary life that I am unaware of. Since reading the book, I am looking at each person I meet in a new light, trying to understand the hidden not so obvious persona.

The brilliance of Satyajit Ray as a film maker can be felt even through his literary works. There is very little descriptive text in the book, but while reading a story, you can actually visualise the entire scene and it seems surreal. It is an enigma as to how Ray almost makes a reader feel that they are part of the story…lurking in the background…watching the events unfold in front of them. I felt goosebumps at the site of dead animals suddenly alive in the room, and almost shouted out hallelujah, at small victories of the children in school.

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Posted by on November 16, 2011 in Books

 

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