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Rockstar – An absolute star

RockstarWith a spate of bad movies getting released. (Read Ra.one, double dhamaal etc etc) I had totally decided that I would not spend a Rs. 1000/- on another bad movie. I am going to read the reviews and only then go for one. As a result, I did not see Rockstar for almost 4 weeks after its release – Thanks to the negative reviews it has been getting.

I am so glad my daughter finally convinced me. She was absolutely on target when she said that A.R. Rahman has outdone himself. This is definitely his best work to date. It is amazing how versatile he is. The range of music in the film is unbeatable. The different moods are captured perfectly! Even with your eyes closed, you can feel the pulsing  tempo. I could actually feel the hair on my arms stand up during the song in the masjid. There is definitely no composer in the world like Rahman.

Rahman’s brilliant work is bought to life by Ranbir Kappor’s mind blowing performance. I don’t think there is anyone in the present generation of actors who can so convincingly play a lost boy look, an intense musician and a frustrated lover so perfectly, that too in the same movie. If he does not sweep away every single award, then what the media and public believe so strongly is surely true. All movie awards are rigged!!!

Imtiaz Ali has once again not failed to live up to his expectations. He gets more brilliant with every film. Putting together a film like this and executing it so beautifully requires immense talent AND guts. The visualization of the films is something which needs to be seen to be believed. It is ethereal and passionate. Only someone who has loved can make a film like this. Imtiaz Ali is not only the most delicious man in the hindi film industry but one of the most talented.

Three Cheers for Rockstar!!!

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2011 in Movies

 

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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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