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Well done Akshay Kumar

Posted in Notes with tags , on November 5, 2021 by jayshah

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First of the bat.
Akshay Kumar deserves massive kudos for having the guts and cajones to release not 1 but 2 of his films after Wave 2.
The opening of Sooryavanshi is 100% deserved for years of multiple releases and thoroughly hard work.
I do not think he is the #1 star in Bollywood but he is currently the only star in the running. The others have let Bollywood down through the pandemic.
Actually Akshay released 3 films – Laxmii too.
Bow down to the new King. Shame on Aamir (vanishing act, lack of movies in general), shame on Salman (crappiest movies for ages), shame on SRK (years of failures), shame on Hrithik and Ranbir (next big things toiling around doing less work in their prime).

Good on Akshay Kumar for doing films.

This one is for Naveen!

Sanjana’s note on Annabelle Sethupathi

Posted in Notes, the good on September 19, 2021 by munna


No one can take a film named Annabelle Sethupathy, Annabelle Rathore or Annabelle whatever seriously. This film is nothing but a spoof on ghosts. I wanted to watch it in tamil to listen to Yogi Babu’s funny tamil slapstick comedy. But there was only Hindi version available on hotstar yesterday And today also no tamil version and I had to watch the next half in chaste Kannada version.. Half hearted truly!
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An Jo’s Viewings (Updated)

Posted in Continuing, Notes on February 27, 2021 by munna

A fantastic movie, that really shows the mirror to a so-called American citizen that claims that these United States have the ‘best’ facilities in health care. You see, a basic criterion that decides how great a country is with regard to its health program is the way the benefits percolate to the lowest strata in the pyramid. Alas, it is not so in the ‘greatest’ country, these United States.

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Naveen’s note on Drishyam 2

Posted in Notes, the good on February 22, 2021 by munna

Finished watching Drishyam 2 (D2) on Prime.

Knowing that it is the continuation, i watched the Mohanlal’s classic part 1 once again.

The characters, setting and mood of Drishyam 2 is same. So watching Drishyam 1 (D1) immediately before its resumption was a good decision at the end. Mohanlal’s Drishyam 1 (dubbed in Hindi) is available on Youtube for free.

Drishyam’s resumption is about George Kitty’s family’s quest for survival despite suffering from severe anxiety. The best thing about Drishyam is that it is relatable. I mean if there are very few situations when one can take law in her/his hand is, then one of those was the reason for the murder in D1. Vaastav is the last movie which comes to my mind where one felt one needed to take law into his hands.

But D2 is not about redemption. D2 is about cinematic strategy and survival instinct of a man Vs masterful strategy, power and might of the police force.
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An Jo On ‘Talaash’…of ‘The Vanished’

Posted in Notes, the good on January 30, 2021 by munna

my piece on Rangan’s blog….

On ‘Talaash’…of ‘The Vanished’

(Spoilers on ‘The Vanished’ and ‘Talaash’)

Very recently, I watched ‘The Vanished’ on Netflix and was struck by the similarities of the so-called other’s presence and importance in our lives: On how the process of ‘comprehending’ an event and wiggling out of it is so difficult for some people. There is a world of difference and a perennial conflict between the way the brain comprehends, and the heart comprehends a devastating event. The heart struggles more and leaves the brain even more…helpless.
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Naveen on Tenet

Posted in Notes, the good on November 27, 2020 by munna

Views on Tenet:

I managed to watch another movie within a week. Maybe celebrating my theatre viewing which is now a privilege.

Ans what a movie TENET is !!! The perfect Spy thriller to begin your weekend with.

I was surprised to see Dimple Kapadia in a very relevant role. She is a delight to watch and so is Mumbai, one of the 7-8 cities where this movie is shot.

In a twilight world of international espionage, an unnamed CIA operative, known as The Protagonist, is recruited by a mysterious organization called Tenet to participate in a global assignment that unfolds beyond real time. The mission: prevent Andrei Sator, a renegade Russian oligarch with precognition abilities, from starting World War III. The Protagonist will soon master the art of “time inversion” as a way of countering the threat that is to come.
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