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Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na – Review

Posted on July 4, 2008. Filed under: emotions, movies, music, Teen life, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

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I caught the movie first day , first show. In fact , this is the only movie that I have ever caught on the 1st day and that too the very first show. So how was the movie ? Just one word ‘ refreshing ‘ and I could probably add to that ‘awesome,cool,nice,nice,nice’.

This movie introduces Imraan Khan , Aamir Khan’s nephew. Well , from now on Aamir is going to be known as Imraan’s uncle. He does a smashing job as Jay Singh Rathod , the most non-violent Rajput of Ranjhor. Genelia D’Souza is equally amazing as the passionate,angry and vicious Aditi. Accompanying the duo are their friends – Rotlu , Juggu , Bonu and the other girl who’s name I can’t remember. Fantastic acting by each and every one of the actors. Not to forget the awesome music supplied by A.R. Rahman.

The story begins with a group a friends in a car , heading to the airport. They are their to receive their friends who are coming back to India after 3 long years. But due to a bomb threat the airplane is 1 hr late. So to spend time , 4 of the friends begin telling the story of 2 of their other friends to a new member to their group. The story of Jay and Aditi.

I don’t want to spoil it for the people who read this but I just want to say that it is a fantastic movie. I’ll just put a brief synopsis..

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Jay and Aditi are best friends in college. Their other friends know that they are in love with each other , their parents know that they are in love with each other , but they don’t know that! Aditi always rues over the fact that Jay never takes up a fight and always tries to remain non-violent. This is because his mother made him promise not to fight because according to her , his father was a very peaceful man who could not tolerate violence and this was his dying wish. But this happens to be absolute balderdash , a lie cooked up by his mother because she didn’t want to see her son become as proud and violent as her husband. The Rajputs of Ranjhor have an initiation rite for the boys to become men. The rite says that they must do 3 things… Ride a horse , beat someone up and go to jail at least once. But does Jay do all these ?

Yes , he does. He beats up the man who hit Aditi and as a result is sent to Jail. And he rides a horse because of a public transportation strike in order to get to Aditi in time to confess her feelings. Of course this happens towards the end. Throughout the movie they believe that they are just friends and actually try to find love for each other. In the process Jay gets another girl-friend and Aditi gets engaged to another man. But they realise that they really love each other.

A very different love story. A must watch.

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Dhoom 2 ( trailer)looks rock solid !

Posted on August 22, 2006. Filed under: Bike mark, movies, music, Teen life, Wars |

I liked Dhoom a lot , when it was released in 2004. But now with Dhoom 2 coming up , Dhoom looks bleak in comparision. With Hritik as the antagonist along with Aishwarya Rai… I think those theatre screens are gonna burn !

Here’s a trailer I found on You Tube , Hritik looks mad cool , his best look ever , Ash is herself , Uday still looks like an idiot but I don’t like Abhisek Bachan’s look. The music is red hot . Some of the biggest stars in Indian cinema are gonna go head to head in Dhoom 2 , with the tagline… D:2 Back in Action…. Watch the trailer , then judge.

 

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Rang de Basanti – mind blowing.

Posted on March 7, 2006. Filed under: music |

This is one song that I can’t help tapping my feet to. A.R. Rahman at his best. I have never liked Punjabi beats better. My favourite music composer has waved his magic baton and created the music of a lifetime. If you haven’t watched the movie , like me, then you have missed an amazing and moving experience. I am not going to talk about the movie , but about the music. This song is a perfect mix of patriotism with a twist. Even if you don’t understand the lyrics, you will be left with tapping your feet. Just like the case in Dus Bahane…

Even Daler Mehndi put his best efforts into the song. Just listen to it once and I guarantee that it will be the experience of a lifetime. I am dead sure that A.R. Rahman will win the award for best music in next year’s award functions, even a national award. Using traditional beats with electronic instruments , Rahman has achieved a perfect fusion of Techno and Tradition.The other songs mainly Roobaroo… are excellent too. Click here to listen and tell me how it was.
 

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What’s happened to Sonique ?

Posted on March 4, 2006. Filed under: ANGUISH, music, Teen life, Uncategorized |

Remember Sonique , the cool and handy music playing software from Lycos , well it’s vanished from the web. The last version available was the beta build of version 2. I have the beta version with me. I don’t know what happened , but I deduce that Lycos stopped the development of Sonique. It is really surprising , because Sonique was an amazing music player. The first music player to support over a dozen music formats , it had an eye-catching and easy to use GUI, an amazing colour combination and much much more. Sonique had more downloads in the first week than Winamp 3 , why then would the Lycos people stop the development of Sonique at the beta build of Version 2.

It had a huge fan following , which included me of course. I wanted to download the release version of Sonique 2 but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I Googled , Asked , MSNed , Yahooed and even Dogpiled  but I couldn’t find any concrete information as to the whereabouts of Sonique. I must admit that I was shocked. But then I searched it on the Wayback Machine at Archive.org , the keywords being – "http://sonique.lycos.com/download" , and I found that it was last updated on Feb 6 , 2005. After that there were no updates. Alas , my worst fears were confirmed. Sonique had been killed. For all those who are not blind , this is a screenshot of Sonique 2 – beta….

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Pandora one the best things that Web2.0 could ever give to a music buff like me.

Posted on February 22, 2006. Filed under: music, tech talk, Teen life, Uncategorized |

Listening to – Nice Guys Finish Last by Green Day. ( Courtesy – Pandora )

The developers of Pandora started the Music Genome project to identify similar music and trust me that’s a difficult thing to do. They finally came up with this great idea. You can listen to songs from your favourite artists and even similar songs from other artists and bands. You can register for free , ad included or if you don’t like ads you could pay $3.99 and listen to an ad free version. I have registered at Pandora and this is my first hand experience. Pandora has a sleek music player , with tremendous visual appeal.

It is the ultimate gift for a music buff. You can create you stations for particular and similar bands or for a particular and similar songs. The criteria for similarity includes type of music, instrumentation ( electrica or classical), speed, heavy metal and other metallic sounds and surprisingly even lyrics. Well here’s what the makers of Pandora say…

Can you help me discover more music that I’ll like?

Those questions often evolved into great conversations. Each friend told us their favorite artists and songs, explored the music we suggested, gave us feedback, and we in turn made new suggestions. Everybody started joking that we were now their personal DJs.

My favourite bands list has increased to Green Day too. So music buffs just relax and some music of your choice.But don’t forget to thank the Pandora people.
Hey people at Pandora if you ever stumble upon this then this is a big thanks from the bottom of my heart.

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The song that describes me……

Posted on February 21, 2006. Filed under: music, Teen life, Uncategorized |

Being a Linkin Park fan ,as I am , I have finally found the song that describes me. It’s a song by Linkin Park , titled " Breaking the Habit". Here it is…….

Memories concern
Like opening the wound
I’m picking me apart again
You all assume
I’m safer in my room
Unless I try to start again

[Chorus]
I don’t want to be the one
Who battles always choose
Cuz inside I realize
That I’m the one confused

I don’t know what’s worth fighting for
Or why I have to scream
I don’t know why I instigate
And say what I don’t mean
I don’t know how I got this way
I know it’s not alright
So I’m breaking the habit
I’m breaking the habit tonight

Cultured my cure
I tightly lock the door
I try to catch my breath again
I hurt much more
Than anytime before
I have no options left again

[Chorus]
I dont want to be the one
Who battles always choose
Cuz inside I realize
That I’m the one confused

I don’t know what’s worth fighting for
Or why I have to scream
I don’t know why I instigate
And say what I don’t mean
I don’t know how I got this way
I’ll never be alright
So, I’m breaking the habit
I’m breaking the habit tonight

I’ll paint it on the walls
Cuz I’m the one that falls
I’ll never fight again
And this is how it ends

[Chorus]
I don’t know what’s worth fighting for
Or why I have to scream
But now I have some clarity
to show you what I mean
I don’t know how I got this way
I’ll never be alright
So, I’m breaking the habit
I’m breaking the habit
I’m breaking the habit tonight

Isn’t that something.
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Granny it’s the Grammy!

Posted on February 11, 2006. Filed under: emotions, music, Teen life, Uncategorized |

U2 and Mary J Blige at the Grammy Awards

Being a big music buff like me, it is a sin not to blog about something as big the Grammy Awards. I liked all the performances.Particularly the one with U2 and Mary J Bilge and JayZ and Linkin Park. Linkin Park is my favourite band. My favourite numbers were………………… .

Vertigo – U2

In the End – Linkin Park.

Breakin the Habit – Linkin Park

Come Clean – Hillary Duff

Sometimes you can’t get along – Kelly Clarkson

I particularly liked Sometimes you can’t get along. Other than this one all others are my all time favourites. The first U2 song I heard was Vertigo and I’ve been booked since then.

Kelly Clarkson at the Grammy AwardsThis here is Kelly Clarkson , in tears after her first Grammy. Why do people cry when they win prizes….? The perofrmances included some great stars , including Indian – Anoushka Shankar. The other performers were Mariah Carey who won 2 Grammies , the evergreen Madonna , Jamie Fox and Green Day.

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