Saturday, June 26, 2010

Shutter Island

     Thanks to piracy i was able to watch this movie, this is not a review it's just my opinion. Shutter Island is a  very good movie according to me, directed by Martin Scorcese this movie lived up to the hype that it created after it's official american release, normally the hollywood movies are not very fast the suspense movies i mean, there is some part of the movie which will get too boring yet meaningful but this movie somehow managed to keep you in that mood and yet was logical, there are enough twist in the plot to keep you hooked, this kind of a narrative style resembles "Fight Club" which almost never allows you to doubt the hallucinated person, one thinks that character is real almost till the climax. Di Caprio as always did a fine job his role is of an U.S Marshall and then of an schizophrenic ex-U.S marshall.

     There is a significant part of the movie where Di Caprio seem to get hallucinations of his wife and a small girl, these scenes looked really good, a strange feeling creeps through during these scenes, unlike in "Fight Club" where "mayhem" is caused late after the lead starts to hallucinate, here the lead hallucinates only because of previous emotional issues with his wife. This mental disorder schizophrenia is an amazing thing have seen a similar movie recently, similar in the sense of mental disorder concept nothing else though , the movie is "Karthick Calling Karthick" that was also pirated and very thrilling feel-good movie.Then another movie with a similar concept is "Donnie darko" and somebody please explain that movie to me.   

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Height of Fanaticism

     I have nothing personal against that guy. I have an uncle who is a fan of a telugu actor Akkeneni Nageshwar Rao, so he automatically became a fan of his son Nagarjuna and his son Naga Chaithanya and also automatically hates Venkatesh and his family (some family problems between the two stars). A few days back i was outside with the uncle in his shop, somebody asked him what movie's he has seen recently and his plans for the newly released movie's he said he saw most of the movies running and was particularly NOT interested in watching Vedam (the only proper movie, but that's his taste i respect it), he said pointing to the poster of vedam "Those two guys on the poster, roam on trees, i don't watch their movie's"( for aussies: that ain't racial vilification mates), those two guys were Allu Arjun, nephew of Chiranjeevi and Manchu Manoj son of Mohan Babu.
     Extreme fanaticism leads to some stupidity, a few days prior to the quoted statement, he said "Yem Maya Chesave (telugu version of Vinnay thandi Varuvaya) showed all the power of naga chaithanya", now look at that guy, naga chaithanya is one of the ugliest looking actor, or at least compare him with the other two guys, he surely is uglier than both, this guy NC when he opens his mouth the trouble starts, he looks are fairly ok if his mouth is closed but if it is opened wtf, my first impression was that he looked like a gorilla, from what I've seen his dialog delivery is bad, his acting i don't know i saw only a few scenes, dance was ok, looks devastatingly ugly, he walks like he has a hunch, comparing other guys both actors tell dialogs with grace especially AA he has a unique style, acting both are good MM's acting was good in Vedam, dance AA's special attribute is dance any person will be amazed looking at dance absolutely amazing dancer (vijay copies his step's and get's the credit for doing an "original" step), MM is an good dancer, looks both are not very handsome but not ugly by the first impression, AA is lot better than the two others in the looks department.
     If the other 2 guys can be monkeys NC should be a gorrila, ok let me end this post i am not trying to make  NC look ugly, i don't care how he looks but i was just showing the height of fanaticism.    

Thursday, June 10, 2010


     I've been to my native Andhra pradesh recently and got to watch two telugu movies, now this is kind of weird cos the movie i liked very much is a commercial flop and the movie a hated all the way is a hit, talks a lot about telugu movie standards.

     SIMHA: This was a movie which i never wanted to go, cos i always knew the actor above is as bad as vijay, but i did go cos i was told it was a good movie, wtf? good? i must use this occasion to congratulate vijay as i'll not be saying anything good about him later, vijay you are lot better that stupid bala krishna, absolutely stupid movie was simha all the movie there were nothing but outrageous, non-sense fight sequences  in the opening fight sequence he beats about 7-10 men with one hand in the pocket!!!!, vijay even you could have never done that man, and heroines, there were 3 of them Namitha, Sneha Ullal, Nayanthara, of which only nayanthara had a little proper role, sneha looked like balayya's daughter and Namitha like big fat pig, both with no significant role, absolutely stupid movie, but that's the way it is mass audience want such movie, without a story, meaning less glamour, and absolutely no logic.
     But this Bala Krishna as a person i find one of the most jovial kind of person, there is a cricket tournament coming up for cinema actors and i see him very actively participating and being funny and etc just one good thing about him.

     VEDAM: Directed by Radha krishna, this is a masterpiece of a movie, but unfortunately i don't know if this movie will be a hit commercially, the director previously made a masterpiece called "Gamyam" which is based on the italian movie "Motorcycle diaries" and he returns now to make vedam which was released on june 4th and i watched on 5th, the story is complicated which is exactly what i liked about the movie, there are 5 stories which run simultaneously, screenplay was excellently done like the kind of screenplay in "The Prestige" where the scenes make very little sense until late in the movie. Manchu Manoj generally considered as a talentless fool outside played the role of a rock star from benguluru and one of his troop member is Lekha Washington, the former SS music vj, Allu Arjun the stylish star played the role of educated slum dweller "Cable Raju", Manoj Bajpai plays the role of a muslim who is affected by the religious clashes that take place in hyderabad, then the story of a villager who sells his kidney to pay up the money he borrowed played by Naggayya and Saranya, then there is what you are waiting for ANUSKHA plays the role of Saroja a prostitute who run away from her brothel looking for greener pastures, no unwanted exposure of glamour here even the role of a prostitute has been done without any hungama.
      This a movie had it been made in hollywood it would have easily got nominated for oscars but it is a telugu movie so don't dream, won't even get nominated as a best movie from India, music was good and very meaningful, camera work was good story is very good, screenplay excellent, Must watch for anyone, climax was excellent.
     But i don't think this might become a commercial hit cos there is nothing the mass audience want, but excellent work by the director there is surely a set, generally termed as A-center audience who'll like the movie.