Thursday, December 4, 2008


Whatever has happened over the last week is just beyond me.People have lost their lives.Some are making shameless comments ,while others are using this opportunity to state their political agenda.Had my exam today,so couldnt post it immediately after the terror attacks.First and foremost,Kerala CM's comment on a martyr Major Unnikrishnan just made my blood boil...I mean this is how you reward a family who has given their son's life to the country.How dare he says that???? ..and after much thinking I came to the conclusion that- "Even dogs are better than Kerala CM".Second point that i would make is "When will India up its security measures?"...Just have a look at USA..After 9/11,no one even dares to attack them.The Govt should start hiring private security and arm itself with sophisticated weapons.Also the security of hopeless politicians could certainly and should be trimmed.Give every state police modern weapons and also increase the intake.The third and probably the most important...Find Dawood Ibrahim..wherever he is...n bring him to India...if that cant happen find him n kill him.I have seen common man getting angry but this time he is boiling with anger and whole lot of emotions.Something must happen and fast,now.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Comment of the week

The SENSEX has dropped like the batting average of a batsman who has forgotten to pack his bat.
-Harsha Bhogle,in his weekly column on

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Comment of the week

"The Australian attack is a popatwadi attack."
-Sunil Gavaskar on a news channel

Monday, October 20, 2008

Comment of the week

"If the recession is severe,eventually everybody gets slaughtered at some point."
-Tavis McCourt,analyst at Morgan Keegan Company

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tit for Tat

Read a few days ago about how Real Madrid is furious with Chelsea because of their public pursuit of Robinhio.Had a big laugh after reading it.Reminded me of their pursuit of Ronaldo and since me being a Big Manu fan,I was especially happy at these sudden turn of events.In short Real Madrid got a taste of their own medicine.Although in the end Man City came from nowhere to buy him,Real now know that they arent the only 'DADA' in the European football.Another interesting piece of newspaper article worth mentioning is Symonds incident.When Bhajji was fined for his Slapgate,every Aussie newspaper highlighted how indisciplined Bhaji really is.They just went berserk.Now,its the turn of Indian Media to turn on the heat on Symmo.IF he comes to India in October or in April for IPL,the media will question every move of his.Like they say "Tit For Tat"

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Of Bolts and Bullets

Beijing 08 Olympics have been hogged by only 2 men.Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt.The 100 m race is always considered a showpiece event in any Olympics because anybody that wins this race is awarded the "FASTEST MAN ON THE EARTH" title.Past Olympics have always produced sensational performances from best athletes.This time it was touted as the battle of the big THREE.But as it turned out Tyson Gay didnt even qualify and the final was 1 horse race.Bolt was so superior than the rest that he jogged for the last 50m.Had he raced at full speed he would have clocked 9.6 sec.It was almost as if he was mocking his rivals in the end.As for the other highlight of this Olympics,Phelps has been in sensational form.To aim at an impossible target and achieve it is a feat by itself.Except 100m Butterfly and the 4X100m relay races ,the rest were won with atleast 2-3 sec to spare.Also the 100m butterfly was the closest race of all time.Phelps won by a whisker.Named as "BALTIMORE BULLET",his journey as a world beater has been phenomenal.In his youth, Phelps was diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) He started swimming at age seven, partly because of the influence of his sisters and partly to provide him with an outlet for his energy.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

David Fincher's Movies

Ever since I saw Zodiac,I wanted to watch most of David Fincher's movies.Though not a masterpiece,Zodiac is certainly worth seeing because of the story and direction.This week i saw not 1 but 2 of his earlier masterpieces(FIGHT CLUB and SEVEN).I had heard a lot about Fight club from one of my friends.He always told me its a must watch coz the end is unthinkable.This movie is dark and disturbing, however, it is equally smart and stylistic. The film's narrator (Edward Norton) is an insignificant cog in the corporate machine, dutifully doing his job and what he's told without question. He's an insomniac slave to his IKEA possessions and only finds joy in going to as many self-help/dealing with terminal diseases sessions as he can. It provides him with an escape from his sleepless nights. That is, until Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter), a trashy chain-smoking poser, enters his life and upsets his routine. The narrator also meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), a charismatic soap salesman whose straightforward honesty, candor and sleazy lounge-lizard outfits are a breath of fresh air.They start a Fight Club ,a place where people could bring out their frustations .Basically a place for "NO HOLDS BARRED " matches.The Club grows in size with recruits occupying Tyler's house.Both the protagonists put in their best performances...Also the pace of the movie is excellent.However its the end of the movie thts worth watching...
The second movie of David Fincher tht I saw this week was SEVEN.If you love suspense thriller this 1 takes the cake with cherry.Se7en is uniquely on its own for suspense dramas as it both fuels the need of the audience to be drawn in and entertained by the events unfolding, and remain uncompromising and shocking.This dark tale of murder and crime revolves around two detectives in present New York city played by two brilliant actors `Brad Pitt' and `Morgan Freeman' who are paired together to solve a puzzle of murder that is at the hands of a man who kills regarding to the seven deadly sins.Morgan Freeman gives a striking performance,calm,serene yet sharp.Brad Pitt successfully proves to us that he's not just a pretty face on screen, and that he sinks into his character so well, that you can walk off after the film finishes classifying him as a pretty darn good actor.It seems a theme with David's movies that the end has to be different n so it is.Kevin Spacey as the killer is perfect for the role.Again the pace here is brilliant.The director doesnt give you much of a time to think about except for maybe a few scenes involving Gwyneth Paltrow.The film has a deep meaning where the director questions our day-by-day apathy and ignorance to the savagery of human existence in a time of war, poverty, cynicism and most importantly sin. If you are a cinephile these 2 movies are a must.


Before I actually start reviewing this film,i would like to tell you guys abt the modern trends in film a film.Over the past few years ,i hv observed many films tht are marketed well,tend to do well in box office collections and also get great reviews.This film falls in this category.Aamir Khan used his marketting prowess to good effect.JAANE TU… YA JAANE NA is a love story tht doesnt dare to be different.Basically a simple tale about a group of friends, it focuses on one couple that's in love, but is in a state of denial.The execution of this plot is at the most above average films.Imran Khan is photo copy of young Aamir Khan in QSQT.Genelia exhibits avg acting skills.A R rehman's music provides the much needed fillip to this romantic comedy.The bonding amongst friends is well established.The first half is breezy n worth watching.Its the second half tht becomes predictable and boring.(You actually start looking at your watch)The end is too filmy.Its Naseeruddin Shah n Ratna Pathak converation tht provides you with some humour.The group of friends -- Karan [as Rotlu], Alishka [as Bombs], Nirav [as Jiggy] and Sughanda [as Shaleen] -- are excellent. Each compliments the other well.Prateik Babbar as Genelia's brother gives a good performance.On the whole its an avg film...worth a one time watch.
PS:Special advice to Genelia:Improve your Hindi if you want to work in Bollywood
Rating 2.5/5

Friday, June 20, 2008


Another flick released last weekend from the RGV factory. This time it was sequel to the probably most acclaimed film from the factory, due to which the expectations from this flick were huge.

If the story of the part 1 was fresh in your minds,this film will not appear to you any different. It’s all about the same framework, wherein there is the “GODFATHER”, this time he has taken a back seat with most of his work taken over by his son ‘Shankar Nagre’ (Abhishek). Also we have the “ever so loyal” ‘Chander’ (Ravi Kale). The story mainly revolves round these three characters. As always we have the not so good people creating hinderances in Sarkar’s work, there in lies the basic story.

The story is about opening a mega power plant in Maharashtra could hugely benefit the people, but its very setting up requires the displacement of over 40,000 villagers. The CEO of that project is Anita Rajan (Aishwarya), who does have a full fledged role in the movie. Her involvement is only during the project plan presentation n during romancing with junior bachchan. The notable feature of the movie is the character of Sarkar’s teacher played by “DILIP PRABHAVALKAR”. Then there is a local leader called Sanjay Somji (Rajesh Shringapure) clad in Raj Thackeray spectacles, who begins to turn a ridiculously fickle junta against him.

As such there is nothing new about the film from the point of view of the story. Amitabh bachchan also has done a commemdable job, comparable to part 1 if not more. But the strong point of the film must to be its dialogues, where Mr.Varma seems to have mastery. Naturally, if you have such a strong line up of stars in the film, the dialogues have all the more weight. Watch the film just for the performances and the sheer brilliance displayed by Abhishek and Amitabh in delivery of the One-liners.The cinematographer has also done a superb job, having captured the sensitive moments in the film with utmost ease. The background score is also worth mentioning, where more than anything else the whole mood or we can say the feel of the movie revolves round the background score, the most famous being the chants of “GOVINDA GOVINDA”.

Other contributions by Sayaji Shinde, Victor Baneerjee are also worth praising.

This flick will always keep you on the edge of your seats with the end being the most interesting and shocking. Just watching the film for the aura of the SARKAR makes it a one time watch.


- BY Nikhil Sabnis

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Ever since his remarks about departure to Real Madrid and his uncertainty about the future is making matters worse.
He just wants to hog the limelight and that's y hes not making his stand clear.
Ronaldo is no genious and let me tell u "He is what he is because of Sir Alex".
We(as in Manu fans) take credit for Ronaldo.He wouldn't have even imagined scoring 40 odd goals anywhere else. Just remember his first 2 seasons at Old Trafford.
No player is bigger than the club....we had cantona...and we had "The superstar" himself David Beckham who got replaced by Ronaldo....If Ronaldo wants to me no one would stop him....Remember the Names :Stam,Veron, Nistelrooy,Beckham,and even the legendary Roy Keane was not spared by Sir Alex.
Its better for the team to let him leave the OT (If that's what he wants).

The officials at Manchester United are behaving as if Club cant survive without Ronaldo. No doubt, he is top top class player but he doesn't play for MANUTD, he plays for HIMSELF.

Anyways if Ronaldo is just fooling around with the press but has secretly commited his future at Old Trafford then that would be the best thing that can ever happen.No1s against Ronaldo !!!!!!!!! But We Fans have the right to know about his commitment to the club.
These speculations are driving me crazy!!!!!!!!

But one things for sure:
Real Madrid is a disgrace to football.Why the heck cant they groom their own players rather than snatching away talents from other clubs. Especially the latest speculation about making offer directly to Glazers. That shows their desperation and characterless nature!!!!
And if that photo with Real Trainer back in December published is believed to be true den thats simply horrible tapping tactics employed by Real.

Bottom Line: Many players Have Come And Gone But United Spirit never Falter. (Remember The Munich Incident). We lost the whole team. but we still Won and won and won. We will always b the Greatest Club. "Glory Glory ManUnited"
-By Jaydeep Ketkar(A True Manu Fan)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


As much as I hated to see Indian Cricket team in Bangladesh,some part of me also wanted this young team to play in different conditions....The team that Dhoni is trying to build for next WC must go through all criticism ...just like its predecessors ...The team performed excellently in its opening two matches...brushing aside demoralised and hopeless Pakistan team...beating Bangladesh is as easy as it gets.....Sehwag n gambhir gave good starts.They continued from where they left in IPL.Gambhir is slowly n steadily donning the role of a mature n calm player...which is very heartening to see.Sehwag,on the other hand,lives by the sword n dies by it....He must learn to anchor the innings when the going gets tough....still he is in pretty good from...that's the good thing.Sachin would have probably started wondering whether the team really needs him!!!!...The upper middle order read rohit sharma,suresh raina n the younger pathan is a bit of a concern....both must learn to play middle while mixing caution with aggression...the rest of the batting order is pretty gd...The bowlers in the team especially Ishant,Rp n sreesanth will have to adapt to subcontinent style of bowling....The accuracy of the bowlers (read as extras) is marvelous...For the record India gave away 1 no ball in the entire tournament!!!!...With the experience of zaheeer these bowlers are as good as any in the world n piyush as second choice spinner makes it spoilt for choice...The fielding standard has improved but only a bit....What the coach Gary Kirsten has to look is the mental aspects.........Success is a double edged sword...It can motivate people to achieve higher things but can also lead to adverse effects.. here the recent case of Praveen kumar may be cited as an example....Although the team lost in the final,there were some positives in the defeat too....the first n most important...they were brought down to earth after their 2 victories...thus the overconfidence was eliminated...n the second ..since they now tasted defeat in a final they will knw what it takes to win it..
PS:I think the Saurav n Dravid must retire from use...waitin for selector's call...Dravid is in the worst form of his life n Dada isnt getting younger by the day
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