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Aa Dekhen Zara : The Review

April 21, 2009 Leave a comment

People who read my previous rant should know that this was coming. A detailed and engaging view on “Aa Dekhen Zara”.I cannot recall when in recent times I have written two reviews back to back but it seems that happy times are back for my blog.  Anyway, more than a year back I wrote a review of the Neil Mukesh Starrer  “Johnny Gaddar” . I have mentioned there that this new lad showed promise. And he doesn’t disappoint here either. The only things I didn’t think has gone quite right here is the fact that his role has become a lot stereotypical. He is dirt poor, he gets a means to make lot of money not through conventional means and finally pumping up adrenaline to make the end justify the means. But this movie is not about Neil only-theres a lot into it.Lets start with the trailer:

Synopsis: Neil is an extremely poor  freelance photographer often having his a$$ boned by camera thieves,goons and of course,credit card recovery agents. Whatever meager means he has is because of a not so generous editor of a newspaper. One fine day he gets  a news that his photography mentor- his grandfather has expired and he should be there at his house to pay his respects.He goes there and comes to know from his advocate that his grandfather was working on something that made him take huge loans against his assets. Also he left a letter for Neil.

The letter...

The letter...

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Star-Trek: Where Gene Roddenberry never thought of going before !

April 14, 2009 1 comment

I am an avid trekkie,my first brush with trek was the sundays of my younger years when the original series used to air on Doordarshans.I used to wait out the entire week for that.My fascination with gadgets – may be- started at that time.I had a sweater which was just like the blue one which Leonard Nimoy used to wear for the character of Spock. And many a times it had been my improvised trekkie costume on sundays specially during the winter months. But due to reasons unknown Doordarshan decided against continuing it and it was stopped.Years went by and before we knew it we were already on the Cable TV era-by this time Doordarshan created and lost its metro Channel and people really didn’t bother anymore of what is being shown on the national television.Of the initial channels Star Plus used to serve us with cool US programs before its crushing indianization in its all hindi Saans Bahu Avtaar but the Star network came up with a parallel channel called the Star world which happened to air seasons after seasons of Star Trek: The next generation. Also there was another channel called Hallmark which used to air the other gem of Trek TV – “Star Trek: Voyager”.Coupled with the Mainstream movies, it gave the taste of Scifi like never before.

Starship Voyager: Catherine Janeway and her crew

Starship Voyager: Catherine Janeway and her crew

Now things changed-things changed with the release of Star Trek: Nemesis [Movie] and Star Trek : Enterprise [TV series].Both were disasters and spelled doom for the entire franchise. The internet was full of articles that described how old this franchise was and how unnecessary it would have been to continue with it. But a decision was made to remodel the franchise with relevance to the current world and present it with a whole new outlook.Guess what-the trailers are looking promising already !

In Contrast-Starship Enterprise NX01: Captain Archer and his minions

In Contrast-Starship Enterprise NX01: Captain Archer and his minions

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