Monthly Archives: January 2008

links for 2008-01-15

Johnny Gaddaar Review

Johnny Gaddaar Review

Sriram Raghavan returns with another thriller where you know who’s the gaddaar (Traitor) and the movie is about finding out whether his secret will be discovered or will he get away with it.

Neil Mukesh makes a debut where he makes a huge impression as the fast thinking traitor. Dharmendra, Vinay Pathak also shine.

The music is amazing and adds to the quality of the movie overall.

If you’re in the mood to watch a thriller of a movie I would surely recommend Johnny Gaddaar.

Dil Dosti Etc. Review

The film is about two friends, Imaad Shah and Shreyas Talpade and their quest for lust and love along with other things in a Delhi college.

Shreyas Talpade, as Sanjay Mishra is the student leader who has his principles and middle class values intact, however he’s not above to using muscle power to get his rivals out of the way to ensure he gets the right start to his political career. He falls in love with a wannabe model Prerna (played by Nikita Anand) and then how he reacts to the class and value differences between them is amazing to watch, with Shreyas emoting exceptionally well.

Imaad Shah, as Apurv, the laidback son of high class parents who are divorced, is convinced that love is a four-letter word and passes his time moving between the prostitute played by Smriti Mishra and the schoolgirl Ishitta Sharma.

Imaad acts really well too. With his eyes saying a lot, he avoids playing a stereotypical spoilt kid looking for lust, though that’s what he is :-)

links for 2008-01-13

Remembering Sir Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary, conqueror of Everest, died in New  Zealand. 

” I have stood at both the north and south poles as well as on the worlds highest peak. When I look back over my life, though, I have little doubt that the most worthwhile things I have done have not been getting to the summits of great mountains or to the extremes of the earth. My most important projects have been the building and maintaining of schools and medical clinics for my dear friends in the Himalaya. I clearly remember the day when we first opened te khumjung school with only 47 children in scruffy sherpa clothes. Now one of them is a pilot of a Boeing 767 and others are important executives in travel, business, and nonprofit organizations. 

                                          - Sir Edmund Hillary in his interview to National Geographic in 2003 on the 50th Anniversary of Everest Expedition
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