Saturday, July 16, 2011

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

A movie which kind of lost direction somewhere along the way. I mean its like, it starts nowhere and ends nowhere, except the fact that it gives you some poetic gyaan along the way. Farhan Akhtar is brilliant, Abhay Deol is his usual good self, Hritik Roshan brings his dashing looks, intensity and dance moves, Kalki & Katrina add the glam quotient and bit roles by Naseerudin Shah, Deepti Nawal and a special mention to Ad-man Suhel Seth who add to the overall ambiance of a well shot and directed movie.

Worth a watch, maybe. Will I go back to watch it again, no.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Its been forever, or nearly, since I saw a nice Rainbow. Capturing this one from our office Stairwell Window was some good fortune.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Friends Flex being put to good use

I was driving down towards Gariahat and just outside CC&FC a track which was several cars ahead of mine caught my eye. That Yellow Circular Print could only be one thing. So I zigzagged through traffic until I finally came up right behind this truck and sure enough there it was staring me in the face. The Smiley from our logo. This black Flex that was being used as a cover for the back of the truch was a print from one of our Outdoor Campaigns.

Cheers! 91.9 Friends FM

Monday, July 04, 2011

Bhaag! Bhaag! Bhaag!

Well that's what you need to do towards the nearest or farthest Cinema / Multiplex to catch this roller-coaster ride of a movie. Need I say more?

Friday, July 01, 2011

Anjan finally found Ranjana

Last evening I went to Big Cinemas to watch the much hyped and talked about new film 'Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbo Na' by Singer/Writer/Actor/Director - Anjan Dutt. I really can't remember the last time I watch a Bengali film, and that too on big screen.

Anyway, the script was decent, acting was a also decent, with some high points here and there. Parno Mittra did a decent job, but has a long way to go on her acting skills, but still managed to pull off a believable performance. I'd have thought, being surrounded by legendary rockers like Lou, Amit & Nandan, her performance on stage as a rocker would have been better. She missed some of the finer nuances of being a singer/rocker on the stage scenes. But that said some of the emotional scenes between her and Anjan Dutt were very nicely done.

Anjan, well he was Anjan. I might be a bit biased in my opinion having dealt with the Anjan Da in real life, he was himself. Ofcourse I will add that he did put on a good performance on screen.

The characters I liked in terms of their performance as actors on screen were those of Ushasie Chakraborty, as a reporter with Star Ananda and Lew Hilt, the basist of Anjan's band and dear friend in the movie. Both of them played their parts really well.

The music in the movie was ok and very basic. I didn't think there was any song, well except the legendary opening song "Ranjana'.

Overall 'Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbo Na' was worth the money I spent.

Movie: Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbo Na [click for website]
Language: Bengali
Cast and Crew
Director: Anjan Dutt
Produced by: R Sarkar
Music By: Neel Dutt.
Cast : Anjan Dutt, Parno Mittra, Amyt Datta, Lew Hilt, Nondon Bagchi, Kanchan Mullick, Ushasie Chakraborty, Abir Chatterjee, Deborshi Barat, Kausik Ghosh, Suman Dey, Kabir Suman, Mamata Shankar.